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People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Ohio college brings academic analysis of zombies to life

Students examine social order in the context of a zombie apocalypse and what the popularity of zombies says about humanity's future.

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Why vote for mayor when you can roll the dice?

A roll of the dice has determined who will be the next mayor in the South Dakota town of Platte.

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Turkey gives new meaning to the term ‘wild’

A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest.

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Rough day? Have a sewer beer

An Oregon utility is challenging home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and a special ingredient — treated sewer water.

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Texas A&M professor issues ultimate ‘epic fail’

An entire class is not making the grade.

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Drones, dogs deployed in battle to save guacamole

A deadly fungus spread by a beetle has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop.

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Judge rules Pink is appropriate for kids

A judge rejected a complaint from a father who says his ex-wife abused her parental discretion by taking their daughter to a Pink concert.

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Cannibuster is the ‘breathalyzer’ for pot

Two Ohio grad students have developed a device they say will detect pot use.

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Ice cream theft gives new meaning to ‘sleeping on the job’

How exactly do you steal $2,500 worth of ice cream out from under a clerk's nose?

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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Hawaii gets its own Spam

HONOLULU (AP) — Spam isn’t just junk email. To an older generation, Spam is canned meat that fed American G-I’s.…

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Katy Perry can’t corner the ‘Left Shark’ market

Officials have denied the "Roar" singer's attempts to trademark the underwater backup dancer that made a splash at the Super Bowl.

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Frustrated man ‘kills’ computer, faces charges

In an "Office Space" style beatdown, a man takes CTRL+ALT+DELETE to new levels.

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That’s not Santa Claus coming down your chimney

Firefighters took more than two hours to rescue a duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace.

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Zoo ‘poo’ power

The Detroit Zoo plans to turn manure from its animals into power.

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Jordan or LeBron? Let’s duke it out

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a man's arrest on assault charges.

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Handcuffed, suspect steals police car but doesn’t get far

Police say the unidentified suspect drove less than a mile before ditching the vehicle.

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Old Spice is letting you control a man in the woods for 3 days

This takes crowdsourcing to new levels.

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Dirty deeds: $500 reward issued in diaper dumper case

Police are on the lookout for the person who has tossed more than 24 buckets of dirty diapers into the streams of Maine.

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Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.