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October 23, 2001

Postal Worker jailed for flinging feces
Traverse City Record-Eagle | Submitted by: Mr. Ramon
"A disgruntled United States Postal worker was jailed in lieu of $1 million bond Thursday after former co-workers told police he attacked them with three buckets of animal feces." Holy... shit...

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Secrets of Doctor Germ
New York Post | Submitted by: Mr Ramon
Rihab Taha, an Iraqi woman whom U.N. weapons inspectors nicknamed "Dr. Germ", is suspected by some of having masterminded the current anthrax terror program. "In 1995, she admitted that a secret germ factory she set up near Baghdad had made thousands of gallons of anthrax and botulism - enough to kill millions."

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Businesses leaving Empire State Building
BBC | Submitted by: Soylent
Some businesses in New York City's Empire State Building, at 1250 feet the tallest in the city, have decided the edifice is too much of a target. Already 16 of the 180 tenants have left or are leaving.

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Youth hangs Self at Halloween party
Associated Press | Submitted by: LadyC
"A 14-year-old boy trying to make his role in a haunted hayride scarier accidentally hanged himself in front of a group of people who thought he was acting." Why didn't anyone help? "His feet were touching the ground."

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TV Commercials from Space
Japan Times | Submitted by: Soylent
Russian cosmonauts will film a commercial in space for the strange Japanese beverage Pocari Sweat, aboard the International Space Station. [According to the bottle: "At work, when playing sports, after bath and when waking up, POCARI SWEAT is the most appropriate beverage to ease one's thirst that the body needs in the varying scenes and situations in one's life."]

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United Nations wells poisoning 75 million
Nature | Submitted by: Useless
Waterwells sunk in the 70's and 80's by UNICEF and the United Nations Childrens Fund are poisoning 75 million citizens of Bangladesh. The nation will likely file a class action suit in Britain alleging the British Geological Survey knew or should have known about unsafe levels of arsenic in the wells. "Bangladesh makes Chernobyl look like a Sunday-school picnic." It is certainly one of the largest mass poisonings in history.

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Bioterrorist Arrested in Frankfurt
Agence France Presse | Submitted by: Soylent
A Turkish man, Harun Aydin, was arrested in Frankfurt last Wednesday with a bio suit and a training manual for Jihad. Aydin was a member of a group that authorities suspect "was behind an uncovered plot to crash a plane, laden with bombs, into the mausoleum of Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during the country's 75th anniversary celebrations on Oct. 29, 1998."

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