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Nine-month-old accused of attempted murder in Pakistan

It's not everyday that a nine-month-old baby gets accused of attempted murder, but this is exactly what has happened to a young boy in Pakistan. Mohammad Musa, just eight months old, along with his father and other members of his family, were booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the world-class Ahata Thanedaran neighborhood in February.


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Inspector Kashif Muhammad attended the alleged crime scene, and has since February 1, been suspended. He wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder. The eight-month-old boy was required to attend court with his father, where he was held on his father's shoulder, after which he was fed milk from a bottle while his father was answering reporters' questions.


The 50-year-old father of the boy said: "Everyone in the court was saying 'How can such a small child be implicated in any case'? What kind of police do we have?" The problem is, Pakistan's minimum age of criminal responsibility is 12, which was raised from seven last year - except for cases involving terrorism.

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Manhattan court reporter was only typing 'I hate my job' over and over

Daniel Kochanski, a Manhattan-based court stenographer, during a high-profile criminal trial typed just a few words instead of the trial dialogue. Those words were "I hate my job, I hate my job," something he wrote over and over again.


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The problem gets worse, as Kochanski has since been fired, but it has thrown 30 Manhattan court cases into the air. A high-level source of the NY Post has said that Kochanski's "gibberish" typing may have jeopardized hard-won convictions by giving criminals that chance to claim crucial evidence is missing.


One of the sources said: "It should have been questions and answers - instead it was gibberish". The story itself reads ust like Stanley Kubrick's 1980 movie starring Jack Nicholson, "The Shining" where Nicholson's character began typing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," with the source referring to Kochanski: "He hit random keys or wrote, 'I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,' over and over".

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Skydiver nearly gets hit by a meteor, survives to tell the tale

Norwegian skydiver Anders Helstrup has escaped death from a meteor, as he was skydiving back in 2012. The mystery object nearly hit him, and at the time, he and his skydiving partners thought it was a rock, or something from the plane or his parachute.



But geologist Hans Amundsen, after examining the video (above), said: "It can't be anything else. The shape is typical of meteorites - a fresh fracture surface on one side, while the other side is rounded". Amundsen said that the meteor was most likely part of something much bigger, but it broke down as it broke into the Earth's atmosphere.


The skydiver told The Huffington Post: "I can guarantee you the story and footage is real, recorded just as it happened. I am aware that April 1 was 3 days ago, but this has nothing to do with that. The story is just as amazing to me as it is to most others that are trying to get their head around it. I have tried to convince myself [of] every other possible explanation, but I can't seem to make myself believe it's something [other] than a significantly large object".

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Nerf Nuke is the final resort in Nerf wars

We have lot of Nerf wars at my house. My daughter has a Nerf bow and she will randomly jump out of closets and shoot me, typically right in the eye or the groin. After that, I have to get payback with my junky single shot Nerf gun. I need to escalate the Nerf arms race with the Nerf.


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I could toss this thing into the room, run away and rest assured knowing I won. ThinkGeek says that the thing shoots 80 Nerf darts in every direction when it goes off. I would wager you could only find about 78 of them after it fires.


The Nerf Nuke can be thrown or launched with a special launcher. Right about now, you are probably thinking this doesn't look safe, or even very real. You would be right, it's one of those epic products that ThinkGeek trots our every April 1 to tease us. The cool thing about ThinkGeek is that it often turns its prank products into things you can actually buy. I would so buy this.

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States ranked on how likely they are to survive a zombie attack

If you are a fan of The Walking Dead or other zombie movies and shows, you probably have wondered how you would fare in a zombie apocalypse. I know I would not want to be in a major city in the event of a zombie outbreak, too many people to be turned. I'd certainly rather be in a rural area.


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A site has taken a bunch of statistics on gun owners and fitness along with data gleaned from Facebook and cobbled together a list of the states most likely and least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. The list is entertaining if you like zombie shows, but ultimately the research is a bit weak.


The publisher of the list doesn't even give us a key so we know what the points mean. It appears the less points in a category, the better. I also take issue with Texas being labeled as not surviving the zombie hoard. We may not have as many paintball or laser tag places as some states, but there are three gun ranges within a 15-minute drive of me in a city of 100,000 people. I think a gun range and a real weapon is the best training. The best state to be in according to this list if the zombies come is Alaska with the worst being New Jersey.

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Dragon RC toy shoots flames and costs $60,000

If I was one of those people with more money than I knew what to do with, I would totally buy this remote controlled flying dragon. Not only can you control your own dragon, it shoots flames. Sadly, the flames won't shoot while it is flying.


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I think that would be cool, but certainly the wind from a flying dragon toy that can hit 70mph would push the flames back onto the dragon and burn it. The flames are for roasting squirrels and curious cats on the ground only.


The dragon shoots the flames using a small propane tank inside. I would think a propane tank, igniter, and a flying RC toy capable of 70mph is a disastrous combination. The dragon has an intake in his chest where air for the small turbine engine is pulled in.

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Teenager falls into coma after a LAN, had 135 ounces of energy drinks

A 14-year-old Norwegian teenager has fallen into a coma after a heavy LAN with his friends, with Henrik Eide Dahl saying: "I was playing Call of Duty, then everything went dark and I passed out."


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Dahl had been playing the first-person shooter on his school's LAN with his friends, and while taking a little break in his cafeteria, he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital where they discovered his kidneys had failed, where he slipped into a coma. Dahl had consumed an insane 135 ounces of energy drinks, which nearly cost him his life.


The gamer spent 13 days in hospital, and now requires drugs to control his high blood pressure. One of the doctors who treated him, Anne Kathrine Duns, said: "It was severely life-threatening. The central nervous system, cardiovascular system, lungs and kidneys were affected." The doctors couldn't pinpoint the reason as to why his kidneys failed, as he had no previous medical conditions, but they said "for not we are attributing this to the consumption of large amounts of energy drink."

Guys take ride in real Seat Leon Cupra 280, think it's a simulator

A couple guys were invited to experience what they thought was a motion simulator to show them what the Seat Leon Cupra 280 will be like to drive for real. When the prank starts out, the two men are put in helmets and then into the back of a car inside a motion simulator.


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What they don't know since they are in the back of the car and can't see out is that they are actually riding in a real car driven just as they see on the screens they have to look at. The trick appears to have been pulled off perfectly.


The white car the two men are in chases along behind a red version. The ride takes place in the real-world, all the while the two in the back seat are watching on screens. When they get out of the car, they had no idea they were really riding in the car the whole time. Check out the video and see the stunt for yourself. That car looks really cool. I always get a bit jealous over interesting cars like this we can't get in the US.

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Doctor Who LEGO kit needs your votes on Cuusoo

I have been a fan of LEGO since I was a kid. I have started more than one brawl over the last set of LEGO wheels in my day. If you are a fan of LEGO and a fan of the long running science fiction show Doctor Who, you need to hop over to the LEGO Cuusoo site and vote right now.


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If you aren't familiar with the Cuusoo site, this is where people can submit unofficial LEGO designs for building kits and with enough support, they can become official kits. This is how the currently available Back to the Future Kits got their start.


A guy named Andrew Clark has designed a slick Doctor Who kit that needs 10,000 votes to be considered for the real-world. Clark designs video games for a living, but should add LEGO designer to his resume. The LEGO kit he designed has a tardis, Dalek, and a K9 unit as well. It will have two doctors to suit the tastes of fans of the old series and new among other things.

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Superman puts a GoPro on, films some incredible footage

CorridorDigital has released quite an incredible video, where they used a UAV with an attached camera - acting as if Superman was flying in the first-person perspective. Check out the video below.



It's actually quite impressive, where we see Superman flying above the city, between trees, at super-speed, saving people, and much more. The team used a quadcopter with a camera installed, flying up as high as the very tallest skyscrapers. The team used a DJI Phantom 2, something you can win if you enter the competition at the source.


Now I just want to see a real, next-gen Superman game released with Oculus Rift support and I'll throw money at the screen faster than you can say 'Kneel before Zod.'

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