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New Jersey grandma wears colorful unicorn costume to greet her grandkids during coronavirus pandemic

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Handshakes with new acquaintances and hugs from loved ones feel like something of a relic amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But one grandmother found a fun, colorful way to greet her grandkids.

Maureen Sweeney strapped on a colorful unicorn costume in an effort to greet her grandkids Rylan and Lincoln in New Jersey. Hugh Dillon, her son, captured footage of the May 24th reunion, with Sweeney trotting down the street before her kin run up with an enthusiastic hello.

The grandma only lives a few blocks away from the grandchildren, but it was the first time they had hugged since March 17, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The clip of the colorful reunion has been viewed over 2,000 times on Instagram with many users expressing how they were touched by the colorful reunion.

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“Grandmom will always find a way to get things done,” wrote one Instagram user.

“Thanks you so much for sharing this beautiful moment,” wrote another. “Cried tears of joy.”

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India captures ‘spy’ pigeon suspected of working for Pakistan: reports

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A pigeon suspected of being trained as a Pakistani “spy” has been detained near a disputed border in India after officials discovered a coded ring attached to its foot, according to a report.

The pigeon, painted pink, was captured Sunday by villagers in Manyari, located near the international border that separates Indian and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the Times of India reported.

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While it is unclear where the bird came from, it is reportedly believed the bird flew from across the border in Pakistan.

“The pigeon, suspected to be trained in Pakistan for spying, has a ring with alphabets and numbers written on it,” a police source told the paper. “Though birds have no boundaries, and many fly across international borders during migration, a coded ring tagged to the captured pigeon’s body is a cause for concern as migratory birds don’t have such things.”

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A pigeon, like the one pictured above, was captured in India after it was suspected of being trained as a “spy” for Pakistan, according to reports.

Kathua Police’s senior superintendent Shailendra Mishra said it was unclear whether the bird was intended to spy, noting that people in Pakistan tie number tags on pigeons to claim ownership, according to Sky News. He said an investigation was underway.

There have been previous reports of birds carrying suspected secret messages across the border into India.

Indian authorities captured a bird in 2015 that was found to have a message written in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, on its wings, the Telegraph reported.

In 2016, a bird with a note that allegedly threatened Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was found at the Pakistan border and taken by police, according to Sky News.

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The Times of India said that pigeons and even balloons sometimes carry coded messages across the border as a type of “psychological operation.”

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Charles Barkley says he played game drunk for 76ers after Lakers trade fell through

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When NBA great Charles Barkley was on the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1992 season, he said his agent told him that by the end of the day, he would be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Sixers, however, backed out of the deal, and Barkley said he ended up playing that night drunk after consuming alcohol all day in celebration of what he thought was an impending trade.

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“My agent calls me one morning and he says, ‘Hey, you’re going to get traded to the Lakers today,’ and me and my friends, we go out and celebrate and get drunk about noon,” Barkley said on ESPN’s “The Lowe Post” podcast. “I’m on cloud nine. He calls me back three hours later, it’s like 3:30 now, he says, ‘The Sixers backed out of the deal.’ And, I’m drunk as [expletive] and we got a game that night, and I’m like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’ And, he’s like, ‘The Sixers were scared to pull the trigger.’ And, I said, ‘You’re kidding me. Dude, we got a game tonight and I’ve been drinking since noon.’

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“The one thing that’s funny, I don’t even know how I played that night,” Barkley added. “I think I might have played bad because I was so angry the Sixers didn’t pull the trigger, and then it was just suffering the next two or three years.”

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Barkley eventually was traded to the Phoenix Suns before the 1992-93 NBA season.

He ended up winning the league MVP award after he led the Suns to the best record in the NBA and an appearance in the NBA Finals; they lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

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Beards evolved so men could take punches to the head, study finds

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Men sporting big bountiful beards might have a reason to feel more confident — and not just because women might be more sexually attracted to guys who can grow them.

Research shows that flowing facial hair might have evolved to help fight-hungry humans better absorb blows to the head, according to a new study published in the journal Integrative Organismal Biology. The findings are the culmination of several research projects by the same team on human resilience, including experiments on the ability of the human face to take a punch and the human hands’ efficacy as melee weapons.

“We found that fully furred samples were capable of absorbing more energy than plucked and sheared samples,” according to the jaw-dropping experiment conducted by biologists Ethan Beseris, Steven Naleway and David Carrier.

Fortunately, no humans were slugged in the name of science. Instead, the team employed an epoxy composite skull covered in several styles of sheep skin — plucked, trimmed, and full-on mutton chops (so to speak). To replicate a punch, they then dropped a weight on the chin, and measured the force via load cell.

The scientists found that “peak force was 16 percent greater and total energy absorbed was 37 percent greater in the furred compared to the plucked samples,” per the report.

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Specifically, the tough tufts acted as shock absorbers that dispersed the energy generated by a punch just enough to prevent the fragile jaw from fracturing.

Researchers concluded that the beard may function similarly to the mane of a lion or a baboon, “serving to protect vital areas like the throat and jaw from lethal attacks” during a fight. Especially as it sprouts on one of the most vulnerable regions of the body — the chin.

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Instagram model Shilpa Sethi’s botched butt lift left her unable to sit for months

An Instagram model says a botched Brazilian butt lift left her unable to sit — for six months.

“It was very painful,” Shilpa Sethi, who has led with her mammoth backside in sexy photos to land 1.2 million followers on the site, said to the Daily Mail.

The 25-year-old New Delhi woman said she spent $10,000 to get the booty-boosting surgery in Miami about five years ago.

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A model says botched surgery that left her scarred and unable to sit down for months. (Jam Press)

“I have always admired a curvy body, and I was very flat at first,” said the influencer, who explained that her enhanced assets are key to her making a living, which includes an X-rated website only accessible for a fee.

Unfortunately, the doctor turned out to be a bum, she said.

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Unable to contact the doctor directly, Shilpa did a little investigating and uncovered a culture of deception in the cosmetic surgery trade. (Jam Press)

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“I chose [him] based on what I later discovered to be fake reviews,” Sethi said.

She said the butt lift — which involved taking fat from her waist and injecting it in her bottom — left her with a lopsided backside and excruciating pain.

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Pennsylvania man tried to set 4-year-old on fire, burn ‘demon’ out of him, police say

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A Pennsylvania man was arrested after he doused a 4-year-old boy with gasoline and threatened to burn a “demon” out of him, police said.

Josiah James McIntosh, 27, is facing aggravated assault and other charges. The incident happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Southmont Borough, just outside Johnstown.

Officers responding to a “domestic disturbance” arrived at the home and found the child and McIntosh smelling of gasoline, and the defendant in possession of a disposable lighter, the West Hills Regional Police Department said.

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Officer Christopher Kesslak alleged in a criminal complaint that McIntosh “splashed gasoline on the little boy and made a reference to setting him on fire.”

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Josiah James McIntosh, 27, is facing aggravated assault and other charges after the “domestic disturbance” incident around 1 p.m. Wednesday. (Cambria County Jail)

A man who arrived at the home before police reported that McIntosh told him, “If we can’t get out the demon, I’ll burn it out of him,” according to the complaint.

The man said he tried to stop McIntosh, but the defendant punched him and hit him in the head with a brick before fleeing.

Authorities found McIntosh after a brief search of the neighborhood.

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In addition to aggravated assault of a person under the age of 6, McIntosh was charged with reckless endangerment and child endangerment.

Police did not say whether the boy is related to McIntosh, but at least one news report said the victim is McIntosh’s son.

McIntosh is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 27.

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The defendant’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Japanese spirit Amabie, a mythical mermaid monster, revived to ward off coronavirus

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A mythical mermaid monster from Japanese folklore has made a resurgence in the country’s popular culture recently as people hope for the end of the coronavirus.

Amabie is a 19th-century Japanese spirit (known as yokai) who is said to ward of plagues.

According to legend, Amabie was said to have appeared to a Samauri and told him to draw a picture of her and show it to people to keep them safe from a coming pandemic, according to BBC News.

The fishy, longhaired, birdlike yokai has inspired everything in Japan in recent weeks — from cakes and noodles to face masks and hand sanitizers. She even sparked the “AmabieChallenge” on Twitter that urges people to draw her.

A sea lion named Leo at an aquarium in Yokohama recently drew a respectable likeness.

“He started drawing Amabie in late March, practicing for about a month,” the sea lion’s keeper Sae Ishino said, according to Channel News Asia in Singapore. “We perform the drawing of Amabie hoping the pandemic of the new coronavirus will come to an end soon.”

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Sea lion “Leo” draws an Amabie mascot, that is associated with viruses and it became popular after the pandemic in Japan, at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on May 14, 2020. (Getty Images)

Amabie’s comeback came in March when the Kyoto University Library tweeted an Amabie drawing from 1846.

A man who drew Amabie on the side of his truck said, “I travel all over the country with my [goods] and Amabie to pray for the disease to go away,” according to BBC News.

While some yokai are evil spirits, others like Amabie are said to have benevolent powers and are well-loved in Japan.

Another kind-spirited yokai known as Tofu Kozo morphs into the form of a child, follows people home and offers them tofu.

Yokai first appeared in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1868) and newspapers frequently reported yokai sightings until the early 20th century, according to BBC.

“Yokai often play the role of helping people process unpleasant feelings or situations. They can sometimes be a kind of pressure valve for when things get tense,” Hiroko Yoda, co-author of the book “Yōkai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide,” told BBC.

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“There is a lot of dark news at the moment,” Okazaki said. “I think people who see all of that want to enjoy themselves.”

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Banana rotting in desk drawer during coronavirus shutdown ‘makin me feel anxious,’ employee tweets

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With millions throughout the world working from home amid coronavirus shutdown measures, one thought likely absent from people’s minds is: What perishables left behind might be rotting away in empty offices?

Staying at home has afforded people the luxury of not having to worry if they left their garage door open, or stove on, but one woman from the United Kingdom did show some concern over a nine-week-old banana she had forgotten to take home when she left her office.

Mhairi-Louise Brennan, of Glasgow, Scotland, had an anxiety-riddled realization Tuesday that she left the fruit inside a desk drawer for safekeeping — before the coronavirus pandemic brought work to a halt for her employer.

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“Knowin there is a banana in my desk drawer in work, which has been there since a week before lockdown is makin me feel anxious,” she wrote on Twitter in a post that went viral.

Users on Twitter had some fun with her fear that was now public, in addition to speculating what the fruit might look like in its likely decomposed state.

“Anxious, it must be driving you bananas,” one user joked.

“If it’s any consolation, it’ll no longer be a banana in any sort of recognizable form,” another wrote.

Following her newfound social media fame over a banana, and the need to give herself and the online public closure, Brennan decided to venture back ot the office to see exactly what a nine-week-old banana would look like.

She took a video of her opening the drawer and discovering the blackened and decomposed fruit, which thankfully had yet to see its insides ooze out of its protective peel.

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A woman in the U.K. went viral after realizing she left 9-week old banana in a work drawer since before the coronavirus lockdown. (iStock)

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“The unknown was killing me so I’ve drove to work to see wit the damage was. I present…a 9 week old banana,” Brennan wrote. “Safe to say its deed [sic].”

“I came here from the viral tweet hoping for a resolution. Thanks for following through,” one user on Twitter wrote in response to seeing the banana.

“It looks how I feel during this lockdown,” one user said.

Another simply replied: “RIP that banana.”

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In the U.K., while England is easing lockdown restrictions, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are going at a slower pace and sticking with the “Stay Home” message, partly because the epidemic is at different stages in different parts of the country.

Britain has seen more than 230,985 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 33,264 deaths from the virus as of Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this story.

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French serial-killer ‘expert’ admits he made up his experience — even the murder of his nonexistent wife

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A famous author in France known as a serial-killer expert, according to reports, divulged that most of his life and work are fake — including the murder of his nonexistent wife.

“I have reached the moment of coming clean. My lies have weighed me down,” 67-year-old Stéphane Bourgoin told Paris Match magazine. “Sometimes I make films in my head.”

An online investigation from an anonymous forum 4ème Oeil Corporation discovered his lies, the Guardian reported.

His name was attached to more than 40 crime books; he had claimed that he interviewed more than 70 serial killers.

Describing himself as a mythomaniac, he admitted he had no training with the FBI, never interviewed Charles Manson and not played professional soccer for the Parisian team Red Star.

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Stéphane Bourgoin in 1997. (Louis MONIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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The story of his fake wife was based on Susan Bickrest, who he fleetingly knew before serial killer Gerald Stano murdered her in Florida in 1975.

“It was bull—t that I took on,” Bourgoin told newspaper Le Parisien. “I didn’t want people to know the real identity of someone who was not my partner, but someone who I had met five or six times in Daytona Beach, and who I liked.”

He confessed his lies were driven by his desire to be popular.

“I am profoundly and sincerely sorry. I am ashamed of what I did, it’s absolutely ridiculous,” he told Le Parisien.

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World’s shortest man regains crown after previous Guinness record holder dies

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The world’s shortest living man regained the Guinness World Records honor this week after the previous record-holder died in January.

Colombian Edward Niño Hernández, 34, was presented with an official certificate on Wednesday in the capital of Bogota alongside his family and orthopedist. He stands at 2 feet, 4 inches tall, indicating a growth spurt.

He was measured at 2 feet, 3 inches tall when he first claimed the record in 2010, according to Guinness.

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Edward Niño Hernández, 34, regained the title of world’s shortest living man this week after the previous record-holder died in January.  (Guinness World Record)

Khagendra Thapa Magar, of Nepal, previously held the record at 2 feet, 2 inches tall. He suddenly died in January, again making Hernandez the shortest living man.

Hernandez, who celebrated his birthday Sunday, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism — a condition in which the thyroid glands don’t produce enough crucial hormones — the two decades after he stopped growing at age 4.

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“I use my smile to conquer the world. I always share my big smile with everyone; that’s my charm,” he said. “I can achieve everything I set my mind to. Everything is possible… Size and height don’t matter. I want people to meet who I truly am: small in size, big in heart.”

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