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New Zealand 6.5 Earthquake Hits Near Wellington, Several Aftershocks

New Zealand 6.5 earthquake hits near capital of Wellington

A strong earthquake has hit the the South Island near New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, followed by several aftershocks. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake measured 6.5 on the Richter Scale and was followed by similarly strong aftershocks ranging from 5.9 to 4.5 in intensity. GeoNet states the first earthquake was… Read more »

Area 51 Confirmed In Declassified Documents


Rumors about Area 51 have been circulating since an alien spacecraft landed did not land in the Mojave Desert. Recently declassified CIA documents confirm that the secret army base exists but, no, the documents don’t mention anything about aliens. The George Washington University’s National Security Archive recently obtained several documents about the CIA’s U-2 spy… Read more »

Zoo ‘Dog Lion’ Substitution Angers Chinese Parkgoers [Video]

Chinese Zoo Dog Lion

A Chinese zoo’s “dog lion” has made visitors to the park feel cheated, reports claim, after the perhaps not so clever ruse was unraveled in a moment awkward for everyone involved. The zoo’s dog lion was allegedly a Tibetan mastiff, and the crack zoologists at the People’s Park of Luohe in the in the central… Read more »

World’s Oldest Tiger Plays In Fountain, Too Cute [Video]

tiger fountain

A tiger playing in a fountain is your latest dose of cute. Just hit that button up to watch the cool new video from Big Cat Rescue. As you can see, 24-year-old Flavio is having a blast as he scraps with a spewing fountain of water in his new habitat at the Tampa, Florida area… Read more »

Maui Shark Attack: Woman’s Arm Severed By Shark

Maui Shark Attack: Snorkeler Loses Arm After Attack

In a shark attack on a Maui beach on Wednesday, a young woman had her arm ripped off by a shark. The victim of the attack, a German tourist in her 20s, was snorkeling at the Palauea beach at around 5 pm on Wednesday. She was just 150 feet from the shore. The resort community… Read more »

Barbara Bush Wants Hillary Clinton To Run For President In 2016

Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton 2016

Barbara Bush hopes Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. To be clear, we don’t mean George W. Bush’s wife but rather his daughter. The younger Bush has a streak of political independence despite her Republican heritage. Bush has already voiced her support for same-sex marriage. She also commented in 2010 that she was… Read more »

Area 51 Confirmed, But Sorry, Guys, No Aliens

Area 51, It Exists But Not As Sexy As ID4 Would Have You Believe

Area 51 — brace yourself, everyone, but it seems the government has been lying to us about it for several decades. Yes, we were shocked, too, but after the National Security Archive released 407 pages of declassified materials this week, thanks in part to a request from George Washington University, there is no longer any… Read more »

Bachelor Contestant Dies Two Days After Attempting Suicide

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Gia Allemand, former contestant on the Bachelor died tragically on Wednesday, two days after she tried to commit suicide. Gia was just 29 years old. Her boyfriend, NBA star Ryan Anderson, found her unconscious at her New Orleans home late on Monday night. She was taken to University Hospital where she was put on life… Read more »

Fox News Fail: Mixing Up Constitution, Declaration Of Independence

Fox News Fail: Mixing Up Constitution, Declaration Of Independence

We all know that Fox News is not the most intelligent news source on the planet but their latest failure really shows it. While trying to attack a Democratic congressman for his positive remarks about ObamaCare, one its hosts screwed up completely. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) told MSNBC: When Social Security first came out, people… Read more »

Iams Food Recall: Dog And Cat Products

Iams Food Recall Announced

An Iams food recall includes dog and cat products. Proctor & Gamble announced the voluntary recall of Iams and Eukanuba pet foods. The recall includes Eukanuba dry dog food and Iams dry dog and cat food. Products effected by the recall are all stamped with “Best By” dates within the first two weeks of November…. Read more »

At Hempfest, Seattle Cops Will … Hand Out Doritos

Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens Doors In Chicago

At Seattle Hempfest, cops won’t be handing out summonses or tickets to openly dope-smoking Washington State revelers — instead reportedly planning to distribute Doritos to the stoned masses. According to the Associated Press, the Hempfest Doritos plan has been sanctioned by head cops — and Sgt. Sean Whitcomb commented on the initiative. Whitcomb said: “I… Read more »

Pine Ridge Reservation Alcohol Ban Ends

Pine Ridge Reservation Alcohol Ban

The Pine Ridge Reservation alcohol ban has ended. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has voted to end the 1889 prohibition. The South Dakota reservation previously banned the sale, possession, and consumption, of all alcohol. The prohibition was largely ignored. However, the tribe has decided to regulate, rather than ban, alcoholic beverages. As reported by Reuters, the… Read more »

Shanda Fanning: Dead UPS Pilot ‘Lived And Breathed Aviation’

UPS Cargo Jet Crashes

Shanda Fanning has been identified by family members as one of the pilots who died in the UPS cargo plane crash on Wednesday. Fanning,37, lived in Lynchburg, Tennessee but grew up in Shelbyville, according to FOX6 News. Her husband, Brett, works at the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. The couple have no children. She graduated… Read more »

Federal Deficit 2013: How Government Spending Affects You

Federal Deficit 2013: How Government Spending Affects You

Federal deficit spending in 2013 actually went down to $800 billion. But how does Federal deficit spending affect you? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Federal ceiling crisis of 2013 will face a $16.9 trillion debt. Current US Federal spending levels have exceeded $3.5 trillion and the US Federal budget deficit is a little… Read more »

Americans Renouncing Citizenship Due To Tax Law

Americans are renouncing their citizenship in record numbers recently because they seek a tax break. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a record number of citizens want relief from the massive amounts of paperwork required by U.S. tax law. The 1,130 citizens that renounced their U.S. citizenship in the second fiscal quarter of 2013… Read more »

Federal Debt Ceiling Crisis Faces $16.9 Trillion, $3.5 Trillion Of Spending

Federal Debt Ceiling Crisis Faces $16.9 Trillion, $3.5 Trillion Of Spending

The Federal debt ceiling crisis is looming over Washington DC as the Federal debt clock recently passed $16.9 trillion. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Department of Homeland Security ignored the sequester and decided to order armored vehicles and 1.6 billion bullets. Based upon the US Constitution, all budget bills must start in or… Read more »

Sakonnet Bridge Toll: Will Drivers Honor 10-Cent Toll Charge?


The Sakonnet Bridge toll, which will come into effect on Monday, intends to ask drivers using the toll bridge to pay. Those using the bridge in Rhode Island, which connects the communities of Portsmouth and Tiverton, will be asked to pay a grand total of just 10 cents. What is even more interesting, especially in… Read more »

Court Clerk Fired For Helping Free Wrongly Convicted Man

Court clerk fired for helping wrongly convicted man prove his innocence

A court clerk was fired for helping to free a wrongly convicted man. You know the story of the Good Samaritan, where one person helps another just because it’s right, even though they don’t really know each other. This Kansas court clerk was fired for doing just that. Only nine months before retirement, 70-year-old Sharon… Read more »