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Boob Aid: Japan Porn Queens in 24-Hour 'Squeeze-a-Thon'

A group of Japanese porn actresses are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend for a charity event loosely translated as "Boob Aid".

The nine adult movie stars told local media on Monday they could barely contain their excitement about the "Stop! AIDS" campaign event -- which will be televised live -- but asked, perhaps somewhat optimistically: please be gentle.

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Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers

Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.

At Boontham Puthachat's home, six concrete pens seethe with crickets munching on chicken feed, pumpkins and other vegetables — treats to fatten them up before they are harvested and sold to hungry humans increasingly eager for a different type of dining experience.

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Nepalese Attempt World's Largest Human Flag Record

More than 35,000 Nepalese made a bid Saturday to form the world's largest "human national flag" as they sought to set a new international record.

As the country's anthem played, participants held up crimson, blue and white colored cardboard for 10 minutes on an open ground in Kathmandu's city center to form the national flag.

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Oops: County Wrongly Figured Blood-Alcohol Levels

People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county.

Somerset County District Attorney Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser said her office has not been performing a mathematical calculation needed to convert hospital tests on drivers' blood, which enable the results to be used as evidence in court, the Daily American ( reported.

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Suspicious Object Turns Out to Be Star Wars Toy

Call Luke Skywalker for backup.

Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.

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Un-Bee-Lievable: 50,000 Bees Living in NYC Ceiling

A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.

WABC-TV reports ( ) beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager.

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Ex-judge Must Say She's Sorry, Just Not in Cuffs

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.

A state appeals court upheld the conviction of Joan Orie Melvin and said she still must write apologies to the state's judges. But it found the photo requirement served no legitimate purpose and was meant only to "shame and humiliate her."

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Too Much of a Good Thing: Russians Busted over French Pate

Russians bringing home a huge stockpile of French pate ran afoul Thursday of their country's new food sanctions for having too much of the delicacy.

The tourists returning home from Finland had 70 kilos (150 pounds) of pate confiscated from their car at the Torfyanovka crossing, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Saint Petersburg, the regional unit of the Russian veterinary service said in a statement.

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U.S. Diplomats Banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

It is the charity stunt that has got everyone from billionaires to pop stars and even former U.S. presidents drenched by buckets of freezing water.

But don't expect American diplomats to get involved in the fast-growing Ice Bucket Challenge -- in support of Lou Gehrig's disease research -- any time soon.

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All Bets are now Off at One Israeli Missile Shelter

Israeli police on Thursday discovered that a shelter meant to protect civilians from Palestinian rocket fire had instead been transformed into a makeshift casino, complete with mini cannabis plantation.

For more than a month, people in southern Israel exposed to militant rocket fire in the latest Gaza conflict have spent many hours or all night in concrete shelters that have their own water and electricity supplies.

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