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Thousands of Spiders Invade Tree, Encasing it in Cobwebs


It was an arachnophobic’s worst nightmare.

When Neusvaldo, the owner of a little farm in the Brazilian town of São Felipe D’Oeste, first saw what had become of his tree, he must have believed a flock of sheep had gotten stuck up its branches — or, as he got closer, perhaps a localized mini-mist or a snagged little cloud.

But the truth would prove much less charming.

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‘Ridiculously Photogenic Homeless Guy’, Four Months Sober, Released From Rehab


Last October, Rafael Nunes took the world by storm as easily the handsomest man without a home the internet had ever seen. But behind his steely eyes and movie star good-looks, ‘Ridiculously Photogenic Homeless Guy’, as he came to be known, was in the throws of drug addiction.

However, thanks to the support of those who had learned about him through social media and on sites like Reddit, Nunes soon found the help that he needed to put his life back on the right track.

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Newborn Baby Dies After Being Mistakenly Sent to Hospital Morgue

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An investigation is underway at a hospital in Castro, Brazil, after the death of a newborn baby which was mistakenly sent to the facility’s morgue while still alive.

According to the child’s father, Gilmar de Farias, the infant boy died as a result of negligence on the part of the attending physician who failed to notice that the baby, born three months premature, was still breathing during a hurried postnatal examination.

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This Guy Riding a Motorcycle With a Cast on His Leg Is Just Begging For a Second

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Shunning the notion that fractured bones should slow one down, this broken-footed commuter was spotted riding his motorcycle on the streets of Rio Branco, Acre.

While piloting a motorcycle without the use of one leg might seem daring enough, this rider is actually making due with just two functioning limbs securing him to the bike, using his left arm to secure his crutches.

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Featured News Police Being Bad

Military Police Caught Playing Badminton While on Duty

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The Brazilian state of Espírito Santo may have one of the highest crime rates in the country, topping the list in both robberies and homicides, but one group of on-duty police officers wasn’t going to let those pesky figures stand in the way of a good time.

In newly released footage taken last month, more than twenty armed and uniformed Military Police officers in Vila Velha, ES are seen taking an unauthorized break from law enforcement to play a game of badminton.

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Dogs Search Pond Every Day For Owner Who Drowned Weeks Ago

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Last month, 46-year-old Luís de Almeida drowned while swimming with friends in a pond near his farm in Araçatuba, Brazil, as his two adopted Labrador Retrievers, unaccustomed to water, watched from the shore. Sadly, his companions were able to pull him from the pond, but their efforts to resuscitate him failed.

The tragic accident came as a shock to Luís’s family and friends, particularly for the two dogs, Max and Lua.

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Bad Translation Preserved Forever in Woman’s Back Tattoo

It could be said that tattoos are the ultimate form of self-expression — permanent markings meant to reflect an individual’s artistic tastes or to share with the world their favorite mantras and words to live by.

For the Brazilian lady above, that bit of ageless wisdom just so happens to be: ”It swims happens by chance.”

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Featured News São Bernardo do Campo Sao Paulo

Clever Tree Found Growing Atop a Telephone Pole

While countless other saplings were struggling to survive in the soil below, jockeying roots and shoots for their share of nutrients and sunlight, one young tree in particular found itself at the pinnacle of plant society from birth. read more »

Featured News Sao Paulo Uncategorized

Fatal Wall Collapse Triggers Mayan Apocalypse Panic

While it would appear that December 21, 2012 has arrived without the world coming to a dramatic and violent end, last night many folks living in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, had good reason to think that the Mayan Apocalypse was in fact underway. read more »