• They’re separated by miles and a decade apart in age but these two identical strangers found each other after a website revealed that they are real-life doppelgangers.

    Ambra, 23, lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Meanwhile her lookalike, Jennifer is 33 and lives in Spring, Texas. 

    The two are in no way related but were matched through Twin Strangers, a website that helps people find their doppelgangers using facial features including, face shape, eyebrow, eye and nose type. 

    The two were matched within five minutes after Jennifer joined the site.

    “I just put in my parameters and there she [Ambra] was,” Jennifer said in the YouTube video.

    In the video uploaded by Twin Strangers, the two meet face-to-face for the first time.

    “When I finally met her [Jennifer] I was like ‘oh my goodness … she really does have my face,’” Ambra said in the video about the experience.

    The two had their make-up and hair done for a photoshoot while wearing the same t-shirt. The result is two identical

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    A French woman has been granted disability support due to what she claims is a debilitating allergy to the electromagnetic radiation from technological devices like phones and computers.

    Marine Richard will now receive just under $1,200 a month (€800) for three years, since she claims she has been unable to work due to living with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS), according to Notable.

    Though not recognized as a medical disorder in many countries, including France, sufferers claim that exposure to Wi-Fi and cell phones can have a wide range of effects, reports The Guardian UK, from fatigue and nausea to heart palpitations. 

    For 39-year-old Richard, the Toulouse court ruling in her favour is a “breakthrough.” 

    The BBC reports that the former radio broadcasting producer has had to live in an isolated barn in south-west France, without electricity, since her condition worsened.

    The World Health Organization lists EHS as a disabling condition, but states that there is no

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  • A French woman has reached out to the Internet in hopes of finding the man she shared a night with on holiday in Australia – and who, she claims, is the father of her unborn child.

    Natalie Amyot was visiting Mooloolaba, on Australia’s sunshine coast, when she says she met a “really cute guy.”

    “For me it was love at first sight, and we had a beautiful night… the next morning I flew home to Paris, and I lost my phone with his number on it,“ she said in the video uploaded to her Facebook page. 

    Amyot has not released the name of the man, but has described him as tanned, six feet tall, with blond hair and blue eyes.

    Though Amyot says it is okay if the Australian man "doesn’t want to know,” the French woman wants to do everything she can to find him first.

    Since going viral, the video has received both a lot of support and criticism, with some comments suggesting the story is fake or that Amyot is wasting her time.

    Amyot has defended herself on her Facebook page, writing "There is only one

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  • Brazilian mayor who ran town via WhatsApp wanted for corruption

    Lidiane Leite is accused of stealing money from the town's school system

    Lidiane Leite is accused of taking funds from the school system and running business via Whatsapp. (Photo: YouTube) Lidiane Leite is accused of taking funds from the school system and running business via Whatsapp. (Photo: YouTube)

    Whatsapp is a popular app that’s used to chat and send photos to friends and family around the world. It’s also proven to be a useful tool to run a city.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the mayor of a Brazilian town, who’s accused of taking funds from the school system and running civic business via Whatsapp, far from her constituency. Talk about working remotely.

    Despite being the mayor of Bom Jardim, located in Northeastern state of Maranhao, Lidiane Leite is accused of living a lush lifestyle in Sao Luis, which is 275 km away. Maranhao is considered to be one of the country’s poorest states.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the 25-year-old and her boyfriend, Beto Rocha, who held the role of her main adviser. In 2012, Rocha was forbidden from running for mayor due to alleged corruption, so Leite took over and was elected.

    “She was too young and inexperienced when she took office,” her lawyer, Carlos Barros told the BBC. “She lacked confidence and delegated many tasks to Mr.

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    It sounds like a scene straight of a hazy, terrifying nightmare: an adrenaline-pumping, night time chase through a cemetery – pursued by a knife-wielding unicorn.

    Victoria police were called to the Ross Bay Cemetery last weekend, after a concerned citizen reported seeing a man wearing a unicorn mask chasing another man with a large hunting knife, reported CTV News.

    “Sometimes, unfortunately, we get calls that can be described as fanciful at best,” police spokesman Bowen Osoko said in a statement. “In this case, the call was exactly as described.”

    According to Osoko, officers arrived at the scene to find the victim attempting to escape his masked attacker by getting into a vehicle.  

    Officers demanded the man drop his knife, only to be told that the two men were filming a “funny video.”

    The two Victoria men in their early 30s were apologetic, Osoko explained in the statement, and no unicorn tears were shed.

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  • Calgary couple celebrates their divorce with a selfie

    "This marriage was mourned, I promise you."

    (Facebook/Shannon Neuman)(Facebook/Shannon Neuman)

    Who said divorce has to be ugly?  

    A Calgary couple has turned the stereotype of bickering and bitterness on its head, releasing a happy, smiling selfie just outside the courtroom where they filed for divorce last week.

    Shannon and Chris Neuman shared the selfie on Facebook, where it was shared more than 27,000 times but has since been removed.

    According to the caption underneath the photo, the former couple is pleased to end their marriage “respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably,” and raise their two children as “parenting partners.”

    “We’ve been separated for nearly four years, and our journey has been long and often painful, but I do feel very confident that we can maintain the positive relationship we have now, because it matters so much to us to do so,” Shannon told Global News.

    Reaction to the photo has been mixed since going viral, said Shannon. While friends and family have been supportive, there are some who don’t see the celebration in the divorce.

    “This marriage was

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  • College grad puts her diploma on eBay for $50,000

    “Why waste four years of your life going to a state school for a piece of paper when you can just buy mine?”

    (Photo: eBay)(Photo: eBay)

    Paying off your student debt isn’t easy, and it gets even more frustrating when you have limited job prospects after graduation. 

    One frustrated Florida State University (FSU) graduate turned to eBay for help.

    Stephanie Ritter, who attended the university from 2007-2011, listed her Bachelor of Arts in Theater diploma on eBay for $50,000.

    In addition to offering the actual piece of paper in “mint condition,” Ritter offered the buyer a full Florida State experience, including a tour of the university and access to her college memories through Facebook.

    “I thought this piece of paper has so much worth to so many people, but for a theater major, it couldn’t mean less,” Ritter told BuzzFeed. “I’m doing the exact same things and probably getting paid the exact same amount as people that dropped out halfway through freshman year, except I’m still $40,000 in debt and they’re, well, not.”

    After graduating college, Ritter was unable to find a job in her field and ended up working as a personal

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  • PETA had a quick response to the Cecil the lion Killer costume (L).PETA had a quick response to the Cecil the lion Killer costume (L).

    The costume battle began last week when a company called costumeish.com unveiled the “Cecil the Lion Killer” Halloween costume.

    As you can imagine, a costume featuring a blood-spattered dental coat and a severed lion’s head really didn’t sit well with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and for good reason.

    Back in July, an American dentist named Walter Palmer became a victim of global public shaming after killing Cecil, Zimbabwe’s beloved lion and a popular attraction for wildlife tourists. Moral condemnation quickly swept every corner of the Internet, prompting the UN to unanimously adopt a resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.

    With today’s trend of attempting to make a joke out of tragic events, the “Cecil the Lion Killer” costume was almost inevitable. So in response to the tasteless idea, the good folks at PETA have created their own alternative entitled “Cecil’s Revenge.” 

    (Photo: PETA)(Photo: PETA)

    As you can see, the ensemble features a stuffed lion mauling a dentist,

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  • No lemonade for you! Cops shut down Jerry Seinfeld’s family lemonade stand

    The comedian stayed true to himself, had a little fun with the ordeal

    (Photo: Instagram/@jessseinfeld)(Photo: Instagram/@jessseinfeld)

    In a scenario fit for an episode of his classic sitcom, local police in East Hampton shut down a lemonade stand operated by Jerry Seinfeld, as peddling of any form in the area is strictly deemed illegal.

    The lemonade stand was set up last week for Seinfeld’s son Julian and his pals to not only have some harmless summer fun, but to raise money for Seinfeld’s wife Jessica’s charity Baby Buggy, the Huffington Post reports.

    Apparently, a neighbour wasn’t to happy with cars being illegally parked near the stand’s location and a complaint with the East Hampton Village Police was quickly phoned in. Our best guess: it was Seinfeld’s pesky television neighbour, Newman, up to his old tricks once again.

    When police arrived on scene, the Seinfeld clan was informed that “village code does not permit lemonade stands on village property and the village prohibits all forms of peddling on its property,” the East Hampton Press reported.

    Seinfeld, of course, managed to have some fun with the ordeal,

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  • After being pursued in a high speed chase by police and getting caught, the only thing left to do is… get out of the car and do a little dance?

    That’s what a suspected car thief ended up doing in downtown Los Angeles, California, after leading police on a wild chase Wednesday night.

    According to Sergeant Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), 25-year-old Kelsey Woods ran over a spike strip and blew a tire before coming to a haltNBC Los Angeles reports. 

    Before Woods was arrested, she decided to get her groove on for the officers surrounding the car.

    The video shows the suspect getting out of driver’s seat, spinning around and dancing to Future’s “Where Ya At,” featuring Drake, playing from the car’s radio. She then gets back inside before a group of cops swoop in and drag her out of the vehicle.

    The pursuit began when Woods was spotted driving erratically through the streets and failing to stop at red lights, while weaving in and out of lanes, the New York Daily News

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