• With his shades on, head down and fists up, Puerto Rican boxer Christopher Rivera looks like he is still ready to fight.

    You wouldn’t believe it from looking at him, but Rivera is indeed dead. The photo was taken at his wake last Friday after he was shot to death in the city of Santurce.

    According to Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin funeral home, Rivera explained to his family that he wanted his funeral to make reference to his career as a boxer. The funeral home suggested they stage him boxing as they have staged similar wakes like that in the past.

    So that’s just what they did.

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    They created a simulated boxing scene at a local community center in a nearby public housing project to stage Rivera’s body. They propped him up, threw on some shades and had him pose for pictures, ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ style.

    Family, friends and fans were able to get their photo taken with Rivera at the wake in all his boxing glory. The

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  • It’s been another week of snow and chilly weather here in Toronto, so I’m still in need of reminders about a) why snow is awesome and b) that it won’t be this cold forever. In Australia, for example, right now they’re enjoying some hot summer weather, and it’s a good reminder that in just a few months, we’ll all be complaining about how unpleasantly hot it is and looking forward to more snow. Here are this week’s must-see videos:

    As a part of this year’s Australia Day celebrations, which took place on Jan. 27, Steven Boag created this giant slip’n’slide on his parents’ farm. The result is an epic ride that would be every kid on summer vacation’s dream come true.

    If this little guy’s enthusiasm for snow doesn’t re-ignite your passion for winter, it’s time to move to warmer climates. This enthusiastic and wiggly puppy named Ari is a tad tentative when he first encounters snow, but is quickly bounding through it like a pro.

    Speaking of pros, you have to be incredibly talented to

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  • Imagine: This is it. You’re at the edge of the door to the airplane ready to take the plunge from over 12,000 feet in the sky. You dive out of the plane ready for the rush of your life, when you suddenly collide head-on with a fellow skydiver and you are knocked unconscious — oh yes — in mid-air.

    Twenty-five-year-old James Lee experienced this real-life nightmare at 12,500 feet above England. His limp body went plummeting to the ground after a collision with another skydiver mere moments after he jumped from the plane.

    In the video, you can literally see how limp his arms are as he free falls to the earth at more than 120 mph!

    A couple of Lee’s co-divers noticed something was wrong and signalled Lee to straighten his legs. Lee was unresponsive.

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    With Lee’s helmet camera filming the entire ordeal, his fellow divers latched onto him and helped him into position as they pulled his chute only seconds before it was too

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  • I’m afraid so, minions. Your favorite frowning feline, Colonel Meow, passed away on Thursday at the age of two.

    Colonel Meow was one of the most beloved and famous Internet feline celebrities, best known for his wildly long fur and his distastefulness towards pretty much anything.

    His hilarious photos and day-to-day activities on Facebook and YouTube are what made people fall in love with Colonel Meow. Often pictured with his love for scotch and lounging around his home, Colonel Meow really knew how to make us laugh.

    In 2013, Colonel Meow was awarded the Guinness World Record for the feline with the longest fur. One of his favorite things to do was to play tricks on Boots, the household Golden Retriever.

    I think what we will miss most is his scheming and planning to take over the world. He had big plans for us minions.

    He was actually rescued in 2011 by the Himalayan and Persian Society in Seattle after being left on the side of the road. His loving owner, Anne Marie Avey, later adopted

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  • Near head-on tractor-trailer crash captured on dashboard camera

    Talk about close calls.

    Snowy conditions led to a near head-on collision between two tractor-trailers on Ontario Highway 11 north of Nipigon, when one semi went around a corner to see another semi trying to pass a snowplow and coming straight at him.

    Tip: Watch the video at full-screen.

    "Yes, he was carrying a full load," reads the description on the YouTube video. "no he was not driving to [sic] fast for the conditions, yes the on-coming semi was in the wrong lane passing a snow plow on a double solid line going uphill and heading into a curve while carrying a dangerous load."

    The drivers managed to avoid the head-on collision by feet, if not inches. The driver with the camera squeezed between the oncoming semi and the road barrier and came to a stop.

    CBC reports that Ontario Provincial police are investigating the near-collision.

    Let's be careful out there.

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  • Praise the Lord, we have found another one!

    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Jesus has been spotted yet again, this time in a most unusual spot. Paula Osuna of Silver City, NM, claims the image of Jesus Christ has shown up in a bruise on her foot!

    After falling down the stairs last weekend, Osuna’s toes became thoroughly bruised. She asked her fiancé to rub some dirt onto her toes. However, this was no ordinary dirt. It was dirt from a pilgrimage to the Catholic shrine in Chimayo. She wrapped her dirt-smothered foot in bandages and when she took the bandages off, there was Jesus, staring back at her from the bruise on her toe. Her family pointed out to her that the bruise looked just like the image of Jesus Christ.

    Let’s think back to some previous Jesus sightings, because he seems to like to show up on food and other odd places. Even the most skeptical have to wonder how a perfectly clear image of Jesus’ face ended up on a burnt fish stick. There he goes again pulling off another fish

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  • “Please sir … I want some more.”

    The image of Oliver Twist comes to mind when hearing about this lunchtime travesty that occurred at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday.

    Approximately 40 students had their lunches revoked and dumped into the trash moments after being served because their parents had not yet paid their cafeteria balances.

    Yes, let’s punish the children. After all, it is their fault that their parents hadn’t cleared up their school food financials, right?

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    According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Jason Olsen, a Salt Lake City District spokesman, said that the child-nutrition department became aware that many students had outstanding cafeteria debts and therefore made the decision to seize the children’s lunches.

    "I think it's despicable,” Erica Lukes, mother of one of the children, told the Tribune. ‘These are young children that shouldn't be punished or humiliated for something the parents

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  • Thinking about enlisting in the army? These Thai soldiers have got it figured out!

    On Jan. 18, Thai soldiers exhibited an amazing display of human synchronization during a routine at the Armed Forces Day Parade in Thailand’s Sattahip District.

    What better way to showcase their coordination, discipline, and pride than a visually stimulating performance such as this one? What’s even better is their choice of song to accompany this extraordinary routine: Europe’s The Final Countdown.

    Their movements are so precise that it literally looks like dominoes! It is impressive to see the way they have choreographed each movement so fluently. Each of the soldiers look identical and their actions are each so perfectly timed, that it is difficult to take your eyes off of them.

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    Their uniforms, helmets and the incorporation of their guns make them look more like objects than people.

    This hypnotizing routine is unlike any other as the timing and

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  • Sure, we all want to be sexy. Who doesn’t?

    Ranea Crabtree of Licking County, Ohio, has taken this statement all too literally. She wants to legally change her name to Sexy.

    So … let me get this straight: Sexy from Licking County. Is anyone else hearing this right? Go ahead, take a moment to laugh out loud at this one.

    I am just not sure she’s thinking this through. If she thought her original name “Ranea” was bad, “Sexy” is so much worse.

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    So what’s with the sudden need for a name change? Crabtree says she has always hated her birth name, Sheila — which is why she actually goes by her middle name, Ranea.

    “It’s just one of those names I can’t stand,” she says. “… and my husband calls me sexy all the time.” (He’s your husband, that’s his duty!)

    Crabtree is so adamant about the name change that she has taken her request to court, petitioning to have her name legally changed to Sexy. She has filled out all the necessary

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  • When drinking in Russia, don't insult poetry.

    Last week two drunk friends got into a heated argument about literary genres.

    On one side, a 53-year-old former teacher who extols the virtues of poetry. On the other side, his 67-year-old friend who believes "the only real literature is prose." Things eventually got so heated that the teacher wound up stabbing his mate to death.

    The suspect, whose name has been withheld, fled the scene but was tracked down by police two days later. He has been charged with murder and faces up to 15 years in prison.

    According to BBC News, the victim "had had pieces of his own prose published in a local newspaper."

    The suspect had been living with the victim in the months leading up to the dispute.

    It's not the first case of a pretentious argument leading to violence in Russia. Last fall, a man shot a fellow shopper at a grocery store with rubber bullets for disagreeing with his views on the work of 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant.

    The victim survived the

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