Nordstrom's $85 Rock

Nordstrom via CNN

Nordstrom's $85 leather-wrapped rock sold out online

Looking to buy a classy pet rock this holiday season? Believe it or not, a lot of people were.

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Snakes, rats, birds removed from NY home

Snakes, rats, birds and two miniature pigs were seized from a home in Niagara County, New York, officials said.

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Thief locked inside car via remote BMW function

A Washington man who was accused of stealing a car was trapped inside after BMW workers were able to lock the car remotely.

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Kremlin to sell own-brand dairy products online

The BBC reports Russia's Kremlin will start an online store that will sell dairy products made specifically for the presidential administration.

World's largest water park

IMG Worlds of Legends via CNN

Dubai will build the world's biggest indoor theme park (again)

Dubai already had the world's biggest indoor theme park.

DNA

Leonid A. Mirny via CNN

Ancient Roman DNA reveals modern malaria parasite

For the first time, researchers have discovered genomic evidence of malaria in 2,000-year-old human remains from the Roman Empire, according to a new study.

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From Bucketfeet via CNN

The shoe brand turning footwear into an art form

Bucketfeet has a noble goal: To connect people through art -- or artsy shoes at least.

Founders Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein met as volunteers at a slum outside of Buenos Aires in 2008. Firestein…

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