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Bones of Fearsome Pirate May Have Been Found

February 17, 2018

(Newser) – When the Whydah Gally went down in a 1717 storm 144 lives were lost—none so noteworthy as that of Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. ...

Runner Could Lose Feet After Attempting Punishing Race

(Newser) – The chances of emerging from a 300-mile race through Canada’s Yukon Territory amid temps as low as minus 40 unscathed? Not good for ...

He Took a ‘Very Unusual’ Job at Facebook, Decided to Quit

(Newser) – Tavis McGinn spent six months doing a “very unusual” job at Facebook then decided he just didn’t want to do it anymore. “I ...

$5M Lawsuit Over an Oxford Comma Is Settled

(Newser) – Maine dairy drivers who picked a court fight over grammar have an extra $ 5 million to show for their geekery, reports the ...

Cops Say Suspect Has Refused to Poop for 3 Weeks

(Newser) – To save you the ignominy of Googling “how long can you go without pooping?” we did it for you. The question is sure ...

Explorer Turned Back, but Decision Came Too Late

(Newser) – After 71 days and more than 900 miles, British explorer Henry Worsley finally made the agonizing decision to end his epic journey through ...

A Seemingly Impossible Feat: 11 Minutes, No Breath

(Newser) – How long can you hold your breath? After answering, consider that the official world record for the feat is 11 minutes and 35 ...

Before South Korea’s Last Olympics, Mass Murder

(Newser) – With the Pyeongchang Olympics set to begin Friday, the Washington Post revisits the only other time South Korea hosted the games—and the mass ...

Spirited Obituary Includes Best-Ever Reference to Hummus

(Newser) – “He lived to make other people laugh,” says an Indiana woman of her father, who died last Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Terry ...

Cops Call for Help After Allegedly Eating Pot, Hallucinating

(Newser) – It sounds like a potentially perilous situation: an officer calling for assistance while on duty. Except in the case of two Toronto officers ...

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