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(Graphic by Autumn Mariano)
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From Google hiring camels to police finding a full meth lab in a suspect’s pants, here are this week’s five crazy headlines!

  1. Google hires camel for desert street view

Ever the champion of practicality, Google decided to go low-tech when expanding its street view in Google maps.

Carrying a 360-degree camera into the desert, Google’s newest hire is a camel.

Named Raffia, the camel will capture and document Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Oasis, according to Google officials. Hopefully he won’t have to wear Google Glass to do it.

Source: CNN

  1. $13 million lawsuit proves Red Bull doesn’t give you wings

Benjamin Careathers has taken a strong, bold step for science in his recent lawsuit against Red Bull. After nearly a decade of regular consumption of the energy drink, he never got wings.

More seriously, Careathers claimed he never got any increased intellectual or athletic performance from consuming the drink. Red Bull settled the case out of court, paying $13 million to refund customers who consumed the drink since 2002. They will also amend advertising.

Source: MSN

  1. Houston radio station fires all 47 employees to play Beyoncé 24/7

Houston’s first all-news radio network decided to radically change its focus in light of struggling finances. Instead of giving news, they will air commercial-free Beyoncé songs.

Forty-seven employees were laid off following the decision.

Management said this move would hopefully save the company. Unfortunately for the station’s employees, the rebranding couldn’t save their jobs.

Source: Breitbart

  1. Meth lab found in pants leg of suspect

Florida police got more than they expected when frisking a suspect Thursday while searching for meth.

The suspect, 23-year-old Ian Freudenriech, was searched on suspicion of possessing the drug. In fact, he had a “one-pot” mobile meth lab stuffed down his pants, which police uncovered.

Freudenriech was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and trafficking in methamphetamine. He is being held in a very non-mobile jail.

Source: Fox News

  1. North Carolina police mistakenly think black teen is burglar in his white foster family’s home

After a tip-off from a neighbor, North Carolina police pepper sprayed 18-year-old DeShawn Currie in his home thinking he was a burglar.

Currie met police officers as they stormed the home, but was taken down when the officers noticed his skin color did not match family photos. Currie, who is in foster care, was not charged with any crime. According to police, Currie’s skin color was not a factor in administering pepper spray.

Somehow, we doubt it.

Source: ABC

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