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Is Hitler hiding in this tea kettle?

A billboard featuring a tea kettle sold by JC Penney that looks like Hitler. If you squint.

Today in Crime History: Scott Peterson found guilty

On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and of second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.

Slideshow: Busted in the buff

From a nude unicycle rider, to a robber wearing only chocolate, to an unclad couple in the drive through at McDonald’s, there are 8 million stories in the naked city…these are but a few.

Watch: Russian performance artist nails his nuts to the ground in Red Square

Performance are can be so inaccessible, but thanks to Pyotr Pavlensky, who was kind enough to explain his bizarre protest for the rest of us, we now know what he was trying to say, though not why he chose to express himself in that manner.

Boy thought to have died in fire was actually drowned, say police

What at first appeared to have been a tragic accident is a case of murder, according to authorities in Colorado Springs.

Why do people tweet from mass shootings?

Crimelibrary.com’s Jeffrey Hartinger ponders why the urge to tweet from the scene of a tragedy overwhelms some people.

Florida man plants fake bomb in kitchen because wife ‘pissed him off’

On November 7, 2013, the sheriff’s department in River County Florida got a 911 call from a woman saying that her husband had left a grey pipe on the kitchen counter. The pipe had a wire coming out of it and a note nearby written in red that said: “This is (an) explosive. (It’s) a bomb.”

Today in Crime History: Killer granny Dorothea Puente is arrested

On November 11, 1988, police finally found the source of the stench that had hovered for so long over Puente’s boarding house: The bodies of seven of her missing boarders buried in the yard. The sweet-faced, grandmotherly lady with “sewer problems” had been getting away with murder for years.

All of these crimes were committed in church

Brawling, stabbing and of course robbing — all at church. Apparently nothing is sacred anymore.

Check out this timeline of the Mayor Ford scandal

We found a really good timeline published detailing what’s transpired in the Mayor Rob Ford scandal to date.

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