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  1. Man Fined $500 For Drinking A Severed Human Toe In A Shot

    You don't eat the toe, you brute! It's a damned garnish! Do you eat your parsley, too?

    You read that headline right -- a man was served a human toe in a shot, and instead of suing everyone in a 10-block radius, he is being fined $500. That's what happens when you botch Dawson City's famous Sourtoe Shot -- a shot of Yukon Jack served with a preserved human toe in it. But your not supposed to drink the toe! Come on, that's just silly.

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  2. 3D Scans Show High Heels Are Basically Corsets for Feet, Can Make Toes Into Claws

    If glitter is the herpes of craft supplies, sparkly high heels are the a-bomb of-- nope, that metaphor got away from me.

    It doesn't matter how much you care about fashion and looking good: short of some safeword-included-S&M, serious pain should not be part of daily life. And for all those people pretending their 6" Louboutins are comfortable and totally not vain, science can now say: uh, no. New 3D scans show just how many disturbing ways high heels hurt your feet.

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  3. Buttercup, the Duck With a 3D-Printed Foot, Can Walk Normally For the First Time Ever

    No, I'm not crying, I've just got something in my eye...OK, fine, I'm crying a little.

    Buttercup the duck was born with a deformed foot that he hobbled around on for most of his ducky life, causing him a lot of pain and setting up the possibility of serious infections down the line. This is basically the saddest thing ever, so the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary in Tennessee decided to team up with NovaCopy Inc. to provide him with a new 3D-printed prosthetic foot. Buttercup's foot has been in the works for some time and gotten a lot of attention from the media, but it wasn't until last night that the completed foot was finally fitted onto his leg and he was able to work normally for the first time. Even better, there's video of his very first steps and yes, it's as adorable as it sounds.

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  4. Monkey Feet May Be More Common in Humans Than Once Thought

    More people than you might think are walking around on flexible feet suited to climbing trees.

    Have you ever felt like walking on the ground is a fine way to get from point A to point B, but not really your thing? Can you identify a good climbing tree from a hundred paces? If so, you may have a condition known to medicine as "monkey feet."* Don't be embarrassed, though -- according to some recent studies, as many as 1 in 13 people around the world may have feet that didn't get the evolutionary memo about ground-based, bipedal locomotion and remain well-equipped for clambering up a tree at a moment's notice. 

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