Saturday, April 21

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What killed Avicii?

by Staff writer



Better known by his stage name Avicii, Swedish musician and DJ Tim Bergling made history with chart-topping songs like "Wake Me Up", "Hey Brother" and "Addicted to You".

A two-time Grammy nominee and just in his 20s, Avicii was considered a pioneer of contemporary electronic dance music and a rare DJ capable of holding audiences in awe during his tours.
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This video of two sisters crying about a puppy will definitely make your day

by Staff writer



These two sisters won't stop crying because mom and dad failed to adopt a cute puppy they met a shelter.

Crying bitterly, the sisters explained that no other dog would be as adorable and perfect as the one they had just met.

Friday, April 20

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'Thank you but we will not vote you!' - Nigerian man tells Atiku

by Staff writer



Following President Muhammadu Buhari's recent gaffe at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London where he called Nigerian youths lazy and uneducated, former Nigerian vice president and 2019 presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, took to his Twitter account to counter the president's remark about young Nigerians.

"I will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing," Atiku wrote.

Thursday, April 19

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We ‘deeply regret’ anti-gay laws of the colonial era - Theresa May

by Staff writer



Speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain regrets the discriminatory anti-gay laws put in place during the colonial era.

“Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago continue to affect the lives of many people, criminalizing same sex relations and failing to protect women and girls," May said.

Wednesday, April 18

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That one AMAZING time Beyoncé thanked Todrick Hall...

by Staff writer



We all know getting Queen Bey's attention is not that easy at all...so when drag queen and YouTube personality Todrick Hall did a flash mob video of Beyoncé's 'End of Time' and the queen saw it and liked it, it became such a monumental event.

Tuesday, April 17

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Watching a HORROR movie burns nearly 200 calories in 90 minutes!

by Staff writer



According to a study by the University of Westminster, viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror can use up as much as 113 calories, close to the same amount burned during a half-hour walk.

The study measured the total energy expenditure of ten different people as they watched a selection of frightening movies.

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Popular gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest

by Staff writer



A prominent gay rights lawyer who led lawsuits legalizing same-sex marriage in the US set himself on fire in Brooklyn on Saturday morning in a fatal plea for action on issues related to the environment.

The body of David S. Buckel, 60, was found near Prospect Park's baseball fields about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday after a passerby reported a severely burned individual, the New York Police Department said.

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About the 8-year-old 'knife boy' who attacked other students at school

by Staff writer



An 8-year-old boy took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and randomly attacked three other children on Monday, authorities said.

Police Chief Perry Beise said the victims — aged 8, 9 and 13 — suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack at Pleasantview Elementary School.

Monday, April 16

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"I breastfed during an interview and..."

by Monica Paxson



I was heavily pregnant and leading a presentation about Desktop Publishing in 1988 at a huge trade show in Chicago's McCormick Place as part of my job doing outbound sales of Macintosh computer systems for an Apple dealer.

A middle-aged gentleman saw me and asked for my card after the presentation.

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Photos of Nigerian policeman collecting bribe go viral!

by Staff writer



Pictures of a Nigerian policeman accepting a bribe of N50 from a motorist have gone viral after they were shared by a Facebook user.

The clear images show the face of a yet-to-be-identified police officer stretching out his hand, collecting and then pocketing the bribe money.

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Lady Gaga has an 18-year-old twin!

by Staff writer



Amethyst Rose is an 18-year-old Instagram user who's gone viral for her striking resemblance to pop star Lady Gaga.


Speaking about being constantly compared to Lady Gaga, Amethyst Rose says the feedback has been mostly positive — unlike the Kim and Kylie lookalikes who say their resemblance to the Kardashians has brought them the wrath of internet trolls.

Sunday, April 15

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The green-haired turtle that can breathe through its genitals everyone is talking about!

by Staff writer



An Australian turtle with green hair and the ability to breathe through its genitals is getting quite a bit of attention this week and not just because if its interesting qualities.

This strange turtle is one of several species of cloaca-breathing turtles, which breathe underwater using specialized glands in their reproductive organs. This allows individuals to remain submerged for up to 72 hours.

Saturday, April 14

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Why Nicki Minaj cried because of Cardi B

by Staff writer



While Cardi B has insisted that she has no beef with Nicki Minaj, the “Chun-Li” singer begs to differ.

According to Minaj, 35, her feud with Cardi B began when she and Cardi, 25, were both featured on Migos‘ “Motorsport,” which dropped in October.

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"Tell my mom I love her" - Teenager trapped in his car says before dying

by Staff writer



An Ohio teenager was found crushed to death on Tuesday inside a minivan parked at his school, hours after twice pleading to 911 that he was trapped and needed help.

Authorities in Cincinnati on Friday were still trying to piece together how Kyle Plush, 16, became pinned by a third-row seat in the back of the van, and why officers were unable to locate and rescue him despite two frantic emergency calls made on his cellphone.

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5 scientific reasons you should read every day!

by Staff writer



Developing the habit to read books every day has greatly impacted the quality of life over centuries.

Reading is that important that many scholars have agreed that "reading anything" is much more beneficial than "reading nothing at all"

Here are 5 scientific reasons you must read every day:

1. Reading reduces stress

A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading for only 6 minutes can reduce stress levels by up to 68%! According to the researchers, reading works better and faster than other methods of relaxing such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea.

Psychologists believe this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart!

2. Reading improves your memory

The brain-stimulating activities from reading have been shown to slow down cognitive decline in old age in people who participated in more mentally stimulating activities like reading over their lifetimes. This means that people who read are less likely to suffer memory-related illnesses in old age.

3. Reading improves focus

Effective readers have incredible focus. When reading a book, you'll pay attention to every single detail to fully understand the story. As Daniel Nkado put it, reading opens a rare type of connective ability you never imagine exists.

4. Reading expands your knowledge of things

From something as simple as learning a new vocabulary to acquiring a life-changing skill that can completely transform your life, reading is that beneficial to your existence. The more you read, the more you know.

5. Reading improves your confidence

Having a good general knowledge of things ends up making you more confident and articulate. Articulate people have been found to perform better in their workplaces, relationships, and society as a whole, because they are more likely to communicate better and make people listen to whatever they have to say.

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Friday, April 13

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Man kills neighbor who repeatedly asked him "When are you getting married?"

by Staff writer



An Indonesian man has been arrested for strangling his female neighbor after she repeatedly asked him, “When are you getting married?”

Faiz Nurdin, 28, was sitting in front of his house on 19 January 2018, when his pregnant neighbour, Aisyah, 32, came to talk to him.

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'He is the PERFECT guy but I am breaking up with him!'

by Kiara Bay



I am breaking up with my boyfriend.

He is pretty damn close to be the perfect guy. He is kind, sweet, funny, a real charmer—essentially, everything that I could have wanted in a guy, right down to a pair of amazing cheekbones.

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This is the BEST African short story you can ever read!

by Gloria Ezeh



DNB Stories holds a reputation for publishing some of the best stories that the universe has to offer, but 3 years ago it sort of outdid itself.

Since This Short Story was published on our blog, I haven't taken my mind of it.

There is no single month that I do not come back to reread it!

Trust me when I say this because it's really that GOOD!

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Here is how much it costs to bring Adele and Beyoncé to your party

by Staff writer



As you may have already known, you could spend more than a million dollars to get your favorite celebrity to hang out with you and your friends.

Going through multiple sources, including past and present booking costs, here is a breakdown of what you'd have to pay to get your favorite celeb to appear at your party:

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Young people say they trust Amazon and Google more than Facebook

by Staff writer



Following Facebook's recent data and privacy scandal, which has resulted in a strict two-day grilling of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, by US congresspeople, a recent survey has shown that the trust young Americans have for Facebook may have nosedived.

In the March 2018 survey of young Americans conducted by Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, only about one-quarter of respondents said Facebook could be trusted to "do the right thing" most or all of the time.

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Yes, you can go to HARVARD and still end up in McDonald's!

by Sam Dogen



We only hear about the famous people who went to Harvard.

You know, people like the 43rd POTUS George W. Bush, the “inventor” of the internet Al Gore, Chairman of the Fed Ben Bernanke, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Academy Award winner, actress Natalie Portman, former First Lady Michelle Obama, the 35th POTUS John F Kennedy, unabomber Ted Kacznski and NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin, and so on.

Thursday, April 12

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"All the ways President Donald Trump is BETTER than Buhari"

by Staff writer



The New York Times yesterday posted a frank headline about President Buhari's announcement of his re-election bid.

Reacting to the headline, son of Kaduna State Governor, Bashir El-rufai, who is not new at taking shots at anyone critical of the Buhari's government (be it Obasanjo or Reno Omokri) felt it wise to remind paper that America is far from being perfect.

Wednesday, April 11

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"His kids were asking 'Where is Daddy" - Man narrates painful moment bank manager drowned at the beach

by Staff writer



While on a picnic with family and friends at Ibeno Bar Beach in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Ubong Ekpe, a Managing Director at Skye Bank Nigeria drowned alongside his brother, Francis.

Ekpe and his brother drowned while they were swimming at the beach on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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T-Pain faces backlash after creepy Instagram love message to wife

by Staff writer



T-Pain and his wife, Amber Najm, have been married for 15 years now, which is something worth celebrating as not many celebrity marriages last that long.

So on Instagram, Najm posted a picture of her and hubby sitting on a couch together and wrote the words: "I love you so much!"

Tuesday, April 10

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"There is no BETTER time to be alive than NOW!"

by Johan Fourie



One of my favourite scenes in Love Actually is right at the beginning of the movie.

The setting is an airport arrivals terminal. As travellers arrive through the gates, they are welcomed by family and friends, smiling, laughing, hugging and kissing.
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"I went to the toilet and hid" - Nigerian writer narrates ordeal with SARS police officers

by Immanuel Ibe-Anyanwu



It was past 2 p.m. on Monday and I was at Zenith Bank Okota Branch to submit a document prepared on my company's letterhead.

I was asked to edit a part of it and resubmit. Because I wanted to conclude the transaction same day, I had to go look for a business center around to type in the edit.

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US woman arrested for cutting off her boyfriend's head!

by Staff writer



A woman from the US State of West Virginia has been arrested for beheading her boyfriend, WVNS reports.

As they drove her away from the bloody scene, police said Roena Cheryl Mills, 41, pleaded with them to take her back so she could pick her heads.

Monday, April 9

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What you don't know about “Yahoo-Yahoo” internet scam in Nigeria

by Staff writer



Internet fraud has a special name in Nigeria: “Yahoo-Yahoo”.


It is a special form of the advance-fee fraud (called 419) that takes place over the Internet. Thus, “Yahoo-Yahoo” is sometimes called "online 419".

Sunday, April 8

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"She was begging the doctor to take the baby out" - Man narrates the hardest things about being a parent!

by Minh Hai Pham



It’s been nine years since the day my wife and I had a good news, the day we found out that my wife was pregnant.

To be honest, like most newly wedded couples, we had not much preparation for becoming parents. We were young, enjoying life together.

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A TV movie based on RuPaul's life is coming out SOON!

by Staff writer



World of Wonder, the production company behind the acclaimed reality show series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has announced that they are developing a comedy feature film.

Titled “Drag Queens on a Plane,” the film would star RuPaul as the chief flight lady.

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Story of Michael Carroll - the garbage man who won $14 million in lottery, spent it all and became a garbage man again

by Staff writer



When English man Michael Carroll won nearly $14 million on the National Lottery in November 2002, everybody envied him.

Aged only 19, Michael was employed as a garbage man at the time.

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When you confess you murdered someone to a priest...

by Staff writer



Under Roman Catholic law, it is forbidden for a priest to disclose information — under any circumstances — obtained in the form of religious confession.

If a priest breaks what's called "the sacred seal of confession," he will be subject to excommunication from the church.

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Why you shouldn't stay in the same company for more than two years!

by Staff writer



Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about 50% or more, says finance and business expert, Cameron Keng.

According to a 2013 survey, the average raise an employee can expect in 2014 is 3%.