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Death Rattle of the Day: Brazil's equivalent of the NTSB is conducting an investigation of a bizarre accident in the northern state of Para in which a rescue helicopter literally shook itself apart after landing.

Initial findings point to ground resonance as the likely culprit.

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Making Money Working From Home of the Day: Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has signed into law a bill allowing employees to request overtime pay for work emails answered from home.

The legislation recognizes emails sent to employees by their employers as "direct orders." Responding to those orders after work hours would therefore const

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Adorable Doppelgängers of the Day: Brazilian Barack Obama lookalike Ananias Rodrigues da Silva surprised Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes -- a São Paulo-based bar owner who is repeatedly harassed for resembling Osama bin Laden -- by showing up as his establishment unexpectedly. The two drank to each other's health and posed for photos.

Fernandes sought to clarify that he was nothi

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Not A Single F*ck of the Day: As tourists cautiously crawl on their bloated bellies to the perilous precipice of Bahia's majestic Fumaça Waterfall, a native stares down the 420 meter drop like a Brazilian boss.

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Feel-Good Story of the (Fri)Day: Last week, fans at a Superliga semifinal match between rival Brazilian volleyball clubs Sada Cruzeiro and Vôlei Futuro erupted in chants of "bicha" (the Portuguese equivalent of "f****t") aimed at Vôlei Futuro's middle blocker Michael (see video below).

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