cbc reporter questions squirrel about damaged christmas lights in toronto
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Councilman John Filion believes that the squirrels are behind this. He said the city will be installing some squirrel-proof lights so citizens can get “the warm fuzzies.”

The free press marches on.

Journalists speak truth to power — no matter how nuts their subject might be.

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That’s the case here, when a Canadian reporter tried to talk to a squirrel regarding some damaged Christmas lights. Apparently, squirrels have been chewing through the lights in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, leaving the area in a holiday blackout. Finally, the citizens of Toronto and Whoville have something in common. Still the pen is mightier than the tooth, and one brave journalist vowed to get to the bottom of this. Watch below as CBC reporter tries to get some answers from this "furry grinch."

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How do you catch a criminal who fears nothing?

It's every cop's worst nightmare, but for Laguna Beach police, that's what they were dealing with when they apprehended a suspect Wednesday morning. His crime: climbing to the top of tall buildings and jumping off of them.

Authorities have arrested Anthony Booth Armer aka 8booth, the mysterious jumper whose YouTube videos of him leaping from tall buildings and cliffs in the Laguna Beach area have made him a viral sensation. Charged with trespassing, 8booth, known for his free falls into pools and oceans, might be headed up the river, if any prison can hold him.

Shot with a number of GoPro cameras attached to his body, 8booth puts viewers up close and personal with his death-defying, multi-story leaps. Last week's video, which showed him falling 129 feet into a Harbor, while coming dangerously close to a wooden dock, has over 6 million views. Take a look at some of 8booth's videos from his YouTube channel below and try not to have a panic attack watching them.







new Zealand man name mclovin superbad
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If you could, what would you change your name to? Max? Sara? Lou Diamond Philips?

One New Zealand man stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. He changed his name to Mc Lovin.

That's right, taking a cue out of the movie Superbad, the man formerly known as Gary Fisher changed his name to Mc Lovin — that's first name "Mc," last name "Lovin." Lovin made the change after the sudden death of a close friend, which sent him into a deep depression. He says that the name serves as a reminder to not take life so seriously.



Mc Lovin wasn't his first choice, though. — another option included "Skeletor Overlord Evil." But that's really only worth it if you're willing to go through four years of med school to become Dr. Evil.

The name change has been a positive experience. Lovin's mother thought the change was hilarious, as did a police officer who pulled him over and asked to take a picture of the license to show his fellow officers. Either way, things seem to be going pretty well for Mr. Lovin, certainly better than they went for the last guy who changed his name to McLovin.

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Here's all the news you may have missed:

1. Grab that Remote, It's Fall TV Time, beotches!

Time to lace up your Taylor Swift-issue Keds, grab your retro backpack, and queue up your DVR so you don't miss these awesome new Science Fiction and Fantasy Shows on TV This Fall!

2. Hunger Games IRL at the Olympics

During the men's marathon on Sunday, Ethiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa pulled a Hunger Games moment and showed his support for the Oromo Protests in his home country by making a specific motion with his arms:



Showing the sign is highly political though, so when he spoke a press conference after the marathon he said what he risked with the gesture, "If I go back to Ethiopia maybe they will kill me," he said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

"If I am not killed maybe they will put me in prison. [If ] they [do] not put me in prison they will block me at airport. I have got a decision. Maybe I move to another country."

Like the Hunger Games, let's hope the people can rise above this oppression.

2. Donald Trump Breaks the Lie Barrier

Fact Check says Trump's First Ad Averages 1 Lie Every 4 Seconds. I can hear Hillary's slow golf-clap from here. Let's hope his next ad doesn't disappoint us either.

3. But Did You See the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team on the Beach in Rio?

I'm just saying, I didn't know it was possible to get an 8-pack:



Great job getting all those Olympic metals, ladies.

  1. Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth have started filming Thor: Ragnarok in Brisbane, Australia:



    Checking pulses.... yep, we're still in love! Looking forward to this next step in the series!

5. All of NASA's Research is Now Online for Free

Yep, you can now follow along on target="_blank">super-scientifically NASA research stuff from the comfort of your home sweatpants (not your work pair),


Now it's time to dig into their data and see if I can create that settlement on Mars next door to Mark Watney.

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