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A Woman Trying to Do a Drug Deal Accidentally Texted a Cop

I feel for drug dealers, I really do. They have to juggle countless phone numbers, make sure strangers aren't cops and always stay on guard. I'm surprised more people don't slip up! Like this woman, she was trying to set up a drug deal but accidentally texted the wrong number—that number ended up belonging to a cop.

How Spontaneous Human Combustion Works

Terrifying, isn't it? To imagine that you could be sitting in your favorite easy chair, happily reading UNIX in a Nutshell, and then your body just COMBUSTS—spontaneously—and you're a pile of ashes. A coroner in Ireland recently ruled that's exactly what happened to Michael Faherty, 76, who burned to death last December while minding his own business and collecting his pension.