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The Daily Word in naked tourists, aluminum foil and a pool party fiasco
According to the Malaysian government, an earthquake was caused by naked tourists.
Volcanoes are what killed the dinosaurs.
At a music festival in Germany, a lightning strike sent 33 people to the hospital.
Our favorite fast food chains feature some peculiar menu items in other parts of the world.
People in indigenous tribes don't have back problems.
This photographer captures the human side of pets.
In Florida, a man wrapped his house in tinfoil.
This Week's Instagram Photo Contest Winner!
#alibipets February 13-19, 2015
This week's contest simultaneously melted our hearts and brains. It's hard to decide a winner when every dang picture is the cutest thing on planet earth.
Here's a few of our favorites:
But since there can only be one winner, we all agreed Instagram user amandastclaire's picture turned our hearts into applesauce!
Congratulations, amandastclaire! We have $10 alibi bucks for you and a surprise waiting for you at our office! You can email email@example.com to redeem your prizes!
Stay tuned for next week's photo contest guidelines!
The Daily Word in porn, asteroids, death stars, and Lil Wayne loves Hunter S. Thompson
Sunday afternoon I should be doing laundry edition
Earth is probably not going to be hit by an asteroid.
Research study about porn cancelled because there is no control group.
NM YAFL president removed, wife on paid leave from job at Monzano.
Tour of a fucking cruise ship.
More "Swedish heavy metal man."
I had plans to make a hat out of my dog Nyake's fur, but these people actually did make sweaters and stuff out of their pet's fur....
Fiona Apple cancels tour to take care of dying dog
Fiona Apple isn’t exactly known for her most well-grounded moments. You can look at her meltdown at Roseland Ballroom in 2000, or her ever-famous speech at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards where she stated, “This world is bullshit,” or most recently, her marijuana bust that landed her in jail in West Texas during her most recent tour.
Regardless, the singer-songwriter has garnered a massive, cult following, and the release of her latest record, The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do, has further cemented a fanbase that remains loyal and somewhat protective.
In recent news, Apple has postponed a South American tour that was scheduled to kick off on Nov. 27, and before fans can shout with fury or start sending heinous letters to her press rep, they should know that Apple is cancelling the tour to nurse her soon-
Apple posted a heart-wrenching letter to her Facebook page that notes the loving relationship she’s fostered toward her canine pal over 14 years, and points out the necessity to choose love and hope over vanity.
In the letter Apple writes, “If I go away again, I’m afraid she’ll die and I won’t have the honor of singing her to sleep, of escorting her out. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to pick which socks to wear to bed.
“But this decision is instant. These are the choices we make, which define us. I will not be the woman who puts her career ahead of love and friendship.”
The Daily Word in APD probe, Miley's pig and milk for inmates
U.S. Justice Department announces it will investigate APD.
APD officer accused of encouraging neighbors to brawl to settle a dispute.
Best prank ever. By which we mean freaking scariest.
San Juan County inmates nearly riot over lack of milk at breakfast.
That Facebook privacy notice everyone's posting won't help you at all.
Bigfoot DNA results. Finally.
Albuquerque Authorities name their baby rhino Chopper rather than Bonbornio.
PETA gave Miley Cyrus a pig for her birthday. She didn't get it.
Fiona Apple cancels a tour to spend time with her dying pit bull, Janet.
Happy birthday, Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix.
The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong
BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.
The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.
Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.
Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.
Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.
Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.
FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.
The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."
Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.
Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.
5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.
Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.
Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.
Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.
How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)
Trap Neuter Return spurs debate
Every month, a volunteer force traps feral felines, fixes them and then puts them back where they came from. This method is practiced nationwide and is meant to replace the standard municipal strategy: trap and kill.
TNR proponents I spoke with for my news article “Claws Out” argue that returning fixed cats to their colonies decreases feral populations. The feline resumes its position in the neighborhood without birthing more kittens. If it were simply killed, another unfixed cat would take its place.
But I also spoke with a former city shelter veterinarian, who said TNR is unethical and inhumane. She argues without disease testing, the volunteers are just dooming the cats to long, slow deaths on the street.
There are no easy answers, but here’s what you can do:
Residents can help slow the rise of feral colonies by having their pets fixed, says Jayne Sage of New Mexico Animal Friends. She also recommends that if you start feeding feral cats, you should have them spayed or neutered. "Don't wait until there's kittens."
If you meet low-income requirements, take your animal to the shelter for free or low-cost sterilization.
Animal Humane New Mexico also offers low-income spay and neuter services.
Program for street cats stirs controversy
The Daily Word in awesome Canada, Opposite Day and the sinking ghost ship
Thousands pilgrimage to Chimayó today.
Las Vegas, N.M., fights fracking and bans oil and gas drilling.
Why Canada should be cheered for ditching the penny.
Menacing Easter bunnies.
Kid sells his kidney for an iPhone.
Marine Corps pilot says he played tag with a UFO in the ’70s.
Guy gets naked for Opposite Day.
Jesus appears in duct tape in Albuquerque.
Coast Guard sinks a ghost ship with a cannon.
Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson says making Gov. Susana Martinez the veep pick would be Sarah Palin, Part Deux.
Smallest town in the States sells for only $900,000.
Why Catholics really eat fish on Fridays.
Pit bull takes a bullet for his owner.
Chevy Chase is an asshole.
The Daily Word in Angry Birds, hacktivists and arty nip slips
21 states—not N.M.— have stand-your-ground laws. In Florida, that law prevents the man who killed a teen from being arrested.
Islamic extremist shot in the head by French police after a gunfight.
President Obama stops in Lea County to talk about how he digs oil companies.
Survey says Americans think politicians are talking about religion too much.
Our own Rep. Steve Pearce pushes a national bill that would require drug testing for everyone receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits.
Three supermarket chains say no to pink slime.
Hacktivists steal more data than criminals.
Chase results in APD-involved shooting on Laguna land.
Romney's campaign is like an Etch A Sketch.
NASA helps Angry Birds developers understand space physics.
A regularly updated database of all the nipples on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Being bilingual makes you smarter.
Pianist covers all of Mastodon's metal concept album Leviathan.
Freestyle dough acrobatics at the World Pizza Games.
Why are there loud booms every night in Clintonville?
Doctor Who's next companion.
Never mind a dog. Get yourself a fox.
The Daily Word in sword dancing, polar bears and Twitter
Virginia Tech shooter yesterday killed a police officer and then himself, according to police.
Man says he was stabbed 24 times after giving two kids a ride home.
The woman who authorities say left her dogs without food or water for months will not face felony charges.
World's oldest dog dies at 26.
The new Twitter.
APD costs the city—and taxpayers—$7 million in settlements.
Thai court sentences an American to more than two years in jail for insulting the king.
Missing FBI agent's family releases a hostage video.
Female immigrants are the nation's entrepreneurs, according to a study.
Gingrich is using his campaign to get more rich.
Is Pulp Fiction as good in chronological order?
What is Jian Sword Dancing?
Polar bear cannibalism. No kidding.
"Millionaire surtax" not such a big deal to millionaires.
Appeals court unlikely to overturn a ruling against the gay-marriage-banning Prop. 8.