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Spooky stuff: Take a look at this clip, from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie, and see if it doesn't creep you out just a little. The streets are as they should be: black and white, silent, until - wait, is that a woman on a cell phone? How can that be? The video has gone viral. Perhaps we can chalk it up to Halloween - but many believers in the paranormal are claiming it's a time traveller.

Have a look for yourself. What's your conclusion? Any explanations?

Blame game: With Double Downs and burger pizzas all the rage, it's no wonder that fast food chains are taking some heat for clogging our arteries. But can an obese employee blame McDonalds for extra pounds?

In Brazil, it turns out, the answer is yes. A Brazilian court ruled that the fast food giant must pay a former manager $17,500 due to the 65 pounds he put on while he was employed there - he cited the free lunches he received as a contributing factor. No word on whether he'll spend the windfall on Jenny Craig.

Marriage mockery: It may be the beginning of the end of the destination wedding. A couple believed to be Swiss booked a wedding vow renewal ceremony at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort in the Maldives. But instead of clergy, hotel staff stepped in with a fake ceremony and insulted the couple from start to finish.

The hotel's food and beverage manager Hussein Didi is heard hurling insults at the pair in his native tongue as he conducts the service pretending to be the celebrant. He even declares their marriage to be illegal, according to the Daily Mail.

The script turned out to be, on closer inspection, a document outlining staff employment regulations.

Although even the Maldives' foreign minister has apologized, the story does reveal a basic problem with wedding tourism. Sure, these folks were "just" having their vows renewed. But if you believe in marriage in the first place, shouldn't it be fairly important to understand the language of your marriage vows? Go struggle with the local language during your honeymoon, if you like.



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