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by Kamila Hinkson January 17, 2012

Gold star for good behaviour
The U.S. Marines have begun a criminal investigation and an internal inquiry into a video that shows four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban troops.The video, released Thursday, surfaced amidst talks between the Obama administration, the Afghan president and the Taliban. A U.S. Forces general issued an order Friday in response to the video, reminding troops to treat bodies with “appropriate dignity and respect.” Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee decided to throw in his two cents, defending the Marines’ actions via Twitter using the hastags “#WhoCares” and “#ThoseDudesTriedToKillOurDudes.”

Apple and omelettes
Chinese customers and phone scalpers egged an Apple store in Beijing on Friday when the company cancelled the sale of the iPhone 4S due to the size of the crowd.The AP reported that at one point, the crowd numbered about 2,000 people. Many left after they heard the store would not open at 7 a.m. as scheduled. An Apple spokesperson later issued a statement saying the iPhone 4S won’t be sold in Chinese mainland retail stores for the foreseeable future.

There isn’t enough Midol in the world…
Like many women, Hazel Jones, 27, suffered from heavy periods and bad cramps when she was going though puberty. Unlike most however, she was never sure “which hole” to put her tampon in. She decided to see a doctor after her long-term boyfriend told her she was “different” down there and different, she is – Jones has two vaginas.The condition, uterus didelphys, occurs to one in 3,000 female babies in the womb. Jones, who lives in High Wycombe, England, revealed on a British morning show that she lost her virginity twice and has “a great sex life.”

Privacy please?
Last week, a high school in North Texas removed all the doors leading from the hallways into the bathrooms. A school district spokesperson explained to a CNN affiliate they did it in order to better supervise the students. But some students are saying they did it to prevent other students from having sex in the bathroom. Though the school denies any reports of sex on campus, the school’s principal recently held an assembly to discourage public displays of affection, which were deemed to be getting out of hand.

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