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When you gotta go 46 mph, you gotta go 46 mph

Talk about a can-do attitude. Canadian stuntwoman Jolene Van Vugt sped 46 mph on a motorized toilet — breaking the land-speed record...

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Talk about a can-do attitude.

Canadian stuntwoman Jolene Van Vugt sped 46 mph on a motorized toilet — breaking the land-speed record of 42 mph for such a vehicle — at the Nitro Circus stunt show in Sydney, Australia.

"I came out here to jump straight on the toilet," she told "That was so fun — and I'm stoked to get the record."

Stat of the day

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Paging Pedro Cerrano

The Angels are off to their worst start ever after 33 games — and getting desperate.

As pitcher C.J. Wilson told the L.A. Times: "Maybe we could sacrifice a live goat or chicken or get a pincushion out."

Burying their sorrows

Unhappy fans of Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia soccer team dug a grave in the middle of the team's playing field and placed a headstone on it.

And the team is three games over .500! You'd think they were six under.

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