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Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Insect Doppelganger

Praying mantis species named after SC justice

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg: booze-swilling Supreme Court justice, part-time actress , and … new namesake of a praying mantis. Scientists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were examining 30 praying mantis specimens when they discovered that species—typically classified using a male specimen—could be differentiated simply by looking at female... More »

Judge to Lawyer: No, You Can't Be Hemingway

He rejects odd request with his own literary flare

(Newser) - A lawyer in an upcoming federal trial wanted to make sure he'd get a particular day off in a few weeks—because, as he noted in his request, the "undersigned counsel" is "a perennial contestant in the Ernest Hemingway Look-alike Contest" at Sloppy Joe's Bar in... More »

Guy Booted From Kenny Chesney Concert...

For looking too much like Kenny Chesney

(Newser) - Nathan Blankenship probably thought that his resemblance to Kenny Chesney was a blessing (some people do, after all, think his tractor's sexy ). But that was before he found himself kicked out of a Chesney concert for precisely that reason. Of course, Blankenship happened to be imitating Chesney at... More »

Walken Lookalike Stalking NJ College Students

Schizophrenic banned from state campuses

(Newser) - A mentally ill man with an uncanny resemblance to actor Christopher Walken has been hospitalized after stalking students at several colleges. Tony Kadyhrob, 68, was arrested and released on bail after trying to pull a Rider College student into his car last week, reports the New York Daily News . A... More »

Strip Club Holds Palin Lookalike Contest

And it wants her to judge

(Newser) - A Chicago strip club is hosting what might be the least conservative tea party fundraiser ever: a Sarah Palin lookalike contest that promises to be, um, somewhat low on family values. The club is promoting the show by noting that the last time there was such a contest—at a... More »

Young Obama? Nope. Indonesian Lookalike

Ilham Anas rides resemblance to fame, indigestion commercials

(Newser) - Indonesian Ilham Anas isn’t President Barack Obama, but he plays him on TV. The magazine photographer bears a striking resemblance to the US commander-in-chief—he shapes his eyebrows to heighten the effect—and uses it to the delight of advertisers and event planners in Southeast Asia. “I’ve... More »

Octuplet Mom: Angelina Who?

(Newser) - Pouty lips, obsessed with motherhood, a tribe of children—octuplet mom Nadya Suleman resembles a certain world-famous actress but says, "I have never thought of Angelina Jolie except the last time I saw one of her movies," reports MSNBC. But a plastic surgeon says she may have had... More »

Lauer Meets Older Self: Abe

(Newser) - Matt Lauer took some ribbing this week when Today co-host Meredith Vieira unveiled side-by-side photos of him and Abe Vigoda to demonstrate what he'll look like in old age. Vigoda got the last laugh today in a light-hearted appearance on the show, People reports. Vigoda, 87, says he has a... More »

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