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Why People Spent $450K on a Ring That Doesn't Seem to Exist

Indiegogo campaign is shut down, with no BioRing in sight

(Newser) - A ring that seemed too good to be true is apparently too good to exist at all. So reports Vocativ in an exposé about a product that may have never been in the works—and the marketing teams and fundraisers who were seemingly duped by a shiny gadget. The object... More »

Here's the Statue Satanists Want at Oklahoma Capitol

They've raised more than $17K toward their $20K goal

(Newser) - A Ten Commandments monument has stood outside Oklahoma's Capitol building since 2012, and a New York-based group would like to see it joined by another statue, so that "people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan." That's right: The Satanic Temple has formally... More »

Comic Raises $125K for Atheist Tornado Survivor

Doug Stanhope liked her candid CNN interview

(Newser) - Abrasive stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is helping out a few people in need—if not in the most charitable spirit. The funny man known for drinking and smoking on-stage has raised more than $100,000 for an Oklahoma family whose house was leveled by a tornado earlier this year, Raw... More »

Now James Franco Wants Your Cash

He wants to crowdfund $500K to make 3 movies

(Newser) - James Franco would like to make three films, based on his own short stories, and he would like you to pay for them. Yes, Franco is the latest celebrity to turn to crowdfunding rather than traditional financing for a project (a trend that's sometimes successful , sometimes really not ),... More »

Boston Frat Raises $19K for Brother's Sex Change

Denied by insurance, Donnie Collins' brothers step in with social media campaign

(Newser) - A 20-year-old transgender student at Emerson College found a surprising ally in his attempt to get gender-reassignment surgery—the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity, reports USA Today . Donnie Collins was born female, but he's identified as male for years. Since coming out as a transgender at age 17, Collins has... More »

Bullied Bus Monitor's Take Breaks $500K Mark

But even with new riches, Karen Klein has harsh words for bullies

(Newser) - She may officially be $500,000 richer, but bullied school bus monitor Karen Klein is unimpressed with the apologies she's gotten so far from the foul-mouthed kids caught bullying her in a now-infamous video. "Of course he's going to say anything," Klein said of one apology... More »

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