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About 1/3 of Pirate Bay uploads in 2013 were porn

Of all the Pirate Bay's new uploads, 35 percent were porn, while TV and movies made up 44 percent. Music came it at a paltry 9 percent, according to new data.
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Supporters of the The Pirate Bay website demonstrate in Stockholm, on April 18, 2009. (Fredrik Persson/AFP/Getty Images)

About a third of The Pirate Bay's uploads, one of world's most controversial and most used illegal file sharing websites, is dedicated to porn, according to a new study by TorrentFreak, a website focused on privacy, copyright and other news.

The study claims that of all the new uploads to The Pirate Bay in 2013, porn counted for 35 percent. TV and movies combined for 44 percent, and music came in at 9 percent of all uploads.

To give you an idea how popular the website is:

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Romney style: Mitt 'goes Gangnam' at Mormon convention (VIDEO)

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney does his best "Gangnam Style" at a Mormon convention for singles. And the results are just bad.
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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney does his best "Gangnam Style" at a Mormon convention for singles in Arizona. (Screengrab/YouTube)
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney does his best "Gangnam Style" at a Mormon convention for singles. And the results are just bad.
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Grumpy Gareth the feisty ferret needs forever home, PR consultation after BBC story

Woodside animal sanctuary in Plymouth, England has a ferret problem, and it caught the attention of England's venerable broadcaster — for better or worse.
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Grumpy Gareth the feisty ferret caught the attention of BBC on Jan. 10, 2014, reporting staff at Woodside animal sanctuary in Plymouth, England, are at a loss trying to adopt the wily weasel. (BBC/Screengrab)

We are worried for Gareth the ferret.

We're concerned he may never find his "forever" home, after the BBC brought his sad story to light, but also dubbed him “Grumpy Gareth.”

Unfortunately, Gareth has to go soon since he’s blocking the adoption of 11 other ferrets (who are unfailingly well-behaved, no doubt).

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Glow-in-the-dark pigs created by scientists, just because

Pig embryos were injected with DNA from a jellyfish to get the effect.
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The things we do for you humans. (YouTube/Screengrab)

Chinese scientists have created glow-in-the-dark pigs - yes, you read that right.

South China Agricultural University researchers swapped in DNA from a jellyfish to make the glowing pigs that turn green under black fluorescent lights.

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Caterpillars use bad breath to ward off enemies

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology in Germany found that the tobacco hornworm, a type of caterpillar, uses the nicotine in its breath to keep enemies away.
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Need a mint? (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)

Animals use sharp claws, big teeth and even camouflage to ward off their predators but researchers found that one creature uses something rather unique, its breath.

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Santa Claus' Vegas home burns to the ground on Christmas

Luckily neither Santa nor anyone else was at home at 2 am when the 45-foot tree caught fire likely due to faulty wiring.
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Christmas tree burns down Santa Claus' home in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Images)
Santa Claus' Las Vegas home was burned to the ground early Christmas Day.
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Young man's private, pirate fantasy island could be bulldozed

The problem is he didn't get permission from local authorities to create the five-building complex.
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The owner may have to walk the plank. (The Master Wishmakers/Screengrab)
A British millionaire who built his fantasy pirate island in a rural part of England may have his dream torn down by local authorities.
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Los Angeles women sentenced to 180 days in jail for calling 911 hotline 400 times

Linette Young was convicted on 12 counts of annoying 911 calls and 13 counts of making a false emergency report.
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A woman uses an Apple iPhone. (AFP/Getty Images)
"This conviction is part of our work to ensure that the public's lifeline is not abused," LA City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement.
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George Zimmerman painting sells for 100k on eBay

The patriotic 18-inch-by-24-inch oil painting of a blue American flag featuring a part of the Pledge of Allegiance, began at $0.99
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Zimmerman the artist. (Pool/AFP/Getty Images)

Bidding on eBay closed Saturday for an original oil painting by George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager.

The final bid? An astounding $100,099.99.

The patriotic 18-inch-by-24-inch oil painting of a blue American flag featuring a part of the Pledge of Allegiance, began at $0.99, rising in price rapidly over the last week.

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Texting via vodka vapors - the new drunk texting

A fan was used to propel the alcoholic vapors that were shot out of a spray bottle.
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To drink or to text. (David Silverman/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists in Canada may have reinvented the meaning of a drunk text.

Researchers at York University in Toronto have used the vapors from vodka to send text messages to each other.

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