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Video Tip: How to Create a Fool-Proof Abstract Pet Portrait

I love this project because it's not only a completely adorable (and a little bit silly) gift idea this holiday season, but it's insanely fool-proof to do. If you've ever tried a Paint-By-Number project as a kid, you can just as easily follow this tutorial from Hands On Crafts for Kids. Grab a picture of your pet or a loved one's pet, and create a frameable piece of art! (Note: Since this video is sponsored by Sakura Color Products, they might seem to be pushing the Sakura brand pastels, but don't feel obligated! Any oil pastels of any kind should work. If you're not looking to invest in pastels too much, Cray-Pas might be a more affordable option.)
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A Canadian man plead guilty in Michigan federal court earlier this week after being tried for smuggling dozens of live turtles across the US-Canadian border - in his pants. Kai Xu, a 27-year-old University of Waterloo student, was stopped by the Canada Border Services Agency as he attempted to make his way into Ontario last August. According to court documents, Xu was stopped when an active officer "noticed irregularly shaped bulges under Xuโ€™s sweatpants on both his legs." It was then when authorities found 41 live snapping turtles strapped to his legs and an extra 10 secured between his thighs. (Which is a little too close for comfort, if you ask me.) Among the 51 turtles confiscated, the agency was able to find several North American varieties, including eastern box turtles, red-eared sliders, and diamondback terrapins - many of which sell for as much as $800 each. Allegedly, Xu would routinely order these turtles online, ship them to America, cross the border to pick them up, and then ship them within Canada and overseas to China. As it's currently illegal to export wildlife from the United States, Xu could serve up to 10 years in prison for his crime. The turtles remain in government possession, and so far, reports have yet to detail what will happen to them next. I, however, hope that they are inspired by the fight for justice and dedicate the rest of their lives to taking down bad guys with impressive ninja-like agility. (Yes, all 51 of them.) What do you guys think? Does Xu deserve 10 years in prison? Do the turtles deserve a group trip to Disney World? Let me know in the comments below, and feel free to follow my WTF Street Journal collection for some more really weird stuff.