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Thin air, after an unknown buyer paid $18,350 for “Io Sono [I Am],” an “invisible sculpture” by Italian artist Salvatore Garau. The artist, 67, described the sculpture as a “density of thoughts,” but said in quantum physics even empty space is “full of energy.” Dog love, after 17-year-old Hailey Morinico of California charged a huge brown bear that was menacing her four barking dogs and pushed it off her backyard wall. “I didn’t know I had it in me, to be honest,” Morinico said. “Who in their right mind pushes a bear?” Karma, after a boatful of Memorial Day revelers on Washington state’s Moses Lake shouted slurs and gave the finger to another boat that was flying Gay Pride flags. Minutes later, the harassers’ boat exploded, and they swam to the other boat to be rescued while shouting “Help us!”

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