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  • A man holds a handful of gold dust found inside a California home in November. (CBS13)Police in Missouri are trying to determine if hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold dust missing from a Pfizer medical research lab was stolen or simply misplaced.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police in Chesterfield began their investigation after the gold dust turned up missing during an annual inventory of the lab. Pfizer Inc. had purchased the gold dust for $700,000 in 2011 to be used for research.

    And while small amounts of gold dust may technically be light, it's unlikely that a light breeze blew away the entire supply. The Dispatch notes that $700,000 in gold dust would weigh between 30 and 70 pounds.

    "We're not even sure if they just didn't account for it and it was used naturally, or if it was stolen or misplaced," said police Capt. Steven Lewis. "Some of it is gone and some isn't."

    Pfizer said it's cooperating with law enforcement on the investigation. "We are taking this matter very seriously and working closely with local law enforcement authorities," reads a

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  • New Mexico police say this pistol was found in a case of frozen meat. (via KRQE-TV)UFOs aren't the only unexplained oddity happening in Roswell these days. A worker at an Albertsons grocery store in the New Mexico city found a loaded pistol inside a package of frozen meat.

    So far, law enforcement officials tell local affiliate KRQE-TV that they have no idea where the gun came from. The Albertsons employee turned over the .38 Super, which was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition.

    "I have personally never heard of this," Sgt. Jim Preston of the Roswell Police Department told the station.

    Police say the frozen meat came from the Swift meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo., and is dated June 8, 2011.

    "We could speculate on a lot of things," Preston said. "It could have been someone just dropped it there, or it could have been something that someone put in there trying to hide it for 100 different reasons."

    Both Colorado and New Mexico police say the gun has not been reported stolen. Unfortunately, the Albertsons employee wiped down the gun before handing it over, meaning

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  • Child joins street singer, steals the show

    Parents always have extreme confidence in their kids' talents. But here's the surprise: The kid is good and actually outshines the singer in the video.

    It's a mystery how this adorable child bundled up in a stroller ended up joining a street performer in a duet. But the toddler can belt out a tune and, thanks to the video filmed by Kamil Litwinowicz, is now catching the attention of the Web.

    Someone, probably dad, is seen at the beginning of the clip positioning the stroller next to the singer, who is performing on the main square in Krakow, Poland. He then walks off camera to enjoy the show, which quickly becomes a duet—and a Web hit.

    Even though the tyke doesn't know the words to the operatic melody—they come out as basically "goo goo ga ga"—the kid is in tune and even overshadows the professional.

    The video of the child's musical stylings, posted on Dec. 2, have hit a high note, with more than 620,000 views on YouTube.

    Next time we'd like to see this budding crooner team up with

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