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  • Stanley the toy train floats in space. (YouTube)Ron Fugelseth and his four-year-old son Jayden are enjoying a bit of Internet fame after the duo launched Jayden's toy train, Stanley, into the stratosphere.

    Fugelseth said he was inspired to launch his son's prized toy after seeing a similar video using a Lego figure. "I figured if two high school kids can send a Lego man to space, then I, as a grown man, can make Stanley [go] to space," Fugelseth told the Oakland Tribune.

    Using a weather balloon and Flip camera, Fugelseth attached the train to the end of a pole. The co-owner and creative director of Oxygen Productions Inc., a California-based motion graphics and film production studio, Fugelseth said his biggest concern was losing the train on its eventual descent to Earth. He entitled the project "A Toy Train in Space."

    Watch the full video of Stanley's space adventure:

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  • Tyller Myers inside his truck before the accident (Facebook)Authorities say a young driver from Norwalk, Ohio, who died in a traffic accident may have been stealing stop signs shortly before his death.

    The Norwalk Reflector reports that 19-year-old Tyller Myers was killed after he ran a stop sign in his Ford F-150 pickup truck and was struck by a tractor-trailer, according to police.

    And when police began investigating the accident, they found three stop signs inside Myers' truck, which Sgt. Jason Demuth said had been stolen from intersections along the route Myers had been traveling before his accident.

    While Myers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the driver of the tractor-trailer, Kevin Heter, was flown to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Investigating Trooper Tim Hoffman said Myers was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

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  • Jayme John Leon after his arrest (Multnomah County Courthouse)The unexpected inclusion of onions on a hamburger sent one Oregon man into what police called a McFury, which could not be alleviated even after he was offered a free replacement burger.

    The Oregonian reports that Jayme John Leon, 50, reportedly threw a soda in a McDonald's manager's face and smashed a cash register over the dispute.

    Leon walked into a local McDonald's on September 23 and ordered a quarter pounder burger without onions. But when he returned home, Leon discovered the burger was in fact topped with onions.

    When he called the restaurant to complain, Leon was told he was entitled not only to a refund but also to a free replacement burger.

    Leon reportedly ate the offending burger anyway but still showed up at the McDonald's demanding a refund and fresh burger.

    "Since he ate the quarter pounder, McDonald's would not refund his money, sending Mr. Leon into a McFury," Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham Police spokesman, told the paper.

    After tossing the drink and breaking the

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    Ukraine wants weapons, does not expect NATO intervention: envoy

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