Police View 40,000 Dumb Party Photos to Guess Cause of Fire

Sometimes cell phone cameras and portable digital video cameras can turn innocent bystanders into a police investigator's best friend. But in the case of a dorm room fire at a party at NYU, the partygoers' documentation helped as much as it hindered the investigation. After sifting through 40,000 images and videos of young women making out, posing with goofy sexy faces, and people drawing penis pictures on a passed out student's face, police finally determined that the fire was caused by a dropped, lit cigarette. (Seriously, enough with the goofy sexy faces!)

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