World Topics

Dec 26, 2015

British astronaut Tim Peake calls wrong number from space

Anyone can dial a wrong number, but few do so from outer space. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology on Christmas Day from the International Space Station after calling a wrong number. He wrote “I’d like to apologize to the lady I just ...

Dime-nail to be auctioned

Dec 20, 2015

Dime-nail to be auctioned

Is it a dime, or is it a nail? In probably one of the oddest items to come to the world of coin collecting, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions has announced the sale of a Roosevelt dime that was accidentally — some say deliberately — struck ...

Dec 20, 2015

Cops in Georgia hand out cash

Sheriff’s deputies in a central Georgia county have been surprising motorists, some of whom expect a ticket. Instead, they have gotten $100 bills. The Telegraph reports that Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick gave officers 54 $100 bills to hand out randomly over three ...

Dec 19, 2015

Scarf-wearing cheetah reported on the loose in snowy western Canada

Canadian conservation officials and federal police were on the lookout Friday for a cheetah wearing a bright orange scarf and wandering through the snow-covered outback. The big African cat was spotted crossing a highway near Creston, British Columbia, on Thursday by a motorist who ...

Dec 17, 2015

Bad English teeth a myth, 'Austin Powers' study finds

A long-standing stereotype that English people have terrible teeth was busted on Thursday as a light-hearted study revealed that U.S. citizens do not have better oral health than English people. English characters with yellowed and crooked smiles have long been a stock joke in ...

Dec 14, 2015

Insects used in exotic dishes served up at Indian food festival

Welhite Naro proudly proffers his fried spiders and grilled crickets along with a somewhat less exotic dish of millet and squash — a small sample of the disappearing delicacies of India’s remote northeast. Naro is a farmer from Nagaland, one of the eight states ...

Dec 12, 2015

Body left for science slips out of van on Texas road

An elderly woman’s body donated to a medical research lab was discovered on the side of a north Texas road after falling through the back window of a transport van, police said on Friday. The mortuary van carrying the body of Nell Joseph, 79, ...

Sexy Santa heats up Mexico's Christmas

Dec 12, 2015

Sexy Santa heats up Mexico's Christmas

Some women want to sit in his lap, but others are appalled by his “hipster” look. One thing is for sure — a department store’s fashionable “Mr. Claus” is heating Christmas up in Mexico. The upmarket Palacio de Hierro has caused a social media ...

Teen tests fire-spitting, turkey-roasting drone

Dec 10, 2015

Teen tests fire-spitting, turkey-roasting drone

A young Connecticut man has cooked up a flame-throwing drone that roasts turkeys, but his latest foray into unmanned flight has drawn the attention of the law — again. Austin Haughwout, 19, made headlines last year when a young woman attacked him for using ...