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My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

/ Dec 22, 2016

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

A new fad that has people hiding out in IKEA stores overnight and walking out the next morning has left the Swedish retailer less than amused.In Europe, pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of Bram Geirnaert and Florian Van Hecke, two ...

Scientists sniff out answer to 'asparagus pee' mystery

/ Dec 15, 2016

Scientists sniff out answer to 'asparagus pee' mystery

Scientists have sniffed out the reason why some people think their pee has a pungent, disagreeable smell after eating asparagus while others do not — it is due to their genes.French novelist Marcel Proust once fancifully described the smell as “transforming my humble chamber ...

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

/ Dec 13, 2016

Python eats wallaby on Australian golf course

A routine round of golf has taken a uniquely Australian turn with stunned players finding a giant python wrestling with a wallaby on a fairway.Robert Willemse was on the 17th hole at the Paradise Palms course in Cairns in north Queensland on Saturday when ...

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

/ Nov 19, 2016

Pheasant-elect: Bird with Trump's quiff draws crowds in China

A pheasant has become a star attraction at a Chinese safari park after visitors said its golden head feathers resembled U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s famous blond quiff.A picture of a 5-year-old golden pheasant called “Little Red” went viral this week after a journalist from ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

/ Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, “Paranormal Investigator” embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna’s central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to “Rock Me Amadeus” singer Falco.Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ghostly ...

/ Sep 29, 2016

Israeli archeologists find taboo toilet at ancient Jewish shrine

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Wednesday, evidence that a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there.King Hezekiah deliberately defiled the eighth century B.C. shrine at the door to the ...