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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 ...

Dec 9, 2015

Fleeing burglar killed by gator in Florida lake: police

A 3.5 meter- (11-foot-)long alligator killed a burglary suspect who apparently jumped into a Florida lake to evade arrest, police said on Tuesday. Police said Matthew Riggins, 22, went missing on Nov. 13, after telling his girlfriend that he planned to go to the ...

Dec 6, 2015

Teen named Bud Weisser arrested over Budweiser brewery trespass

St. Louis police reportedly arrested a teenager named Bud Weisser — for allegedly trespassing at a Budweiser brewery. The 19-year-old was arrested after officers responded to reports of an altercation between the brewery’s security officer and a suspect, NBC News and other U.S. media ...

Copacabana beach residents take issue with risque sand sculptures

Dec 4, 2015

Copacabana beach residents take issue with risque sand sculptures

Sand sculptures of curvaceous, full-bottomed women on Copacabana beach may be one of Rio de Janeiro’s wackier tourist attractions, but now they’re under fire from a resident’s association claiming the risque creations promote prostitution. Jassim Al-Alawadhi was one of several tourists stopping to take ...

Dec 2, 2015

Canadian smuggler with turtles in pants pleads guilty in U.S.

A Canadian man caught at a border crossing with 51 turtles taped to his body pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling or attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 of the reptiles out of southeastern Michigan. Kai Xu, 27, would order turtles online and travel to ...

Dec 1, 2015

Size matters: Stockholm clinic launches penis measuring tape

Forget reassurances to insecure teens: a Stockholm youth health clinic is handing out special measuring tapes to young men and asking them to size up their penises, it said on Monday. The clinic, which caters to youth up to age 23, said the initiative ...

Nov 29, 2015

Brazilian police hunt copter-stealing Santa Claus

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. The thief rented the aircraft late Friday from an air taxi service at the Campo Marte airport in Sao Paulo for a Black ...

Aussie police rush to scene of killing, find dead spider

Nov 27, 2015

Aussie police rush to scene of killing, find dead spider

Piercing screaming and shouts of “I’m going to kill you” prompted Australian police to rush to a Sydney home at 2 a.m., only to find an embarrassed man and a large spider. New South Wales’s police said officers raced to the apartment in the ...