Feb 6, 2016

Throwing sex toys gives New Zealand a bad image, premier says

Throwing dildos makes New Zealand look bad and is an “appalling way” to behave on the country’s national day, Prime Minister John Key said Saturday, angered by an attack on a senior government minister. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce was hit in the face ...

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Feb 3, 2016

U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog renowned for his ability to forecast the onset of spring, did not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Tuesday morning, predicting an early spring. Phil’s prediction came at about 7:25 a.m. and was met with cheers ...

Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Jan 30, 2016

Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? The “child angel” dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. They occupy a niche somewhere between Buddhist amulets, which are beloved by ...

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

Jan 23, 2016

In obituary, Pittsburgh man's sons ask mourners not to vote for Trump

A Pittsburgh chiropractor’s obituary is asking people not to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in lieu of sending flowers. Jason Brown tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he and his brother decided to include the line in their father’s obituary after recalling one published ...

Jan 23, 2016

China punishes man who altered headline to 'two-wife' policy

A Chinese man was detained after he altered an image of a newspaper front page to add a headline declaring the official adoption of a “two-wife” policy, a joke on the country’s new “two-child” policy, the state-owned Yangjiang Daily said Friday. The newspaper from ...

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

Jan 20, 2016

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media. A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, ...

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 ...