Feb 15, 2017

Cat lost in Austria turns up in the Netherlands

Six months after her cat ran away, a woman in the Netherlands is looking forward to a reunion — in an Austrian village 950 kilometers (600 miles) away. Austrian state broadcaster ORF reports that Pepper recently turned up in Aschbach-Markt, west of Vienna. She ...

Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish

Feb 7, 2017

Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish

An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized due to old age, the popular tourist attraction announced Monday. Granddad, who was 4-foot-long and weighed 25 pounds, had stopped eating and started showing signs of ...

Trump, Kim lookalikes take Hong Kong by surprise

Jan 25, 2017

Trump, Kim lookalikes take Hong Kong by surprise

It is a scene unlikely ever to become reality — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugging and leaning in for a kiss on the bustling streets of Hong Kong. The lookalikes of the controversial leaders turned heads and ...

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

Jan 9, 2017

It's gonna be huge: China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster. The five-meter (16-foot) fowls sport the distinctive golden mane of the U.S. president-elect and mimic his signature hand gestures with their tiny wings. Cartoon figures ...

Jan 4, 2017

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. “There are small friends …ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone,” Queen ...

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 ...

Bikini-clad models surround fake Trump in New York stunt

Oct 26, 2016

Bikini-clad models surround fake Trump in New York stunt

A Donald Trump impersonator appeared Tuesday outside New York’s Trump Tower accompanied by two bikini-clad models, causing a stir in a staged promotional event for a British artist. British photographer Alison Jackson became famous for using body doubles of famous people and setting them ...