Sep 17, 2014

Austrian traffic cop has crap day

A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding, police said on Tuesday. A bucket containing the slurry exploded 3 meters from the officer after ...

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

Sep 17, 2014

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high-risk” brain surgery. The 10-year-old fish had a tumor protruding from its head, leaving his owner with two options: to have it operated on or have the fish put to ...

Sep 12, 2014

Sleeping burglar caught with loot

Talk about a heavy sleeper: Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after they began snapping pictures of him. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady ...

Aug 31, 2014

Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?

Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train every day between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along. Like Sasha, a growing number of ...

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

Aug 29, 2014

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds (kilograms) — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the ...

Aug 28, 2014

Shaun the sheep, when shorn, may turn out to be world's woolliest

Two Australian farmers may have found the world’s woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25-kg (55-pound) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record, currently held by New Zealand. Shaun the sheep was found on Sunday wandering in a country area near the town of Oatlands, ...

Aug 24, 2014

German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set as a sex prop in his apartment late at night. The court in Munich said Friday the unidentified man installed the “very old” ...

Aug 17, 2014

U.K. councils field queries on dragons, ghosts

Is your town safe from dragon attack? A list of the top 10 strangest questions posed by Freedom of Information Act petitioners was published Saturday by England’s Local Government Association. The group, which represents more than 350 councils, asked the public not to burden ...

Aug 17, 2014

Police called to investigate chicken crossing road

Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and they have no idea. Officers were dispatched last week to the Linnton district after a caller said a chicken was crossing a rush-hour highway, causing a traffic hazard. In a statement titled ...

Jul 9, 2014

U.S. man's potato salad crowd-funding effort takes off

A man who jokingly sought $10 to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has raised more than $37,000 from a crowd-funding Internet site. Zack “Danger” Brown, of Columbus, says he is now considering throwing a huge public potato-salad party with the ...