Oct 17, 2014

Australian gets spider removed from stomach

An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed into his body and survived there for three days before being removed. Dylan Maxwell was on vacation on the Indonesian island of Bali when the tiny creature borrowed through a small ...

Oct 17, 2014

American sues over pink panty anguish

An American man who underwent a colonoscopy and woke up wearing pink women’s underwear is suing for emotional distress, mental anguish and loss of earnings, according to court papers. The plaintiff, named in local media as 32-year-old Andrew Walls, has demanded a trial by ...

Oct 17, 2014

British family shocked at text from dead grandmother

A British family were shocked to receive a text message apparently from their dead grandmother, who had been buried with her phone three years earlier. Lesley Emerson died aged 59 in 2011, and was buried with some of her favorite things including her mobile ...

Oct 17, 2014

Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish. The reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook Nigel, ...

Oct 15, 2014

Gun-slinging patrolwoman chases off polar bear at Alaskan home

A gun-slinging Alaskan wildlife manager chased off a massive polar bear that broke into an 81-year-old’s house in a remote community to feast on a drum of seal oil, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Armed with a 12-gauge shotgun and nonlethal firecracker slugs, officer ...

Oct 15, 2014

Remorseful robber waits for police after Washington state heist

A suspected robber with a guilty conscience walked out of a Washington state bank with stolen cash on Tuesday, then waited outside the building for police to arrest him, police said. The 64-year-old man walked into a Banner Bank branch in Bellingham and handed ...

Abandoned lion cub nursed by sheepdog at Polish zoo

Oct 10, 2014

Abandoned lion cub nursed by sheepdog at Polish zoo

A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a ...

Old toilets become London cafes

Oct 9, 2014

Old toilets become London cafes

With spiraling land prices turning even the darkest corners of London into potential gold mines, the city’s forgotten spaces — including 19th-century public toilets — are blossoming into restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Many Victorian urinals remained abandoned for decades after World War II. But ...

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Oct 9, 2014

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Pink Floyd’s first studio album in two decades will be without estranged ex-member Roger Waters, but one vocalist from the last record is staying on: physicist Stephen Hawking. Song credits leaked onto the Internet of Pink Floyd’s “The Endless River” — one of the ...

Oct 5, 2014

Man floating in bubble rescued by U.S. Coast Guard

A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating “Hydro Pod” was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick ...