Russian passengers help push plane stuck in ice

Nov 27, 2014

Russian passengers help push plane stuck in ice

In most countries, you may be asked to help push a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers came out of an airliner into bitter Arctic cold to help move it to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven ...

Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

Nov 22, 2014

Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear’s unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn’t get ...

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andes Mountains, some locals believe that putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from ...

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from the ...

Nov 18, 2014

Ex-porn star wears colander on head for U.S. driver's license photo

A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver’s license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the ...

Nov 14, 2014

Polish woman 'wakes up' in morgue 11 hours after being pronounced dead

Eleven hours after being declared dead at home, a 91-year-old Polish woman surprised morgue workers when she started moving, public television reported Thursday. Janina Kolkiewicz woke up inside a body bag in a cold chamber at the morgue in eastern Poland last Thursday, according ...

Nov 14, 2014

Ban the cowbell? Swiss farmers say 'udder nonsense'

Holy cow! A Swiss university has sparked ire by suggesting that cowbells — as emblematic of the Alpine country as chocolates, watches and Heidi — should be banned. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich said the traditionally heavy bells have ...

Nov 7, 2014

Man claims he allowed snake to 'eat' him for TV show

A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon set off an Internet stir Thursday after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. “I’m Paul Rosolie and I’m about to be the first person to ...