The biggest what? Dubai seeks glory in obscure world records

Sep 6, 2016

The biggest what? Dubai seeks glory in obscure world records

The 6,148 whiskey shots perched atop glasses of energy drink waited for the push that might send them tumbling into the record books — just another night in Dubai, and another chance to make a certain kind of history. Superlatives like “the world’s biggest” ...

Aug 31, 2016

A Vladimir Putin is arrested in Florida

Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket — no, not that Vladimir Putin. Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a downtown Publix supermarket on Aug. 21. Putin was screaming ...

Aug 30, 2016

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for five days

A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word “scapegoat” when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days. The nearly 1-ton horse named Budweiser, who goes by “Buddy,” was safely wrangled back into ...

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

Aug 13, 2016

Cuban rolls record 90-meter cigar ahead of Castro's 90th birthday

A Cuban cigar-maker broke his own record on Friday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, dedicating the 90-meter (295-foot) smoke to Fidel Castro ahead of the retired leader’s 90th birthday. Castro, who took power in Cuba’s 1959 revolution and ruled for nearly half a ...

Aug 10, 2016

Chinese man finds he is officially dead due to ID mix-up

A Chinese man applying for a certificate of no criminal record had his request denied when police told him he was dead, having been executed a decade ago for kidnapping, a report said. The man, a resident of the southern metropolis of Guangzhou surnamed ...

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Aug 8, 2016

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Prime Minister Hun Sen says his growing potbelly is getting in the way of his golf swing. Hun Sen, who is known for his casual comments, went off track while addressing a Facebook comment on his health. He said someone had reposted on Facebook ...

Jun 14, 2016

With flag gaffe, Facebook accidentally says Philippines is at war

In what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for the Philippines’ Independence Day, Facebook has apologized for accidentally declaring the country is in a state of war. The social media giant greeted Filipinos with a “Happy Independence Day” on Sunday with a ...

Jun 11, 2016

Rancher on horseback lassos bike thief in Oregon

A rancher jumped on his horse Friday morning and lassoed a man who was trying to steal a bicycle in the parking lot of an Oregon Wal-Mart, police said. Robert Borba was at the Eagle Point store loading dog food and a camping tent ...

Seagull masala? Bird falls in vat of curry, turns orange

Jun 11, 2016

Seagull masala? Bird falls in vat of curry, turns orange

Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in Wales. The gull was likely scavenging for food when it became stuck in the thick sauce on Monday. The bird was rescued and ...