Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

May 30, 2015

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

It is an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor’s life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego blocks. The exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo marks the 200th anniversary of the famous battle ...

May 30, 2015

Stool pigeon? India seizes bird over spying fears

Indian police said Friday they had detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarized border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. Police said they had X-rayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious ...

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

May 24, 2015

Designer creates 'furniture farm' in rural England

Deep in the English countryside, rows of trees are being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape with years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lamp shades and other items such as mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a ...

Woman, 65, adds quadruplets to 13 kids

May 24, 2015

Woman, 65, adds quadruplets to 13 kids

A 65-year-old German woman, who already had 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday. Annegret Raunigk had three boys, named Dries, Bence and Fjonn, and one girl, Neeta, who were ...

May 24, 2015

'Kingdom of Enclava' moves to new home on Croatian-Serbian border

The world’s youngest micro-nation, the self-proclaimed “Kingdom of Enclava,” on Saturday announced it will settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory. “We cease all activities related to the establishment ...

May 21, 2015

Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

Google Maps has apologized after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, with the description of “iconic home of America’s president.” The incident surfaced after users noticed that searches combining a racial slur and the word “house” took people to ...

May 21, 2015

Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife: report

Johnny Depp has reportedly stormed off the Australian set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” to return to the United States to be with wife Amber Heard. The superstar actor is meant to be shooting scenes as swashbuckling Captain Jack ...

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

May 15, 2015

Art collector leaves NY waitresses $100,000

A longtime patron at a New York steak house chalked up a surprising addition to his final tab: $100,000, given to his favorite waitress and her niece. Maureen Donohue-Peters, 53, got a call from a lawyer after Asian art collector Robert Ellsworth passed away, ...