Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Dec 15, 2014

Two U.S. babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

Two U.S. babies were born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14. Seven-pound, 14-ounce (3.53-kg) Hazel Grace was born on Saturday morning to Leisha Campbell and Shawn Zimmerman at Cleveland’s Fairview Hospital. Her family already knew she’d be born on Saturday’s special date. ...

Dec 14, 2014

Sex romp in Moscow metro prompts security checks

Moscow’s aging Soviet metro system became the unlikely scene for sexual antics as a thrill-seeking young couple crept into a tunnel and made love on the tracks last week. The metro ordered an urgent security sweep on Friday after what appeared to be the ...

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

Dec 14, 2014

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

An overamorous Dutchman became a home-wrecker — literally — when a crane he was using to have himself lowered into his girlfriend’s garden for a marriage proposal fell through the neighbor’s roof. The unnamed man hired a crane in the central town of Ijsselstein ...

Dec 11, 2014

Hobbit fans drop plan for Tolkien evil eye in Moscow

A group of Russian designers on Wednesday scrapped a planned light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye in J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy novels after the Russian Orthodox Church protested. The group had planned to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st ...

Dec 11, 2014

Healing tunes: What surgeons should and shouldn't play at work

Almost three quarters of surgeons’ operating theaters have music playing when patients go under the knife, according to study in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Around 80 percent of theater staffers say music boosts communication between team members, reduces stress levels ...

Dec 6, 2014

First dedicated nude beach opens near Rio

Pedro Ribeiro lives just one block away from Copacabana Beach, one of the world’s most celebrated stretches of golden sand. But almost every weekend he drives nearly three hours to soak up the sun on his own terms — in the buff. Following a ...

Dec 3, 2014

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper ...

Nov 30, 2014

When pigs fly? Not on U.S. Airways

This was a pig that truly could not fly. It was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after crew members determined it had become disruptive, Laura Masvidal, a spokeswoman for the carrier’s parent, American Airlines, said Friday. The ...