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'Screaming Mummy' displayed in Egypt museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the "Screaming Mummy," of the son of a pharaoh who may have been hanged for plotting his father's murder. Dubbed "the unknown man E," the mummy which is not usually exhibited appears to be of a man who died an agonizing death. Egypt's ...

/ Feb 21, 2018

German newspaper gets dog registered as a Social Democrat

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced on Tuesday to declare that a 3-year-old dog called Lima would not be allowed to vote with party members on a coalition deal with Angela Merkel's conservatives, despite joining the party. The top-selling Bild daily splashed a photo of ...

Modern-day Mowgli: Indian toddler forges bond with monkeys

/ Dec 22, 2017

Modern-day Mowgli: Indian toddler forges bond with monkeys

He is still too young to talk, but a 2-year-old Indian boy has become a modern-day Mowgli and a subject of local intrigue after befriending a gang of langur monkeys. Samarth Bangari's unusual friendship was discovered when the youngster was spotted alone in his village ...

/ Dec 17, 2017

Vatican returns shrunken head of tribal warrior to Ecuador

The Vatican museum has returned a shrunken head to Ecuador, relinquishing the wizened cranium of an Amazon warrior nearly 100 years after it was taken by a missionary. The boneless head — which belonged to the Shuar indigenous people — was handed over during Ecuadorian ...

SpaceX's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space

/ Dec 7, 2017

SpaceX's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space

SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket launches for the first time next month. Many wondered if Musk was joking last week when he tweeted his ...

Finnish bakery launches bread made from crushed crickets

/ Nov 24, 2017

Finnish bakery launches bread made from crushed crickets

Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer on Thursday launched what it called the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores. The bread, made from flour ground from dried crickets as well as wheat flour and seeds, contains more protein than ...