Mystery meat: Was woolly mammoth really on the menu?

World Feb 4, 2016

Mystery meat: Was woolly mammoth really on the menu?

When members of the Explorers Club gathered for their lavish annual dinner in New York City in 1951, one account said they feasted on meat from a prehistoric woolly mammoth that had been preserved in a glacier. The banquet menu, meanwhile, said the long-extinct mystery ...

World Mar 5, 2015

World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because one ...

World / Offbeat Jan 6, 2015

Arizona Department of Transportation comes clean on sasquatch pic

A photo posted on Facebook depicting what Arizona officials said may have been a family of sasquatches, attracting hundreds of comments from skeptics and believers alike, was just a joke, authorities said Monday. The Arizona Department of Transportation said there was no mystery about the ...

World / Crime & Legal Oct 23, 2014

U.K. man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling ...

World / Crime & Legal Jun 25, 2014

KFC probes whether child's ejection claim a scam

Fried-chicken chain KFC said a franchised restaurant in Mississippi has hired an investigator to look into claims that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and her family to leave because her facial disfigurement disturbed customers. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said the company is concerned that ...

U.K. buyer's Chagall painting may be burned as a fake

World Feb 4, 2014

U.K. buyer's Chagall painting may be burned as a fake

When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authentic work by Marc Chagall. But not only did the Chagall Committee declare the painting a forgery, it said Lang's painting ...