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Woman Swallows Engagement Ring In Sleep Thinking It Was All A Dream "I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water,” Jenna Evans recalled of her sleepwalking blunder.
Artist hopes gold toilet taken by 'Robin Hood' types The artist whose solid gold toilet was stolen from Britain's Blenheim Palace said he hoped it had been taken in a "Robin Hood-inspired action", as police scrambled Sunday to locate it. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan told the New York Times ...
If marathons weren't hard enough already: strap a tree to your back This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs.
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday.
Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home A gang of thieves on Saturday stole an 18-carat gold toilet from Britain's Blenheim Palace, police said, causing flooding that damaged the world-famous stately home. The fully-functioning toilet, dubbed "America", was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and estimated to ...
Cruel Food Brands Mangle Books For Meme Challenge. Readers Aren't Having It. Books are doused with milk and gummed up with Gushers. Publishers, readers, bookstores and libraries resist.
Cats, dolphins and one smart raven: the CIA's secret animal spies In early 1974, Do Da was top in espionage class, on the way to becoming a high-flying CIA agent: he handled himself better in the rough, carried heavier loads, and could brush off attackers. The bird was a central figure ...
India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia Sharing a name with one of Europe's most brutal dictators isn't a problem in his home country, but Indian politician MK Stalin admitted Friday it raised eyebrows on a visit to Russia. When I said 'Stalin' many people at the ...
Egyptian masseur plays with fire to ease muscle pain An Egyptian masseur plays with fire to relieve his clients' muscle pain at his spa in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbeya.
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts Two octopuses in Obira, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, have predicted the hosts of the Rugby World Cup will not progress from their pool when the tournament begins later this month.
2019 Ig Nobel Awards Honor Weirdest Science Discoveries Of Year This year’s winners included Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured out which nation has the yuckiest money and an Italian scientist who urges consumption of pizza for its health benefits.
Russia scraps robot Fedor after space odyssey It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks. There's nothing more for him to do there, he's completed his ...
Soldiers hospitalised as reindeer crashes Lapland wargames A reindeer that wandered into the middle of a military exercise in Lapland caused a pile-up of armoured vehicles with 12 soldiers rushed to hospital, the Finnish military said Wednesday. "A Pasi armoured personnel carrier crashed into the one in ...

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