Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. What would you ask Cook if you were the winning bidder? (Kevork Djansezian/AFP/Getty Images)
Kenyan police look at mock coffins left by members of Kenya Ni Kwetu (Kenya Is Ours) outside parliament on June 28, 2012 after taking to the streets of Nairobi with the aim of protesting the culture of impunity by members of parliament. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)
"I was the first to notice Mr Zanthe’s moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body."
Czech new-elected President Milos Zeman (C) speaks during a press conference on January 26, 2013 in Prague, after the result of the second round of the Presidential elections. Czechs chose outspoken veteran leftist Milos Zeman, an ex-premier, as their new president in the runoff of the EU republic's first direct election. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)
The word news most often conjures up visions of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the troubled global economy, a political crisis in Washington, erupting volcanoes and devastating earthquakes. But as we all know, there is far more to news than that. Indeed, it’s often the wacky, weird, offbeat and sometimes off-color stories that can most intrigue and fascinate us. Those stories can range from changing astrological signs to lost pyramids in Egypt but in their essence they all cast new light on the shared human condition in all of its wild diversity.