A pigeon stands at the rooftop of a building in Cairo 18 February 2006. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
The pigeon, named after Olympic gold-medalist Usain Bolt, is expected to be used for breeding more birds. Nine of the 10 most expensive pigeons sold at the auction were paid for by buyers from China or Taiwan.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford in happier times, waving the pan american flag during the Closing Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games at the Omnilife Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Dennis Grombkowski/AFP/Getty Images)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has avoided questions about a video purportedly showing him smoking crack cocaine.
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.