The 37-storey 'Walkie Talkie' skyscraper in London's financial district has been renamed the 'Walkie Scorchie' after claims that sunlight reflected from the glass building melted cars parked below. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Developers are investigating claims that light reflected from the 37-storey glass building warped cars and set fire to a doormat.
A homeless man named Bob waits for donations from passing motorists on October 11, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey. South Carolina's capital, Columbia, recently made a plan to ban homeless people from its downtown area because of fears they will prevent the city from becoming an economic hotspot. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
The homeless currently gather daily near a downtown parking lot as they wait for shelters to open. Business owners in the city have complained that they have been swearing at people as they pass by and that they make the area feel unsafe.
Police were searching a northern Australia river for the body of a 24-year-old swimmer snatched by a crocodile during a birthday party along the banks of the Mary River on Aug. 24, 2013. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Police are searching a northern Australian river for the body of a swimmer snatched by a crocodile during a birthday party.
A Chicago woman has settled $105,000 parking fine after her car was abandoned at O'Hare International Airport in 2009. A pedestrian overpass at O'Hare International Airport on February 1, 2006 in Chicago. (Getty Images)
The car had gathered 678 parking tickets before it was finally towed last year.
Nine-year-old cousins Rose Powell, left, and Flame Brewer wing-walk over Rendcomb airfield in Gloucestershire, England, on Aug. 21, 2013 in an attempt to become the world's youngest formation wing-walkers. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The girls were strapped to two vintage Boeing Stearman biplanes as they flew to heights of 500 feet at up to 100 miles per hour.
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.