Weird Wide Web
Anti-graffiti drones? German railways are trying them out
Germany's railways are testing small drones to help prevent graffiti on its trains.
Chinese teen condemned around the world for Ancient Egypt graffiti
Parents of the Chinese teen who scrawled his name on a Luxor fresco have apologized, after Internet users identified and shamed him.
Zambia man bites python that tried to kill him
Kelvin Katoka, a 25-year-old digger operator at a mine in northern Zambia, was latched onto by the giant snake during a break at work.
Two luxury melons in Japan sell for over $15,000 at auction
The buyer, a local fruit wholesaler, likely figures he can flip the luxurious fruits for even more.
Canada's new money smells like maple syrup, Canadians say (VIDEO)
One redeeming quality of the new money is that it may smell like maple syrup when you scratch it.
Emma Way apologizes for bragging about nearly killing cyclist
Emma Way says she's sorry for her tweet boasting about knocking a cyclist off his bike.
Man arrested on suspicion of eating his grandmother
A man from the French Riviera has been accused of eating part of his 95-year-old grandma.
Pedro Portugal, Ecuadorean businessman, found in New York after kidnapping
Police have rescued an Ecuadorean businessman who was held hostage for a month while captors asked for $3 million ransom.
Vietnam will allow the purchase of "quiet" fireworks
Firecrackers that produce noise but don't explode may be permitted for the 2014 Lunar New Year in Vietnam, a nation that has outlawed their use.
Valery Giscard d'Estaing: Former French president attacked by panda
Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing revealed Thursday that he was once attacked by a panda when the animal jumped on him at a zoo.
Hello Kitty factory remains open in Aleppo
Iraq's demand for Hello Kitty products has convinced company officials to keep a factory open in war-torn Syria.
Florida man pocket dials 911, accidentally reveals murder plot
Police arrested a Florida man on first-degree murder charges Tuesday after he allegedly pocket dialed 911 and accidentally revealed his plot to murder another man.
Pickpocket in Colombia smashed by bus while escaping (VIDEO)
The harrowing incident was caught by security cameras and shows the man trying to tear the purse from the woman's arms before he's struck.
In search of ghosts, Australia man catches girlfriend and teen son in sexual act
The Tasmanian man had set up a camcorder in his kitchen to catch what he thought were ghosts roaming his home.
Jose Canseco under investigation for rape; tweets about accuser
Canseco then went on to tweet his apparent accuser's name, phone number and even a photo of her in a bikini.
Racing pigeon Bolt sells for a record $400,000
A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt was sold on Tuesday to a Chinese businessman for a record $400,000.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford avoids questions about video purporting to show him smoking crack cocaine
The 90-second cellphone video that appears to show Ford, sitting in a chair, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe.
Gospel singer sues McDonald's after swallowing piece of glass in chicken sandwich
Jacqueline Simpson claims a stray shard of glass in a McDonald's chicken sandwich damaged her vocal chords and left her sounding like a man.
Waitress receives $1,000 tip on $60.42 meal for dream trip to Italy
A waitress who mentioned to a first-time customer that it was her dream to go to Italy was left with a surprise $1,000 tip.
Longest python ever caught in Florida killed by local resident
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed that the snake was killed 10 days ago by local resident Jason Leon.
Cell phone thief hit by bus (VIDEO)
A man was struck by a bus after he got distracted robbing a woman.
Filippino boy has 300 characters in his name thanks to dad
Three children from a Filippino family have 585 characters in their names between them.
‘Crazy ants’ from Latin America invading US (VIDEO)
An invasive species of ant from Argentina and Brazil is killing off other ant species in the southern United States, University of Texas researchers say.
Aimee Copeland, flesh-eating bacteria victim, receives 2 bionic hands (VIDEO)
Already she can sign her name, chop vegetables and flat iron her hair using the hands.
San Francisco bacon restaurant forced to close over smell (VIDEO)
The San Francisco restaurant Bacon Bacon had to close down after neighbors complained about the bacon smell.
Mysterious anteater birth without a mate
An anteater fell pregnant and gave birth at a US zoo despite having no contact with the only male anteater.
Mars rover Opportunity breaks US off-planet driving record
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has broken the US record for distance driven on another planet.
Australian politician attacked by kangaroo in Canberra
Shane Rattenbury says the kangaroo attack happened while he was on a morning jog.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine video surfaces
Gawker broke the news that the video existed and the website's editor John Cook made the trip to Toronto to see it firsthand.
Man finds winning $4.85 million lottery ticket in cookie jar
Ricardo Cerezo, of Illinois, said he accumulated 11 lottery tickets in the cookie jar for a rainy day.
Craigslist adoption attempt gets woman arrested
Stephanie Redus, a Texas mom, faces criminal charges for placing a Craigslist ad asking strangers to adopt her three-year-old son.