Strange But True http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24833/all en The world's eight strangest sex remedies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/top-sex-remedies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The pill just celebrated its 50th birthday. You don't know the half of it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK — The 50th anniversary of the birth control pill — the ultimate remedy which revolutionized the dating and mating game forever — presents a good excuse to contemplate some of the less studied, but all the more intriguing remedies people use to improve their sex lives, from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/africa">Africa</a> to <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/china">China</a>, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/india">India</a>, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/japan">Japan</a>, Papua New Guinea and beyond.</p> <p>And they do so by any means possible: conception, contraception, erection or deception.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/top-sex-remedies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Strange But True Europe Middle East Offbeat Health Fri, 14 May 2010 21:19:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5550770 at http://www.globalpost.com Top 10 pro athletes charged with murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/100713/top-5-murderous-athletes-souza <p>From OJ Simpson to Oscar Pistorius, notable names to stand accused of murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/global/100713/top-5-murderous-athletes-souza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Asia-Pacific Strange But True Brazil Europe Culture & Lifestyle Tue, 13 Jul 2010 21:48:00 +0000 News Desk 5570274 at http://www.globalpost.com Wanderlust: Sex ed, in pictures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101105/sex-ed-tanzania <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101105/sex-ed-tanzania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Wanderlust Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Health Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:56:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5597484 at http://www.globalpost.com Wanderlust: the taxi queens of South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101213/wanderlust-taxi-queens-south-africa-aids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swapping sex for free rides to school? Some South African girls think it's a good deal. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia,Arial,'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 16px; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><em style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border-width: 0px; outline-width: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Editor&#39;s note: Wanderlust is a regular GlobalPost series on gl</em></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101213/wanderlust-taxi-queens-south-africa-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat South Africa Technology Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:13:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5604329 at http://www.globalpost.com Wanderlust: Penis worship in Bhutan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/asia/101227/penis-travel-bhutan <p>There is a spiritual foundation to all the phallic images in Bhutan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/asia/101227/penis-travel-bhutan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wanderlust Business Asia-Pacific Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Health Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5606154 at http://www.globalpost.com Wanderlust: Japan hugs it out, uneasily http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/110112/japan-sex-relationships <p>Hugging classes help Japanese men becoming more devoted husbands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/110112/japan-sex-relationships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wanderlust Asia-Pacific Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Japan Health Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:47:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5610055 at http://www.globalpost.com In shift, Taliban embrace new media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110521/twitter-taliban-afghanistan-war <p>KABUL, Afghanistan &ndash; The post was no more than 140 characters long, but for international media following the war in Afghanistan, it spoke volumes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110521/twitter-taliban-afghanistan-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Strange But True Culture & Lifestyle Sat, 21 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5646382 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korean artist turns talents on repressive regime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110711/north-korea-pop-art-kim-jong-il-propaganda <p>SEOUL &mdash; Song Byeok used to paint propaganda posters for the Kim regime. He had no idea the extent to which he was helping cover up atrocities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/110711/north-korea-pop-art-kim-jong-il-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Kim Jong Il North Korea Entertainment Strange But True Offbeat South Korea Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:31:00 +0000 Sebastian Strangio 5670125 at http://www.globalpost.com Is China 'buying' Egypt from the US? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120905/china-egypt-us-economy-aid-debt-morsi <p>CAIRO &mdash; The United States is suddenly competing for influence over its most stalwart ally in the Middle East. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi chose Beijing for his first official visit outside the Middle East and Africa last week and came back with unprecedented financial and political support from Chinese leader, Hu Jintao.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120905/china-egypt-us-economy-aid-debt-morsi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egypt after the Revolution World Leaders Diplomacy Emerging Markets Strange But True China Global Economy Political Risk United States Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5718224 at http://www.globalpost.com Hope for elephants: Retired circus elephants find new home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/121119/hope-elephants-retired-circus-elephants-find-new-home <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 20px;">Hope, Maine&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=hope+maine&amp;rlz=1C1CHFA_enUS487US487&amp;aq=f&amp;oq=hope+maine&amp;sugexp=chrome,mod=13&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8#hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;tbo=d&amp;rlz=1C1CHFA_enUS487US487&amp;sclient=psy-ab&amp;q=hope+maine+population&amp;oq=hope+maine+popul&amp;gs_l=serp.3.0.0i30.6277.7498.0.8208.6.5.0.1.1.0.311.1205.0j1j3j1.5.0.les%3Bernk_timediscountb..0.0...1c.1.gsDeE3b8pUs&amp;pbx=1&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&amp;fp=b4423d4e98640f7f&amp;bpcl=38625945&amp;biw=1920&amp;bih=828">has a population of 1,310</a>. And two elephants.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 20px;">The tiny coastal New England town recently became the home of Rosie and Opal, two 40-something retired circus elephants, who came to live and work with their old trainer, Dr. Jim Laurita.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/121119/hope-elephants-retired-circus-elephants-find-new-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strange But True Wildlife News Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:59:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5726539 at http://www.globalpost.com On US-Mexico border, Catholic nuns offer migrants rare sanctuary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121217/us-mexico-border-catholic-nuns-offer-migrants-rare-sanctuary <p><span style="line-height: 20px;">NOGALES, Mexico &mdash; El Comedor is a small concrete structure where Roman Catholic nuns of the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist welcome thousands of migrants deported from the United States back into Mexico through Nogales each year.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/121217/us-mexico-border-catholic-nuns-offer-migrants-rare-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A New Inquisition Strange But True World Religion Mexico United States Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:18:00 +0000 Kevin Douglas Grant 5729384 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenyan MPs award themselves lavish bonuses and benefits package http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/kenya/130111/kenyan-mps-vote-massive-benefits-package-end-term-bonuses Kenya's parliament isn't known for its altruism. Already among the best paid lawmakers in the world, living in one of the poorer nations, Kenya's parliamentarians voted this week to award themselves lavish bonuses and a life-long benefits package.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/kenya/130111/kenyan-mps-vote-massive-benefits-package-end-term-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Strange But True Kenya Political Risk Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:37:35 +0000 Chris Newton 5733243 at http://www.globalpost.com Hold that bird! Egypt arrests message-carrying pigeon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130114/hold-bird-egypt-arrests-message-carrying-pigeon Authorities nab a message-toting homing pigeon in Egypt's north.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/130114/hold-bird-egypt-arrests-message-carrying-pigeon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Strange But True Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:21:00 +0000 Kristin Deasy 5734226 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea bans women from riding bicycles... again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130116/north-korea-bans-women-riding-bicycles The late Kim Jong Il decreed no woman should ride a bike after the daughter of a top general was killed riding a bike in Pyongyang. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130116/north-korea-bans-women-riding-bicycles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia-Pacific Strange But True Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:25:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5735074 at http://www.globalpost.com Manti Te'o, linebacker at Notre Dame, says he's victim of a hoax "girlfriend" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130116/notre-dames-teo-says-hes-victim-hoax-girlfriend <!--paging_filter--><p>Manti Te'o, a linebacker at Notre Dame, said he was the victim of a hoax after it was revealed that his deceased online "girlfriend" may never have existed. </p> <p>The Notre Dame football star and his fans believed that Te'o had a girlfriend named Lennay Kekua, who supposedly died of leukemia in September, <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/notre-dame-stands-manti-te-o-says-perfect-012348590--ncaaf.html" target="_blank">reports Yahoo! Sports.&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130116/notre-dames-teo-says-hes-victim-hoax-girlfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Strange But True United States Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:41:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5735419 at http://www.globalpost.com