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A group of New Zealand birdwatchers thought that they encountered a new species -- but really, it was just a faux hawk.
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Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws regulating what you do, with whom, and where.
At first, it's kind of charming. Look how well the Swiss treat their cows! A helicopter is dispatched just to carry an injured bovine stuck in the mountains!
You won't believe how these people died . . . I'm still not sure if I believe it. (Strangest Deaths Ever - http://t.co/qYlIHKZnFk)
Anna Salandar, from Båstad, Sweden, is an amazing 11-year-old with an unsual hobby. At an age when kids prefer to play video games, Anna is learning to jump hurdles like a horse – on all fours.
Now that we're closing in on Christmas, it might be time to do some arts and crafts. Leave the popcorn stringing to other people and pull out copper wire and some nice silver nitrate, so you can make a sparkling silver crystal Christmas tree.
Jacob’s Well, in Wimberley, Texas, is one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
The breakthrough was made as part of a project funded by the US National Human Genome Research Institute. (Scientists discover second DNA code: The breakthrough was made as part of a project funded by the US National...
If you think that you're a stickler for grammar, consider the position of the British regarding the 1871 Treaty of Washington.
Click here to read more... (It is illegal for physicians to determine the sex of a fetus in India. ---> http://t.co/yZs5pIv9H5)
Ever wonder what a French Horn looks like before it gets completely twisted? Or a soda can before it gets a top and a tab?
Your oldest living relative is a jelly, not a sponge. An active debate among zoologists as to which ancient creature is the first true animal was just settled after an analysis of the comb jelly genome.
Apparently, people will pay for anything as long as it’s packaged well – even a can full of nothing.
Santa Claus might be a right jolly old elf, but he's a jolly old elf with a bizarre past. St. Nicholas. Sinterklaas. Odin.
Breath easy, North Texas. Come out of your fallout shelters and panic rooms. Let your children play in the front...
Whoa --another bad apple caught! VA PD - please give me a break! maybe the guy was hungry!
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta high school student has been suspended for a year for hugging a teacher, a television station reported.
Snow King, an ice cream shop located in Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, serves more than 70 flavors of fresh, homemade ice cream. There’s nothing unusual about that, I agree. But wait till you hear what these flavors include.
‘E’ is the most commonly used letter in the alphabet. That’s why it’s so hard to believe that a whole novel exists without a single use of the letter ‘e’. The book in question was originally written in French in 1969, by author Georges Perec.
What we're about to tell you is true: December 16 is National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day. We're not sure who decided that should be a day, but we're betting they own stock in chocolate.
Earlier this week, Storm Ivar left tens of thousands of homes without power in Sweden. It also huffed and puffed against folks walking around downtown Ålesund, Norway, threatening to blow them away. Read more...
Whether it's a testicle for a car or a kidney for an iPad, check out some really unbelievable transactions.
Can you see what these professional photo editors did wrong? (Spot the Photoshop Mistakes - http://t.co/CU2J10ENbw)
Check out some of the coolest art creations in the shape of a couch.
From nailing their own testicles to the ground in protest against a crackdown on political rights to cutting off their own member since there was no use for it anyway, meet some people who carried out some of the weirdest mutilation procedures in...
In the northern hemisphere, it's the season for building things out of snow and ice — including enormous castles and buildings. Here are some of the most impressive. Read more...
Where most people see useless pieces of junk, Edouard Martinet sees perfect parts for his incredibly detailed metal menagerie.