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Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she’d wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:30 pm

Pesky pig that scared kids on Maine trail captured

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 8:09 pm

Pennsylvania town gets wet yet again on Rain Day

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s just a sprinkle, but it counts enough for people in a southwestern Pennsylvania town to celebrate Rain Day.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:51 pm

Toppling a World-Record-Breaking Amount of Tiny Dominoes Takes a Lot of Patience

Remember painstakingly setting up Dominoes back in the day? Do you recall experiencing the sheer delight of knocking the first one over and seeing them all consecutively topple, following the somewhat intricate pattern you set up? Well, Sinners Domino Entertainment from Germany has set multiple world records for this very activity in a variety of categories, such as Most Dominoes Toppled by a Group, Tallest Domino Structure, and Longest Time Continuous Domino Toppling.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 7:15 pm

Geraldo Rivera Causes Controversy: ‘What a Woman Brings to a Marriage More Than Anything Else … Is Her Youth’

On Monday, Geraldo Rivera, no stranger to controversy, stirred things up again while appearing on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.” In a segment on what 20-somethings really want in a marriage, the talk turned to the concept of “beta marriages,” in which the union can be formalized or dissolved after a two-year trial period with no paperwork or hassle, allowing partners to see if they want to continue beyond a short-term commitment.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:50 pm

Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

A rat runs next to a Maillol Statue in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Rats have been on the rampage on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

Video shows young girl learning her baby brother will grow up…

Young girl learns her adorable baby brother will grow up…

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:58 pm

More mysterious craters found in Russia’s remote Siberia region

Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia’s Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported. The Siberian Times, an English-language newspaper, published pictures of two new giant holes discovered by reindeer herders, one located in the Yamal and the other in the Taymyr peninsula, both above the Arctic circle. Russian state TV reported earlier this month that a giant hole had appeared in the gas-rich Yamal peninsula where temperatures plummet below -50 degrees Celsius (-58 degrees Fahrenheit) and the sun barely rises in winter. Yamal, inhabited by indigenous reindeer herders, is one of Russia’s richest regions in natural gas.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:30 pm

Couple wants middle names to include ‘Seamonster’

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:15 pm

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:47 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Why are all these Turkish women laughing in public?

After Bulent Ar?nc, Turkey’s deputy prime minister told women not to laugh out loud in public, we round up some of the best reaction on social media. Even cats included






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 6:51 pm

Misfortune of black cats rejected in age of ‘selfie’

A growing number of black cats are being housed in rescue centres, partly because they do not photograph well






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:45 pm

The science behind sinkholes in 60 seconds

Following the discovery of two more mysterious sinkholes in Siberia we take a sixty second look at the science behind one of nature’s weirdest phenomenons






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:40 pm

Do you judge celebrities’ personalities by their faces?

As scientists reveal they can predict first impressions by facial features, which celebrities look most friendly?






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:24 pm

Angry swan attacks ‘selfie’ photographer

Swan bites a man trying to include the bird in a ‘selfie’






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 4:22 pm

William Hague bemused by hen do ‘L plates’

William Hague, the former foreign secretary, appears confused when confronted by ‘L plates’ worn by women at a hen do






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:40 pm

Amazing dolphin display surprises swimmers on Cornish beach

A group of playful dolphins were spotted jumping from the water just metres from swimmers on a beach in Gwithian, Cornwall






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:08 pm

Camel escapes circus in Norway

Drivers in Norway get a surprise when they are confronted by a camel eating grass on a roundabout in Stjørdal, Norway

Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:38 pm

Camel escapes circus to wander around Norway

Drivers in Norway get a surprise when they are confronted by a camel eating grass on a roundabout in Stjørdal, Norway






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 2:38 pm

Dog traps cat in plastic bag

A cheeky dog harasses the family cat after trapping it in a plastic bag






Posted on 29 July 2014 | 1:49 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Zombies haunt runners in Moscow park

Muscovites are hunted by the living dead in Sokolniki park during an unusual sporting event. Elly Park reports.








Posted on 29 July 2014 | 5:36 pm

Bronx zoo shows off rare endangered goats

The Wildlife Conservation Society introduces herd of endangered flare-horned markhor to its Wild Asia exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. Elly Park reports.


Posted on 29 July 2014 | 3:45 pm

A new boot design to put a spring in your step

A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product’s first steps.








Posted on 29 July 2014 | 11:21 am

Electric mini-car to take on Sao Paulo traffic nightmare

Brazilian car maker Caio Strumiello is set to unveil a lightweight electric mini-car that can navigate through congestion in South America’s largest city while powered by the sun. Ben Gruber reports.


Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:07 pm

Pet bus allows Hong Kong’s pooches to travel

A bus service for dogs provides Hong Kong pet owners with the opportunity to get out and about with their pooches in a city which bans animals from most public transport. Roselle Chen reports.








Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:35 pm

Thousands gather at high altitude for world’s largest alphorn festival

More than 3,000 people gather at an altitude of 2,200 meters in Switzerland for the world’s largest alphorn festival. Roselle Chen reports.


Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:43 pm

77-year-old German retiree and her vintage car begin world tour

A 77-year-old woman is determined to get to know the people in the 56 countries she plans to visit during her two-year adventure around the world. Roselle Chen reports.








Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:13 pm

Guinness World Record for Mexican mezcal bottle

A bottle of mezcal lands a world record for the most expensive bottle of its kind ever sold. Sasha Salama reports.


Posted on 24 July 2014 | 8:57 pm

Shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing in Washington

Repurposed sea cargo containers are being used to build an innovative apartment building in Washington. Sasha Salama reports.








Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:44 pm

Brazilian man may be the oldest living person

Brazilian man has a birth certificate that states he is 126 years old, which could make him the oldest recorded living person by a decade. Roselle Chen reports.


Posted on 23 July 2014 | 8:58 pm