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Hidden Bra Cam Exposes Stolen Glances, Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness

Boobs! Women have ‘em, and eyeballs are drawn to them. International brand Nestlé Fitness knows this and has used the idea in a new, hilariously on-point video campaign.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:45 pm

Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo provided by the New York State Police in Salt Point, N.Y., Gregory Rodriguez, of Ossining, N.Y. is shown. Rodriguez, an employee at the A&P supermarket in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing $1,200 worth of meat from his employer by hiding it in his pants. A state police spokeswoman did not know if the theft involved more than one trip. (AP Photo/New York State Police)CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:33 pm

Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police

(Reuters) – Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said the suspects pulled back part of the fence to enter the Foster Farms facility. “Once inside, the suspects used a golf club, and possibly another similar type instrument, to slaughter the birds,” it said in a statement, adding that 920 chickens were killed. …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:35 pm

France’s Le Pen loses driving license, but says not her fault

PARIS (Reuters) – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday police had confiscated her driving license for a string of road offences – but insisted they had been committed by someone else. The National Front party leader, who recently called speed detection radars “another tax disguised as a life-saving campaign”, said she had taken the punishment in 2012 to prevent the real culprits from getting into trouble. …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:45 pm

New Mexico hopes ‘singing road’ curbs speeding

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a “singing road” along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:29 pm

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

Pigeons fly over Tiananmen Gate after they were released in a flag raising ceremony on National Day, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:33 pm

Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

This composite image made from multiple photogaphs taken on Sept. 22, 2014 in Schenectady, N.Y., constructed and provided by the photographer Vincent Giordano of Trinacria Photography, shows Schenectady High School senior Draven Rodriguez holding his cat Mr. Bugglesworth, along with Schenectady High School principal Diane Wilkinson holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne. The 16-year-old had originally wanted his senior yearbook portrait to show him holding his cat, with lasers in the background, but the school denied his request. Instead, this constructed image of Rodriguez and Wilkinson and their pets will appear on the principal's yearbook page, to raise awareness for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and rescue animals. (AP Photo/Trinacria Photography, Vincent Giordano) MANDATORY CREDITSCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog — and lasers.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 2:07 am

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

In this 2006 photo, airport passengers pass by Norm Thompson retail outlet at Portland International Airport in Portland. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that two companies have agreed to refund $1.5 million to consumers who purchased "shapewear" that supposedly can reduce cellulite and fat because it's infused with caffeine, vitamin E and other things. In a settlement, Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon, and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey agree not to make claims that their products cause weight loss or a reduction of body size. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Dana E. Olsen)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:59 pm

Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

In this Nov. 10, 2013 photo provided by Brandon Holton, a Wildlife Biologist with the Science and Resource Management at the at the Grand Canyon National Park, elks interact with visitors at the south kaibab water station at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The animals are helping themselves by lifting the spring-loaded levers at the stations with their noses and letting the water flow. Officials at the Grand Canyon plan to elk-proof the stations to outsmart the animals, conserve water and protect visitors from aggressive behavior. (AP Photo/U.S. National Park Service)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 10:48 pm

Silicon Valley man unwittingly invites fugitive into home amid manhunt

(Reuters) – A Silicon Valley homeowner unwittingly welcomed a fugitive into his home and shared a meal with the wanted man as California law enforcement officers canvassed the neighborhood in a manhunt, police said on Tuesday. Police in Palo Alto launched the search after receiving an emergency call on Monday about a possible fraudulent bank transaction linked to a man wanted in Oklahoma for a sex crime with a minor, the city’s police department said. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:30 pm

Weird News – Funny and strange news – How About That

Ten of the best laughing fits in British broadcasting history

In honour of former Radio 4 presenter Charlotte Green’s “corpsing” live on air, here’s a collection of some of the most memorable on-air mishaps of British TV

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 8:30 pm

‘Back to the Future’ fan takes daughter to school in DeLorean

Man from Deal, Kent, says people follow him home just for a picture of his replica time machine

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:29 pm

Passengers watch in fear as train approaches bus blocking level crossing

Footage shows the nail-biting moment a bus is forced to pause on a level crossing due to traffic

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:26 pm

Great British inventions that didn’t quite take off

A bicycle with wings, a Land Rover-cum-hovercraft and an amphibious scooter are depicted in a new picture archive compiled by an amateur collector

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:39 pm

Dogs catch waves at surfing contest in France

France’s first canine-surfing competition sees dozens of dogs riding waves with their owners

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:37 pm

Terrifying cannibal shark on shark attack caught on camera

A diver captures the moment one great white shark attacked another in a vicious fight near the south Australian coast

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 3:20 pm

European cities photographed from a drone by Amos Chapple, in pictures

Photographer Amos Chapple used a drone to shoot stunning images of Europe

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:50 pm

Spaniards chased by huge ball, not bull, through Mataelpino streets

Competitors in Mataelpino, Spain try to complete “the running of the balls” challenge without being flattened

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:50 pm

57-stone Larry Evans’s five inspirational workouts

See the videos of workouts by a morbidly obese St Louis man Larry Evans who is winning fans around the world by charting his weight loss attempts on Facebook

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:49 pm

Watch: adorable baby copies dad by flexing muscles

Baby Hadley strikes a powerful pose in front of a mirror with his father

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:23 pm

Reuters Video: Oddly Enough

Pillow fight record smashed

More than four thousand students at the University of California-Irvine do battle to win the Guinness World Record for world’s largest pillow fight. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 5:05 pm

Never too old to fly a hot-air balloon

A seventy-year-old Austrian adventurer flies a hot-air balloon in and out of a 200-metre deep cave in southern Croatia. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:37 pm

Never too old to fly a hot-air balloon

A seventy-year-old Austrian adventurer flies a hot-air balloon in and out of a 200-metre deep cave in southern Croatia. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:17 pm

Brazilian artist grows bamboo to make instruments

An artist in Rio blows new life into flutes and saxophones made from home-grown bamboo and gourds. Sharon Reich reports.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 8:26 pm

Dogs hang ten

Dogs show their skills at annual dog surfing competition. Sharon Reich reports

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 7:41 pm

Gromit to go in Hong Kong

Fans of the British animated series ‘Wallace and Gromit’ bid on 70 large sculptures of the friendly dog, decorated by international artists and designers. Tara Cleary reports.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 5:58 pm

Oxford University scientist uncovers physics of the guitar

An Irish scientist, who is also a semi-professional guitarist, has devised what he says are the first known equations explaining the physics behind playing the instrument. Dr David Robert Grimes, of the University of Oxford, says that mastering the physics of guitar playing could help instrument manufacturers and musicians alike. Jim Drury went to meet him.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:07 am

Weekly animal round up

From yak polo in Pakistan, to bear tourism in Estonia, here’s your look at this week’s animal trends from around the world. Gavino Garay reports.

Posted on 28 September 2014 | 8:17 pm

Barbie serves as inspiration for religious art

Argentine artists transform Barbie and Ken dolls into religious figurines. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 5:51 pm

Japanese company unveils robot cheerleaders

Japanese electronics company unveils self-balancing miniature robot cheerleaders. Roselle Chen reports.

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 4:15 pm