Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scientists use Calvin Klein cologne to lure jaguars

Reuters - Biologists tracking jaguars in the Guatemalan jungle might smell nice but it's all in the name of science, with researchers finding the Calvin Klein cologne Obsession for Men attracts big cats.---...More

Jesus struck by lightning

MONROE, Ohio - A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers. The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati. ---...More

BP comment about 'small people' causes anger

The BP chairman's comment that the oil giant cares about "the small people" received an icy reception on Wednesday from residents along the Gulf Coast. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters in Washington: "I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don't care, but that is not the case with BP. We care...---...More

Winston Churchill’s Cigar Airbrushed in Photo

London - An iconic photo of the former prime minister that sits perched atop the entrance to a World War II museum in London was airbrushed by an unknown censor, removing the wartime chief’s signature stogie from the picture. Flashing a defiant grin, Churchill has hand fixed into his trademark “V” for victory in the photo, but the cigar he has clamped into the corner of his mouth in the original has gone mysteriously up in smoke. ---...More

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Voodoo gives Argentines needle

Rio De Janeiro - Never mind the vuvuzelas, Brazilian World Cup fans are giving rivals Argentina the needle with some voodoo 'fun'. Brazilian sports daily Lance and Mexican equivalent Record reporte...---...More

Man Spits Out Bullet After Being Shot in Mouth

Chicago - A man spit a bullet out after it pierced his mouth and knocked out a tooth in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood. The 39-year-old victim was walking down the street when he realized he had been shot. The bullet knocked a tooth out, but did not penetrate the man’s mouth and he was able to spit the bullet out. ---...More

DUI Checkpoint nabs 3 drunk drivers and a goat

Virginia - It was a routine night at a sobriety check point in Bedford County until one deputy heard knocking sounds coming from a car trunk. Bedford County Deputy Allison Key asked the driver, 32-year-old Fiona Ann Enderdy, what was in her trunk. Enderdy replied, “A Goat!” She wasn’t lying. Deputy Key had the trunk opened and there thrashing around was a goat, bound at the feet and panting heavily in the sweltering heat. ---...More

Monday, June 14, 2010

Amazed Boffins Probe Ozzy's Genetic Code

Ozzy famously bit the head off a rat while performing with Black Sabbath and in 2003 broke his neck in a quad bike accident. He also has a genetic disorder similar to Parkinson's disease and on at le...---...More

Washed Out Bridge Cancels Weddings

BOULDER, Colorado - What’s worse than rain on your wedding day? Try a swollen creek washing out the only bridge to your dream wedding spot. This week’s flooding destroyed the bridge to Boulder’s Red Lion Restaurant, forcing couples to scramble to find last minute accommodations for hundreds of guests this weekend.---...More

Bahraini sex shop thrives in conservative Gulf

Reuters - Where does one buy lingerie, sex toys and ointments designed to enhance female sexual pleasure in a Gulf region which frowns on open displays of sexuality?---...More

Farmer fires home-made cannon to defend land

Reuters - A Chinese farmer has declared war on property developers who want his land, building a cannon out of a wheelbarrow and pipes and firing rockets at would-be eviction teams, state media said on Tuesday.---...More

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hells Angels, please explain lifestyle (Reuters)

Reuters - Australia's Hells Angels bikies will be forced to explain how they pay for their extravagant lifestyles with sports cars and high-end bikes after losing a court case brought by the Australian Crime Commission.---...More

Someone Actually Studied: Why Mice Go Gaga for Urine

UK - Jane Hurst and colleagues studied more than 450 female house mice. The scientists exposed the mice to two urine scents - one from a male, and one from a female - and measured how long the females lingered near the smelly spot. In some trials, the mice were allowed to touch the scent mark, and in some cases only smell it. The new finding is the first time a specific protein has been shown to drive sexual attraction to individual males in a complex vertebrate. ---...More

Denver airport's latest sculpture: God of the dead

DENVER (AP) -- Sculptures outside Denver International Airport already include a 30-foot-tall, rearing blue mustang with glowing red eyes, nicknamed "Bluecifer" by snickering locals....---...More

NC billboard attracts with charcoal, pepper scent

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- It's not just the picture of beef on a new billboard in North Carolina that tries to catch drivers' attention, it's the aroma coming from the sign...---...More