Dec 27, 2012 10:08am

Video Shows Giant Chinese Shark Tank Exploding

When a 33-ton shark tank suddenly exploded last week in along busy Shanghai pedestrian shopping mall,  it happened so quickly that not even one camera-happy bystander was able to film it. The moment, however, was all captured on closed circuit security camera. The dramatic just-released… Read More »

Dec 21, 2012 3:17pm

‘Alien’-Like Skulls Found in Mexico

Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered 25 “alien”-looking human skulls with in a cemetery in the northwest state of Sonora, they said today. Some of the skulls showed “deformities,” said Cristina Garcia Moreno, who worked on the excavation project with Arizona State University, which analyzed the bones…. Read More »

Dec 20, 2012 9:08am

Foul-Mouth Bird Banned to Solitary Confinement

  BEIJING – An exotic bird is in solitary confinement at a Chinese Zoo after spewing a toxic expletive involving one’s mother. It started out innocently enough. In an apparent attempt to cash in on the human weakness for talking birds, the Jiufeng Mountain Forest… Read More »

Jan 11, 2012 6:18pm

Woman Accepts LEGO Video Proposal

Nealy Dozier and Walter Thompson,(l), began their engagement with a stop-motion LEGO film proposal. Courtesy Walter Thomson, Nealy Dozier; Walter Thompson/Firepit Pictures.Walter Thompson did not want to offer a traditional proposal.“I didn’t want to do something lame like drop on one knee and pop the… Read More »

Dec 21, 2011 12:10pm

Thieves Arrested After Pocket-Dialing 911

Two thieves who couldn’t stop bragging about their loot of video games and DVDs from a Target store were surprised to find that someone was listening in on their conversation– a 911 operator. According to police in Madison, Wisc., one of the shoplifters accidentally pocket-dialed… Read More »

Dec 15, 2011 1:58pm

Man Misspells ‘Slut’ in Vandalism Attacks, Gets Caught By Spelling Test

A Vermont man has been apprehended on criminal charges after his failure to spell correctly gave him away to police. Adam Hall, 34, is accused of vandalizing his ex-girlfriend’s car by bending the license plate frame and scratching the word “sult” into the hood, according to… Read More »

Oct 28, 2011 12:58pm

Woman Stabbed Boyfriend Over Alleged Monopoly Cheating

Laura Chavez, 60, of Santa Fe, N.M., is accused of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend,  Clyde “Butch” Smith, 48, when a family game of Monopoly went terribly awry. Chavez began to argue with Smith while playing  the board game with her 10-year-old grandson. The boy told police that Chavez… Read More »

Oct 24, 2011 12:54pm

Nevada Man Arrested for Bouncing Mom From Wedding

A Nevada man was arrested after he forcibly removed his mother from his church wedding and carried her to her car when she objected to his impending nuptials. Justin Lew Harris of Gardnerville, Nev.,  requested his mother’s presence at the wedding at Carson Valley United… Read More »

Oct 17, 2011 3:37pm

Bridge Stolen and Sold For Scrap

Two Pennsylvania brothers have been charged with stealing a bridge and selling it piecemeal to a scrap yard. Police say Benjamin Arthur Jones, 24, and Alexander William Jones, 25, of New Castle, Pa., dismantled a 40 by 15 foot bridge by using a torch to take… Read More »

Oct 12, 2011 5:05pm

Cities Cut Streetlights, Playgrounds, Police in Tough Times

Topeka, Kan., became the latest city to take drastic measures to deal with budget shortfalls when it repealed its domestic violence law Tuesday. The city is fighting with the county and a district attorney over who should pay for prosecuting domestic violence criminals. Cities around… Read More »