Thai transsexual ladyboys are taking to the air as flight attendants for a new airline, a move that some said could be a key step towards still broader acceptance in a nation where they are already unusually visible. Known as “katoeys” or “ladyboys,” transgenders and transsexuals hold mainstream jobs in a variety of fields in..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
MP for Siberia: Maria Kozhevnikova, Vladimir Putins newest MP, on the cover of Russian Playboy A Playboy playmate has been elected as one of Vladimir Putin’s MPs in the Russian parliament, giving him some cheer after all the recent protests against election fraud by his party. Maria Kozhevnikova, 27, an actress, posed nude for the..
After a series of storm warnings, drivers in the evening rush hour were prepared for almost anything. Except, that is, for it to start raining apples. Scores of them battered car roofs and windscreens before landing in the road at a busy junction in Coundon, Coventry. The deluge of fruit brought traffic to a standstill..
Like or share to unlock video. Tweet At a specially-arranged seminar at the Cern laboratory in Geneva, researchers presented clues in their data which suggest experts may have pinned down the "God particle" at last. Scientists remained cautious about their findings and insisted they did not represent an official discovery, but admitted the results were..
Claire Butcher in a park in Lynn, Mass. (Photo by The Daily Item of Lynn, Angela Owens/AP Photo) An 80-year-old woman in Lynn, Mass., faces charges after she fed the birds at her local pond. Town officials have filed criminal charges against Claire Butcher after she repeatedly violated a local ordinance that prohibits feeding the..
Tasty: The so-called Roman wine is on display in a museum Historians in Germany are debating whether or not to open what is believed to be the world’s oldest bottle of wine. The 1,650-year-old bottle, sealed with wax and containing a white liquid, has been on display at the Pfalz Historical Musuem for more..
(LaWanda Flake/Detroit News) A mother living in Detroit has traded in her four-bedroom home for a 2006 minivan. LaWanda Flake, a 36-year-old, disabled mother of six traded in her four-bedroom, three-bath house, located in one of the city’s better neighborhoods and valued at $96,000 for a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander with 85,000 miles, valued at between..
A man who lost an arm in a freak accident has had the stump transformed by a tattoo artist into a dolphin’s head. Heine Braeck, 33, was sick of his ‘tired-looking’ amputated limb, which was injured in a childhood accident on a train track. The Norwegian, of Sarpsborg, decided its shape was identical to a..
A student has been left feeling a little red-faced after an embarrassing incident with a monkey made her a global star. Charmian Chen, who just happens to be a model, was visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud in Bali last month when two of the primates decided she was a little overdressed. The 22-year-old student,..
Amazed: A group of whist players were stunned when they were each dealt a complete suit in an opening hand It is an occurrence that comes with mind-boggling odds of a thousand quadrillion – or a thousand million million million million – to one. But a group of whist-playing pensioners say they were stunned when..
It’s a creature that’s so shy, scientists know little about its behavior in the wild. But an Eastern Pacific Red Octopus outside San Francisco, California, was friendly enough that it hoisted itself from the water and walked about on dry land, much to the amazement of spectators who captured the entire thing on video. ‘Where..
Billy E. Hyatt claims he was fired from Pliant Corp., a plastics factory in northern Georgia near Dalton, after he refused to wear a sticker proclaiming that his factory had been accident-free for 666 days A devout Christian factory worker was fired after he refused to wear a 666 sticker he feared would doom him..