Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road

By Melanie Burton HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday. Mike Parr, a 73-year-old performance artist whose creative endeavors typically explore physical limits, was entombed in the mini-shipping container late on Thursday and the road was resealed above him.

Man emerges after three days buried alive

THE 73-year-old buried alive in a steel container under a busy street in Tasmania’s capital has silently emerged after three days.

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

BERLIN (AP) — A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph

More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark. "We're over the moon," John Lotton, director of the Provocare Festival of the Arts, told Reuters on Saturday.

Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground. The German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage atop a fire service ladder presided over the wedding of Nicole Backhaus and Jens Knorr in the town of Stassfurt on Saturday. The tightrope was stretched between the town wall and a tower, and the motorbike was ridden by Falko Traber, a member of a family of artists.

Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

Deputy: Florida man chugged can of beer during DUI stop

BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff's deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.

Mortuary must pay widow $50K for 'coerced' cremation

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana mortuary business must pay a woman $50,000 after her husband was cremated against his wishes.

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