Dreadlocks banana guy gets Taiwanese animation treatment

Henry Gribbohm, the New Hampshire man who says he lost $2,600—his entire life savings—playing a carnival game that was "rigged," has become something of an Internet star. His story has gone viral thanks, in large part, to the stuffed banana he took home as a consolation prize. The 30-year-old from Epsom, N.H., was playing a [...]

Fast food takes over in France

It appears that freedom fries have liberated the French from their historically good taste. The French, who have long held high culinary standards, aren’t afraid to flaunt their commitment to quality. But even the world’s first foodies have their limits, if a new study is to be believed. That’s because new data says the French [...]

Starving Jamestown settlers ate teen girl, Smithsonian says

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History held a press conference on Wednesday to announce breaking, albeit gruesome, colonial news: Evidence of the dismemberment and cannibalization of a 14-year-old British girl in Jamestown, Va., in 1609. Forensic anthropologists say marks found on the girl's bones, uncovered during a recent archaeological excavation, suggest her brain, [...]

Teen arrested, expelled for ‘science project gone bad’

A 16-year-old girl was arrested and expelled from her high school after what a friend called a "science project gone bad" resulted in a small explosion. WTSP reports that Kiera Wilmot of Bartow, Fla., is accused of mixing household chemicals in a small water bottle that later exploded at her high school. No one was [...]

Ice cream man reportedly threatens rival vendor: ‘This is my town!’

Here’s a scoop: Don’t try selling your push-up pops on Joshua Malatino’s corner. The owner of the Sno Cone Joe franchise reportedly stalked a Mr. Ding-a-Ling ice cream vendor, telling the man, “You don’t have a chance! This is my town!” The Gloversville, N.Y., police arrested Malatino after they spotted him tailgating the rival driver. [...]

Frosty start for upstate NY ice cream truck season

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The chilly relationship between rival upstate New York ice cream truck operators got out of hand this season, with Sno Cone Joe trying to chase Mr. Ding-A-Ling out of the market, authorities said Wednesday.

Starving Virginia settlers turned to cannibalism in 1609: study

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Settlers at Virginia's Jamestown Colony resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609, dismembering and consuming a 14-year-old English girl, the U.S. Smithsonian Institution reported on Wednesday. This is the first direct evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown, the oldest permanent English colony in the Americas, according to the Washington-based museum and research complex. ...

Native American tribe plans to dub 'Star Wars' in Navajo

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The largest Native American tribe in the United States is seeking to dub the classic 1977 movie "Star Wars" movie in Navajo as a way to help preserve its traditional language. Fluent Navajo speakers have been invited for a casting call in Window Rock in northern Arizona on Friday and Saturday to dub the roles of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and others, tribal officials said. ...

Pink Floyd 'Poser' Racks Up $100k Medical Bill

The alleged David Gilmour impostor signs an autograph for a hospital employee after receiving treatment.

House condemned after more than 200 gallons of urine discovered in jugs

Police in Newtown, Conn., say they found more than 200 gallons of urine in plastic jugs in a vacant home but have not determined whether to charge the homeowner who stored it there.


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