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Factory Gives Fighter Jet To Head Of Church
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, was presented with an unlikely gift for a religious leader this week as he toured a factory in Russia's far-east - a single-seater fighter jet SU-35.
Teen Admits Rubbing Scrotum on Customer's Pizza
A teen employee at a pizzeria rubbed his testicles on a pizza because he was upset the customer had ordered it close to closing time.
Brothers' Bickering Tips Off Cops to Pot Plants
A complaint of two men having a loud argument in an apartment's courtyard led police to brothers bickering about the irrigation system for their marijuana plants.
Beer Festival Features Brew Made with Weasel Poop
Among the 274 beers at the Snallygaster beer festival was a brew with a most unusual ingredient -- coffee beans salvaged from weasel poop.
Brain Tumor Removed from Goldfish
Surgery to remove a brain tumor from a 10-year-old goldfish was a complete success.
Mom Complains of Swearing Barbie Doll
A mother was shocked when her daughter's talking Barbie doll blurted out a profane expression.
Fugitive Busted Playing Ultimate Frisbee
A man wanted for armed bank robbery was arrested when he surfaced to play in an ultimate frisbee tournament.
Man Accused of Cooking Ex-Girlfriend's Dog
A man is in police custody after stealing his ex-girlfriend's pet dog, cooking it and feeding it to her, police said.
Gun-Toting Woman Threatens Boy Over Clarinet Practice
Deputies arrested a 60-year-old woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor's 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard.
Burger King To Debut Black Cheeseburger
The Kuro Pearl burger costs 480 yen, or roughly $4.80, and features bamboo charcoal cheese and bun, an onion and garlic sauce made with squid ink and a beef patty seasoned with black pepper.
Man Sleepwalks Off Cliff, Suffers Minor Injuries
A man fell 60 feet off a cliff while sleepwalking in a national forest, but suffered only minor injuries.
Church Members See Face Of Jesus In Pierogi
Members of a church said they were "shocked" to see the face of Jesus on a pierogi during their church festival.
Working Teapot Constructed From Chocolate
A group of chocolatiers said they disproved the sarcastic phrase "useful as a chocolate teapot" by creating a working teapot from chocolate.
Waiter Smashes World Beer-Carrying Record
Hardly a drop spilled as man wins a competition to transport two large armfuls of heavy ale-filed mugs.
100 Onions Grown By 5th-Graders Stolen
It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate.
Parents Sue Day Care Center For Duct Taping Child To Nap Mat
A couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a day care center for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time.
Nine-Year-Old Takes City Bus For A Spin
A 9-year-old can't legally be charged for stealing a city bus and going for a joyride, but is probably going to be grounded for quite a while after his little stunt.
Deer Back Up Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge
A couple of deer decided to do a little site-seeing and took a stroll on the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour.
Police Nab Members Of Pizza Gang
A police officer went undercover to nab members of a gang behind three recent attacks on pizza delivery drivers.
Restaurant Bans Ketchup For Anyone Over 10 Years Old
"Chef reserves the right to refuse service of ketchup," reads the menu.
Teen Solves Three Rubik's Cubes Under Water
A 17-year-old swimmer is gaining international fame for an online video depicting him solving three Rubik's cubes underwater in a single breath.
Judge Orders Lawyer To Wear Socks In Court
A judge threatened a lawyer with sanctions if he appears again in court without socks on his feet.
Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81
The comedian Joan Rivers has died in New York, a week after she suffered cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure.
Ex Beauty Queen Accused Of Stealing Crown
An international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest.
University Starts Semester With Giant Clambake
The new school year has started with a record-setting feast.
McDonald's Forced To Ditch Golden Arches For Turquoise Sign
(The Daily Mail)
A McDonald's has become the first of its kind after scrapping the company's Golden Arches in favour of a turquoise letter 'M'.
Cat's Resistance To Flea Bath Hospitalizes Owner
A woman was hospitalized for six days following a disastrous attempt to give her Persian cat a flea bath.
Airplane-Sized "Fatberg" Blocked Sewer
Sewer officials said a flooding problem was traced to a "fatberg" the size of Boeing 747 plane beneath a residential neighborhood.
Space Geckos Found Dead Upon Return To Earth
Five geckos launched into space so scientists could observe the effect of weightlessness on sex have paid the ultimate price for their place in scientific history.
Lawn Painters Bring The Green In Drought
(The Sacramento Bee)
Using nontoxic, emerald-hued paints, lawn painters can transform even completely dead lawns to look about as lush as a golf green.
Brewery Unveils 99-Pack Of Beer
The 7-foot-long pack consists of three rows of 33 cans that tip the scales at 82 pounds and will have a retail price of about $99.
Slice Of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake Auctioned
A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction.
Suspect Swallows Stolen Ring
Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.
Woman Used Bacon To Ignite Arson Attack Against Ex
A woman was ordered to stand trial on arson charges after she used bacon to ignite a house fire in her ex-boyfriend's home.
Human Skull Discovered In Donation Bin
Police are turning to the public for help finding an unknown person who donated a human skull to a local Goodwill.
2,100-Foot Turban Weighing 100 Pounds May Be World's Largest
A 60-year-old warrior Sikh may be wearing the world record holder for the largest turban if his claims about its measurements prove accurate.
Man Caught Killing And Eating Threatened Tortoises
Wildlife authorities caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles.
Workers Comp Ok For Kickball Injury
The court ruled that Stephen Whigham, who was injured in a company kickball game, is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the game as part of his job.
Shaun The Sheep May Be World's Wooliest
Two farmers say that they may have found the world’s woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25 kg (55 lb) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record .
Zig-Zag Lane Lines Confuse Commuters
Commuters were faced with an unexpected challenge as recently placed lane lines began stripping and curving.
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