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  Spiders Force Family From Upscale Home   (Associated Press)
  • Thousands of venomous brown recluse spiders forced a suburban family from their nearly half-million-dollar home.
  •   Frat Prank Turns Deadly For Flamingoes   (Reuters)
  • A late-night fraternity prank at a zoo turned deadly for two pink flamingoes and left a freshman in jail facing felony charges.
  •   Record Heroin Haul In Truckload Of Gherkins And Garlic   (Reuters)
  • Police found Germany's biggest-ever stash of heroin, with an estimated street value of 50 million euros ($60 million), hidden in a truckload of pickled cucumbers and garlic.
  •   Plan To Name Beach After Obama Is A Wash-Out   (Reuters)
  • A proposal to name a popular Oahu beach after the first Hawaii-born U.S. president has been withdrawn after the plan met with little enthusiasm from the public.
  •   Rejected Lion Cub Adopted By Sheepdog   (UPI)
  • A lion cub rejected by his mother was adopted by a sheepdog who recently had a litter of puppies.
  •   Pizza Driver Gets $1,268 Tip At College Chapel   (UPI)
  • A pizza delivery driver called to deliver two pizzas was surprised with a $1,268 tip.
  •   Loose Emu Surprises Morning Commuters   (UPI)
  • Morning commuters were shocked to see a "mystery emu" wandering around their neighborhoods.
  •   UFO Conference Suggests Bigfoot Could Be An Alien   (UPI)
  • Organizers of an upcoming UFO conference said topics for discussion include the possibility that Bigfoot could be an alien.
  •   Burglar Looks At Pictures, Tries On Panties   (UPI)
  • A man's security cameras captured footage of a male burglar entering his home through a window and trying on his girlfriend's panties.
  •   Camel Cam: Google's Desert Street View Launched   (Sky News)
  • A 10-year-old camel called Raffia was equipped with Google's Street View cameras to create panoramic shots of the desert.
  •   Man Wants To Swap Decrepit Home For iPhone 6   (Sky News)
  • The house has three bedrooms, basement and garden, but it is in poor state, with no front door and broken windows.
  •   Brits Go Nuts Over Squirrel Burgers   (Agence France Presse)
  • Squirrels make a "good food source" and should be served up as a way of controlling the population, the organiser of a controversial squirrel burger cooking contest said.
  •   Loose Crabs in Cargo Hold Delay Flight   (Associated Press)
  • If passengers on a delayed flight got a bit crabby, no one could really say they were being too shellfish.
  •   Dwarf Who Defecated on Floor of Gov't Office Warned   (UPI)
  • A dwarf who dropped his pants at a government office and defecated on the floor was warned by a judge to clean up his act or face jail time.
  •   Firefighters Rescue 3-Year-Old from Postal Box   (UPI)
  • Firefighters freed a 3-year-old boy who became locked in a large postal box during a game of hide-and-seek.
  •   $1,768 Burger Contains Kobe Beef, Gold Leaf   (UPI)
  • A restaurant's $1,768 burger contains Kobe Wagyu beef, New Zealand venison and an edible gold leaf.
  •   100 Pairs of Pants Rip at Military Event   (UPI)
  • A military reserve training event was marked by the simultaneous failure of more than 100 pairs of pants when reservists were ordered to sit down.
  •   Radioactive Reindeer Surprise Scientists   (UPI)
  • Maybe one of them will sprout a bright red nose.
  •   Drugs Hidden Under Woman's Prosthetic Butt   (UPI)
  • A woman arrested on narcotics charges was hiding heroin and oxycodone pills inside a buttocks prosthesis.
  •   American Wins Canadian Poutine-Eating Championship   (UPI)
  • An American won the World Poutine Eating Championship by consuming large amounts of the dish native to Canada.
  •   Motto Engraved on Library Gets Lost in Translation   (Associated Press)
  • Officials had thought the phrase "Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia" meant "we confirm all things twice." But it actually means "we second-guess all."
  •   Woman Dug Up Dead Dad Seeking 'Real Will'   (Associated Press)
  • A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
  •   Acupuncture Needle Spent 40 Years In Man's Body   (UPI)
  • A man hospitalized with back and chest pains was found to have had an acupuncture needle lodged in his body for 40 years.
  •   Horse Tails Stolen From Riding Center   (UPI)
  • Burglars at a riding school stole the tails off of five horses in addition to stealing equipment from the facility.
  •   Egyptian Mummy, Stuck At Airport, Is Late For Doctor's Appointment   (Sun-Sentinel)
  • After thousands of years in a tomb, what's a few days at the airport?
  •   Hyenas Fail To Breed; Zoo Discovers Both Are Male   (UPI)
  • Zookeepers discovered repeated attempts to breed their two spotted hyenas were doomed from the start -- both animals are males.
  •   179 Divorces Ruled Fraudulent   (UPI)
  • Officials voided the divorces of 179 couples after investigators found the people were all using the same fake address.
  •   Lattes In Space   (Space.com)
  • Espresso machine will launch to space station.
  •   Billionaire To Build Giant Sailboat Hospital   (Sky News)
  • A billionaire is planning to build a high-tech hospital in the shape of a giant sailing boat.
  •   Teen 'Trojan Man' Seeks Apology from School   (UPI)
  • A high schooler who dressed as condom-peddling superhero Trojan Man says he was trying to rescue his peers from the scourge of unsafe sex.
  •   Court Says Spud Stumble Not Restaurant's Fault   (UPI)
  • The woman filed a criminal complaint last year against the restaurant, alleging the eatery's negligence led her to trip on a potato and break her elbow on the floor.
  •   China Body-Searched 10,000 Pigeons   (Associated Press)
  • The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
  •   Caffeine-Infused Weight Loss Underwear Buzzless   (Reuters)
  • Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads.
  •   "Bra Cam" Gives Boobs-Eye View Of Oglers   (UPI)
  • The video shows the bra's-eye-view of all the glances a woman's chest received from men, women and children while she went about her daily routine at locations including a coffee shop and public transportation.
  •   Drunk Driver Was Trying To Order Pizza   (UPI)
  • A woman arrested for drunken driving was trying to order pizza from a website while behind the wheel.
  •   Airplane Dumped Human Waste On Home   (UPI)
  • A woman said she awoke recently to discover her home and car had been covered in what she believes to be human feces from an airplane.
  •   Police Bust Drunken Jesus, Tab-Skipping Sherlock   (UPI)
  • Costumed offenders during the past 18 months included a drunken Jesus and a tab-skipping Sherlock Holmes.
  •   Diaper Smugglers Busted   (UPI)
  • Police arrested two men accused of attempting to smuggle more than 25,000 diapers.
  •   Man Fired Into Neighbor's Home To Unload Gun   (Associated Press)
  • A man accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor's window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it.
  •   Strong Cologne Leads Cops To Hiding Suspect   (Sky News)
  • A high-speed chase suspect on the run from police was tracked down after his "strong cologne" gave away his hiding spot.
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