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New Giant Holes Found at 'End of the World'

Experts puzzle over Siberian craters

(Newser) - One of the most remote areas in the world seems to be slowly turning into something resembling a slice of Swiss cheese. Two new huge holes have been discovered in a Siberian region nicknamed "the end of the world," reports the Siberian Times . A 260-foot-wide crater found in... More »

Korea Baseball Team So Bad Its 'Fans' Are Actual Robots

South Korea's Hanwha Eagles let humans watch from home

(Newser) - If you're a fan of the Hanwha Eagles, you can be a part of the crowd without even going to the game. That's thanks to the team's army of robots, who sit in the stadium and broadcast the game to viewers at home—all while cheering for... More »

California Will Have 4 Governors Next Week

Jerry Brown leaving the state, setting off unusual chain reaction

(Newser) - It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: How many governors does it take to run California? Except next week, the answer happens to be four. Follow the bouncing ball: Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving tomorrow to lead a trade mission to Mexico. While he's gone, executive powers... More »

Woman Has Sex Toy Removed After 10 Years

X-ray in Scotland revealed quite the surprise

(Newser) - A 38-year-old female patient was presented with symptoms including mild incontinence, sepsis, lethargy, and unexplained weight loss. Diagnosis: She'd had a sex toy inside her body for 10 years without knowing it, reports the Scottish Daily Record . Doctors in Aberdeen discovered the 5-inch toy, which was pressing against her... More »

Boa Constrictors Found Beside Playground

East London parents 'terrified' at sight of snakes

(Newser) - Talk about unwelcome visitors: Two 8-foot boa constrictors were spotted in an east London park last week and drew a small crowd when police came to remove them, the BBC reports. The snakes, which can grow to 18 feet, were spotted by "terrified parents" beside the park's playground... More »

112-Year-Old Ham Still Edible: Museum

But it might not taste so good

(Newser) - Sure, according to the BBC , "it looks like a piece of old leather"—but if you ask at Smithfield, Virginia's Isle of Wight County Museum , you'll learn that a century-old ham is still, apparently, edible. It just celebrated its 112th birthday, and it's the oldest... More »

Pilot Lands on Highway for 2nd Time in 8 Days

Long Island man, 75, has engine trouble in same spot

(Newser) - Pilot Frank Fierro had to bring his small plane down on Long Island's Sunrise Highway in an emergency landing yesterday after he developed engine trouble, reports the Daily News . Which isn't that unusual, except for the fact that the same pilot had to bring the same plane down... More »

Surprise: This Red King Crab Is ... Blue

Alaska fisherman catches an oddity

(Newser) - It's called a red king crab, but one caught in Nome, Alaska, didn't get the memo: It turned up in fisherman Frank McFarland's pot as a lovely shade of blue, reports KNOM . (The oddity first showed up on the front page of the Nome Nugget .) A... More »

Amoebas Eat Contact Lens Wearer's Eyeballs

Woman left lenses in for 6 months

(Newser) - Doctors hope a horrifying story out of Taiwan will help drive home the importance of proper hygiene for wearers of contact lenses. A 23-year-old student lost her eyesight after buying contact lenses that were supposed to be worn for one month and leaving them in around the clock for six... More »

Cops: Boy, 12, Steals Another School Bus

Florida youth is 'just into stealing vehicles': police chief

(Newser) - Apparently one spin in a school bus wasn't enough for Florida's Michael Propst. Less than a day after appearing in court for stealing a school bus to go on a 14-mile joy ride, police say the Panama Beach boy did it again. This time, he allegedly stole his... More »

Cops: We Got Pizza-Pranked by Guy Inside Jail Cell

Alleged prankster now faces felony charges

(Newser) - Generally speaking, ordering pizza and having it delivered to somebody else isn't the most inspired of pranks, but you've got to factor in time and place. Witness 29-year-old Michael Harp of Kentucky, who got jailed on charges of shoplifting beer and public intoxication. When allowed to make a... More »

Mystery Crater Spotted Near 'End of the World'

Scientists in Siberia out to investigate and to debunk speculation

(Newser) - It's tailor-made for crazy conspiracy theories: A big mysterious crater has formed in a part of Siberia known as the "end of the world," reports the Siberian Times . Video of the 260-foot-wide hole has caused such a stir in the region that a team of Russian scientists... More »

Man Tries to Kill Spider, Burns Down House

Seattle home sustains $60K in damages in latest man vs. arachnid incident

(Newser) - We tried to warn you , spider-slaying arsonists. A Seattle house went up in flames last night after a tenant tried to flush out an eight-legged foe in his laundry room by setting it on fire using a lighter and spray paint, KOMO News reports. A spokesman for the Seattle Fire... More »

Rapper: Here's Why I Cut Off My Penis

Andre Johnson explains, kind of

(Newser) - Andre Johnson, the Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper who severed his own penis in April before jumping off a building, has explained his actions ... sort of. "I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems," the 41-year-old rapper, who also uses the name Christ Bearer, tells... More »

Piranha-Like 'Testicle Biter' Caught in Michigan

Pacu was probably released from aquarium

(Newser) - A woman fishing on the Michigan side of Lake St. Clair last week caught an unusual—and by some accounts, terrifying—fish more commonly found in South America. "When it first came up, I’m like, 'Holy crap,'" Holley Luft tells Fox News . "And just... More »

Alien Believers Fly Swastika Over NYC Beaches

Work of alien-based religion of Raelism

(Newser) - Visitors to New York City beaches yesterday were pretty horrified when a plane flew by towing a banner with a swastika that noted, in symbols, that "swastika plus peace equals love." It also contained a swastika combined with a Star of David. The banner, which flew through Coney... More »

Virginia Dad Treks to Africa, Claims Country for Daughter

Emily Heaton wanted to be a real princess

(Newser) - Most dads would probably say they'd do anything for their daughters, but only one that we know of has actually traveled to an unclaimed patch of land in the African desert, planted a flag, and declared himself king—all so his little girl could officially be a princess. Jeremiah... More »

Silent but Healthy: Sniffing Farts Is Good for You

Or say scientists at the University of Exeter

(Newser) - To put it one way, small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and thus help ward off maladies such as dementia, diabetes, and even cancer. To put it another way, "smelling farts could be the best thing you do today," as per CNET . As the Independent ... More »

Agency Sends Draft Notices to Men Born in Wrong Century

About 14K go out to centenarians in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians. It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them to register for the nation's military draft and... More »

Anchovies Swarm California Coast

Scientists see biggest bunch in 3 decades

(Newser) - As a pizza topping, you probably either love them or hate them. And if you were off the coast of La Jolla, California, early this week, you surely couldn’t have escaped them. Millions upon millions of anchovies swarmed the coast Monday—the most scientists had seen in the area... More »

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