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Behold, the Famous Fatberg, Now on Livestream

Lower your expectations for excitement

(Newser) - London's 140-ton fatberg was finally pulled from a sewer last year, but it didn't disappear. Samples of the mass of fat, oil, wet wipes, and feminine hygiene products have found a comfortable home in the Museum of London's permanent collection , and you don't need to visit... More »

For 28 Years Something Was Stuck in Her Eyelid. It's Finally Out

UK woman had contact lens stuck in her eyelid for 28 years

(Newser) - Nearly everyone who wears contacts has fallen asleep with their lenses in at one point or another, but very few people can say they've done so for almost 30 years straight. Enter a 42-year-old woman from the UK, who, since one long-ago day when she was 14, had a... More »

City Has Unusual Advice for Beating Heat Wave: Avoid Sex

Santa Marta, Colombia, suggests residents should refrain from sex and other physical activities

(Newser) - Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex. Santa Marta city health secretary Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter and disbelief this week when he urged residents of the Caribbean... More »

Silly Walkers Welcome in This Texas Town

Sulphur Springs has crosswalk signs inspired by Monty Python

(Newser) - If you see someone doing a strange walk, or more precisely, a silly walk in Sulphur Springs, Texas, DallasNews.com has the explanation. It's all about two crosswalk signs that any Monty Python fan will recognize instantly—they depict John Cleese's Ministry of Silly Walks character crossing the... More »

Car Owner Checks Fluids, Finds High Levels of Snake

And police sound a little too cheeky about having to retrieve the boa constrictor

(Newser) - There are days when all the stoplights turn green, and then there are the days where you go to jumpstart your car and hear an ominous rattle : An unidentified resident of Stoughton, Mass., was having the latter sort of day when they went to check their fluids and found a... More »

America Now Buys Thousands of Chicken Diapers Each Month

This is really our world

(Newser) - It's touted as "Levi Strauss meets Calvin Klein," and this fine piece of fashion can be yours for just $37.99. Except it won't be for you. The item in question is a chicken diaper made by FeatherWear , and if you've never heard of chicken... More »

Mo. GOP Denounces 'Vile' Remarks of Primary Winner

Steve West, known for bigotry and conspiracy theories, won nomination for state House seat

(Newser) - He calls himself Jack Justice, has a YouTube channel in which he puts on a wig and fake beard and spouts conspiracy theories, and said last year on a radio show: "Hitler was right about what was taking place in Germany. And who was behind it." Steve West... More »

Men Flee Nursing Home to Attend Heavy Metal Festival

Police managed to locate the metalheads

(Newser) - Some 75,000 people were expected to attend the world's largest heavy-metal festival last weekend, and just two of those attendees are getting international press. That's because the German men allegedly fled their nursing home Friday in order to go to Wacken Open Air, which featured the likes... More »

Man Who Smuggled Gold in Rectum Wins Economic Argument

Leston Lawrence thought he shouldn't have to pay back $190K

(Newser) - A Canadian man who smuggled six figures' worth of gold out of the country's mint in his rectum and ended up in prison as a result scored a final court win—one centered around market forces and gold prices. As previously reported, Leston Lawrence was found guilty in... More »

Weep No More, Mets Fans: You Can Get Free Therapy

Amid a miserable season, UMA Health is offering some couch time for Flushing faithful

(Newser) - The New York Mets are having a seasons that the AP describes as "ravaged by injury and boneheaded play," and now fans struggling with their team's lousy season have somewhere to cry besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions... More »

Yellowstone Tourist Filmed While Taunting Bison

The beast charged, the person backed down

(Newser) - Video taken inside Yellowstone National Park shows a person taunting a wild bison that was attempting to mind its own business along a busy roadway. Per KRTV , the incident unfolded in the Hayden Valley area of Wyoming, where a passerby recorded as a person who appeared to be a tourist... More »

Man's Mouth Duct-Taped Shut Twice as He's Sentenced

Ohio judge says Franklyn Williams wouldn't stop talking

(Newser) - A report on a judge imposing a gag order has likely never been so literal. Cleveland.com reports Franklyn Williams' mouth was covered with red duct tape as he was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted on armed robbery charges. The 32-year-old reportedly repeatedly kept speaking... More »

They Fled the Aquarium With a Stroller. There Was No Baby

Man charged with theft of horn shark in San Antonio; 2 others expected to be charged

(Newser) - A juvenile horn shark is back in its tank at the San Antonio Aquarium after three people whisked it away in a baby stroller. "When we first got the call, we thought it was kind of a hoax being that it was Shark Week last week," Leon Valley... More »

He Had Dry Ice in His Car for Work. It Likely Killed His Mom

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department describes it as 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - A Washington man's new car may have contributed to his mother's death in the oddest of ways. The News Tribune reports the 51-year-old Tacoma-area man woke at 4am Friday to get ready for work and discovered his wife hadn't returned from taking his 77-year-old mother home the... More »

Bad News, My Little Bronies

Next year's convention will be the last, as fandom has apparently waned

(Newser) - The organizers of a convention dedicated to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic say next year will be their last, citing declining fandom activity among "bronies." "It's been a wild ride, but all rides end eventually," chairs Sheva Goldberg and Eliana Summers write in a... More »

Splash-Happy Van Driver Busted Tormenting Pedestrians

Ottawa company takes action after viral video

(Newser) - If you just can't resist the urge to drive through a puddle to soak the poor souls on the sidewalk, it might not be wise to do so in a company van. An employee of an Ottawa contractor has learned this the hard way, getting fired after a dash-cam... More »

Bizarre Scene on Busy Chicago Road: This Plane

Pilot makes emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive in early stages of rush hour

(Newser) - Rush hour traffic was in its early stages on Chicago's busy Lake Shore Drive Friday when a bizarre scene unfolded that most definitely did not help the congestion. A small plane with two people aboard made an emergency landing right on the road, reports the AP . Fire officials... More »

Gang Puts Big Bounty on Head of a Dog

Drug-sniffing Sombra has been relocated in Colombia because Urabeños clan is after her

(Newser) - A drug-sniffing Colombian police dog with nearly 250 arrests under her collar recently tracked down more than 10 tons of coke from a major drug gang. The gang's reaction: a bounty on the pooch's head that may be up to $70,000. The Telegraph reports that Sombra (Spanish... More »

Cops: Teen Burglar Woke Couple for WiFi Password

17-year-old arrested in Palo Alto

(Newser) - Palo Alto police say they've caught a young burglar with a bizarre but modern tactic: He allegedly broke into a home late Saturday night, then woke up the couple residing there to ask for their WiFi password, reports KRON . He didn't get it, however. Police say the husband,... More »

Reaction to Revolting Sarcophagus Liquid? Let Us Drink It

Or so reads a petition with 17K signatures

(Newser) - Where there's a will, there's a way? A 2,000-year-old black sarcophagus was opened last week and revealed the revolting : three skeletons, a vile red liquid, and a terrible smell. Now there's a Change.org petition going from people who are fighting for the right to drink... More »

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