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Crowd-Surfing Scientist Kicked Out of Classical Concert

I wasn't drunk, just American, he says

(Newser) - The audience at a classical music concert in the UK was urged to loosen up a bit—but an American scientist who loosened up so much he attempted to crowd-surf ended up being ejected by his fellow classical music fans. During the "Hallelujah Chorus," Dr. David Glowacki, a... More »

Quest for Mystery Girl Turns Into Cancer Charity

Lovestruck Brit seeks to turn Facebook attention to good cause

(Newser) - It happens every day on public transportation worldwide: Guy sees pretty girl, they chit-chat, guy fails to ask pretty girl out, pretty girl gets off, never to be seen again. Only this guy, Keir Moffatt, started a Facebook group to see if he could get a second chance—and more... More »

Brit Gang Uses Snake to Attack Teen

(Newser) - A gang of young British toughs armed with snakes used a python to bite a teen they pinned to a wall, reports the Guardian. The 14-year-old boy is recovering with two puncture wounds in his hand. He suffered breathing difficulties, but paramedics say that was due to panic and not... More »

Banksy Strikes Again— With Huge Museum Show

(Newser) - Controversial artist Banksy has mounted a huge show at his hometown Bristol City Museum—but the secretive vandal is nowhere to be seem, the Times of London reports. The exhibition was planned in secret through Banksy’s representatives. “We couldn’t even tell the council and the whole thing... More »

Murder Suspect: Girlfriend Attacked Me

(Newser) - The tycoon lover of a Polish businesswoman found battered to death in the bathtub of a ritzy Paris hotel claims the woman attacked him with a stun gun before a fatal fight, reports the Times of London. British millionaire Ian Griffin told a former girlfriend that Kinga Legg used a... More »

Hotel Bristols Abound World Over, but Nobody's Sure Why

Scores of hotels worldwide have adopted name of British port city

(Newser) - From Panama to Paris to Poland, there are more than 200 hotels in the world called Bristol, and nobody's quite sure why, the Wall Street Journal reports. Some trace the name back to the traveling 17th-century Earl of Bristol, but a native of Bristol, England—itself bereft of a Hotel... More »

Stewart Wins at Chicagoland

No. 20 snaps his 2007 dry spell at USG Sheetrock 400

(Newser) - Tony Stewart grabbed his first checkered flag of the 2007 Nextel Cup season yesterday at the Chicagoland racetrack, after neck-and-neck competitor Jimmy Johnson crashed during the final laps.. Though the Home Depot team driver has 12 top-10s in '07, this season's start represented his longest winless streak since 1999. More »

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