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Woman Poses for Clerk Holding Stolen Credit Card

Police seeking Florida shopper who used it for beauty supplies

(Newser) - A picture is worth a thousand words—and sometimes a possible jail sentence. Police in Ocala, Fla., are searching for a woman who used a stolen American Express credit card after a suspicious store clerk snapped a photo of her posing with it, reports the Smoking Gun . The shopper charged... More »

Couple's New Middle Names: 'Seamonster'

Don't ask them why—they're not saying

(Newser) - Today's the big day for Neal James Coughlin and wife Melanie Ann Convery: They find out in a Massachusetts court whether they can change their middle names to "Seamonster," reports the AP . They've published their intentions in a local newspaper, as per Massachusetts law, and as... More »

232 Teeth Removed From Boy's Head

Doctors to submit tooth count to Guinness Book of World Records

(Newser) - When doctors in India opened up a tumor in a teenager’s lower jaw on Monday, something unexpected happened. "Little pearl-like teeth started coming out, one by one. Initially, we were collecting them, they were really like small white pearls. But then we started to get tired. We counted... More »

Romanian Princess: I Ran Cockfighting Ring

Irina Walker, husband plead guilty to running illegal gambling operation

(Newser) - "Romanian princess" and "cockfighting" probably aren’t the two terms you were expecting to hear together today, but Irina Walker just made that happen— again . The 61-year-old daughter of the last king of Romania and her husband, John, pleaded guilty yesterday to running an illegal gambling operation from... More »

Brooklyn Woman Found Living With Mother's Bones

Chava Stirn, 28, discovered living in trash-packed apartment with remains

(Newser) - Skeletal remains were found in a Brooklyn apartment on Monday, and the New York Post today reports that, as suspected , a 28-year-old woman found in the apartment had been living with her dead mother's bones. Cops came upon the scene after the apartment building’s superintendent, who was investigating... More »

Company Tried to Force Employees Into 'Onionhead' Religion: Suit

Employees allegedly fired for refusing to participate

(Newser) - What would you do if your employer told you to thank God for your job, say “I love you” to management, and attend meetings to discuss "divine plans"? If you work for New York health care firm United Health Programs of America, you go to the US... More »

Kim Jong Un Is Really Mad at His Weathermen

North Korean leader scolds meteorologists

(Newser) - It's a rough day to be a North Korean meteorologist: According to state-run media, Kim Jong Un is really upset about ... inaccurate weather forecasts. The leader has been visiting various meteorological facilities in the country, where he has reportedly taken employees to task for "too many incorrect" weather... More »

Man Drives 2K Miles With Girlfriend's Corpse

Ray Tomlinson's thinking: he had a 48-hour window

(Newser) - Ray Tomlinson set out from Michigan to Arizona to pick up his girlfriend from a mental health facility Sunday—then drove nearly all of the 1,900-mile return trek with her dead body propped up in the passenger seat. Somewhere in New Mexico, Tomlinson nudged her and "she was... More »

N. Korea Proclaims Creation of Fungus Sports Drink

Mmm, liquified mushrooms

(Newser) - Gatorade better watch its back: North Korea's scientists have invented a "very effective" sports drink that they claim can both enhance physical ability and speed recovery, the Korean Central News Agency reports. The miracle ingredient? "Mushroom fungus." While the report doesn't say much beyond that... More »

17% of Us Would Have Sex With a Robot

Well, 'us' being the Brits who took a poll

(Newser) - Roughly 17% of us would have sex with a robot—"us," in this case, being Brits. A survey conducted by the University of Middlesex asked 2,000 people their thoughts on a range of robot-related questions, and the copulation question in particular is getting a lot of attention.... More »

Rescuers Save Naked Man— From Appliance

With the help of olive oil as lubricant

(Newser) - A game of hide-and-seek turned out to be not so fun for an Australian man this weekend when police, firefighters, paramedics, and a search-and-rescue team were called in to help with his, um, extraction. The man—naked, we might add—had decided to surprise his girlfriend by hiding in a... More »

Emergency C-Section Turns Up ... No Baby

Brazilian woman suffered from false pregnancy, referred to psychiatric care

(Newser) - A bizarre story out of Brazil, where doctors performed an emergency C-section on an apparently expectant mother only to find ... no baby at all. When the woman, 37, arrived at Cabo Frio's Woman's Hospital saying she was 41 weeks pregnant and in pain—with a protruding belly and... More »

Men Save Shark Choking on ... Moose

2 Newfoundland men pry out moose chunk, send shark back to sea

(Newser) - Two men spotted a wildlife watcher's dream on the coast of Newfoundland last weekend: a beached, eight-foot-long Greenland shark—choking on a piece of moose hide. The shark itself is a rare sight in the area. The chunk of moose stuck in its mouth "had the fur and... More »

Missing NYU Student Found Trapped Between Buildings

Friends say school initially didn't believe he was missing

(Newser) - No one is entirely sure how 19-year-old Asher Vongtau wound up wedged in the 18- to 24-inch-wide space between a New York University dorm and a neighboring parking garage, but that's where the missing student was found last night, some 36 hours after his friends first tried to report... More »

Man Knits 12-Foot Scarf ... While Running Marathon

Breaks Guinness world record

(Newser) - A runner in Saturday's Kansas City Marathon broke a Guinness world record ... but it wasn't for speed or distance. No, David Babcock broke the record for the longest scarf knitted while running a marathon, with a length of 12 feet and 13/4 inches, the Kansas City Star reports.... More »

Boy, 9, Sneaks on to Plane, Flies to Vegas

Also scammed a free meal at airport

(Newser) - This is one Vegas gamble that almost paid off: A 9-year-old boy sneaked through security and onto a Delta flight at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport on Thursday and made it all the way to Las Vegas—apparently without a boarding pass. But putting a dent in his wild vacation plans,... More »

Egyptian Cops Detain Swan Accused of Being a Spy

A man brought the bird in because it had an electronic device

(Newser) - In a case that's ruffling feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a swan that a citizen suspected of being a spy. Officials say a man brought the suspected winged infiltrator to a police station yesterday in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo. Officials say the man... More »

Assange Sings, Dances, Dons Mullet in New Rap Video

Wikileaks founder spoofs '80s rock song in surreal cameo

(Newser) - Is it possible Julian Assange is suffering from a touch of cabin fever after being cooped up in an Ecuadorian embassy for over a year? The Wikileaks founder, who is running for a Senate seat in Australia's upcoming election, has appeared in a satirical rap video by online comedy... More »

Now You're Cooking With ... a Dishwasher?

Latest food fad is poaching salmon and washing your dishes at the same time

(Newser) - For those too lazy or cheap for a microwave, NPR looks at the fabled art of ... cooking in a dishwasher. Yes, this is an actual thing that people actually do, and apparently it's growing in popularity. The "traditional method," writes Michaeleen Doucleff—who says her mother has... More »

'Carlos Danger' Wieners Now a Real Thing You Can Eat

Hot dog maker creates Anthony Weiner wieners

(Newser) - Well, somebody was bound to do it. A Florida businessman and an Illinois hot dog company have teamed up to create Anthony Weiner-themed, er, wieners. "This is something that’s too good of an opportunity to pass up," says the co-founder of Carlos Danger Weiners [sic], Randall Richards,... More »

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