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Owner of Foot Found in Yellowstone Hot Spring ID'd

Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles died in 'unwitnessed incident' at Abyss Pool in July

(Newser) - The partial foot found in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park in mid-August belonged to a 70-year-old man who is believed to have died weeks earlier. Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles was identified in the last three weeks using DNA analysis, park officials said Thursday, per Fox News...

15 Human Feet Washed Ashore. Science Explains Why
15 Human Feet
Washed Ashore.
Here's Why
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15 Human Feet Washed Ashore. Here's Why

The mystery started in 2007

(Newser) - "Please don’t call them 'severed feet.'" So says forensic scientist Gail Anderson of Simon Fraser University, whose research involving dead pigs plays a big role in getting to the bottom of a mystery that flummoxed Canadian locals and police near the Salish Sea off British...

John Wayne Bobbitt Has Another 2 Amputations

Bobbitt's right foot is now short a couple of toes

(Newser) - John Wayne Bobbitt says he has undergone two more amputations, but ex-wife Lorena wasn't involved this time. Nearly 30 years after she sliced off his penis while he slept, Bobbitt had two toes amputated on his right foot amid a gruesome series of health woes. Bobbitt tells TMZ his...

US Says Goodbye to the Foot
US Says Goodbye to the Foot

US Says Goodbye to the Foot

Which means America is now 28 feet wider

(Newser) - Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America, the AP reports. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what's known as the US survey foot. Others use the...

2011: Lost His Feet to Frostbite. 2018: Finishes a Marathon

Marko Cheseto also just became a US citizen

(Newser) - A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week, the AP reports. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon on...

Scientists ID Largest Dino Foot Ever Found, 20 Years Later

Body part from Wyoming belongs to 'Bigfoot' brachiosaur

(Newser) - "Bigfoot" has been found, just not the apish version. An international team of paleontologists has announced the discovery of the largest known dinosaur foot, which belonged to a close relative of the Brachiosaurus now dubbed "Bigfoot." Appropriately so, as a nearly complete left hind-foot fossil totaling 13...

Hiking Boot Stuck in Logjam Still Had Foot Inside

This is 14th such find in BC since 2007

(Newser) - A hiking boot stuck in a logjam on the shores of British Columbia's Gabriola Island yielded a grim find—yet another severed foot. This is at least the 14th time since 2007 that a foot has washed up on the coastline of the Canadian province, the Guardian reports. There...

Man Puts His Feet Through Lego Ordeal for Charity

At least Russell Cassevah thinks he set a world record after his 120-foot torture stroll

(Newser) - Most people go to great lengths to avoid stepping on their kids' Legos. Not Russell Cassevah, described as a "madman" by ALT 103.7 for what appears to be a (painful) new world record. WAVY reports the Virginia man traversed 120 feet of the sole-puncturing plastic bricks on Sunday,...

Viral Pic of 'Nightmare' JetBlue Passenger Takes Flight

'The toes were in full wiggle,' horrified woman tweets

(Newser) - When your pilot announces your flight's cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, that shouldn't be a Manchurian Candidate-like cue for someone's actual feet to emerge. It's not clear if that's why Jessie Char suddenly found a fellow passenger's tootsies poking into her row of...

Jenna Bush Spills 'Wait, What?!' Secret on Grandma Barbara

Former first lady apparently only has 8 toes

(Newser) - If someone were to ever put together a biography on former first lady Barbara Bush entitled Everything You Never Knew (and Didn't Necessarily Want to Know) About Barbara Bush, it would now have to include a rather odd factoid supplied by her own granddaughter. The Hill reports that Jenna...

Disney Gets Patent to Take Pictures of People's Feet

It could track theme park guests by their shoes

(Newser) - Disney has received a patent to take pictures of visitors' feet at its theme parks, the Los Angeles Times reports. Specifically, the patent titled System and method using foot recognition to create a customized guest experience would scan guests shoes when they enter the park then track them as the...

Body Wearing 'Cement Shoes' Floats Ashore in NYC

The corpse had a Virgin Mary tattoo

(Newser) - Police are trying to identify the body of a man who washed ashore in New York City with his arms tied behind his back and his feet encased in concrete, the AP reports. At a news conference Tuesday in Queens, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said that the body was...

They're Back: Shoes Containing Human Feet Found in Canada

More than a dozen have washed ashore since 2007

(Newser) - After a short respite, athletic shoes containing human feet are once again washing up on Canadian shores, the Guardian reports. Earlier this month, a family visiting a Vancouver Island beach made a "grisly discovery," according to the CBC . "We had a look at it for about five...

Women Have Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

When Hitchhiker's Toe and Christian Louboutins clash

(Newser) - How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to the New York Times , pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery...

Your Feet: Home to Lots of Fungus

 Your Feet: 
 Home to Lots 
 of Fungus 
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Your Feet: Home to Lots of Fungus

New study finds nearly 200 different types of fungi on feet

(Newser) - If you always thought feet were kind of gross, you were right: There are almost 200 different types of fungi living on them, a new study finds. In fact, though fungi live all over your skin, they most like to congregate on the heel (home to 80 different types), between...

Want to Run Barefoot at Your Gym? Good Luck

Fellow joggers will be 'repulsed' by the practice

(Newser) - Joggers who love running barefoot are trying to bring the fad into fitness clubs—but fellow members and gym owners are saying no way, the Wall Street Journal reports. Fitness chains cite health concerns in banning the practice, and shoe-wearing members cite disgust over naked feet sweating on tracks and...

Participants Burn Feet at Tony Robbins Seminar

San Jose Fire Dept treated 'several' people for injuries

(Newser) - Ouch—mind was overcome by matter at a self-help seminar last night when participants scorched their feet during a motivational walk across hot coals. The San Jose Fire Department swooped in and treated "several" people for burn injuries, reports the Mercury News . The event was hosted by feel-good guru...

'Serial Foot Licker' Busted
 'Serial Foot Licker' Busted 

'Serial Foot Licker' Busted

Anthony Perri faces sex abuse charges

(Newser) - Gross Crime of the Day: A man was arrested yesterday after allegedly fondling and licking the feet of two children in an upstate New York library. Anthony S. Perri faces sex abuse and other charges; he is accused of taking off the children's shoes and then pressing their feet...

Another Foot Sneaks Ashore in Canada

Appendage doesn't jog any theories

(Newser) - This mystery has legs. Yet another sneakered foot has washed ashore in Canada, becoming about the 12th such find in four years. The foot, inside a running shoe, with a bit of leg bone attached, was spotted floating along the shore of Vancouver's False Creek, reports AP . The others...

Woman Stabs Man Who Called Her Feet 'Smelly'

Washington teen overreacts to taunting at party, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Smell someone's fragrant feet? Might be best to keep your mouth shut. An 18-year-old Washington woman has been charged with assault after stabbing a fellow partygoer for taunting her about her smelly feet, prosecutors say. Dallas Smith tried and failed to do a backflip, which led to some taunting, the...

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