As the dieters queued to see how many pounds they had shed, the floor beneath them in the clinic in Växjö, in south-central Sweden, began to rumble, according to a report in The Local, Sweden's English-language newspaper. "We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air.
ZWINGLE, Iowa - Ask this Iowa wife if she got the perfect birthday present and she'll tell you her hubby "dung good." Carole and Dick Kleis live together on their eastern Iowa farm. This year for her birthday, Dick used more than 120,000 pounds of manure to spell out a special message. It basically says 'Happy Birthday, Love You,' but in shorthand.
Married couples in France could end up with criminal records for insulting each other during arguments. Under a new law, France is to become the first country in the world to ban ' psychological violence' within marriage. The law would apply to cohabiting couples and to both men and women.
OLDSMAR, Fla. -- A man was arrested after authorities say he called 911 to ask for a ride to a bar. The sheriff's office reports that 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras called 911 three times early Tuesday morning. One call was made while Oras was leaving a bar, and he reportedly told the 911 operator that he had a broken nose, bleeding ears and people shooting at him. It turned out he just wanted a ride to another bar in Oldsmar.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Police say a driver passed out in his car at a Tennessee gas station while a batch of methamphetamine was cooking in the back seat. An employee at the gas station in Murfreesboro, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville, called police because the car was sitting at the pump for about an hour on New Year's Day.
TOLEDO, OHIO -- An East Toledo woman became so enraged that chicken nuggets were not available at a Toledo McDonald's that she punched through the drive-thru window. Toledo Police say Melodi Dushane, 24, stopped at the fast-food restaurant at Front and Main Streets in East Toledo early Friday morning and asked for chicken nuggets. When the drive-thru attendant told her the restaurant was only serving breakfast and that the item was not available, Dushane reached through the window and punched t
ROME, Ga. -- Planning to drink and drive this New Year's? A north Georgia funeral home has a deal for you. Between now and noon Thursday, drivers can visit McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home in Rome to sign a contract stating they plan to drink or take drugs and then drive on New Year's Eve. If they die in a wreck that day, the funeral home will give them a free burial.
A teenager flashing her breasts in the middle of a New Zealand road paid for her drunken revelry when a distracted driver ran into her. Cherelle Dudfield, 18, was dared to flash passing cars in the southern city of Invercargill after a night out drinking with friends. She had exposed herself to a couple of cars from a strip in the middle of the road when the stunt went awry.
TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – A French court has split the jackpot from a casino slot machine between the woman who put in the money and the man who pulled the lever, ending months of argument between the two. Marie-Helene Jarguel walked off with over 2 million euros ($2.91 million) in March after a bet of 50 euros on a one-armed bandit, only for her gambling partner Francis Sune to contest her gain based on the fact that he activated the machine.
WARREN, Mich., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said a man with a 5-inch knife lodged in his chest walked into a restaurant, called 911, ordered coffee and sat down to wait for paramedics. Warren police said the 52-year-old man told the 911 operator he had been stabbed in Warren and walked half a mile to Bray's Hamburgers in Hazel Park to use the telephone, WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese police captain who named his subordinate a "martyr" after he died from a drinking binge has been suspended, the Shenzhen Public Security Authority said on Tuesday. Traffic officer Chen Lusheng of the southern city of Shenzhen was off-duty when he attended a banquet with officials from Mabu village in late October. After repeated toasts, he vomited and passed out on a couch, where he suffocated, state media said.
FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Two friends who discovered a newborn girl in front of a Virginia townhouse when they were teenagers said the girl contacted them 20 years later. Christopher Astle and Emily Yanich-Fithian, now both 35, said they discovered the newborn by the front door of an empty townhouse in their Fairfax County apartment complex Sept. 6, 1989, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Well we wanted to introduce you to Timothy the cat tonight. The poor thing is lucky to be alive and recovering after someone glued him to a Minnesota interstate. A couple saw the cat on the side of the road, and thought it had been hit by a car. When they stopped and picked up the cat, sadly the glue ripped off his paw pads and pulled out some of his claws. Second Chance Rescue crews say they've never seen anything like this. "It's a mouth dropper because you are just like are you kidding me? bu
A man who encouraged his teenage son to marry and rape his 12-year-old cousin has been jailed. The 54-year-old organised a sham Muslim ceremony between his son, then 16, and the girl at his home in Woolwich, south-east London, in March last year.
CYCLING starkers might be okay in New Zealand - but just make sure the cops don't catch you without a helmet. Two Kiwi men wearing nothing but their birthday suits have been issued with a warning for riding without protective head gear on a jaunt around a sleepy New Zealand seaside town. Senior Constable Cathy Duder was patrolling Whangamata, a beach resort in the North Island, on a quiet Monday night when she came across the two nude men, both in their early 20s. "They were more shocked than I
A 36-year-old Waldo man who urinated on a police officer during a fifth drunken driving arrest has been sentenced to a year in jail. Daniel L. Shilts Jr., of 720 W. Second St., was sentenced Nov. 30 by Judge Gary Langhoff to the jail term and three years probation, according to court records released Wednesday. A three-year prison sentence was imposed and stayed, meaning Shilts will serve the prison time if his probation is revoked.
BRISTOL, England, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Two British women attempting a world record by rowing across the Atlantic say they hope to shave a few days off the trip by completing the feat naked. Mel King, 37 and Annie Januszewski, 40, of Bristol, England, said they are hoping to row 3,000 miles from Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies in only 70 days, to beat the previous 75-day record for a two-woman team, The Sun reported Wednesday.
When a man in the UK was asked to be the best man at his friend's wedding, he was touched. So touched, that he promised not to pull any pranks before or during the wedding. After the wedding though, that's another story
A slow-moving horse and buggy led to the arrest Sunday night of a Paradise man, who was charged with drunken driving. Police said Elmer Stoltzfoos Fisher, 22, was found slumped over and asleep in a buggy that was moving slowly in the first block of North Ronks Road.
Barry McBee, of Big Spring, Texas, insists he was just trying to raise a smile from passers-by when he added a Santa hat and white beard to the 5-foot-tall replica of the Renaissance statue. Unfortunately, within a fairly short time, parents started calling Big Spring city officials complaining that their children were asking why Santa was naked.
Scientists had to give up on a study of pornography - because they couldn't find any men who had not watched hardcore movies before. Researchers planned to recruit two groups of men in their twenties to compare regular porn users with those who had never seen explicit films. But they were shocked when they could not find any men who had not watched blue movies, reports The Sun.
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Talk about a reversal of fortunes. Two brothers who are so poor they live in a cave on the outskirts of Budapest and get by selling scavenged junk are in line to receive a $6.6 billion inheritance from a long-lost grandmother, the U.K. Daily Telegraph reports.
One woman is on a crusade to reform Portland, Oregon's strip club industry by suing evil club owners who put making a profit before paying women fairly to take off their clothes and wiggle around on a pole. Solidarity forever! Meet Zipporah Foster, profiled by Willamette Week last week. She's a 28 year-old single mother and a stripper who's had enough of skeezy club owners stiffing (ahem!) her and her co-workers. Foster is filing lawsuits against a brace of Portland strip joints in protest of tw
A PERVERT who gets sexual thrills from manure has been jailed after being caught pleasuring himself in a pile of slurry. Twisted David Truscott, 40, was jailed for 16 weeks in October after being found at it in a muck spreader.
BUENOS AIRES - The pageant world is mourning the loss of a queen: Solange Magnano. The former Miss Argentina, 38, died from complications after undergoing a gluteoplasty – a cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. She died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following the gluteoplasty, the Associated Press reported.
CRESTVIEW — A man accused of breaking into a Crestview home and taking a shower reportedly told residents who showed up “President Obama let him in” the house. According to a Crestview Police Department report, St. Petersbug resident Donald Leon May, 48, entered a home in the 400 block of East Railroad Avenue Nov. 18 through an unlocked back door and took a shower.
HYDE PARK -- Cincinnati police said a man took his quest for safe sex a bit too far. Officers released photos Monday of a man who police said walked into a Walgreens in Hyde Park earlier this month, stuffed a box of condoms down his pants and walked out.
If you’re frustrated by poor service at a restaurant, think twice before you decide to not tip. You may be in for a bit more than just a dirty look from the waiter. "Nobody, nobody wants to be forced to pay a tip or be arrested for terrible service," Leslie Pope said when her happy hour ended in handcuffs.
Des Moines police are looking for a pair of burglars, one of whom reportedly was naked when discovered Sunday by a homeowner. Javier Pagannazario, 29, told police his wife, Genoveva, was awakened by footsteps upstairs early on Sunday morning in the 7500 block of Southview Drive in Des Moines. Javier went upstairs to investigate and found a man asleep on his couch. The man jumped up and ran out the front door. Genoveva, meanwhile, confronted a woman on the lower level. The intruder was described
OZARK, Ark. (AP) -- Ozark Police Chief Jim Noggle says one of his officers used a Taser on a 10-year-old girl who was combative when the officer tried to get her into a patrol car to be taken to a youth shelter.
BRISBANE, Australia -- It was just a routine car wash. Except there was no car -- and no clothing. Four Australian men who allegedly undressed and soaped up at a car wash have been charged with exposure and public nuisance. Police say the two 19-year-old and two 23-year-old men paid for a wash before stripping nude and cleaning themselves in the soapy water while their female companions took photos.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Christmas ornaments featuring reindeer and snowmen in sexual positions are back on store shelves in Jacksonville, Fla., a pastor says. The decorations, dubbed "pornaments" by some when they triggered protests three years ago, have returned to the holiday ornament aisles of some shops, WJXT-TV reported Tuesday. Instead of a line of six sexually oriented ornaments, just the reindeer and snowmen are being offered this holiday season, the Jacksonville TV station
An 11-year-old girl became one of the world's youngest mothers - and went into labour on the way to her wedding. Kordeza Zhelyazkova, from Sliven in Bulgaria, was still wearing her wedding dress and tiara as she was rushed to hospital, where she gave birth to 5lb 8oz Violeta. Proudly displaying her baby, she told reporters: 'I'm not going to play with toys any more - I have a new toy now.'
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A woman who said she had her pants pulled down before being spanked more than one dozen times by an Ocoee Police Department sergeant plans to attend an upcoming court hearing and hopes to speak to a judge. The 29-year-old victim said she is outraged that her accused attacker, former Ocoee Police Sgt. Tom Maroney, is seeking leniency in court.
OXFORD, Ohio, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said they charged a man dressed as a Breathalyzer
with driving under the influence of alcohol and underage drinking. Oxford police said James Miller, 18, was pulled over just prior to 2:30 a.m. Sunday for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and officers determined the man, who was dressed in a Breathalyzer costume, appeared to have been drinking, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday.
Hundreds of people have attended a wedding in central Somalia between a man who says he is 112 years old, and his teenage wife. Ahmed Muhamed Dore - who already has 13 children by five wives - said he would like to have more with his new wife, Safia Abdulleh, who is 17 years old.
A 59-year-old Brazilian man has surprised his family by turning up at his own funeral, local media report. Relatives of Ademir Jorge Goncalves, a bricklayer, had identified him as the victim of a car crash in southern Parana state the previous day.
Four-year-old Jayden Lenescar was whipped bloody in a bathtub and left in agony for two days before his death - all because he touched himself. That's the sick excuse his mother and a friend gave for a thrashing so savage paramedics who examined the body couldn't believe their eyes, sources told the Daily News.
A gang of youths allegedly set a man alight as he slept on a train in a 'gratuitous and malicious attack', a court heard today. The four males, who were all teenagers at the time of the incident - with one aged just 13 - are accused of using a lighter to set fire to Luke Kennedy's beard in December last year.
BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore city police officer was charged with assault after he pulled a gun on a haunted house character over the weekend. Baltimore County police said Sgt. Eric Janik, 36, pulled his gun on a haunted house employee dressed up as the killer from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" at the House of Screams show in Essex on Sunday.
A schizophrenic teenager killed a grandmother with an axe when he went on a drunken rampage after losing at computer games. After drinking a bottle of vodka, James Callaghan, 17, stormed out of his home in a rage armed with an axe and a long-bladed knife.
A two-headed snake has been discovered in a drawer full of rubbish in Illinois. When Jerry Williamson's wife first told him she had found the scary reptile he thought she was pulling his leg. But to his surprise she was telling the truth.
When other boys of his age are probably playing outside and just being normal 5-year-old kids, Giuliano Stroe goes to the gym and works out with his dad, a practice he’s been keeping ever since he was just two years of age. Giuliano doesn’t mind and perhaps the fact that he’s just made it into the Guinness Book of Records has a lot to do with it, World Records Academy says.
If you're going to commit a burglary, it's a good idea to have a disguise. However, you should probably do better than this pair of would-be burglars, whose disguise attempts extended to just drawing on their faces with a black marker pen.
DELAND, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man who believed his wife had taken his last cigarette attacked his spouse, killed a pet rat and tried to flee sheriff's deputies. Kaela Daniels, 20, of DeLand, told deputies her husband Darren Daniels, 22, "went nuts" at 1:30 a.m. Thursday upon discovering he was out of cigarettes and accused her of taking his last one, the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal reported Monday.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. -- An unpaid bar tab led to the arrest of a Brookfield man on child pornography charges. Police said that Aaron Klein left his cell phone as collateral when he couldn't pay his bill after drinking at the bar on Calhoun Street.
APOPKA, FL -- A teenager was shot four times after he was caught having sex with the shooter's daughter, police said. Officials said the 16-year-old girl's stepfather walked into the girl's bedroom and saw her having sex with her boyfriend. That's when Wade Edwards closed the door to load a gun and then fired at the boy, police said.