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What Is The Laziest Country In The World?
Medical Journal The Lancet has released a study naming the laziest countries in the world. The study determined what percentage of each country’s population is deemed active, meaning had thirty minutes of e...
Millionaire Buys All Of Town’s Foreclosed Homes
Bill McMachen, a Michigan businessman, bought all 645 tax foreclosed properties on auction in Macomb County. The bulk buyer paid $4.8 million for the property, getting each piece for around $7,500. McMachen...
78K For Four Dates? See You In Court.
A woman in the UK paid a dating service $78,000 for two years worth of dates and all she got was four disappointing outings. Two of the men she was set up with didn't even live in her country. Now she’s tak...
Smart Car Leads Cops On Dangerous Chase
When North Houston police tried to pull over David Wheaton in his tiny, tiny car Wheaton sped off, leading Houston police on a high-speed chase through the city. Unluckily for Wheaton, it all ends on his ow...
Mystery Man In North Korea Found?
While unveiling his new wife last week, North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un went to an amusement park. While there he was photographed on a roller coaster with a mysterious westerner. Who is he? An independent ...
Australian Road Signs: Offensive or Practical?
In Southern Australia, debate rages on about whether these cheeky road safety billboards are appropriate for the eyes of travelers. Some feel that the messages are offensive and degrading. Others point to t...
Unruly Flier Can't Sleep, Throws a Tantrum
On an overnight Alaska Airlines flight from Honolulu to Bellingham, a 50 year-old man wanted to get to some sleep. Unfortunately for him, the lady in front wanted to read and left her overhead light on. Inc...
Video Game Dream Becomes Robot Reality
In something out of Japanese robot anime, the company Suidobashi Heavy Industry unveiled Kuratas, their brand new 13 foot tall and 4 ton combat Mech. Piloted from an in-robot cockpit or using a mobile phone...
"Door To Hell" Burns For Over 40 Years
In 1971, Soviet geologists accidentally created a giant crater in the desert when they drilled into a natural gas pocket. So, how did they decide to get rid of the poison gas? They lit the thing on fire. No...
Mayor Gets Ticket, Creates His Own Parking Spot
Mayor Ted Franklin of Logansport, Indiana was given a $20 ticket after parking his yellow Corvette in a designated no parking zone. His response? Removing police squad car parking and creating a huge "Mayor...
Disney World vs. Santa Claus?
Thomas Tolbert, an actor and Santa impersonator, went to Disney World on vacation. When children all over the park flocked to him, looking for pictures and autographs, Disney administrators took offense. Pa...
Klutz Breaks 224 Year-Old Cognac Bottle
At London’s prestigious Playboy Club, a clumsy businessman caused a historic cognac (worth an estimated $77,000) to accidentally smash on the floor. The unnamed man had ordered two glasses of the 1788 Clos...
Incredible Interactive 3D Art In China
Museum patrons aren’t normally allowed to touch the artwork, but for one exhibit currently touring China, that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do. The 2012 3D Magic Art Special Exhibition is a unique, in...
Former Home of "Scarface" Priced at $10 Million
Al Capone’s old Florida estate will be placed on the market in Miami for almost 10 million dollars. The football-field-sized waterfront lot once owned by "Scarface" features verandas, a recreation room, pri...
Theme Park Offers Discount for Mini-Skirts
A theme park in China has come up with a strange promotion: half-price admission to women in mini-skirts shorter than 38 centimeters. Oh, and the park encourages patrons to splash the ladies with water. Not...
Subterranean Swiss Hotel Sells For Shocking Price
In what may be the deal of the century, a lucky buyer paid just $1,020 at auction for a luxury underground hotel in Switzerland worth an estimated $3.8 million. However, keep in mind, it IS a former artille...
Bad Driver Sinks Friend's Luxury BMW
A New Jersey man accidentally backed his friend's new $47K BMW into the Newark Bay.
Everyone's fine, but what about the car...and the friendship? Plus, a New York City bus driver saves a little girl’s life.
Stolen Car Found on eBay 42 Years Later
A very persistent man in Texas gets reunited with his stolen 1967 Austin Healey 3000, a full 42 years after the car went missing in Philadelphia. So, how did he find it? Let's find out! Plus, in Michigan, s...
'Lonely Guy' Talks to Thousands of Strangers
In New York, a lonely man plasters Manhattan with flyers, listing his phone number and an offer to "talk about anything". Now he's received over 70,000 calls and has written a book transcribing his convers...
Haunted Castle Sells For $395K
In Missouri, a giant $2 million castle sat on the market for years and years. Well, someone finally bought it and it looks like they got a steal at $395K. So were ghosts responsible for the drop in price? ...
Hamptons Mansion Hosts Illicit Parties
In the exclusive Hamptons, a scheming entrepreneur convinces his landlord that he's having a family reunion. Instead, he scams drunken, partying teens for thousands of dollars after their prom. How much did...
Florida Cops Fired For Dangerous Prank
Three off-duty policemen in Florida led a fellow officer on a 90 mph highway chase as a joke. The car-mounted video footage shows that they think it's all fun & games, but their bosses don't. Plus, a $24,00...
31-Year-Old Royal Toast For Sale
In England, a woman kept a piece of breakfast toast from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding day back in 1981. She's finally ready to auction it off. So how much will it fetch? Also, in North Korea,...
What's French for Tweet?
In Quebec, a group of French speakers are trying to replace tech terms like "tweet" and "hashtag" with new French words. And what words do they use for spam, chat, and podcast? Also, in Missouri, a man find...