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Cardboard cutout of female police in miniskirts doubles accident rate - image

A bid to slow down traffic by installing life-sized cardboard cut-outs of mini-skirted policewomen has backfired The scheme, in the Czech Republic, has actually doubled accident rates by distracting male motorists The cardboard cut-outs were installed at busy junctions throughout the country to save cash on installing new traffic lights But local police say the accident rates have soared as men take their eyes off the road Motorist Petr Lederer - who complained to the country's Inter

Sinai Governor blames Mossad for Shark attack in Sharm el-Sheikh - image

Shark attacks on tourists in the Red Sea have triggered a flurry of speculation as to what could have caused them, with suggestions ranging from overfishing to an Israeli plot to harm Egyptian tourism The body of a 70-year-old German woman washed up on the shore at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea after an attack on Sunday The government has invited international experts to help locate the killer shark but officials were at loss as to what could have caused its behavior Some

Bees making red honey after finding cherry dye

Bees in new York are making honey from red cherry syrup, colored with dye, that gives them red honey The beekeepers began noticing the bright red honey, which apparently has a metallic, overly sweet taste, earlier this summer It's believed that the bees are picking it up from a local maraschino cherry factory, where the buzzers are feasting on run-off from the HFCS-filled and Red Dye No 4 containing syrup for the packed cherries "Bees will forage from any sweet liquid in their fl

Clumsy pilot nearly crashes airplane

An Indian co-pilot sent an international passenger jet into a terrifying nosedive when he adjusted his seat and accidentally pushed the control column forward, an official report reveals The clumsy officer then panicked, accidentally locked the pilot door and was unable to let the captain, who had gone on a toilet break, back into the cockpit as the plane plunged 2000 metres The captain only saved the Boeing 737 aircraft after using an emergency code to get through the cockpit door and

Police find bizarre murder scene - turns out it was a movie set

Firefighters were called to a fire at the old George Washington Hotel this week and got a shock when they found a room splattered with blood and empty liquor bottles Washington Police Chief JR Blyth thought Sunday's discovery was the most grisly murder scene in his 35 years in law enforcement He committed several investigators to the "crime scene" -- until they realized it had been set up that way for a horror movie "I was mad at first because we declared it a crime scene I had

How did the turkey bird get its name? It depends on where you come from - Turkey names around the world.

Wild turkeys Meleagris gallopavo live in woods in parts of North America and are the largest game birds found in this part of the world They spend their days foraging for food like acorns, seeds, small insects and wild berries They spend their nights in low branches of trees As far as we can tell, the first European explorers to discover and eat turkey were those in Hernan Cortez's expedition in Mexico in 1519 This new delicacy was brought back to Europe by Spanish Conquistador

Bug eats fish tongue and becomes the new tongue -image

Sweet dreams kids Tongue-eating bug found in fish The bug - which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua - was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger The 35cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's "replacement tongue" [url=http://newsbbccouk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4200000/newsid_4209000/4209004stm]BBC[/url]

Skeleton of Cave Diver found in cave after 30 years - video

A gruesome find while cave diving is the body of an unidentified diver who died in the 1970's What an awful way to die [flash=640x390]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/iKEfgJqgm-s[/flash]

Antilla - India's Ivory Tower.

MUMBAI — The newest and most exclusive residential tower for this city’s superrich is a cantilevered sheath of steel and glass soaring 27 floors into the sky The parking garage fills six levels Three helipads are on the roof There are terraces upon terraces, airborne swimming pools and hanging gardens in a Blade Runner-meets-Babylon edifice overlooking India’s most dynamic city There are nine elevators, a spa, a 50-seat theater and a grand ballroom Hundreds of servants and staff are ex

Douglas Adams describes his "cookie' event

This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me I had gone to catch a train This was April 1976, in Cambridge, UK I was a bit early for the train I'd gotten the time of the train wrong I went to get myself a newspaper to do the crossword, and a cup of coffee and a packet of cookies I went and sat at a table I want you to picture the scene It's very important that you get this very clear in your mind Here's the table, newspaper, cup of coffee, packet o

Eyeless dog gets around with echo location - video

A German Spitz born without eyes uses his barks, hearing and sense of smell to compensate for his sight 18-month-old Rowan, is almost indistinguishable from a sighted dog as he uses his barks and then listens for the echo Owner Sam Orchard, 41 said: [quote]People who meet Rowan can't tell that he's blind at first - they usually just ask why he's got his eyes shut When he's running around in the open it's just as if he were the same as the rest of my dogs 'When he first started goin

Hungry Russian bears dining out at cemeteries on human TV dinners

Its nicely preserved, wrapped, and stored in the cold ground, and easy to get when you are hungry The Russian version of a TV dinner for bears means that cemeteries are becoming the next eat-in place during a time of little natural food From a distance it resembled a rather large man in a fur coat, leaning tenderly over the grave of a loved one But when the two women in the Russian village of Vezhnya Tchova came closer they realised there was a bear in the cemetery eating a body Russ

Loose crocodile in plane causes crash

A passenger hid a crocodile in a sports bag to sell when the plane reached its destination However it escaped during the flight and all the passengers stampeded to the front of the plane to get away from it The imbalance of weight in the plane put it into a dive from which it never recovered The plane came down despite no apparent mechanical problems during an internal flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo It has now emerged that the crash was caused by the concealed reptile escapin

Barefoot Jim is a code that Customs use to note people who are traveling more than usual

International customs have code words that get attached to your file that tell them how dangerous you are When you go through customs they are shown on their computer Someone found this out and asked Reddit for what "Barefoot Jim" meant [quote]I was going through security in Turkey a few years back The computer screen used to check passports was on a wall facing both me and the officerSo I had a peek at my profile when I noticed a description boxThere were the words "barefoot Jim"

Man on scooter rams through lift doors - video

Social Darwinism at its finest as some idiot on a scooter rams the lift doors and plunges into the lift shaft [flash=650x534]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/9bd_1286400540[/flash]
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