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A Rare Honesty
Associated Press

The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin.

Halloween: Not For Everyone
Agence France-Presse

Authorities say a Baltimore city police officer pulled his gun on a chain-saw-wielding haunted house worker who was trying to get "one last scream" out of him.

Escaped Hippo Killed in Mexico
Associated Press

A 2,200-pound hippopotamus that escaped from a private zoo has been shot to death after more than a month on the run in the countryside of southeastern Mexico.

Thousands Say 'I Do' in Global Mass 'Moonie' Wedding
Richard Lloyd Parry

Forty thousand people took marriage vows today in a mass ceremony across four continents, in what may be the last such spectacle to be presided over by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, ageing leader of the controversial Unification Church.

Lung Stolen from Peru Cadaver Exhibition Returned
Associated Press

The manager of a traveling exhibition of human cadavers says a lung stolen from the show has been returned. The lung was taken in Peru from "Bodies: The Exhibition."

And Finally... Nose Power

This nose knows power, massive marionettes, Mexico City's high-tech noise investigation, and gorillas on Twitter.

Lung Stolen from Peru Exhibition of Human Cadavers
Associated Press

A traveling exhibition of human cadavers wants a stolen lung back. The left lung was taken in Peru from "Bodies: The Exhibition," which has traveled the globe displaying cadavers preserved through a process that replaces water in biological tissues with polymers.

Reverend Accused of Firing Old Bitties for Big Boobs
Todd Wright

It’s hard to get students these days to pay attention in class, so the Rev. William Brooks decided the best way to get their eyes focused on the teacher is to replace them with big-breasted ones.

Global Warming Website Helps Farmers Cut Livestock Flatulence
Simon Johnson

A fact sheet has been produced outlining how farmers can adjust their animals’ diets to reduce methane emissions. The measures include ensuring livestock eats the right length of grass.

UFO: Mexico's Roswell
History Channel

A documentary about an event that has shaken Mexican UFO history.

Family Values: California Republican Assemblyman Has Sex with Utility Company Lobbyist, Brags About It — Woops, the Mic is On
Associated Press

Mike Duvall’s second term as a member of the California Assembly was progressing pretty much like his first — in relative obscurity. The Orange County Republican is now a YouTube hit after his racy comments about his sexual conquests were caught on an open microphone in a Capitol hearing room.

Seeking the World’s Biggest Meatball? Try Mexico.
Marc Lacey

If Guinness World Records ever creates a category for the country most obsessed with being in the Guinness book of world records, Mexico will surely be in the running.

Mom Caught in Mexico Allegedly Sold Baby for House
Associated Press

Mexican authorities have detained a young mother on suspicion of selling her 8-month-old daughter in exchange for a house and undisclosed payments.

Chickenosaurus: Canadian Scientist Says He Can Create Dinosaurs From Chickens
Telegraph UK

Hans Larsson, the Canada Research Chair in Macro Evolution at McGill University in Montreal, said he aims to develop dinosaur traits that disappeared millions of years ago in birds.

Microsoft Apologizes for Race-Swap Photo Incident
Ina Fried

Microsoft apologized Tuesday for using photo editing techniques to change the race of a person depicted on the company's Web site.

Peru Police Seize Cocaine Sewn Inside Live Turkeys
Associated Press

Peruvian police expecting to find a shipment of cocaine hidden in a crate holding two live turkeys were surprised to discover the drug surgically implanted inside the birds.

Michael Jackson's Mexico Fans to Attempt World Record for Size of Crowd Dancing to `Thriller'
Associated Press

Mexico City officials are organizing a mass event in honor of Michael Jackson, calling for thousands to come dance to the song "Thriller," Aug. 29, in hopes a breaking a world record.

Michael Jackson: The Wildest Conspiracy Theories
Telegraph UK

The internet is a hive of conspiracy theories, and conspiracy theory spoofs. Here are a selection of the most bizarre explanations for Michael Jackson's death.

Mexico City Breaks Sandwich Record

One hundred and fifty cooks and volunteers in Mexico City on Friday prepared a gigantic Mexican sandwich, possibly the largest of its kind ever made.

Dimwitted Thieves Steal Fake Cell Phones in Mexico
Associated Press

Call it the case of the dead cells – both telephones and the ones in the brain. Employees at a Telefonica Movistar cell-phone store in Morelia, Mexico say they arrived Tuesday morning to find that the store had been broken into.

Mexico Finds Cocaine Haul Hidden in Frozen Sharks
Robin Emmott

Mexico's navy has seized more than a ton of cocaine stuffed inside frozen sharks, as drug gangs under military pressure go to greater lengths to conceal narcotics bound for the United States.

Grandmother Tasered at Traffic Stop

A 72-year-old woman is pulled over for speeding, then tasered and sent to jail.

Face-Transplant Patient Reveals Herself
Associated Press

Connie Culp, who underwent the groundbreaking procedure in December after her husband shot her four years earlier, praises the medical staff that made her new face possible.

Couple Arrested for Sex on Lawn at Windsor Castle
Associated Press

It didn't take long for people to realize that something was out of order when an inebriated couple arrived from a nearby restaurant and began having sex on a grass bank outside the castle, according to witnesses.

College Tries Porn to Distract Drinkers

An attempt to distract university students in Maryland from late-night drinking with a feature-length porn movie has been blocked after state senators threatened to cut funds for the college.

Alien Child
The Daily Bizarre

About 60 to 70 years ago, an American girl living in Mexico allegedly discovered the skeletal remains of an adult and an apparently malformed child in a cave near her village.

China's Last Eunuch Spills Sex Secrets
Emma Graham-Harrison

Only two memories brought tears to Sun Yaoting's eyes in old age - the day his father cut off his genitals, and the day his family threw away the pickled remains that should have made him a whole man again at death.

It's Breasts, not Bombs, at Paraguay Nuke Protest
Associated Press

Activists in Paraguay are showing a little skin for world peace. About 100 women disrobed Friday in a square in downtown Asuncion to protest nuclear weapons.

Carnival Queen Will Have Obama Painted on Her Body
Carolina Escalera

The Carnival beauty famed for proving it's possible to get too naked for Brazil's samba parades is looking for the spotlight again – by painting her body with an image of President Barack Obama.

Nude Madonna Photo Sells for $37,500 at Auction
Jill Serjeant

A full frontal nude photo of Madonna, taken in 1979 before she became famous, has sold at auction for $37,500 - more than double its pre-sale estimate.

Nazi Angel of Death Josef Mengele 'Created Twin Town in Brazil'
Nick Evans

In a new book, Mengele: the Angel of Death in South America, the Argentine historian Jorge Camarasa, a specialist in the post-war Nazi flight to South America, has painstakingly pieced together the Nazi doctor's mysterious later years.

Mayor Gives Smooching Ban the Kiss-Off
Metro UK

A mayor has declared his Mexican city the world's "kissing capital" - in a bid to refute rumours he wanted to fine people for puckering up in public.

Outrage at Busty Virgin Mary Models
Monica Vargas

A prominent fashion designer has sparked outrage in Chile by dressing up models like the Virgin Mary - in some cases with ample, near-naked breasts.

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