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UN to Appoint Space Ambassador to Greet Alien Visitors
Heidi Blake

A space ambassador could be appointed by the United Nations to act as the first point of contact for aliens trying to communicate with Earth.

Knife Removed from Brazil Man's Head After 3 Years
Associated Press

A man in northeastern Brazil is recovering after surgeons removed a 4-inch (10-centimeter) blade that had been stuck in his head for three years following a bar fight.

Pope's Astronomer Says He Would Baptise an Alien if it Asked Him
Alok Jha

Aliens might have souls and could choose to be baptised if humans ever met them, a Vatican scientist said today. The official also dismissed intelligent design as "bad theology" that had been "hijacked" by American creationist fundamentalists.

Chinese “Body Fishers”: The Business of Selling Corpses Pulled from the Yellow River

Wei Jinpeng is a fisher of dead people. He scans the river for cadavers, drags them to shore with a small boat and then charges grieving families to recover their relatives’ corpses.

UK Teenager Banned From America For Life Over Obscene Obama Email
Virginia Wheeler

A British teenager who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity was banned from America for life, The Sun reported Monday.

Colombian is World's Shortest Man at 27 Inches
Frank Bajak

Edward Nino Hernandez is in many ways a typical 24-year-old Colombian male. He loves to dance reggaeton, dreams of owning a car - preferably a Mercedes- and wants to see the world.

Mexico Breaks Own Record With Giant Taco

Mexico has broken its own record for making the longest taco ever prepared in the country. At a whopping 40.9 metres (134ft) the giant taco was made with the help of dozens of people.

Raw Video: Mentos Geyser World Record in Mexico

With 2,433 participants of all ages, Mexico City became the Guinness World Record holder for the largest number of simultaneously erupting Mentos and cola geysers on Saturday.

Thieves In Mexico End Up With, Literally, Peanuts
Associated Press

Federal police say two suspects hijacked a truck containing 17 tons of peanuts at gunpoint on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Is There a Problem, Officer?
FOX News

Swedish driver faces $1 million speeding ticket for going 180 mph.

Worst. Decade. Ever.

Hands down, the '00s were the worst political decade at least since the 1990s. celebrates the (lack of) personalities, the scandals, and the screw-ups that made us all want to forget the first 10 years of the 21st century.

Bizarre Border Busts

Over the years, people have tried some unusual ways to people across the U.S.-Mexico border, as photos from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol show.

Colombian Cops Find World Cup - Made of Cocaine
Associated Press

Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas of the World Cup trophy out of everything from papier-mache to plastic. But a lawbreaker in Colombia gets top prize for most original material: cocaine.

Marilyn Monroe X-Rays Snapped Up for $45,000
Belinda Goldsmith

Three X-rays of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe's chest and pelvis taken during a hospital visit have sold for more than 10 times their pre-sale estimates, earning $45,000 (29,800 pounds).

Raw Video: Bullfighter Arrested for Fleeing Bull
Associated Press

Young bullfighter Cristian Hernandez was arrested in Mexico City on Sunday after he leapt head first out of the ring at the beginning of a fight.

Only the NY Post Could Get Away With this World Cup Cover
Glynnis MacNicol

The New York Post takes a, um, unique angle on yesterday’s World Cup game between the U.S. and England that ended in a draw. And by unique, I mean, inaccurate. The U.S. did not actually win. To the best of my knowledge a 1-1 score in any game in not a win.

Mexico Dad Charged with Giving Away Kids for Debt
Associated Press

Prosecutors in the capital charged Sunday that a man who reported his two children kidnapped last week really gave them to a woman to settle a debt of 25,000 pesos, or about $1,925.

Introducing the Good Food Guide for Cockroaches
Simon Levey

Ever wondered how cockroaches seem to know the best place to grab a meal? New research at Queen Mary, University of London suggests that, just like humans, they share their local knowledge of the best food sources and follow 'recommendations' from others.

One Woman's Leap From Building Kills Two
Associated Press

Police in Chile say an apparent suicide caused another death as well when a woman jumping from a tall building landed on a cleaning lady below.

Marrying a Much Younger Man Greatly Increases a Woman's Chance of Early Death
Jeremy Taylor

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, in Germany, analyzed the marriage and death records of 2 million Dutch men and women.

US Landlord Who Used Hidden Cameras to Spy on 34 Female Tenants Gets 4-10 Years in Prison
Associated Press

A Philadelphia-area landlord who admitted he used hidden cameras to spy on 34 female tenants is heading to prison.

960th Time A Charm
Associated Press

A South Korean woman who earned a driver's license after 960 tries is ready to buy a car and get behind the wheel.

This Week In Ironic Assaults
Associated Press

Police say a 24-year-old man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn't like being called "fat."

Police Barred from Penis Enlargement
Olivia Rondonuwu

Forget about getting a job as a police officer in Indonesia's Papua if you have had your penis enlarged. You won't get it, according to local media reports citing the Papua police chief.

Mexico to Encourage Cultural Revival of "Field Hockey for Pyros"
Chuck Shepherd

A new sports center in Mexico City will be devoted to the revival of ancient Aztec- and Mayan-created games that are rarely played in Mexico because they are dangerous, including a field-hockey-like competition played with a fireball.

This Week In Bad Ideas
Associated Press

An East Tennessee man driving a lawn mower in the road has been charged with DUI. Athens police said 30-year-old Jimmy Graham Jr. smelled like alcohol and failed a sobriety test after an officer spotted him on the lawn mower.

Topless Rights
Associated Press

About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched downtown in Maine's largest city to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.

Virgin Mary Appears in New Mexico Bathroom

A New Mexico woman says The Virgin Mary has appeared in her bathroom. Dannel griego said she could not believe her eyes when she noticed the holy figure in the marble above her bathtub.

Things To Do When You're Bored
Associated Press

A man who has been charged with making a naked dash through a Tennessee supermarket told police he was "bored and didn't have anything else to do."

Mexican Police Turn to Voodoo

Police at the forefront of Mexico's drug war turn to bizarre spiritual rituals for protection from violence.

Soup Mistaken for Drugs, Man Detained in Mexico
Raquel Maria Dillon

A Nigerian-born U.S. citizen says he spent two days in a Tijuana jail after Mexican authorities mistook the soup ingredients he was bringing to a relative in Mexico for illegal drugs.

Recession Dentistry
Associated Press

A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts.

IRS Visits Sacramento Carwash in Pursuit of Four Cents
Sacramento Bee

It was every businessperson’s nightmare. Arriving at Harv’s Metro Car Wash in midtown Wednesday afternoon were two dark-suited IRS agents demanding payment of delinquent taxes.

New York Chef Offers Customers Cheese Made from Wife's Breast Milk
Tom Leonard

A New York restaurant chef has been warned by city health officials after he offered customers the chance to taste cheese made from his wife's breast milk.

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