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Liu Lingchao says portable home makes him feel free

Liu Lingchao says portable home makes him feel free

Looking like someone out of the Flintstones, 38-year-old Liu Lingchao is the human equivalent of a real-life human snail, carrying his 132 pound (60 kilogram) house, made of bamboo poles and plastic sheets, on his back as he travels throughout China. A veritable travelling salesmen, he earns money for food and supplies by collecting plastic bottles and metal cans along ... Read More »

Mutant cockroaches evolved to find sweet jelly bitter

mutant cockroaches evolved to find sweet jelly bitter

Like the mice of New York, cockroaches are being shaped by urban environments. Scientists have found that a particular strain has evolved in such a way that it can outsmart human traps. In the first part of the experiment, the researchers offered the hungry cockroaches a choice of two foods – peanut butter or glucose-rich jam [known as jelly is ... Read More »

llama in Tallahassee caught using lasso and taser

llama in Tallahassee caught using lasso and taser

Floridians know there’s no shortage of wildlife in the Sunshine State, but kangaroos and llamas? While Pasco Sheriff’s deputies were capturing a kangaroo that was on the loose in Lacoochee, deputies in Tallahassee had to use a taser gun to re-capture a llama that had escaped his pen. Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ... Read More »

Julia Caples believes drinking blood keeps her young and vigorous

Julia Caples believes drinking blood keeps her young and vigorous

Julia Caples, 45, has been sucking the blood of willing donors for more than 30 years. She meets fellow vampire enthusiasts at a local occult and oddities store where she cuts them with a pagan-style knife before lapping up their blood. She believes it keeps her young and vigorous, just like the ageless bloodsuckers from movies such as Twilight. The ... Read More »

220 pounds of cocaine found in bananas : shipment to Danish

220 pounds of cocaine found in bananas

Staff at a supermarket found 220lbs of smuggled cocaine hidden inside a crate of bananas. Staff at the Coop in Denmark got a big surprise when they opened crates from Colombia and found the drugs. The powder was discovered in Aarhus when workers noticed that some of the boxes were heavier than others. A Coop spokesman said more bags with ... Read More »

Exam protector recognized French mother as impostor

exam protector recognized French mother as impostor

Parents who are willing to cheat for their kids’ grades are already a rung or two up the whacko ladder. But I can’t even be all finger pointy at 52-year-old Caroline D. who allegedly tried to pose as her daughter during the baccalaureate exam. I’m just too busy LOLing! The Huffington Post reports that the mother really committed for this ... Read More »

Canada donation matching to Typhoon Haiyan relief

Canada donation matching to Typhoon Haiyan relief

A volunteer at a Toronto church unpacking goods dropped off to help Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan pulls out a sunshine-yellow gown, holds it aloft and jokes to a fellow helper about who is going to need a party dress. Then she dutifully folds the pleated skirt and bodice into a square and places it on one of a dozen ... Read More »

Two-headed turtle because twining process didn’t finish

Two-headed turtle because twining process didn't finish

Here’s looking at you … and you! A two-headed turtle is the latest bizarre animal to attract tourists to San Antonio Zoo. Thelma and Louise — as the female Texas cooter has been named — made the attraction’s Friedrich Aquarium its new home Tuesday. She follows in the footsteps of Janus — the two-headed Texas rat snake — who lived ... Read More »