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Monthly Archive for May, 2011
Australia’s prime minister today urged the nation to cool off its hottest fad — planking — in the wake of a fatal plunge from a seventh-story balcony. Planking is the act of lying facedown as stiff as a plank, toes pointed down and hands at the sides, in as unusual a place as possible and […] [Read More]
You may remember Paul the Psychic Octopus – Europeans loved him for correctly predicting the outcome of the final seven 2010 World Cup games. Paul died a short time after that, in October 2010. But not before he amassed a giant following and became a pop-culture sensation. His former home, the Sea Life Centre in […] [Read More]
Did a three-star Thai hotel inadvertently kill six of its guests while trying to poison bed bugs? Between January and March, six people suffering from virtually the same medical symptoms died after staying at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai or using its facilities. Authorities maintain the deaths are just a coincidence. But an investigation […] [Read More]
Ever have a rough flight on an airliner? It was probably nothing like this flight of a Russian plane, documented in YouTube videos shot on April 29.. According to the description, the Tu-154 was being flown at Chkalovsky Airport, a military airport 19 miles northeast of Moscow that serves the Russian space program. It was […] [Read More]