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Woman opens death-themed hotel

A Chinese woman has opened a mausoleum-themed inn to let people experience the feeling of death.


Parking fine has parrot in a flap


A big row has squawked into life in Greece, after a parrot called Coco was handed a £320 parking fine.

Coco's owner runs a pet shop in the city of Patras, and every day he puts Coco's perch put into the street.

Coco loves to talk to people passing by, but his perch sits in the street in a parking spot, so under the rules of the city, the police have fined him.

Black Cat

California: Neighbor saves cat from teeth of coyote

Watching a coyote run toward a field with a big cat in its mouth was more than Jennifer Foster could take just two weeks after her husband died as a result of a freak accident.

Foster and her four adult children were driving home from a restaurant at about 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 15, when the car's headlights illuminated a coyote running toward a field on Rayshire Street in Thousand Oaks.

Until they noticed the cat in its mouth, they thought it was wonderful to see a wild animal on their street.

©Bob Gerace
Jackie York holds her 10-year-old cat Cosmo after the kitty's life was saved by a quick acting neighbor who jumped out of a moving car and ran after a coyote as it held the cat in its teeth. Cosmo had three puncture wounds in her neck. Now she is making a full recovery at home.


Scotland: Man's four days trapped in toilet

A man spent four days trapped in a toilet after the door handle broke.
David Leggat, 55, was unable to raise the alarm after becoming stuck in the toilets at Kittybrewster and Woodside Bowling Club in Aberdeen.


81-year-old Scotch sells for $54,000

NEW YORK - A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at this New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition.

An anonymous collector bought the pricey potable at Christie's sale of wines and spirits on Saturday.


Widow leaves Chinese eatery owners $21M

LONDON - Think of it as a giant tip. A wealthy widow repaid the kindness shown to her by a family that runs a Chinese restaurant she frequented by leaving them $21 million, and a High Court judge ruled Friday that her will was legal.

Golda Bechal's 1994's will said she wanted Kim Sing Man and his wife, Bee Lian, the owners of a Chinese restaurant northeast of London, to inherit her money. She died at age 88 in January 2004.

Magic Wand

Wis. Drivers Line Up for Gas at 33 Cents

MINOCQUA, Wis. - Dozens of drivers made a mad rush for cheap gas after a station employee accidentally changed the price to 33 cents a gallon.


Alarming report: Iran Less Than 10 Years Away From 2016


According to an alarming new Department of Defense report combining civilian, military, and calendric evidence, Iran may be as few as nine years away from the year 2016.


Store Ad: Delicious Chanukah Hams

NYC Grocery Store Advertises Hams As 'Delicious for Chanukah'

This was REALLY not kosher. A grocery store in Manhattan made a food faux pas, advertising hams as "Delicious for Chanukah."


Did Super Size Me man find Osama bin Laden?

Rumours continue to spread that documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock, of Super Size Me fame, has found Osama bin Laden.

©Brisbane Times
Did Morgan Spurlock find Osama bin Laden?