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Hmm. How Does My Hair Look, Mr. Robber?

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. - When a robber started taking cash from his register over the weekend, Dunkin' Donuts employee Dustin Hoffmann fought back by clobbering the man with a ceramic mug. But Hoffmann admits he was less worried about the stolen cash than how he might look on the video-sharing site YouTube.


German hairdresser finds secret bank vault plans

A German hairdresser found secret plans for the Berlin branch of Bundesbank in a garbage bin, the German Bild newspaper said on Thursday.

The 26-year-old man was just about to throw out his rubbish when he noticed a plastic bag containing detailed drawings of the bank's security system, including floor thickness, movement detectors, doors, passageways and barred gates.

"I wanted to throw away my rubbish and I noticed the plastic bag with the building plans," the man told Bild.


Indian eatery boasts graveyard seating

AHMADABAD, India - In India, death is a part of life - and, at one restaurant in western India, a part of lunch. The bustling New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls, and the graves between the tables.

Cow Skull

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.

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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.

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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.