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Cypriot seeks to unravel curse with pants and egg

Having marital problems? Have you tried putting egg in your underpants?

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Alcohol Abuse! Historic Whiskey Could Go Down Drain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Here's a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.


US: Kansas City Man Accused Of Toad Licking

A 21-year-old man has been accused of using a toad to get high.

Clay County sheriff's deputies said David Theiss, of Kansas City, possessed a Colorado River toad with the intention of using it as a hallucinogenic.

Experts said it's possible to lick the toad's venom glands to achieve psychedelic effects.



Bush tops list of 'coldest' celebs in website film list

President George W. Bush rarely comes out a winner in movie industry awards -- and being named "Coldest Person in Hollywood 2007" is not much of an accolade.

Independent movie website Film Threat on Wednesday named the US leader top of its annual "Frigid 50" list, an irreverent look at the individuals who are "cold" as opposed to "hot" properties.


Flashback Ahoy, mateys ! Thar be Jewish pirates!

There's no arrr-guing that pirates are in.

As of last weekend, Disney had plundered $1 billion worldwide with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- that's Sept. 19, for you landlubbers -- has gone from an inside joke between two friends to a mock holiday celebrated in more than 40 countries.

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Sephardic Jewish pirate Jean Lafitte

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Halloween Fallout: 'Fairy tale' ruined by Facebook

A US man who lied to his boss about a family emergency has been caught out after a photograph of him dressed as a fairy in a tutu at a Halloween party appeared online.

Kevin Colvin had a little bit of explaining to do when his pictures appeared on Facebook.

Comment: ...and the make-up is not too bad as well. Clearly a lot of effort went into this scheme!


Indian man marries dog to cast off curse

A 34-year-old man in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu married a dog on Sunday in order to try to rid himself of a curse he believed had been placed upon him for killing two dogs, local media reported.

Selva Kumar, an agricultural worker, said that when he was 18 years old, "he stoned two mating dogs to death and hung them with a rope from a nearby tree."

Soon after the incident, Kumar told the Hindustan Times newspaper, his "legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear. Only recently, after treatment, I have managed to become mobile and that, too, with a crutch".

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Darwin Award Candidate: Best to use tools when loosening lug nut

A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff's deputies said.

The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home northwest of Southworth, about 10 miles southwest of Seattle, and had gotten all but one of the lug nuts off the right rear wheel by Saturday afternoon, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said.


Bride marries drunken groom's brother

Villagers at a wedding in Bihar decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said on Monday.

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The younger brother readily agreed to take the groom's place beside the teenage bride at her family's invitation, witnesses said.


Wisconsin Cop Shocked by Own Taser

MADISON, Wis. - A police officer has been reprimanded for accidentally discharging a Taser, causing an injury _ to the police officer.

Madison police released a report Monday on the July 31 incident, without revealing the officer's name or gender. The department said the Taser accidentally discharged during a standard checkout procedure.