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Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

PROSSER - Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous. That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.

Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.


Man Living in Car Since '00 Upsets City

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Steve Graham might not be in the doghouse over a dispute with his wife, but as far as his neighbors are concerned, he's not far from it. For the past seven years, Graham, 55, has been living in his car parked in the backyard of a house he and his wife, La Donna Graham, own.


UK Great white shark lie exposed

A great white shark allegedly seen off the coast of Britain has turned out to be a great white lie.

Nightclub bouncer Kevin Keeble this week admitted that frightening photos he claimed were taken near Cornwall were snapped on a fishing trip off the coast of South Africa.


Skateboarding Enumclaw rooster ordered to clam up

ENUMCLAW, Wash. - A controversy is brewing in this Cascade foothill town involving a famous bird on four wheels.

Hanna Dahlquist's pet rooster is one bird that's got game.

"He skateboards," says Hanna. "He thinks he can go faster when he's aerodynamic."

A skateboarding rooster named Tony Chickenhawk has won awards for his bizarre skill.

In fact, the rooster rides so well, Hanna named him Tony Chickenhawk.

"I named him after Tony Hawk because he is like a really famous skateboarder and my chicken skateboards," says Hanna.


Texas: Rowdy 'Redneck Games' Irk Neighbors

DALLAS - There have been more than a few athletes accused of doping over the years _ but the competitors at the "Texas Redneck Games" might just be dopes.


Giant Lego Man rescued from sea

A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.



Crocodile falls from window in Russian nuclear town

Residents in the Russian nuclear research town of Sarov got a jaw-dropping surprise on Tuesday when a crocodile fell from the twelfth-storey apartment of its owner, the emergency situations ministry said.

The one-metre (3.3-feet) caiman crocodile landed on a pavement after leaning too far out of the window of the apartment where it had lived for the last 15 years, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted an official with the local branch of the ministry as saying.


Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'

NEW YORK -- Passengers aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 180 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York's LaGuardia International Airport had an unexpected travel companion Tuesday: a small monkey.

Better Earth

New York may ban the word bitch

Activist Reverend Al Sharpton organised rallies across the US overnight calling for pension funds to be pulled out of the music industry until rap lyricists stop employing the "n-word" and terms degrading to women.

"We're talking about Viacom, Time Warner, Vivendi," three entertainment conglomerates that Mr Sharpton said would be pressured to clean up musicians' lyrics if threatened by the withdrawal of government-run pension fund investments.

Time Warner sold its music business, including such labels as Atlantic and Reprise, to a private equity group in 2004.


German beer lovers rescued

Germany's national railway wasn't about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer.

Federal police said Monday that the beer tap failed aboard a special train carrying Bayer Leverkusen fans to Hamburg on Saturday. The fault was discovered half an hour into the journey.