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Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast

Published Date: July 31, 2014
Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast

A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday. Eric Schmitt, a professional salvager, was scavenging with his parents when he found the crumpled, square-shaped ornament on a leisure trip to hunt for artifacts...

Published Date: July 9, 2014
US man chokes to death during hot dog eating contest

US man chokes to death during hot dog eating contest

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota of the United States turned tragic when a contestant choked to death, reports the Guardian. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County sheriff Rick Wheeler told the...

Published Date: July 7, 2014
Files reveal Soviet dismay at ‘drunken’ Brit double agent

Files reveal Soviet dismay at ‘drunken’ Brit double agent

They were two of Britain’s most notorious double agents, responsible for passing on some of this country’s most sensitive secrets to the Russians, but documents reveal that Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean were viewed in an unflattering light by their Soviet masters. Among thousands of typed Russian documents in the Mitrokhin archive, open to...

Published Date: June 9, 2014
Like humans, rats experience regret: Study

Like humans, rats experience regret: Study

Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, new research suggests. When rats were given the option of visiting rooms that contained different foods, repots Live Science quoting the journal Nature Neuroscience. They skipped a good deal for...

Published Date: May 23, 2014
Beware of 'clay phone'

Beware of 'clay phone'

In many parts of Dhaka, you may have come across scamsters or junkies trying to allure you with glossy mobile phone sets at unbelievably cheap prices. Hold on, you might want to curb your greed after reading this. A bank cleric's eyes got glued on some cellphone sets displayed on a footpath at Farmgate....

Published Date: May 15, 2014
Lamb born with a human face

Lamb born with a human face

The face of a just-born lamb is usually one of the cutest sights ever – this is just the stuff of nightmares. These images from Izmir, Turkey, show the animal with a face looking just like a human's, reports British daily The Star. The lamb, which looks like something out of a bizarre horror movie,...

Published Date: May 13, 2014
Cat missing since Japan tsunami reunited with owners

Cat missing since Japan tsunami reunited with owners

A cat that vanished three years ago during Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has been unexpectedly reunited with its owners. The black cat, called Suika, was thought to have died after disappearing on March 11, 2011 – the day of the earthquake and tsunami – from his home in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture. Kazuko and Takeo Yamagishi,...

Published Date: May 8, 2014
Florida man demands right to wed computer

Florida man demands right to wed computer

Chris Sevier, a man from Florida, believes he should be allowed to wed his Macbook. Mr Sevier argues that if gays should be allowed to marry, then so should other sexual minorities. Mr Sevier states he has fallen in love with a pornography laden computer. “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex...

Published Date: May 6, 2014
Mozart manuscript smuggled out of Nazi Germany expected to fetch £500,000

Mozart manuscript smuggled out of Nazi Germany expected to fetch £500,000

A rare Mozart manuscript smuggled out of Germany by a Jewish refugee on the eve of the Second World War has been discovered in South America. Hailed as the most important of the composer’s works to appear at auction in a decade, it is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under...

Published Date: April 29, 2014
World's fattest woman plans for ‘perfect’ wedding

World's fattest woman plans for ‘perfect’ wedding

Charity Pierce, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, weighs in at a whopping 56 STONE and her heavy frame has left her housebound and unable to walk unaided. But the 38-year-old has dreams of having the perfect wedding and wants to shed a staggering 20st so that she can walk down the aisle with Fiancé Tony Saur, who at 22 is nearly half her age.