Scary scrotum

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A 43-year-old man from Panama did nothing for three decades until his massively swollen, rotting, pus-oozing and foul-smelling scrotum — that hung down past his knees — finally brought him to a team of Texas doctors for treatment. When admitted, the patient, who had been getting around with a walker and whose mother (a saint) looked after his daily needs, had a fever of 102.2° F (39° C) and two open wounds in his scrotum. The physicians immediately operated to try to remove the rotting flesh. Following intravenous antibiotics, they removed his left testicle and scrotum, then later Read more

Man with his name tattooed on his throat is arrested for giving fake name

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TORONTO -- An Illinois man was arrested for allegedly giving police a fake name – despite him having a tattoo of his name on his neck. Mattoon police were investigating a forgery case when Matthew Bushman of Mansfield, Ill. Gave officers a false name and date of birth to dodge an existing warrant for his arrest. But police were likely given pause by the 36-year-old’s choice of tattoo. A police mugshot obtained by CTV News showed a “Matty B” tattoo across his throat. Read more Read more

Rats trained to drive tiny cars, find it relaxing

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Rodents seem to gain satisfaction from mastering a new skill; finding could have implications for treating mental illness Sometimes life really can be a rat race. US scientists have reported successfully training a group of the rodents to drive tiny cars in exchange for bits of Froot Loops cereal, and found that learning the task lowered their stress levels. Read more Read more

Man who tried to have sex with a cleaning cone is sentenced

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A 48-YEAR-OLD man who tried to have sex with a cleaning cone in a train station lift has been spared an immediate jail sentence. Trevor Smith, of Arrivato Plaza, Hall Street, St Helens was given a 26-week prison sentence suspended for two years today at Bolton Crown Court. The court heard how Smith committed the bizarre act of indecency at Wigan North Western train station on the night of Sunday, April 14. Smith must also undertake up to 30 days of rehabilitation activity and be on curfew between the hours of 8pm and 6am for three months. Read more Read more

Man high on PCP breaks into Germantown Walmart, uses hair clippers on $2 pumpkin

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GERMANTOWN, Md. (ABC7) — A PCP-induced bender led a DC man to break into a local Walmart, use hair clippers on a pumpkin and get physical with store employees, Montgomery County Police allege in court documents obtained by ABC7. Around 3:30 a.m. on October 1, Marqis Dudley, 26, of the 2900 block of Minnesota Avenue in SE Washington, allegedly entered the non-24-hour Walmart through the pharmacy doors. A store employee spotted Dudley allegedly kick a phone display causing a glass door to fall off its hinges. Dudley also reportedly cut a $2 pumpkin with hair clippers. Read more Read more

Yoga teacher dies after falling from a mountain naked

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A yoga teacher plunged to her death earlier this year while hiking up a Guatemalan volcano to watch the sunrise in the nude, an inquest has heard. Catherine Shaw, a 23-year-old British backpacker, was reported missing on March 5 after failing to return from the walk, according to the NZ Herald. Although authorities were initially concerned foul play was involved when her naked and battered body was discovered near San Juan La Laguna on March 11, Coroner Darren Salter has since ruled her death an accident. Read more Read more

Farmers urged to bury their underpants to improve quality of their beef

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Burying a pair of underpants in a field may not seem the obvious starting point for the perfect roast, but farmers are being urged to dig deep for tastier meat. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) claim interring a pair of cotton smalls in a pasture can reveal vital information about soil fertility. According to the experts, sterile and lifeless soil will keep underwear intact, but organically thriving soil will eat away at the briefs, leaving nothing but the elastic waistband. Dig up the pants after just two months, and it is possible to Read more

Sheep are able to recognise celebrity faces, study shows

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Eight animals were able to pick out Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Watson and Barack Obama 80% of the time. Sheep have a highly developed ability to recognise the faces of celebrities, a new study has shown. Although it has long been known that sheep are able to recognise the faces of their human handlers, scientists have now shown the farm animals can be trained to recognise images of famous people. Read more Read more

Married father of 6 caught having sex with goat

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The suspect, Babangida Garuba, a Goldsmith who resides at the Kasuan Mata area in Funtua Local Government Area of the state, according to Daily Trust, was reportedly caught in the act by his wife who raised an alarm that attracted residents who apprehended him and handed him over to the police. Garuba who was paraded at the State Command Headquarters confessed that he did not know what pushed him into the act but said he was sex starved following his wife's decision to deny him sex because of her pregnancy. He also confessed that it was the second time he engaged in such an act and begged for Read more

United Kingdom engineers are sending this weird spider bot to the Moon

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The United Kingdom is sending a small, four-legged robot to the Moon in 2021. The tiny rover, which looks like a cross between a spider and a children’s toy, will be the first Moon rover for the U.K. It will also be the first rover with legs to walk on the Moon. Read more Read more
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