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Irishman builds ‘billion-euro’ home out of shredded currency

DUBLIN (Reuters) – An unemployed Irish artist has built a home from the shredded remains of 1.4 billion euros ($1.82 billion), a monument to the “madness” he says has been wrought on Ireland by the single currency, from a spectacular construction boom to a wrenching bust. Frank Buckley built the apartment in the…

Puppy stabbed 11 times, tossed in dumpster to die

A puppy named “Taz” is recovering in Abilene, Texas after being stabbed 11 times and left in a dumpster to die. Cheryl Ascol told police that she saw 42-year-old Larry Dollins try to murder the 14-week-old puppy. “I said, ‘Larry, please stop stabbing that dog,’” she recalled to KTXS. “I…

Special effects master creates terrifying skinless robot baby

It’s like the worst Terminator-inspired nightmare come to life: A robot baby with no skin, that moves and sounds just like a real child. Created by special effects master Chris Clarke, who’s worked on films such as Alien vs. Predator, Resident Evil and even the recent Steven Spielberg epic War…

Fugitive arrested while giving interview to local news

The police hunt for a man wanted for pulling a gun on his neighbor ended over the weekend after the fugitive decided to give an impromptu interview to a local Mississippi news station. WLBT reporters arrived at the house of Rodney Wayne Hill, who was involved in an overnight standoff…

Santorum supporter: Obama ‘not president’ and an ‘avowed Muslim’

At a town hall meeting in Florida, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum failed to repudiate a woman who claimed that President Obama was a Muslim and not legally the President of the United States. Many of the so-called “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was born in Kenya…

Babysitter accused of molesting 5-year-old, streaming it online

A waitress in New Jersey is facing federal and state charges for streaming video online of herself sexually molesting a 5-year-old girl who she was babysitting. Authorities said that 32-year-old Jennifer Mahoney is facing up to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. A criminal complaint filed…

Warren Buffett serenades China with ukulele performance

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn’t the first person you’d think of when ukulele performances become the topic of conversation. Nevertheless, the 81-year-old appeared during a Chinese New Year broadcast aired Sunday, playing his ukulele and singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” The video was apparently recorded over a year…

Seagull rescued from being caught by the neck between power lines

When a seagull got its head caught between two twisted power cables in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, all it could do was either dangle limply or flap futilely. That was until the fortunate bird was rescued by Yvon Blin, a power line technician with Nova Scotia Power, and his trusty bucket…

Woman with two uteruses gives birth to twins

A woman with two uteruses has given birth to twins this week in a story that has surprised the medical world. Alison Camp of Buffalo, New York is among just one to two percent of women in the world with a rare condition called uterine didelphys. It results in Camp…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appointed U.S. cultural ambassador

Legendary basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday as a U.S. global cultural ambassador. Clinton expressed the hope that Abdul-Jabbar will engage with young people in particular “as a means to create opportunities for greater understanding.” “My life experiences have really prepared me…

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