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Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

LOS ANGELES A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

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Liquid cats, crocodile bets and didgeridoos win Ig Nobel science prizes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honored Thursday at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards.

U.S. Sep 14 2017

Bum rap? Sri Lankan arrested for trying to smuggle gold in rectum

COLOMBO A Sri Lankan man who raised suspicion by the way he kept looking around in an airport departure lounge was found to be carrying nearly a kilogram (2.2 lb) of gold stashed in his rectum, a customs official said on Monday.

Sep 25 2017

Sock horror! Terrifying lizard turns out to be dirty clothing

LONDON It was seven inches long, two inches wide, pink, stripy and the English family who discovered it hiding under a bed thought it could be a dangerous lizard.

Sep 14 2017

Monster "fatberg" found in east London sewer

LONDON One of the biggest "fatbergs" ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer.

Environment, Sep 12 2017

No more monkey business: lawsuit over macaque's 'selfie' is settled

A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling "selfie" taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago - the animal who snapped the picture or the nature photographer who owned the camera - has been settled out of court.

U.S. Sep 12 2017