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Two gay lovers — a man in a black dress and a boy in only a pair of shorts — protested their families' lack of understanding for their relationship by climbing a Central Park tree, stripping, performing lewd acts in front of onlookers and refusing to come down for hours.
In a country where the mobile phone ownership is one of the highest in Asia, a fast-spreading email — that a ringing mobile can produce enough energy to trigger a small fire at a petrol station — is causing great uneasiness.
When workers at San Francisco's Department of Animal Care and Control located the owner of a newly arrived stray cat three weeks ago, they couldn't believe what they found: the cat belonged to a woman in Bradenton, Florida — 3,000 miles away.
Many people claim that the Historic Town Square clock stopped at precisely the time the tornado hit. Others claim it's an urban legend, that some Lancaster resident set the clock at 9:40 p.m. after the F4 tornado hit the square that Monday evening, April 25, 1994.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh managed to quiet noisy pooches in an animal welfare shelter, and make them friendlier to strangers, by plugging in a machine that emitted special perfumes: Dog Appeasing Pheromones (DAP).