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Crude Business: Luxury Spa Offers Customers Oil Baths Visitors to the Naftalan health center in oil-rich Azerbaijan pay good money for a bath that leaves them needing several showers to get clean.
MSNBC | 16 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hardcore sex show at Argentina university causes scandal A sex performance at a university in Argentina's capital is causing an uproar. | 23 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mexican firm sorry for royally selling president short MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - It could have been the height of diplomatic embarrassment for Mexico's president.
Reuters | Jul 2, 2015 10:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No sweat? Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement of public funds.
Reuters | Jul 2, 2015 9:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police.
Reuters | Jul 2, 2015 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Four-foot boa constrictor greets new Calgary homeowner By any number of scales, it wasn't a Calgary woman's idea of a housewarming greeting. | Jul 2, 2015 01:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sports News in Brief: SportsCenter Co-Anchors Clearly Dating BRISTOL, CTSaying that the pair could barely take their eyes off one another throughout the hour-long sports news program, ESPN viewers told reporters Friday that it is increasingly clear SportsCenter anchors John Anderson and Matt Barrie are currently da
The Onion | Jul 1, 2015 2:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Female Friend Group Fails In One Duty Of Providing Good Gynecologist Recommendation CHICAGOCompletely embarrassing themselves in a pitiful display of collective ineptitude, a group of five female friends who gathered for happy hour Monday reportedly failed in their sole duty of providing a recommendation for a good gynecologist when aske
The Onion | Jul 1, 2015 2:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Scientists Find Human Vocal Cords Developed Over Millennia To Lower Voice When Speculating On Acquaintances Sexual Orientation MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIATracing the unique behavior back to the dawn of civilization, researchers at Monash University announced Wednesday that lowering ones voice to discuss a persons sexual orientation is a physiological trait that evolved in humans over th
The Onion | Jul 1, 2015 2:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Terrifying Uniformed Bachelorette Party Storms Local Bar TACOMA, WABursting into the establishment seemingly out of nowhere and overtaking it within a matter of moments, a terrifying uniformed bachelorette party stormed local pub Caseys Saloon Friday night, onlookers reported. One second I was having a pleasant
The Onion | Jul 1, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend