Someone tries to sell Belgium on eBay (AP) - AP - Hidden among the porcelain fox hounds and Burberry tablecloths on sale at eBay.be this week was an unusual item: "For Sale: Belgium, a Kingdom in three parts ... free premium: the king and his court (costs not included)."
World's oldest man turns 112 (AP) - AP - The world's oldest man celebrated his 112th birthday Tuesday, saying he hoped to live forever.
Nebraska state senator sues God (AP) - AP - The defendant in a state senator's lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He's everywhere.
Woman sees zebra trotting down driveway (AP) - AP - Sharon McConough says a zebra has been visiting her home and she has the photograph to prove it. McConough, who lives in the Ranger Creek area east of Fort Gibson Dam, said her dog starting barking and she went outside to see what was causing the disturbance. A zebra was trotting down her driveway. It was wearing a halter.
Lightning hits church steeple- twice (AP) - AP - Two lightning strikes on the same day didn't topple the steeple of the 117-year-old Newman United Methodist Church but they exposed something that might have. They blew out the siding and exposed dry rot that might have brought the steeple down.
Duck! Here comes Super Teacher! (Reuters) - Reuters - A Japanese teacher who threw a chair at his students was named "super teacher" by the local board of education despite having been reprimanded several times for using corporal punishment, a news agency said on Saturday.
Holocaust song title has firm squirming (Reuters) - Reuters - Canada's biggest phone company has apologized after a punk-rock reference to the Holocaust appeared on billboard advertisements for its cellphones.
"Dead" man wakes up under autopsy knife (Reuters) - Reuters - A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.
"Mr. Skin" cashes in on obsession with naked women (Reuters) - Reuters - Jim McBride has made it his life's work to know how much naked female flesh appears in movies -- an obsession apparently shared by millions of people.
Baboon adopts chicken at zoo (Reuters) - Reuters - A lonely baboon in a private Lithuanian zoo has adopted a chicken he saved from certain death last month and the two have formed a fast friendship, the zoo's director said Friday.