So give up caviar: it's not brain sturgery! (Reuters) - Reuters - The rich may have to take black caviar off the menu to let sturgeon stocks recover, Russia's first Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday.
Russian woman's 12th baby weighs in at 7.75 kg (Reuters) - Reuters - A Siberian woman who gave birthto her 12th child -- doing more than her fair share to stemRussia's population decline -- was stunned to find that littleNadia weighed in at a massive 7.75 kg (17.1 lb).
Outrage as Kazakh leader snapped in swimming trunks (Reuters) - Reuters - A photograph of Kazakh PresidentNursultan Nazarbayev in tight swimming trunks triggered outragein the parliament of the former Soviet state on Wednesday.
Guinness -- weird, wonderful and wacky abound (Reuters) - Reuters - Australian John Allwood smashed 40watermelons with his head in just one minute.
Phone credit low? Africans go for "beeping" (Reuters) - Reuters - If you are in Sudan it is a 'missedcall'. In Ethiopia it is a 'miskin' or a 'pitiful' call. Inother parts of Africa it is a case of 'flashing', 'beeping' orin French-speaking areas 'bipage'.
Nurse gives birth to 9th child in SUV (AP) - AP - David Harrah thought he had time for coffee before racing his pregnant wife and their eight children 15 miles to the hospital. Think again, Daddy.
Bonds' record-breaking baseball to be branded with asterisk (Reuters) - Reuters - The ball Barry Bonds hit for hisrecord-breaking 756th home run will be permanently branded withan asterisk and shipped to the Hall of Fame.
Older car foils burglars in ATM theft (AP) - AP - Two Kingsport men learned that an older Honda Accord didn't have the juice to drag an ATM machine from a drug store in a burglary attempt, police said.
Austria fans petition for Austria-free Euro 2008 (Reuters) - Reuters - Thousands of Austrian football fansdismayed at their national side's poor showing ahead ofco-hosting Euro 2008 are petitioning for their team to bewithdrawn from the tournament.
N.J. students ticketed for jaywalking (AP) - AP - Teaneck officials will meet with parents who are fuming after police ticketed middle schoolers for jaywalking. Some of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School students are as young as 11.