Child’s Finger Broken By Chess Robot During Match

At the Moscow Open last week, as reported by Russian news outlets. The chess-playing android was apparently “unsettled” by the seven-year-olds fast moves during their July 19th game. The robot grabbed the child’s finger, and broke it. Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, spoke of the incident saying, “The robot broke the child’s …

Children of the Grave: Men Are Becoming Fathers After They Die

There are children in the world right now who’ve never had a chance to know their father. And it’s not because they had a deadbeat dad. It’s because their father died before the child was ever conceived. Thanks to modern medical technology, it’s possible for dead men to become fathers after they’ve left this mortal …

Indian City Married Two Frogs to Bring Rain — And It Worked

Extended droughts are just one side effect of climate change and they’re becoming more common. Case in point, southwestern Europe is currently kind of on fire. But Europe’s not the only place struggling with the lack of rain. In India, with temperatures way above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, both commercial and subsistence farmers are desperate for …

Lost Baggage Crisis: Airlines Are Losing More Bags than Possibly Ever

After two (or is it three) long years of the pandemic, traveling to places is finally back on the menu. Enthusiastic globetrotters are packing to airports to go visit friends and relatives or to just see something else than the same four walls. But if you’re one of those hopeful travelers, here’s a pro-tip for …

Brutally Beaten Woman Wakes Up from Two-Year Coma — Identifies Brother as Attacker

Two years ago, a West Virginia woman fell victim to a savage attack in her home. She survived, but only barely. Wanda Palmer, 51, fell into a coma from which nobody expected her to come out again. Meanwhile, the police struggled to find any clues as to who attacked her. Without any solid leads, the …

‘I’ve Got Lots of Guns’ — Judge Accused of Brandishing a Pistol During Bizarre Trial

Feelings can get heated during difficult court cases. And it’s not always just the defendants or lawyers that lose their cool — that can happen to judges, too. But you’d probably never expect a judge to pull out a gun during court. Yet that’s precisely what a West Virginia judge allegedly did. Circuit Judge David …

Simone Biles Mistaken for a Child and Offered a Coloring Book

“I’m 25.” Simone Biles, at a smaller stature of 4’8’’, was on a plane when a flight attendant offered her a coloring book, and that’s when Biles shared her age, “I’m 25.” She shared the hilarious story on her Instagram recounting tale of the coloring book she was offered to occupy herself during the flight. …

Scientists Create Squirrel Contraceptive to Save UK’s Trees

When you want to do the horizontal mambo without offspring, it’s a simple solution — use a contraceptive. But try telling that to animals. More specifically, gray squirrels. Environmentalists in the U.K. are struggling to deal with an overwhelming onslaught of the tree-climbing rodents. The traditional method of dealing with the squirrels is a rather …

San Francisco Couple Fined $1,500 — For Parking in Their Own Driveway

Sometimes, the rules and regulations about city planning can be frustrating or downright stupid. As a recent example, we brought you the story of Los Angeles removing crosswalks painted by activists. But now the City of San Francisco has topped that case. The Golden City’s latest stunt is so ridiculous it’s hard to believe it’s …