Woman Tries To Smuggle Cocaine In Breast Implants


“During a check of passengers from a plane from Bogota, the gestures and behavior of a supposed tourist raised the suspicions of narcotics agents,” they said in a statement. After a baggage search revealed nothing, female officers conducted a body search of the 43-year-old woman and discovered “certain irregularities and deformations in both breasts”. At that moment, the suspect started to act nervously and “confessed that she was carrying implants with cocaine inside,” the statement said. The woman was taken to a hospital where the implants were removed and found to contain 1.7 kilos of the drug. Although unusual, it is not the first time Spanish police have seen drug smugglers using breast implants to try to beat detection.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

Android Restaurant


It’s more teatime than Terminator – a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. Mechanical staff greet customers, deliver dishes to tables and even stir-fry meat and vegetables at the eatery in Kunshan, which opened last week. “My daughter asked me to invent a robot because she doesn’t like doing housework,” the restaurant’s founder Song Yugang told AFP. Two robots are stationed by the door to cheerfully greet customers, while four short but humanoid machines carry trays of food to the tables.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

Facial Recognition System Catch Its First Crook?


When Pierre D. Martin was arrested on robbery charges, it didn’t seem like an unusual case. There were nearly 12,000 robberies reported to the Chicago Police Department last year, and Martin was charged in two of them after allegedly carrying out daytime stickups on commuter trains. But a July 2013 Chicago Sun-Times article pointed out why Martin’s case stood out: he had been identified using facial recognition technology. Martin was convicted in June this year. At that time, the state’s attorney, Anita Alvarez, told the Sun-Times: ‘This case is a great example that these high-tech tools are helping to enhance identification and lead us to defendants that might otherwise evade capture.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

World’s Oldest Eel Dies


The world’s oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155. Some people have ghosts in their attics. Tomas Kjellman, resident in the little fishing town of Brantevik in Skåne, has always had an eel in his well. ‘My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included,” Kjellman told The Local. Its presence has been well-documented for more than a century. But no more. ‘Of course it’s sad. I have memories of the eel from when I was a child,’ Kjellman said.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

Korean Factory Workers Don Exoskeletons


“After successfully testing the exoskeletons last year, the shipbuilding giant hopes to soon outfit some of their employees with the technology, giving them the superhuman strength to take production to new heights, New Scientist reports. The prototypes tested allowed workers to pick up 65-pound objects and manipulate them with ease, but Daewoo plans to increase the exoskeletons’ carrying capacity to roughly 220 pounds with design improvements.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

Chinese Fisherman Transports Giant Whale Shark On His Truck


These amazing pictures shows a two-tonne whale shark being driven through a town in China strapped to a fisherman’s truck. It is a wonder Cai Chengzhu can see where he is going as the giant 4.5m creature’s tail blocks his view of the road, and its head hangs off the back. No doubt surprised by his mega catch, the fishing captain tied the fish down with a sturdy rope and headed for market – apparently unaware it was an endangered and protected animal.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

10-Year-Old Sex Toy Found Inside Woman’s Body


“According to a report by STV News, the 38-year-old visited Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after contracting sepsis and experiencing severe weight loss and urinary incontinence. At the hospital, doctors conducted an X-ray of her abdomen, which showed the five-inch toy protruding into her bladder from her vagina. According to the Daily Mail, the woman admitted to using the sex toy with her partner 10 years ago; she also noted that she had been under the influence of alcohol at the time and could not recall removing the toy.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

Russia Sues McDonald’s Over Too Many Calories


Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking the company to court for selling foods that contain more fats and carbohydrates than are allowed by national regulations. McDonald’s did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The suit comes amid especially high tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis; the United States has slapped an array of sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine for allegedly supporting separatist rebels who are fighting in eastern Ukraine.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share

World’s Largest Transformers Collection


“Zhang Wei, a retired soldier from Qingdao city, China’s Shandong Province, is a huge fan of Transformers. The 38-year-old has been collecting Transformers models of varying sizes since 2002. And when he got married, his wife joined him with great enthusiasm. Today, the couple’s home is filled with a massive collection of 380 models worth a whopping US $32,000… Pictures of Zhang’s collection are all over the internet, and several commenters are expressing awe and admiration over the models. ‘Luckily, your wife is supportive,’ one person wrote.” w/ photos

Bookmark and Share