Man gives giant middle finger to ex-wife

There are messy breakups and then there’s erecting a giant middle finger bronze garden sculpture aimed at your ex-wife. Alan Markovitz, a renowned strip club owner living in Detroit, recently had the giant hand sculpture installed in the back garden of his Orchard Lake home. Apparently the 59-year-old was angered when his wife Lea Tuohy … [Read the full story]

Extinct monster platypus identified in Oz

Thanks to a large ancient tooth, an Australian university student has filled in an evolutionary gap with a giant carnivorous platypus that became extinct at least 5 million years ago. Before the discovery, fossil records suggested only one species of platypus inhabited the Earth at any one time, with the creatures becoming smaller and the … [Read the full story]

Giant Monopoly board found under carpet

This is probably the last thing you expect to find when undertaking some property DIY. A homeowner was left speechless when he took up his old carpet to discover a giant Monopoly board painted on the floorboards underneath. Every home needs its own version of the classic board game, but most of them you can … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1955

On this day in 1955, movie star James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on a California highway. Dean was driving his Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed “Little Bastard,” headed to a car race in Salinas, California, with his mechanic Rolf Wuetherich, when they were involved in a head-on collision with a car … [Read the full story]

News reporter draws giant cock on live TV

A US news reporter made an unfortunate on-air cock-up after drawing a giant penis during a live TV report. Siobhan Riley was reporting for ABC12, which covers the mid-Michigan area, when she made the comical blooper. She was called upon to give an update on the ongoing construction work causing traffic problems in the centre … [Read the full story]

World’s largest rodent is family pet

A couple in America have adopted a giant rodent and even allow it to sleep in their bed. Melanie Typaldos, 57, shares her home in Texas with her pet Gary – the world’s largest rodent. The computer programmer and her husband, Richard Loveman, 54, even let the giant guinea pig – known as a capybara … [Read the full story]

25 million years ago, penguins used to be huge

A tall and elegant race of penguins inhabited what is now New Zealand 25 million years ago, scientists have learned. The bird stood over 4ft tall and was slimmer than modern penguins, with a long beak and flippers. Researchers gave it the Maori name Kariuku, which loosely translated means ‘diver who returns with food’. A … [Read the full story]

On This Day…

On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson, 59, becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson’s death raised public awareness of the epidemic, which until that time had been ignored by many in the mainstream as a “gay plague.” Hudson, born Leroy Harold Scherer Jr., on November 17, 1925, … [Read the full story]