The opportunity to resist appears in many forms, and Matt Groening, the creator and mastermind of the longest-running cartoon show in television history, knows the moment when he sees it.
Turns out that rains of frogs or gold aren't just the subject of myth but sometimes occur in real life.
An extravagant speed contest involving a MiG-29 fighter jet versus some racing cars was held during the MAKS 2017 international airshow.
As the fidget spinner craze continues to sweep across the world, it would be wise to remember that this trendy gadget is far from the first device developed by man to keep one’s idle hands busy.
The first-ever Pokemon Go festival ended with promises of refunds after gamers who paid $20 for the event and gathered at Chicago’s Grant Park found themselves unable to play.
Several high-end tourist resorts in Mexico have been accused of serving their guests contaminated alcohol, leading to unconsciousness, injury, theft and extortion.
A young (underage, in fact) drinker in New York City woke up to an especially nasty hangover Friday morning, when after a few too many cocktails she woke up not fully clothed in her own bed, but on a bar bathroom floor.
Remember when your parents told horror stories about how teachers used to hit them? Well, officials at the Three Rivers Independent School Board in Texas are bringing corporal punishment back in the form of *drum roll* paddling.
Finally cementing his bad-boy image, Justin Bieber has officially been banned in China over a "series of bad behavior."
Here ye, here ye: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
The body of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí was exhumed on July 20 for a DNA test, following a controversial Madrid court ruling in favor of a woman who claims to be his daughter. Sputnik recalls the top 10 weirdest things about the painter’s life.
Police in France have launched an investigation after a rising star of the music scene died in a tragic accident while performing barefoot on stage. Barbara Weldens, 35, is thought to have been electrocuted on Wednesday night (July 19).
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s suicide has shaken the world. Broken-hearted fans and colleagues have sent their condolences to the singer’s family, bandmates and LP worldwide community.
The shock death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington sees him join an elite group of rock stars, actors and sportsmen who have committed suicide. They include singers Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, and Ian Curtis of Joy Division, actor Robin Williams, designer Alexander McQueen, boxer Arturo Gatti and footballer Gary Speed.
A café on the Danish island of Ærø has been reported to police for racism after a nurse from the Ivory Coast found it offensive. The reason? The age-old and seemingly innocent logo of the establishment depicted a black boy.
After Britain's refusal to name a polar research ship Boaty McBoatface despite the popular vote, Swedes picked up the initiative and named one of its trains Trainy McTrainface as a tribute. The name was chosen in a public vote in an attempt to comfort the people who still mourn the vessel, which in the long run was named after a famous naturalist.
An official English-language report of the first human journey into outer space by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin sold for $47,500 at a space-themed Sotheby’s auction on Thursday.
Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a Minnesota trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, the adored lion’s oldest son, Xanda, has met a similar end.
A fare-dodging child delayed a flight at the Beijing Capital International Airport for about five hours on Sunday.
Holding a paint brush, Xu Mingsheng, 25, nimbly climbed onto a high stool in the hall of the Treasured Mirror Temple, a Taoist temple in a village in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, and started to paint statues of Taoist deities - the final step of a year-long project.
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