Tree-frog inspires new super glue in India (Reuters) - Reuters - Inspired by the toe pads of treefrogs and crickets, researchers in India have created a form ofsticky coating that is both strong and reusable.
Two-headed turtle goes on display in Pa. (AP) - AP - A pet store has bought a two-headed turtle from a collector and plans to keep it on display, the store manager said. The 2-month-old turtle, actually conjoined red-eared slider twins, fits on a silver dollar.
Odor line: Is it a wet dog, dung stench? (AP) - AP - Something that smelled like a wet dog that rolled in manure and a report of a pungent, foul odor that has persisted for the last 13 years are among the calls so far to a 24-hour "odor hot line."
N.C. man charged with 'coughing' assault (AP) - AP - Morrisville police have charged a man with assault on a government official after an officer said the man coughed into his face during a traffic stop.
Court won't declare chimp a person (AP) - AP - He's now got a human name — Matthew Hiasl Pan — but he's having trouble getting his day in court. Animal rights activists campaigning to get Pan, a 26-year-old chimpanzee, legally declared a person vowed Thursday to take their challenge to Austria's Supreme Court after a lower court threw out their latest appeal.
Woman allegedly drives with hubby on car (AP) - AP - A Farmington woman accused of driving for half a mile with her husband on the hood of her car and her 9-year-old child in the front passenger seat now faces criminal charges.
Handcuffed kids steal U.S. border agent car (Reuters) - Reuters - Three Mexican minors detained in California on suspicion of smuggling drugs stole a U.S. Border Patrol car while still wearing handcuffs and drove it back across the border to Mexico.
China bans "sexual sounds" on airwaves (Reuters) - Reuters - China has banned "sexually provocative sounds" on television and pulled the plug on a show reconstructing infamous crimes by women ahead of a major Communist Party meeting next month.
Right-to-die group barred from premises (Reuters) - Reuters - Right-to-die group Dignitas has been barred from its premises in a Zurich suburb after neighbors objected to the use of the apartment for assisted suicides, the local council said Wednesday.
Phone credit low? Africans go for "beeping" (Reuters) - Reuters - If you are in Sudan it is a 'missed call'. In Ethiopia it is a 'miskin' or a 'pitiful' call. In other parts of Africa it is a case of 'flashing', 'beeping' or in French-speaking areas 'bipage'.