police found a family of several adult siblings and their father hidden away in an underground cellar, "waiting for the end of time," reports. Some of the adult children had likely not been outside of the home and its grounds in years.
Authorities became alerted to the existence of the family after one of the adult children, identified only as a 25-year-old man, ran away and went to a nearby bar for drinks.
The bartender, Chris Westerbeek, says that the disheveled man showed up at the bar. Westerbeek says he was shocked to learn that the man was only 25; due to his haggard appearance, he looked much older.
"He had long hair, a dirty beard, wore old clothes and looked confused. He said he'd never been to school and hadn't been to the barber for nine years," Westerbeek said.
The bartender then described what the man did with his first taste of freedom.
Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.
A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, according to a report on Thursday.
Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.
Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the military base.
French literary types aghast at the political turmoil engulfing Britain as it seeks to leave the European Union launched a tongue-in-cheek Twitter campaign on Wednesday to add 'Brexit' to the national lexicon.
A Russian baby born with three legs and two penises survived multiple surgeries that saved his life.
The baby was also born with two sets of urinary organs and without an anus. Doctors in Moscow successfully delivered the baby by natural childbirth to an unnamed women. The woman reportedly decided not to have an abortion after scans made while she was pregnant revealed that her baby had a third leg, reported.
Doctors had to perform an emergency surgery after he was delivered so he could defecate.
When the child was a month old, Russia's top pediatric surgeons Yury Sokolov and Evgenia Kartseva, removed the baby's third leg, which was situated between his normal legs. The leg reportedly had two heels.
In February, doctors performed another operation to remove the boy's extra set of genitals and urinary organs. After that, another surgery was in order to move the baby's anus to the correct position.
An Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl with four legs and three hands on Friday, according to a post from The Daily Mail.
reported that doctors think that the mother, Raju Gurjar, 24, might have been expecting triplets, but at some point in her pregnancy, two of the babies became conjoined. Gurjar also gave birth to a twin baby boy.
The extra pair of legs and arms on the girl are located on her chest and abdomen, and she is surprisingly in stable condition.
Rohitesh Meena, who delivered the babies at a hospital in Rajasthan, said the boy was healthy, but the girl had breathing issues when she was born.
"We put her on oxygen support and her vitals are stable now," he said, adding that they have referred the girl to a hospital in Jaipur that is better equipped to deal with her delicate condition.
An elderly woman in West Sussex, England has been trampled to death by a herd of cattle while out walking her dog.
reported that Hillary Adair, 87, was knocked to the ground and trampled by a herd of Belted Galloway cattle at Linchmere Common and repeatedly attacked by the animals as she tried to stand up. The cows were grazing when something triggered them, making them go "berserk."
Ms. Adair was airlifted from the scene to St. George's Hospital in London and died a week later without regaining consciousness.
At the inquest, testimony was given that this attack came a day after a couple was attacked on the common in a similar manner, which was reported to the owners of the herd. Adair's daughter stated that her mother would have never walked the dog there if she knew the cows were so easily spooked.
Bryony Dillamore witnessed the attack on Adair when she was walking her own dog.
The "Storm Area 51" event came and went with little fanfare on Friday, with only a few dozen people showing up at the remote, secret Nevada test site, reports. A conflicting report from says that the number was closer to 1,500. Despite the facts that no one saw any (real) aliens and that there wasn't a mass effort to storm a military base, it seems as if the few who showed up had a good time.
A few months ago, an internet jokester created the "Storm Area 51" event on Facebook, suggesting that thousands of people show up to the military facility where alien spacecraft and even actual aliens are rumored to be held and try to breach it en masse. The guards couldn't possibly shoot all of them, the jokester said, and once the survivors got past the guards, the attendees would see "some of them aliens."
A U.S. Navy official confirmed on Wednesday that video footage of naval pilots supposedly capturing UFOs on their cameras is real, reports. And at least one former military analyst is suggesting that these sightings are evidence that "we may not be alone."
At this point it bears noting that the word "UFO" probably doesn't mean what you think it means. Colloquially, "UFO" has come to be synonymous with "alien spacecraft." But what it literally means is "Unidentified Flying Object." And indeed, military and commercial pilots all over the world spot "UFOs" every day. However, the vast majority of those UFOs are later identified.
Near Madera, California, an emu led California Highway Patrol on a chase along Highway 99, and eventually, they managed to catch the flightless bird without any injury to people or the animal.
reported that police got a call that an emu was wandering along the highway, and when they tried to wrangle it, the bird gave chase.
CHP spokesman Gregorio Rodriguez said officers received a call shortly before 3 p.m. about an ostrich wandering on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway's southbound lane. When officers arrived, they realized that it was not an ostrich, but rather an emu, much to their surprise.
"Yeah, it really was an emu, but he kept it on the shoulder the whole way until we got to the bottom of the off-ramp," Rodriguez explained.
Just two days after it was installed, the solid gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, which is the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York with no issues.
reported that one man, 66, is in custody, but he couldn't have worked alone. The palace, which is decorated with treasures and mementos related to the late, great prime minister, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated west of London.
Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Jess Milne released a statement confirming that the toilet is still missing.
"The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice."
A company that produces adult entertainment has bid on the naming rights to the Miami, Florida sports facility currently known as the American Airlines Arena. The team that plays there, the Miami Heat, could soon be playing their home games at Bang Bros Center, reports.
Ever since it opened 20 years ago, the NBA team's home's naming rights have been owned by American Airlines. However, the airline has recently announced that it's ending its sponsorship deal. As is usually the case in these situations, the building's management has opened up the bidding process for the naming rights, looking for a buyer willing to pay a hefty sum to bestow their name on the building.
As it turns out, another Miami-based business, just down the road from the arena, is willing to cut a check: porn producers Bang Bros has submitted a $10 million bid for the rights to have their name on the building for the next 10 years.