Allan Carlson, 55, was previously arrested for white supremacist vandalism in California and served prison time for an email hacking scheme targeting Philadelphia newspapers, which was driven by a relentless anger about what he saw as the mismanagement of the Philadelphia Phillies. But it was his near death from a snake bite that occurred in his own bizarre and terrifying home that brought Carlson to headlines most recently, per .
Carlson nearly died when he was bitten by his pet cobra in September. After he was driven to the hospital by his mother, who claimed the bite occurred elsewhere, an officer reported to Carlson's home to investigate. Upon searching the home, officers found dozens of containers holding bugs and snakes. As many as 30 tarantulas were there as well, plus a number of plastic containers with their lids weighed down. One door was shut tight with bricks and weights barring entry, according to reports.
Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.
After months of grueling political perma-crisis, Brexit is taking its toll on the British political establishment - not least the small patch of grass opposite parliament that has become a makeshift home to the world's media.
On April 20, one fast-food chain will become the stuff legends are made of, assuming you're prone to getting the munchies.
As reported by , Carl's Jr. (also known as Hardee's, for those on the east coast) will be debuting a brand-new, CBD-infused burger on 4/20. For those who aren't familiar with it, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive substance found in hemp and marijuana. As notes, some advocates of CBD claim that it helps to relieve pain and anxiety, though it's worth noting that limited scientific research has been done to investigate CBD's efficacy.
The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry.
A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world's costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued.
An Australian man had a lucky escape while confronting a man armed with a bow outside his home, as a loosed arrow pierced the mobile telephone he was holding to take a photograph of the incident, Australian police said on Thursday.
While plenty of children have adopted accents after traveling abroad or having a foreign relative come and visit for an extended period of time, it seems one toddler got stuck with a British accent after watching too much television.
As reported by the , back in 2014, a two-year-old Canadian girl ended up adopting a British accent after spending hours watching Peppa Pig. For those who aren't familiar with the show, Peppa Pig is a British animated television series targeted towards preschoolers. The show follows Peppa, an anthropomorphic pig, who spends time with her friends and family as she engages in everyday activities, from visiting relatives to going swimming. The show, which has been on the air since 2004, has over 250 episodes and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it's so popular in the U.K. that there is even a small family-oriented amusement park, dubbed the Peppa Pig World Theme Park.
A Michigan man has sued his parents for $86,000 for destroying his collection of pornography and "adult toys" worth an estimated $29,000, plus another $57,000 in damages.
As Grand Rapids' WXMI-TV reports, both the plaintiff's name and the defendants' names have been redacted from the lawsuit that is the source of this story. For the sake of simplicity, the man will be referred to as "Charlie" for the remainder of this article.
Charlie has had an unhealthy obsession with pornography going back to his teenage years, according to statements made by his father. That has been a source of consternation between the man and his parents ever since.
For example, in the lawsuit, the father notes that Charlie, whose age is not clear from the lawsuit, had been kicked out of both high school and college for selling pornography to his classmates.
"I also warned you at that time if I ever found pornography in my house again, I would destroy it."
A Florida man was killed by his cassowary, a six-foot-tall flightless bird similar to an ostrich or an emu, when he fell in the animal's enclosure.
says that Deputy Chief Jeff Taylor explained to the Gainesville Sun that cassowary are native to Australia and New Guinea, and kill their prey with their four inch, sharp talons.
"My understanding is that the gentleman was in the vicinity of the bird and at some point fell. When he fell, he was attacked," Taylor said.
A trainer at the San Diego Zoo explained that even though they can't fly, cassowaries can run fast, and they kill and cut open their kills with their knifelike talons.
"The cassowary can slice open any predator or potential threat with a single swift kick. Powerful legs help the cassowary run up to 31 miles per hour... through the dense forest underbrush."
All around the world, there are many people who know that the name and themes of "Disney" bring in a lot of attention. When it comes to themes modeled after Disney characters or movies, people sit up and may notice something more than if it's just a normal situation. A famous Australian chef knows the type of attention that the company brings and he decided to make a Disney-themed dining experience which includes a course titled "Bambi's Mom/Mum."
The restaurant is called Nel and is run by Chef Nelly Robinson in Australia, and it has brought in fans from around the world. The official site of his restaurant details this new Disney-themed dining experience which is called "Once Upon A Time," and it brings about some fairy tale ideas and some possible horror stories too.
Like most outlandish conspiracy theories, the idea of the earth being flat has a tendency to appeal to the more marginalized and less creditable members of society.
The popular theory that the earth is flat not only flies in the face of some of the best intellects in history and centuries of accumulated scientific wisdom, it also appears to dispute what common sense and satellite navigation tell us to be true - that the earth, like all heavenly bodies, is spherical in structure.
As such, it's something of a surprise to find that a young science graduate from London subscribes to the most anti-science theory currently doing the rounds.
reports that India-born Safvan is a bilingual science graduate who is a subscriber to the argument that the earth is flatter than a pancake.
Several travelers at Chicago's O'Hare airport caught photos and video of a naked man walking around on the tarmac this week. The man seemed to be strolling around near the Delta Air Lines terminal in nothing but shoes and socks.
said that while multiple witnesses insist the man walked off a Delta flight, there was no confirmation of this. Ultimately, he was detained at gate C10. The man, who had distinctive tattoos, was said to be walking around "confidently," and was just steps away from boarding the airplane when he was stopped by two officers.
reported that after police handcuffed the man, they draped a neon vest across his midsection in an effort to "preserve some of the man's dignity." It's unclear how the man got through security without any clothing, but people who posted images of the man say that he "waited out" delays in that state, according to witnesses.
A woman from Bangladesh was in for an unlikely surprise when she went to the doctor complaining of abdominal pain one month after she'd had a baby. After an examination, her physician discovered that Arifa Sultana, 20, was carrying twins in a second uterus. She later gave birth via a C-section.
As reports, Sultana has a condition called uterus didelphys, which means that her womb did not develop as it should have when she was a fetus. notes that the uterus begins as two tubes that are supposed to merge by the time the baby is born. But women with uterus didelphys develop a separate chamber when these tubes fail to combine and this second uterus can have its own cervix and vagina as well.
British protesters who dressed up as zombies during the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William, and were arrested by police in case they committed a crime, have been told by the European Court of Human Rights that there had been no breach of their right to liberty.
reports that nine demonstrators were detained after participating in a tongue-in-cheek "zombie wedding" in Soho when Kate and Wills were getting married in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey two miles away.
The event, staged in 2011, was designed to highlight cuts to public services, which members of the LGBT community were concerned about.
The organizers behind the protest urged participants to attend in fancy dress, for a "fun, theatrical" event which underscored a serious point.
However, police argue that one leaflet concerning the event indicated the throwing of "maggot confetti."