The late Hugo Chavez lives on -- as a cartoon character, that is.
Months after the Venezuelan leader's death, Barrio TV depicts him high up in the clouds with the likes of independence hero Simon Bolivar and leftist revolutionary Che Guevara -- when Uncle Sam unexpectedly pops up.Full Story
A U.S. film production firm has lodged a lawsuit arguing that the most popular song in the English language, "Happy Birthday to You," should be public property and not subject to copyright.
Good Morning to You Productions (GMTY), which is making a documentary on the tune, said it was forced to pay Warner/Chappell $1,500 to use the song in order to avoid being fined $150,000 for unauthorized use.Full Story
Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home.
Lisa Blumenthal won the spots in the city's Back Bay neighborhood during an on-site auction Thursday held in a steady rain by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS had seized the spots from a man who owed back taxes.Full Story
A Philippine hacker has posted online what he claimed to be the president's personal mobile telephone numbers, with Benigno Aquino's spokesman Saturday denouncing the act as "cyber vandalism".
Aquino spokesman Ricky Carandang would not confirm if the numbers were really the president's, or if their release on the worldwide web had compromised the leader's personal security or state secrets.Full Story
Wanted: A jester. Wallflowers need not apply.
It's no joke. An Austrian hotel is advertising for a modern-day court fool, who is communicative, extroverted, musical, creative and imaginative.Full Story
Kissing in one town in the kingdom of Swaziland could now land you in a bit of trouble.
Love birds locked in spasms of romance in the town of Siteki have been forewarned: their amorous embrace may cost them a $12 fine.Full Story
Is it a bike? Is it a plane?
Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight.Full Story
Drug traffickers back in Colombia must be going bananas over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets.
Police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop got a big surprise when they opened banana boxes from the South American country and found about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of what police believe is cocaine.Full Story
Dunkin' Donuts plans to reward two employees in Florida for facing down a racist-flavored tirade from a bullying customer who recorded her own outburst in a video gone viral.
In a case of webshaming gone afoul, twenty-something Taylor Chapman berated duty manager Abid Adar for a free meal last week in return for not getting a receipt on her previous visit -- standard policy for the coffee-shop chain.Full Story
Two Lebanese-Canadian women were caught trying to sneak nearly $73,000 into the U.S. by hiding the bulk of the loot —$59,000 — in their bras, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Detroit federal court.
The women, who were mother and daughter, were detained at the Detroit-Windsor tunnel on Sunday while en route to Detroit Metro Airport, where they had planned to catch a flight for Lebanon to visit family, the complaint said.Full Story