Restaurant sells live shrimp covered in ants

Shrimp with ants 
By: Chan Yuan

A restaurant in Japan, added a surprising dish to their menu - live shrimp covered in ants.

The chef behind the Noma restaurant in Denmark, which has been voted the best in the world several times, has opened a branch in Tokyo.

The restaurant is selling a dish, which includes live shrimp, black ants and moss, for $660. 37-year-old Rene Redzepi has opened Noma Tokyo on the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

After just five weeks in business, there waiting list grew to 60,000 diners. One diner said that the shrimp was fresh because the brain has not yet sent signals to its body that it was dead.

He described the sensation of biting into it as surprisingly good.

Other dishes on the menu include fried reindeer moss, fermented grasshopper, roasted lettuce juice, chocolate covered mushrooms and roasted duck served with its beak and feet.

Nurse has sex with female patients to cure their hypertension

Nurse illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A nurse was banned from entering the maternity ward of a hospital after he was accused of having sex with female patients, police in Zimbabwe said.

Charles David was ordered to stay away from the Mukonde Clinic, after being accused of persuading women to have sex with him in order to cure their hypertension.

Police launched their investigation after 30-year-old Shelter Chinyanda told investigators that David approached her and told her that her problem with hypertension will only be cured if she has sex with him.

The woman asked to see the results of his blood test to ensure that he was not carrying HIV. However, David falsified the records and showed her that he was not carrying the virus.

Chinyanda later discovered that David was taking drugs to treat HIV. The woman took a blood test, which showed that she was carrying HIV.

David denied the allegations, saying that the woman is out to destroy him because she contracted HIV.

Drunk man falls into Niagara gorge after rolling over in his sleep

Niagara Falls 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man nearly died after falling asleep while drunk at the Niagara gorge, rescue workers in Canada said.

Niagara Parks Police said that alcohol was the likely factor in the man’s decision to take a nap on a small ledge at the top of the Niagara gorge early on Tuesday morning.

According to the police investigation, the man turned over in his sleep and fell about 60 feet into the water.

Around 6:00 a.m., Niagara Parks Police were notified by the New York State Park Police that a man was calling for help from the water.

Staff members of the Maid of the Mist also heard calls for help and alerted authorities. It took firefighters until around 8:30 a.m., to pull the man to safety.

Police said that the victim was conscious and talking to emergency services throughout the rescue. Fortunately, the man did not suffer life threatening injuries.

Man caught eating snake meat to cure his aching spine

Snake illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man who was caught eating snake meat, told police that he needs the animal to cure his aching spine, police in Zimbabwe said.

Now, the Mutare Magistrate's Court sentenced 58-year-old Archwell Maramba, to serve 9 years in prison after being convicted of killing a protected species.

Maramba told the court that he had been eating snake meat for their medicinal value. He ate python meat to cure his aching spine, and since eating his first snake, he had no pain.

Police arrested Maramba, after receiving a tip from a neighbor that he was eating snake meat. Police officers who raided Maramba’s house, found snake meat hidden in the attic.

Maramba was sentenced to 9 years in prison after pleading guilty to violating Section 45 of the Parks and Wildlife Act as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Diaper wearing monkey bites bank employee while owner withdraws cash (video)

Louie the monkey that bit bank employee 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man faces a large fine after his monkey bit a bank employee while he withdrew cash, police in Texas said.

Animal Care Services of San Antonio, removed the monkey named Louie, from the owner’s home and placed in at a quarantine facility.

The man was charged by police and may face fines up to $2,000. He will also have to pay the cost of the 30-day quarantine as well as the fees for the caretakers and a veterinarian.

The monkey will be tested for rabies and herpes B.

According to the police investigation, the 1-year-old monkey was wearing a blue t-shirt and a diaper when it was brought into the bank.

The monkey was also holding a stuffed animal. It had a harness and leash, but was not restrained at the time of the incident. After the monkey bit the bank employee, the man picked it up and left.

The man later told police that the monkey was his service animal.

Animal rights activist who loved feeding bears dies after being eaten by the animals (video)

Kay Grayson 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman who loved feeding bears in the woods, was eaten alive by the animals, police in North Carolina said.

Tyrrell County Police said they believe that 67-year-old Kay Grayson, has been laying dead for over two weeks in a forest.

According to the police investigation, it looks like bears dragged the woman into the forest while she was feeding them.

The woman’s remains are being examined by a coroner in Greenville. Grayson was known for feeding bears for over 20 years.

She often called police to complain about hunters. Grayson lived alone in a mobile home along US 64. A person concerned about the well being of the woman, called police for a welfare check.

Officer who arrived at the scene, found the woman’s remains in the forest about 200 yards from her house.

15-year-old boy shoots his friend in his private parts (video)

Shooting gun illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A teen boy was arrested on charges of obstruction after allegedly shooting his friend in his private parts, police in Florida said.

Collier County Police said that a 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his friend on Friday night.

The incident unfolded at a house in the 300 block of Southwest 11th Street in Golden Gate Estates. The injured teen managed to call the police by himself.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, said that at first, the teen did not won’t to disclose who shot him. Later, he admitted that his friend accidentally shot him in his private parts.

He told his friend to leave so that he does not get into trouble. The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

The victim's friend returned to the scene. After five hours of questioning, he finally told police what really happened. Police arrested him for obstruction of justice.

Mother burns her 10-year-old son’s behind with lighter because he threw away his food

Cigarette lighter illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested on charges of child abuse after allegedly burning her son’s behind with a lighter because he threw away his food, police in Japan said.

Wakayama Police said that they arrested 32-year-old Akiko Nakao, for abusing her 10-year-old son with a cigarette lighter.

Child investigators found burn marks on the child’s behind and on other body parts.

The investigation was launched when the mother brought the child to a hospital after he fell down a flight of stairs, injuring his head.

Hospital staff found burn marks and bruises on the child and informed the police who questioned the child's parents.

Nakao admitted that over the past several years she often burns the child with a lighter because he throws away food he does not like.

Man strangles 10-year-old girl and hides her body in his closet after coming to his home to play with her classmate

Closet illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly strangling a young girl and hiding her dead body in the closet of his home, police in Japan said.

Fukuoka Police said that the arrested 46-year-old Toshiyuki Uchima on Sunday, after he was accused of killing 10-year-old Miwa Ishibashi.

During questioning, Uchima, who works in construction, admitted to strangling the girl and hiding her body in his home.

According to the police investigation, the girl died around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Her body was found in the closet on the second floor of the house. The girl was visiting her classmate’s home, where the suspect also lived.

The girl was last seen leaving her mother's car near the suspect’s house, and her parents reported her missing to the police.

Police searched the suspect’s home and found the body of the girl in the closet.

Singer stuffs engagement ring down his girlfriend's throat (video)

Kyle Norman 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A popular singer was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly stuffing an engagement ring down his girlfriend's throat, police in Georgia said.

Atlanta Police said that they arrested 39-year-old Kyle Norman of the Jagged Edge group, on charges of aggravated assault.

Officers were called to the house that Norman shares with his girlfriend in the early hours of Thursday, after she accused him of attacking her.

The victim, whose identity was not released, told police that she was beaten and choked with a scarf before her engagement ring was stuffed down her throat.

According to the police investigation, the fight broke out after the two were discussing his alcohol problem. Norman's girlfriend also told investigators that he threatened her life, saying that she was going to die.

The woman was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment, while Norman was arrested and booked for assault.

Man panics after clogging his toilet with potatoes

Potatoes illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man panicked after he clogged his toilet with potatoes, police in Pennsylvania said.

Delaware County firefighters said that the man pulled his building’s fire alarm after the building's super failed to unclog his toilet.

The man, who has not been identified, pulled the alarm at 7:48 a.m. on Sunday, at the Oakwood Apartments along the 8700 block of West Chester Pike in Upper Darby.

The three-story building was evacuated. Police and firefighters arrived at the scene to investigate.

Realizing that it was not a real emergency, they questioned the man who explained what happened, but he did now say why pushed potatoes down the toilet.

The man was arrested on charges of sounding a false alarm.

45-year-old dead man comes back to life at his funeral and cries

Funeral illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

A dead man in China, who was about to be buried, shocked his friends and family by waking up and crying.

45-year-old Guo Liu collapsed while out with friends in Hubei.

People at the scene told investigators that Liu dropped a cigarette and when he went to pick it up from the ground, he collapsed.

At first, they thought that he was joking as he was known as a funny man, but upon closer inspection, they realized that Liu wasn't breathing and they called an ambulance.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, found Liu unconscious.

Doctors said that Liu was suffering from a severe brain hemorrhage and his chances of survival were less than 5 percent.

He died after three months in the hospital, and his family prepared for the burial. Suddenly, they heard Liu breathing heavily and saw tears in his eyes.

He was rushed back to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

24-year-old man kills his parents after being ordered to move out of their home

Charles Pierre Fritzner 
By: Feng Qian

A man in Florida, was jailed after he shot and killed both of his parents.

Charles Pierre Fritzner, 24, of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Murder in the First Degree, for the shooting deaths of his parents.

Fritzner killed his 52-year-old father Charles and his mother, 42-year-old Ltanya Fritzner.

Before the mother died, she told her sister that she and her husband were both shot by their son.

Prosecutors agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for his guilty plea.

The defendant was sentenced to a mandatory life in prison sentence on each of the counts. The sentences will run consecutively.

In May, officers responded to the victims’ Colonial Avenue residence in reference to a shooting. The investigation revealed that the victims told Fritzner, to move out of their home because of defendant’s drug use.

Later that day, an argument broke out between the victims and the defendant, which resulted in Fritzner shooting his parents multiple times. Both succumbed to their injuries.

Man jailed indefinitely because he might sexually assault young children

Donald Earl Leuderalbert 
By: Chan Yuan

A man of Florida, was ordered to be held indefinitely.

Donald Earl Leuderalbert, 58, was sentenced this week to indefinite confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC) in Arcadia.

The Florida Civil Commitment Center is home to 650 men, whom the state fears could molest, assault or rape again if released.

The defendant has a criminal history of committing various sexual offenses on children that dates back to 1982.

In 1990, Leuderalbert was convicted of two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Acts on a Child Under 16 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison on each of the two counts.

In 1996, the defendant was released on conditional release before returning in 1998 for a violation.

Leuderalbert was again released on conditional release in August of 2003, but returned in November 2003 for failing to comply with the conditions of his release.

Experts found that Leuderalbert suffers from a mental abnormality, which makes him likely to engage in acts of sexual violence if he is not confined in a secure facility for long-term control, care and treatment.

After hearing all of the evidence at trial, a jury determined that Leuderalbert is a Sexual Violent Predator and should be housed at the commitment center.

After 10 years grandmother finds 13 pounds of marijuana hidden in her van during repair (video)

Marijuana illustration 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was surprised to discover a large stash of drugs in her van.

Melodie Peil of New Mexico, bought the 1990 Chevy at a dealership in Alamogordo about 10 years ago.

Since then, she drove her four children and two grandchildren around in the eight seater van.

One day, when Peil was unable to close her passenger side door, a friend helped her remove the door panel. That's when the 10-year-old bricks of marijuana fell out. Peil found a total of 13.5 pounds of marijuana.

She reported it to police. Officers said that the drugs were probably hidden there by the previous owner of the van about 13 years ago.

“It was packaged the way drug dealers pack them. It was tightly wrapped in foil and in saran wrap,” said Detective Lieutenant Roger Schoolcraft.

Peil was surprised that she was never stopped and questioned over the marijuana. She said that she had gone through at least 10 checkpoints of the Border Patrol in New Mexico, with her van.

Authorities said that they may not have detected the drugs because it was old and was packed well.

Police destroyed the pot. So far, the previous owner has not been located.

3-year-old old boy shoots his pregnant mother and his father

Justin Reynolds 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple was rushed to a hospital after being shot by their young son.

The 3-year-old boy of New Mexico, shot his parents after rummaging through his mother's purse and pulling out a loaded gun.

The boy fired a shot that hit his father, Justin Reynolds, in his backside. The bullet then traveled from his hip and hit the shoulder of his longtime girlfriend Monique Villescas.

Police were called to America's Best Value Inn located in the 2100 block of Menaul NE in Albuquerque around 2:00 p.m.

The family members, including a 2-year-old girl, were living at the motel when the shooting occurred.

The boy’s parents were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds, but survived the injuries. The father has already been discharged.

However, Villescas, who is eight months pregnant, is being kept in the hospital for observation. She and her unborn son are expected to make a full recovery.

The two children were placed in protective custody. The Albuquerque District Attorney's Office will determine whether the parents will be charged with criminal negligence.

Woman gets revenge against cheating husband by sleeping with his mistress’ brother

Couple in bed illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman decided to teach her cheating husband a lesson by cheating on him.

A businessman of Mberengwa, Zimbabwe, attempted to commit suicide by drinking cyanide after he caught his wife in bed with the brother of his mistress.

The businessman caught his wife in the act after he was tipped off by his lover. The mistress told the man that his wife was having an extra-marital affair with her brother.

After being caught red-handed, the wife reportedly showed no sign of remorse and she allegedly begged her boyfriend to continue having sex with her in front of her husband as punishment because he starved her sexually.

The woman accused her husband of disturbing her while she was having the best sex of her life. This did not go down well with the businessman, who quickly drank cyanide in an attempted to kill himself.

Someone close to the couple said that the mistress informed her lover over his wife’s cheating in an attempt to have him divorce his wife so that she could live with him.

After being tipped off about the illicit relationship, the man quickly ran home and found his wife having sex with the man in their bed.

Man keeps his 6 kids captive while having sex with his teenage daughter

Sad girl illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A father was arrested after keeping his young children captive for many years.

A man of Thokoza, South Africa, kept his six children in captivity, and he repeatedly had sex with his teenage daughter.

Neighbors were shocked as they never suspected that there were children living in the home. When police were tipped off and broke down the door, they found six bewildered children who had hardly ever seen the sun.

The six children are said to be between the ages of 2 and 21. They never went to school.

When the man left his home, he tied his 21-year-old son with a rope so that he would not leave the home.

A 15-year-old girl cried as she told police how her father raped her every night.

The children's father, 53, was arrested and appeared in court on Tuesday, where he was denied bail.

Michael Mkomo, 41, said that one of the children is his nephew. “Every child has a different mother,” Mkomo said.

“I think all the mothers have died and the children were cared for by the father,” Mkomo added. However, nobody knows how the moms died.

Captain Mega Ndobe confirmed that an assault case was opened at the Eden Park police station.

Ndobe said that police took the children to a hospital for observation. The children were later transferred to a safe place.

2 council members dress as prostitutes on street corner to shame men (video)

Council members Anastasia Petrella and Stefania Sangermano 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) In a bold effort to stop prostitution, two council members in Italy, took matters into their own hands.

The two female council members have embarked on an unusual quest to stop illegal prostitution.

The women dressed in revealing tops and mini skirts while standing on the sidewalk with hidden cameras.

The stunt was initiated by Mayor Dimitri Russo, who was also part of the prostitution bust. He hid behind some cars while the two fake prostitutes waited for “customers.”

Mayor Russo and council members Anastasia Petrella and Stefania Sangermano, staged the stunt after being frustrated over the detrimental effect prostitution has in Castel Volturno.

The “fake prostitute” campaign was meant to shame men and to drive a message to the male population that prostitution will not be tolerated.

When men stopped to pick up the “prostitutes,” they were confronted by the mayor and a camera person, who came out from behind the parked cars.

Russo handed out leaflets, warning the men of their civic responsibilities and exactly why prostitution is illegal.

However, when the men saw the mayor coming with a television camera, most people drove off at high speed.

The video footage along with the license plates of the offenders were handed over to the police in Castel Volturno, who prosecuted the men.

In all cases, the men reportedly paid the fine rather than risk the embarrassment of going to court.

Russo said that he wanted to send a reminder to people who use the services of prostitutes and the prostitutes themselves, that they will face legal consequences.

Groom ordered to stay away from bride after having affair with her wedding hairdresser

Harry McNeil with hairdresser Alexandra Kotri (left) and Bronwen Phillips 
By: Chan Yuan

A bride in the United Kingdom, was devastated to learn that her new husband had an affair with the woman she hired to do her hair for their wedding.

23-year-old Harry McNeil of Brecon, Powys, Wales, married his childhood sweetheart 24-year-old Bronwen Phillips.

However, days after their wedding, the cheating husband was banned from contacting his new wife after she learned that he had an affair with the wedding hairdresser.

McNeil and Phillips got married after a 6-year relationship, but the newly married couple separated after Phillips learned that her husband had an affair with Alexandra Kotri.

The romance between the cheating husband and Kotri was short lived and the two broke up after two weeks. When his relationship with the hairdresser was over, McNeil tried to win his wife back.

He sent her text messages, called her phone and showed up to her home, where he banged on her door, begging for her to come out and speak with him.

However, the heartbroken woman refused to speak with him. Phillips was on the phone with her mother on one occasion when her newlywed husband banged on the door.

Her mother called police and McNeil was given a restraining order. He is now banned from contacting his wife after the bombardment of texts messages, pleading for her forgiveness and for banging on her door.

McNeil was also given a nine-month community order with six months supervision and a requirement to attend a course for respectful relationships.

He must also do 100 hours unpaid work and pay £85 ($128) court costs and a £60 ($90) victim surcharge.

His restraining order bans him from contacting his estranged wife Philips, who has since filed for divorce.


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