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Eggnogs, candy canes and wreaths: The stories behind our Christmas traditions

<b>(CNN) —</b> The trees are decorated, the wreaths are hung and now it's about time to start laying out milk and cookies for Santa.<p>There are so many traditions we've come to depend on during the holidays, but ever wondered where they came from?<p>Now you'll know.<p><b>Did Coca-Cola invent the modern-day …

Treasure hunters find safe in Pablo Escobar's mansion - CNN Video

A safe was found during the demolition of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's former Florida mansion. WSVN reports.

Surgeons remove 21-inch hairball from girl's stomach

An 11-year-old in Kazakhstan is on the mend after surgeons removed a hairball that filled her stomach and extended more than 13 inches from the organ.<p>Central European News (CEN) reported that the girl, whose name CEN did not disclose, suffers from Rapunzel syndrome. The condition is marked by the …

A giant 'sea monster' emerges from the deep

Huge sea creatures steeped in ancient lore don't often hang out by the shore with spectators—but one did in Japan this Christmas Eve. People on a pier in Toyama Bay saw a giant squid swim up near the surface, slip under boats, and tangle harmlessly with a local diver before being ushered out to …

Oh good grief! School district censors Charlie Brown Christmas

There are some days when this anti-Christmas nonsense is enough to make you deck somebody’s halls.<p>The latest yuletide lunacy comes from Johnson County, Kentucky where the school district has censored an elementary school presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”<p>The district also ordered other …

Henry V warship mystery solved?

If only the mud could talk.<p>U.K. government agency Historic England reports that a shipwreck buried deep under the Hamble River in Hampshire, England is believed to be the'Holigost', a warship from King Henry V’s fleet during the Hundred Years War. If verified, the wreck would be “a tangible link …

UK tourist fell to death while taking photo

A British tourist who fell to her death from a cliff ledge in Australia was preparing to take a photo at the time of the tragedy.<p>A tour company guided Zoe Woolmer, 23, and other tourists down to the popular spot at Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory for a photo opportunity in June 2014, an …

Woman had psychologist pour draining cleaner into eyes so she could be blind

For most people, going blind is their worst nightmare, but for this North Carolina woman it was a dream come true.<p>Jewel Shuping, 30, was so desperate to be blind that she poured draining cleaner in her baby blues to wipe out her eyesight — and she couldn’t be happier.<p>She suffers from an illness …

Russia exhumes remains of last czar, wife in hope of identifying children's remains

Russian investigators exhumed the remains of the country's last czar and his wife Wednesday in the hope of confirming the identities of two other sets of remains as belonging to two of their children.<p>Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their five children were executed by Bolshevik …

Woman does shot at bar, ends up having her stomach removed

A UK wine bar is in the hole for a $155,000 fine after a teen ingested a liquid nitrogen shot given to her on the house, became instantly ill, and had to have her stomach removed, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>Gaby Scanlon, now 20, was with friends at Oscar's Wine Bar and Bistro in Lancaster in October 2012 …

Hull of Confederate sub, first in history to sink enemy warship, revealed

The hull of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for the first time in 150 years.<p>After a year of painstaking work, scientists using small chisels and hand tools have removed encrusted sand, sediment and rust from the outside of the hand-cranked …

Here's how to calculate your heart's age

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 69 million Americans are not as young at heart as they believe they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.<p>Using a simple calculator that measures age, blood pressure and BMI, the CDC found that more than 40% of Americans had hearts that were five or more years …

Holistic Medicine

Battered remains of medieval knight discovered in UK cathedral

The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.<p>The man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney, in which men rode atop their horses and attacked one another, in large groups, with …

First complete Battle of Waterloo skeleton identified as German soldier

A 200-year old skeleton discovered beneath a parking lot at the Battle of Waterloo site has been identified as a German soldier. The remains are the first full skeleton to be recovered from the famous battlefield in Belgium.<p>The soldier, 23-year old Friedrich Brandt, was a member of the King’s …

Judge tosses out Applebee's face-burning fajitas lawsuit

A diner who sued Applebee's after burning his face on a platter of fajitas got his lawsuit tossed out by an appellate court in New Jersey.<p>Hiram Jimenez filed a lawsuit in 2010 after bowing his head in prayer only to burn his face on the sizzling meat at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar in …

Caterpillar crawls from man's cheeseburger

We’ve done our share of stories that feature creepy crawlies in food. While never nice, it’s a reminder that even amid strict food safety guidelines, creatures still make it in the food we eat –even live ones.<p>This week, a U.K. man was enjoying his cheeseburger and fries at Ed's Easy Diner, a …

Who is the woman in the coffin found at Richard III's grave site?

<b>(CNN) —</b> First came the shocking discovery of a medieval English king's burial site in a parking lot.<p>Then came the unearthing of a mysterious coffin, near where the king was buried. Archaeologists theorized it contained the remains of a prominent man, possibly a knight or a Catholic Church …

Scientists discover black hole 12 billion times more massive than the sun

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, which they say is 12 billion times more massive than the Sun and formed around 900 million years after the Big Bang.<p>The black hole is larger than any of its age previously seen, the journal Nature reports.<p>A black hole is a dense …

Universe

Asteroid 1,800 feet across to whip past Earth on Monday, approaching within 745,000 miles

An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.<p>Still, that's close for such a large rock.<p>NASA scientists say asteroid 2004 BL86 will come closest Monday. That will be the nearest …

Opinion: Awkward truths about Thanksgiving - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Simon Moya-Smith is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and culture editor at Indian Country Today. You can follow him on Twitter @Simonmoyasmith. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Last week, after the Senate defeated a measure to …

Japanese woman suspected of killing former husbands, partners

Japanese police were looking for traces of poison in the home of a woman arrested on suspicion of killing her husband, one of six men who have died while in a relationship with her over the past 20 years.<p>Police say they suspect insurance claims or inheritance money could be the motive for the …

Mom blogged about autistic son she's accused of killing - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- She called him her little Ewok.<p>Six-year-old London had severe autism, according to an archived blog that his mother, Jillian McCabe, appears to have written in 2011 and 2012. She chronicled what it felt like to realize something was wrong when he was a baby. He wasn't reacting when he …

WWII pilot found buried in Italian corn field

The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.<p>Found 13 feet underground with the wreckage of his crashed plane, a Macchi C.205 Veltro, the pilot was identified as being …

Wreck of WWII German U-boat found off North Carolina

<b>(CNN) —</b> A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.<p>The German sub, the U-576, was found at the bottom of the Atlantic 30 miles …

Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart (Motez Remix)

Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart (Motez Remix)<p>Australia has been a boon to the electronic music scene for years and the country’s latest export …