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Todd Ray Stumped Over What To Name Latest Two-Headed Snake

It's not easy owning the world's largest collection of two-headed animals.<p>Besides feeding them and keeping them healthy comes the struggle of coming up with appropriate names for the heads of each creature.<p>That's the dilemma facing Venice Beach Freakshow owner Todd Ray, who just came into …

'Plastic' Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains

MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought.<p>The skulls were among thousands of occult-related …

This Woman Dunked An Egg Beater In Lava And Got Arrested

The lava flow currently creeping across Hawaii Island’s Puna region is luring residents to the flow front like moths to a flame.<p>But while some onlookers sat in lawn chairs outside police-enforced barricades, patiently waiting to see the flow cross the street, Puna resident Ruth Crawford drove to a …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Weird Animal Question of the Week: What's the Biggest Killer Plant?

Some meat-eating plants are big enough to digest a small mammal.<p>With Halloween around the corner, it's as good a time as any to take a closer look at carnivorous plants.<p>We used author's prerogative to ask our Weird Animal Question of the Week about the coolest facts on meat-eating flora, which …

The U.N. Just Gave Us an 85-Year Deadline on Global Warming

There’s no doubt that climate change is real, and staving off its worst effects will likely require humanity to get its net greenhouse-gas …

Australian Man Rides Dead Whale As Sharks Circle

Australia

Winter Comes Early to Northeast With Arctic Blast

An arctic blast that dumped historic early snow on parts of Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Georgia will bring a wintry storm to the Northeast on …

Elusive Fanged Deer Spotted For First Time In 66 Years

Fangs for showing up again, deer.<p>A species of fanged deer that hasn’t been seen in 66 years was recently spotted by scientists in northeastern Afghanistan, according to a Wildlife Conservation Society news release published Friday.<p>The Kashmir musk deer, which is one of seven similar species found …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

The United Nations said it's unnecessary to quarantine people just because they came from Ebola-afflicted countries. However, some jurisdictions and health officials in the United States and Canada are tightening their Ebola policies.<p>Here are the latest developments:<p><b>U.S. DEVELOPMENTS</b><p><b>Oregon patient</b> …

Scotland's largest graffiti art project under way in Edinburgh

<b>The first stage of what will become Scotland's largest street art project has begun.</b><p>More than 60 street and graffiti artists will team up at Edinburgh's New Waverley construction site to produce one of the largest public artworks of its kind in the UK.<p>It will combine permanent art with "an …

Street Art

SpaceShipTwo investigation may take a year

A lock-unlock lever on the doomed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo was moved earlier than it should have been, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday night.<p>But the agency's acting chairman stressed it was unclear whether pilot error, mechanical problems or a host of other possibilities …

How Travel Taught Me Someday Is Today

My kids and wife were asleep upstairs. Everyone in the Guatemala guesthouse was out for their late dinners. Downstairs I had the kitchen table all to myself, where I spread out my laptop, passports and credit cards. After a couple of days of mapping out various scenarios, researching weather …

How to Survive Travel With Kids Or ... How to Plan the Perfect Family Holiday

This year I travelled to 9 countries in six weeks with a four year old and a baby. And they weren't all countries that were close together either - we went from the North Pole in Finland to the very southern parts of Australia. The response I get when I tell people this is always the same. It's not …

5 Destinations Worth Escaping to for the Winter Holidays

It's almost that time of year again - the holidays are quickly approaching and I'm getting the itch to take a quick trip for the winter -- still deciding whether to escape the cold weather or surround myself in the beauty of it. Maybe you guys can help me decide. Here are the five destinations that …

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …

National Parks

America's Top Free Attractions (PHOTOS)

Imagine seeing masterpieces by van Gogh, entertaining your kids with activities, and strolling a hilltop garden with waterfalls and beautiful views at sunset.<p>Now imagine doing it all for free. That's how your day could play out at the Getty Museum in L.A., where admission doesn't cost a …

Travel Industry

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

Las Vegas

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

Great Getaways: Chicago

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options are endless: you can spend the day shopping your heart out along the Magnificent Mile, cruising the Chicago River, and even go to the beach on beautiful …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …

Budget Vacation? Try Language School

Aqui was mi problema: "<i>Quiero apprender mas espanol porque hablo solamente un little y solamante en el presente.</i>" I was tense challenged.<p>Think very bad Spanglish.<p>No matter. I wanted to upgrade my Spanish, to see if the old brain could still learn to conjugate. And with only a week for this …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …