Kirsten Izzett

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5 Cars That Defined the Woodie—and the 5 Worst Woodies Ever Made

Once the mark of quality craftsmanship, wood paneling on cars became a phony vinyl travesty in the 70s and 80s. We remember the glory days of the woodie—and the ignominious era of faux wood.<p>In the earliest days of the automobile, creating steel stampings for bodies was more expensive than making …

These Are China's Watermelon Kids

It's summer! It's hot, especially in China, which is seeing record heat waves. To cool off, some people eat chilled watermelon. A few kids are even …

What Would Happen If Everyone Peed In The Ocean At The Same Time?

A thought experiment<p>Lauren Wolf, an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News and self-described ocean-urinator, recently took it upon herself to find out the scientific truth about what really happens when humans pee in the ocean.<p>She first turned to the internet, of course. As she …

Meet Delta-Mouse: Dwarf rabbit left without any hair needs factor 50 in the sun

<b>He may have one of the best names on the planet, but things haven’t always gone smoothly for this adorable bunny rabbit.</b><p>Delta-Mouse began shedding …

Newlyweds and 33 guests celebrate reception at McDonald’s

A Bristol couple’s love for McDonald’s proved to be so strong they decided to hold their wedding reception there.<p>Steve and Emily Asher turned heads …

Tipping the scales: Record-breaking 14lb 4oz baby girl born in Germany

<b>Meet the record-breaking baby girl threatening to put the newborn royal baby in the shade.</b><p>Baby George may have been the largest royal baby in over …

Do try not to get your penis stuck in a toaster. A message from the fire brigade

It sounds barmy doesn't it, the London Fire Brigade telling people about men putting their genitals where they shouldn't? But the fact of the matter is people put body parts in strange places all the time, get stuck, and then call us out to release them. We're not just talking one or two; our crews …

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi alive and well, says EU's Ashton

Zimbabwe's opposition holds final election rally

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So monogamy works for some animals. Doesn't mean it's 'natural' for us

There has been a good deal of press coverage surrounding a research study that addressed the question of how human monogamy came about, from an evolutionary perspective. This suggested that males in monogamous mammal species remain with female partners to protect their families from other males, …

Does the hedgehog epitomise Britishness?

The hedgehog has been named as the natural emblem for Britain in a new poll. 42% of the votes cast went to this prickly mammal, which is clearly held in such affection by the people of these isles. Runners up included the red squirrel, and the otter, but the prickly flea-ridden creature obviously …

Robert Mugabe casts his vote in Zimbabwe's presidential election

Egypt: Muslim brotherhood stages sit-in as Morsi supporters clash with police

Don’t let the crocodile cheat again

IT IS conceivable—and we would be naive to put it more strongly—that Robert Mugabe’s reign of 33 years may at last be coming to an end. The evidence …

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