Quirky World

Gallery: Cats on a train! Japan railway lets felines roam to raise awareness of strays

Cats on a train! Japan railway lets...

September 10

OGAKI (Japan) — A Japanese civic group teamed up with a railway operator on Sunday (Sept 10) to let some 30 cats roam on a local train at an event, hoping it will raise...

Billionaire porn king reinvents himself as Japan’s startup guru

Billionaire porn king reinvents...

August 24

TOKYO — Imagine the publisher of Pornhub.com being asked to address Harvard University undergraduates on the virtues of running a socially responsible business. That’s basically...

The fun a crowbar can bring

The fun a crowbar can bring

August 10

NEW YORK — Smashing things may not seem at first blush to be a winning idea to wrap a business around. Since March, however, nearly 1,500 people have shown up to break...

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

Australian cyclone leaves bull shark...

March 31

SYDNEY — A powerful cyclone that tore through Australia’s tropical northeast has left the ground littered with battered trees, ripped-up roofs - and one very unlucky shark.

Alaska sled dogs team up, pull tourists’ stuck SUV from snow

Alaska sled dogs team up, pull...

March 16

FAIRBANKS (Alaska) — Nine Alaska sled dogs mushing near a scenic river helped tourists with an SUV that was stuck in the snow, managing to pull it free last weekend.

BBC interview dad: 'My wife deserves a medal'

BBC interview dad: 'My wife deserves...

March 15

SEOUL — The professor who became an incidental internet sensation when his family crashed a live television interview says his wife "deserves a medal" for looking after him and...

Chopper pilot finds two Pacific castaway boats

February 23

MAJURO (Marshall Islands) — A helicopter pilot scanning remote northern Pacific waters for tuna was stunned to find not one but two boats carrying castaways who had been adrift...