The Malta Independent 20 August 2017, Sunday

Oddities

Man drives himself to hospital with nail in his heart

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:10 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his...

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 06:43 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen...

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 06:33 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was...

Texas calf born looking like KISS rocker Gene Simmons

Monday, 7 August 2017, 08:03 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

KISS frontman Gene Simmons is udderly thrilled by a newborn calf born with strikingly similar black-and-white markings to the face paint he wears on stage. Simmons tweeted his admiration for the...

Teen jumps out of plane emergency door at San Francisco

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 15:05 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

A teenage boy traveling alone opened an emergency door after his plane landed, slid down the wing and jumped onto a tarmac at San Francisco before shocked passengers could do anything to stop him,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 06:35 Last update: about 28 days ago Associated Press

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

Auction of Madonna's panties, love letter from Tupac halted

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:17 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

An impending auction of pop star Madonna's personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of previously worn panties and a hairbrush containing her...

Fired voice of Kermit the Frog says he's 'devastated'

Friday, 14 July 2017, 06:10 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

It isn't easy being green. But no longer being green is apparently even harder. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog said Thursday he is "devastated to...

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