Officers patrolling New York City's harbor in a police boat have spotted a whale in the East River.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Or else.
Manchester United's in-house television channel received a shock when Usain Bolt called up to discuss Saturday's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in the English Premier League.
Yellow underwear is flying off the shelves these days in the Chilean capital Santiago, where tradition holds that it brings prosperity and love if you wear it on New Year's Eve.
Impeached President Park Geun-hye's surname is "Park," right? Nope. In Korean it's closer to "Bahk." Park's allegedly corrupt confidante, Choi Soon-sil, pronounces her name more like "Chwey" than the way it's rendered in English.
Christian Guntert was lying on his back, gluing seeds to the bottom of a giant faux pizza for a Rose Parade float when a teenager made a casual comment about his wife.
The carnage of broken wings and dead canaries that arrived in an Alabama woman's mail have been replaced by the cheerful chirps and tweets of brand new birds -- live ones.
Fourteen-year-old male sea lion Leo attends a calligraphy training session to paint the character for "rooster" at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on Monday, Dec. 26. The event marked the upcoming lunar "year of the rooster" and was part of the aquarium's New Year's attractions, which run until Jan. 31.
After a musical adaptation of "Frozen," orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno stood up after the last notes had died away, with an urge to convey to his young audience an unpalatable truth.
Deep in the caves of Goyet in Belgium researchers have found the grisly evidence that the Neanderthals did not just feast on horses or reindeer, but also on each other.