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Hospital Charges Women $5 for Every Scream in Labor

By John Johnson, Newser Staff The Washington Post has spotted an almost too-hard-to-believe nugget from an international report on corruption: A hospital in Zimbabwe charges women $5 for every time they scream during labor. In… More

Ancient Pyramid Torn Down by Developers: Peru

By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff Peruvian authorities say a pair of real-estate developers have ruined a 4,000-year-old pyramid, and they’re facing criminal charges, the BBC reports. “Irreparable damage” was done to… More

The Worst Traffic Jams in History

By Jim Gorzelany, Forbes.com Contributor According to Wikipedia, traffic congestion occurs when a volume of traffic or modal split generates demand for space greater than the available road capacity; this… More

Man Gambles Away Life Savings at Carnival

A New Hampshire man just bought himself one expensive banana. CBS Boston reports that Henry Gribbohm, 30, gambled away his life savings in an attempt to win an Xbox Kinect…. More

by | April 30, 2013 at 10:17 AM | General