... latest is the story of a limo that was once owned by Elvis Presley. The owner tried to sell it on eBay, with a "buy it now" price of $245,000. He was therefore quite happy when someone did, indeed, agree to the "buy it now," price. There's just one problem the owner of the account claims his two year old daughter was playing with the mouse on his computer and she is actually the one who made the bid. He apologized, but apparently that wasn't good enough. The seller is now suing him for $245,000, plus an additional $150,000 in "damages."
It's all about love. And that too gushing in the time of floods. Well, here's the tale of a wedlock that could have turned soggy, but was saved — literally — by the wire.
Baqar Abbas of Bryon Bazar in Raipur and Mahera Zafar of Andheri in Mumbai were married "over the cellular phone" on Thursday night. The nikaah was performed at Raipur's Baijnathpara Imambara in the presence of a maulvi and at Andheri, with a maulana overseeing the proceedings.
A German company is looking to cash in on an expected boom in the sex trade during next year's soccer World Cup with a 60-room brothel a walk away from Berlin's Olympic Stadium, German media reported Friday.
Named after the virgin huntress of Greek mythology, the "Artemis" complex is due to open for business in September with whirlpool, sauna, cinema, buffet restaurant and a staff of 100 prostitutes, mass circulation daily Bild reported.
"This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verify their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."
A group of astronomers announced Friday that an object they discovered in the distant reaches of the solar system is large enough to be classified as the 10th planet -- a claim likely to reignite a debate over just how many objects should really have the title of planet.
The object -- located 96 times as far from the Earth as the Earth is from the sun, or nearly 9 billion miles away -- was first photographed in October 2003 by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology's Palomar Observatory, north of San Diego.
At least 99 people were killed and more than 100 trapped as India's worst-ever day of rainfall triggered landslides and building collapses in western Maharashtra state, an official said.
Thirty-four of the deaths were reported in the state capital Mumbai, India's commercial hub, which was paralyzed by 24 hours of pounding monsoon rains, flooding the streets with waist-high water.
The deaths occurred in the eastern suburban areas of Andheri and in northern Navi Mumbai suburb, the official said on Wednesday.
"These accidents were due to dilapidated walls or ceilings in old buidlings and huts built along hill slopes," he said.
The city's weather bureau said that Mumbai received 944.2 millimeters (37.1 inches) of rainfall in a 24-hour period, the most rainfall ever in a single day in Indian history and beating the previous record from July 1910.