- It's hard to miss that noxious odor.. the unmistakable smell of a skunk.
Kansans are seeing and smelling skunks more right now because it's their mating season which has them on the move.
- Chief Clerk Walter Dimmick was convicted of stealing six bags of gold coins, worth $30,000 in 1901. More than 100 years later, a California couple unearthed a secret stash of coins, with a combined face value of about $27,000.
- Every spring Halloween meets haute couture at the Carnival of Venice. Culminating March 4 after nearly a month of masked frivolity, Italy's most popular festival draws up to three million visitors annually.
- For many visitors from colder climates, Carnival is a welcoming, dazzling antidote to the winter blues. "Limassol Carnival makes us forget our problems for a while, have fun and laugh with our hearts,"
- Mayor Ed Murray’s office put out a news release Thursday to say he was mourning the death of former Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director Jim Diers, but Diers is not dead — or even sick.
- The meals are cooked and served by actual prisoners at restaurants located inside prison walls as part of a training and qualification program to help them prepare for life on the outside.
- Temple University physics professor Rongjia Tao proposes building three great, enormous walls that would rise 1,000 feet and be 150 feet wide east to west across Tornado Alley along the Kansas and Oklahoma border.