Tracking the abominable snowman
Siberian officials say they have “indisputable proof” that the yeti really exists. Wildlife expert Dr. Igor Burtsev says that some 30 yetis are living in the remote Kemerovo region, where they are regularly seen by villagers, and that it is only a matter of time before a living specimen is captured. “They found his footprints, his supposed bed, and various markers which the yeti uses to denote his territory,” said Burtsev. “We are close to finally finding the abominable snowman.”
Superman's look alike
A Filipino man has had a decade’s worth of plastic surgery to make himself look like Superman. Herbert Chavez, 35, a fashion designer by trade, has had his skin lightened, a cleft put in his chin, and additional surgery on his nose, cheeks, lips, and thighs. “Anybody can become a superhero,” says Chavez, whose home is filled with Superman memorabilia and life-size Superman statues. Now 5-foot-7, he plans to have metal rods inserted into his legs to make him taller.
Australia combats alcohol-related injuries
With alcohol-related injuries on the rise in Australia, the owners of some bars are installing rubber sidewalks outside their establishments. The new sidewalks, made of recycled tires, cut down on the head trauma and bruises suffered when people pass out, trip, and fall, or hit the ground during a bar fight. “Anything to do with safety should seriously be looked at across the board,” said Peter Mercouris, head of a firm that provides security at pubs. “But we need to remember the person who is consuming the alcohol must be responsible for themselves.”