'New' Jacko song released over net
THE first official single from a controversial new Michael Jackson album was released yesterday over the internet.
'Hold My Hand', a duet Jackson first recorded with Senegalese rapper and record producer Akon in 2007, was leaked in an unfinished state a year later. But reviews of the official release, available on the official Jackson website, said Akon had improved the song's production quality.
Collider boffins in bid for smash hit
Atom-smashing scientists are hoping for a hit of a different kind this Christmas.
A group of 20 physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, have recorded and released an album -- titled 'Resonance' -- which is named after a hypothetical sub-atomic particle. Their musical output ranges from classical piano pieces to original pop songs.
We've written off sending cards
Most people write the same message every time they send a greetings card, usually just saying "happy birthday" or "have a good day", according to a new report.
A survey of 2,000 adults found that many, especially younger people, would send more cards if they could think of something creative to write.
Buy pickup, drive off with an AK-47
A Florida car dealer is offering a free AK-47 assault rifle with every pickup truck sold.
Manager Nick Ginetta said that since the deal was announced business has more than doubled. He has faced some complaints about the deal but added: "My buyer is absolutely a gun owner, no question."
Dopey new father caught with joint
A NEW father faces drug charges after he celebrated his child's birth with a marijuana joint at a Pennsylvania hospital.
A nurse smelled the drug when she took a cigarette break in the same area and police were called. He told them: "I'm having a baby and wanted to get a buzz."
Bungling robber's car-azy getaway
A woman who robbed a pharmacy in New Hampshire in the US was not hard to find: her name was on the personalised number plate of the getaway car.
The licence plate read "B-USHER" and police said it was registered to 43-year-old Bonnie Usher, who was arrested at her home. They found the stolen money and a ski mask used in the robbery.