Girls drug parents
TWO California teenagers have been arrested after drugging their parents' milkshakes so they could use the internet.
The girls, aged 15 and 16, told investigators they wanted to use the internet, which their parents shut down daily at 10pm. The couple fell asleep when they drank the milkshakes. The suspicious parents picked up a drug test kit the following day and contacted police.
Odds on for bad luck
A 76-YEAR-OLD man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.
He climbed in after worrying that he had thrown out the ticket with other used paper. Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police who freed him with the help of firefighters. The bad news was that the man did not find his lottery ticket.
114 people die of cold
MORE than 100 people have died of exposure as parts of northern India endure historically cold temperatures.
Police said at least 114 people have died from the cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh, with 23 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Legging it from prison
THREE prisoners used a table leg to pierce a hole in the roof of their cell in a 14th-century French penitentiary – and made good their escape.
The three climbed onto the roof of the Colmar prison in eastern France and from there entered an adjoining courthouse, where they fled through a side door.
Man makes holy show
A MAN in the United States stripped naked in a church in front of the congregation and schoolchildren, police say.
Gary Pohronezny of Brooklyn has been charged with disorderly conduct, risk of injury to minors and interfering with police relating to the incident at St James Catholic Church in Killingly, Connecticut. The 41-year-old is scheduled to appear in court next week.
Girl sues over name
A 15-YEAR-OLD is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means "light breeze" in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.
Iceland's Personal Names Register lists 1,712 male and 1,853 female officially approved names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment. Blaer is identified as "Stulka" – or "girl" – on all her official documents.