Human corpses harvested in multi-million-dollar trade "Investigators grew even more intrigued when they found, amid the body parts, envelopes stuffed with cash and autopsy results written in English. What the security service had disrupted was not the work of a serial killer but part of an international pipeline of ingredients for medical and dental products that are implanted into people around the world."
Romney's problem of his own making "The campaign's latest attempt to explain how and when Romney left Bain Capital - he's supposed to have 'retired retroactively ' at some unspecified date - became an instant punch line. If Romney really does have the power to bend time and space, he might want to retroactively clean up the mess he's made."
Why our memories are not always our own "When brothers and sisters are young, observed the psychologist Dorothy Rowe, they fight with each other for their parents' attention. When they are older, siblings battle over who has the most truthful, accurate memory of their shared past."
The strongest man in the world "'What do you think I'm doing here, having fun?' I heard one man shout into his cell phone in the lobby. 'This is work. This isn't playing around. My dad died, and I was lifting weights three days later. What am I supposed to do, go home and drop everything to take care of my girlfriend?"
The Turkish village where people talk in bird whistles "Most villagers believe kuş dili arose about 400 years ago, although no one knows for sure. The 'language' is, in fact, a whistled dialect of Turkish, with each syllable rendered in one of about 20 different sounds." (Includes video)