A boy wades in neck-deep seawater filled with debris while searching for valuable items after a fire razed some 500 houses along a coastal village in Malabon city, north of Manila. The fire, believed to be caused by an exploding liquefied petroleum gas tank, started before dawn. No casualties were reported but at least 3,000 residents lost their homes.
Heidi opossum hasn't even been put on display at the Leipzig Zoo, but already Germans can't get enough of her. With a Facebook following of 80,000, a song written about her, and merchandising on the way, the lovable creature is sure to have plenty of visitors when she goes on exhibit.
As 2010 draws to a close, its time to reflect upon the joys and sorrows of the past twelve months. It's also time to think about the truly weird things that we witnessed. Here's our top ten list.
President Obama makes an election night phone call from the Treaty Room in the White House residence in Washington to Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio, who will probably be the next House speaker.
Internationally famous octopus "Paul," predictor of the World Cup results, was elected by the Spanish people as "Citizen of honor."
Yoshimi Hamanaka, an employee of Japanese toymaker Megahouse, bites a beetle-shaped gummy snack created by the company's "Gummix," a toy kit that makes edible "insects" out of juice and other liquids, at the International Tokyo Toy Show in Tokyo on Thursday. The show will run until July 18.
Octopus Paul, the prognosticating invertebrate who accurately predicted the outcomes of all of Germany's World Cup matches, is going to go back to his previous job of being a regular octopus.
Octopus Paul picked Spain to win the World Cup final as Mani the Parakeet, a new animal oracle from Singapore, predicts that the Netherlands will be victorious.