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Holland gets glow in the dark roads
A stretch of highway in Holland 500 metres long has been enhanced with glow in the dark road markings. The paint used to mark the road uses a 'photo-luminising' powder that charges up in daylight and then gradually releases a green glow at night.
Drug users buying more legal and illegal highs online
More and more drug users are turning to the internet to buy both legal highs and illicit substances like marijuana and amphetamines, a survey has found. 
Michigan gem dealer claims he told U.S. where bin Laden was
A Michigan man claims to have given U.S. authorities the location of Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2003, eight years before he was killed. He says he’s still trying to collect the $25 million reward.
Illegal border crossing the latest attraction at Mexico amusement park
Disneyland has Magic Mountain. Disney World has EPCOT Center. El Parque EcoAlberto has Night Walk -- a new attraction that pits park goers against phony border patrol agents and phony smugglers in a phony attempt to cross into the U.S. illegally.
Pope Francis accidentally performs exorcism
Pope Francis' obsession with the devil has taken on remarkable new twists, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped "liberate" a Mexican man from four different demons, despite the Vatican's denials that a papal exorcism took place.
Cyprus to get its moon rock after 40 years
A piece of moon rock destined for Cyprus that disappeared 40 years ago could finally be on its way to the Mediterranean island nation.
'Dead' man wakes up during own funeral
Friends and family members of a man who by all accounts had passed away were caught by surprise recently when he sprung to life and sat up in his coffin during the funeral, witnesses said.
On this day in history, May 14
Israel took action in 1948 that would immediately trigger a war in the Middle East, several demonstrators were beaten in 1961 during a civil rights protest, and the U.S.'s first space station was launched in 1973.
Celebrities born on this day, May 14
The man who created the most popular science-fiction film series in history in 1944, the filmmaker who rose to worldwide attention with the 'Back to the Future' films, and one of the world's richest entrepreneurs in 1984.
On this day in history, May 10
The first Transcontinental Railroad is completed in Utah, an assassination attempt is carried out against President George W. Bush, and Mother's Day was observed for the first time in the U.S.
Celebrities born on this day, May 10
The assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, the assassin of legendary Beatles member John Lennon, and the Irish front-man for one of the most famous rock bands in the world.
Jacob, Sophia top list of most popular American baby names
The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2012 were hardly a surprise. The most popular boy name has been at the top of the list for nearly 15 years, while the most common girl name is also a repeat champion.
On this day in history, May 9
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of nearly 9.0 struck in Peru, U.S. Congress officially opens impeachment proceedings against President Nixon over the Watergate Scandal, and a bank robbery triggered one of the largest police pursuits in California history.
Celebrities born on this day, May 9
The actress perhaps best known for playing the title role in the TV series "Murphy Brown", a legendary American singer whose hits include "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man", and the current head coach of the USC Trojans football team.
On this day in history, May 8
Coca-Cola makes its first appearance being sold at a pharmacy as a patent medicine, one of the biggest film studios in Hollywood was founded in 1912, and the Soviet Union announced it would not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Celebrities born on this day, May 8
The 33rd President of the United States, a former world heavyweight boxing champion who ultimately died mysteriously in his home, and a former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On this day in history, May 7
Nazi Germany's involvement in World War II officially ended, the 27th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is finally adopted over 200 years after it was introduced, and nearly 130 Americans died in a famous German attack during World War I.
Celebrities born on this day, May 7
A legendary American actor in 1901, a notorious porn star who says she entered the industry underage, and one of the U.S.'s female serial killers.
On this day in history, May 6
The Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris, France, a zeppelin called the Hindenberg caught fire in one of the world's most famous accidents, and more than 20 million people watched the first televised royal wedding.
Celebrities born on this day, May 6
A world-renowned Austrian psychiatrist who is known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, a legendary outfielder for the San Francisco Giants known as the 'Say Hey Kid', and the American actor who played the lead role in the Ocean's Eleven film trilogy.
Man threatened to eat police officer, authorities say
A central Kentucky man claimed to be a cannibal and threatened to eat a police officer who attempted to arrest him, authorities said.
On this day in history, May 3
One U.S. state becomes the first to legislate a sales tax, what would eventually become the nation's capital is incorporated in 1802, and a U.S. skyscraper becomes the world's tallest building upon its completion in 1973.
Celebrities born on this day, May 3
A 'sweet' and world famous professional boxing champion, the famous lead singer of The Four Seasons, and a popular 1980s singer whose most famous song talks about "sailing."
On this day in history, May 2
General Motors acquired its flagship automobile brand, the first ever jet airliner made its first flight, and two guards along with three inmates were killed at Alcatraz prison.
Celebrities born on this day, May 2
One of the world's most famous soccer players, one of NASCAR's most popular drivers, and an Olympic figure skating star.
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