Some people will do anything for attention (part 2)
Dude proposes, then knocks out fiancee with lock?
A man who proposed to his girlfriend at a New Year's party allegedly knocked her out with a steering wheel lock just hours after she said yes, police said.
Stephen Mujerm, 40, of Lanham, Md., and new fiancee Victorine Taboh began arguing about 6 a.m. Monday as they drove home from the party in northern York County.
Taboh, of Laurel, Md., and another passenger were complaining that Mujerm was driving recklessly, police said. He then stopped the vehicle beside Interstate 83 in Springfield Township, where he and Taboh got out and began to argue.
As the confrontation escalated, Taboh began breaking the windows of Mujerm's car with a steering wheel lock, police said. Mujerm then punched Taboh and hit her in the head with the lock, knocking her unconscious, said police.
Emergency medical workers took Taboh to a hospital, where she was treated and released, police said. State police charged Mujerm with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangering and driving while under the influence of alcohol. Article here.
12-year-old cuts his hair after waiting 10 years
A schoolboy has conquered a ten-year fear of the barber and had his 69cm (27in) hair chopped.
James Marshall, 12, has dodged haircuts since he was two. But taunts from other pupils made him pluck up the courage to have his mane cut into a David Beckham crop.
James, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, is pleased with the style but said: 'The back of my neck's a bit cold.' Article here.
Hey dude, toss me a cold one -- from the washer?
67-year-old gives birth to twins
Hospital officials in Barcelona say a 67-year-old woman has given birth to twins. Mother and boys are reportedly doing well, though the newborns were in incubators. They were delivered by Caesarean section Friday.
Officials said the woman had undergone in vitro fertilization outside of Spain. Article here.
Overweight woman gets stuck in cave, traps 22 others
An overweight woman who got stuck in a South African cave trapped 22 fellow tourists for more than 10 hours and had to be prised free with liquid paraffin.
The woman became trapped in the Tunnel of Love obstacle in the Cango Caves on New Year's Day. The caves' manager said the woman had been warned she might not be suitable but she insisted on trying.
One of those trapped was a diabetic who had to be brought insulin. The woman and the other tourists were unhurt. The rescue operation involved several ambulance teams and a helicopter.
Hein Gerstner, manager of Cango Caves, told the BBC it was an "expensive exercise" that could cost 40,000 rand ($5,700). "We don't know yet who will foot the bill," he said. Article here.
...dropping a 300 lb safe on a Buick
Dude jumps on other dudes back = slam dunk
Britney Spears didn't pass out on New Years...
Yesterday, Everybody and their mother was claiming that Britney Spears was carried out of a New Year's Eve party because she basically fainted. But this isn't true, her rep is now claiming she was just "tired."
Her manager said:"By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out. She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep."
Another source told People "She was absolutely not carried out of the club. Her security and Pure's security walked her out ... She didn't pass out or faint or any of that." Article here.