Pasta is typically one of the cheaper entrees at a restaurant. In fact you can often get an endless bowl of it for ten bucks at your local Olive Garden.
But a "plate" of pasta on the menu at Bice, an eatery in Midtown Manhattan, is anything but inexpensive. The dish, featuring homemade tagliolini pasta topped with two pounds of fresh lobster and black truffles, will run you the year-accurate sum of $2,013.
It was 2:30 AM Sunday morning and Austin Lee Westfall Presler wanted to keep the party going, but the South Carolina man had run out of supplies. What's a party animal to do? Bust down the front door of the local convenience store, which was closed, and take what you need, that's what. Apparently.
Back when Facebook was just about college students and the recently graduated it was great for getting back in touch with high school friends that you had lost contact with for a few years. But now that everybody and their grandmother is on the social network, the reunions Facebook enables have started to become really impressive.
Not long ago, Tess Guthrie's cat was hissing so loud that the sound woke her from her slumber. And when the 22-year old Australian mom did open her eyes she saw a six foot python had wrapped itself around the arm of her six-month-old daughter, who was sleeping right next to her.
Back in 2009, when Evan was seven, his family adopted a cat named Macha from City Kitties, an animal rescue in Philadelphia. The boy immediately took to the feline, and to show City Kitties his appreciation for his new pet, he wrote them a nice handwritten thank you note which included a $46.75 donation that he had saved up from his allowance.
It's a story that should make everybody want to invest in a fishing boat. A 489 pound bluefish tuna caught off the coast of Japan has just been sold for $1.76 million during an auction at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market.
Peter Welsh and Dwayne Doolan really wanted to steal some jewels on New Year's Eve. So the Australians first threw spark plugs at the windows of Wrights Classique Jewellers in Queensland in hopes that would break them in. When that didn't work, they tried to barge in through the back door -- only to find themselves in the neighboring Animal Welfare League.
After Rebeca Bernardo's mother suffered a debilitating stroke, the 18-year-old tried waitressing and other "legitimate" forms of employment to raise funds for mom's care.
But when that wasn't enough, Bernardo turned to the world's oldest profession. Inspired by fellow Brazilian Catarina Migliorini, who raised $ 780,000 by auctioning off her virginity, Bernardo decided to put her first time on the block.
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