This week's wackiest stories from the web: Stupid evolution and the first burger in space

If you have sex in public, but no one is watching, is it still obscene? Plus bones of ancient giant discovered and that regrettable Romney face tattoo

Share
Related Topics

 

The Dumb Shall Inherit the Earth

In a two-part paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics, Stanford University researcher Gerald Crabtree suggest that evolution is, in fact, making us dumber and that human intelligence may have actually peaked before our hunter-gatherer predecessors left Africa. newser.com

Outdoor activities

Italy court rules Italy's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a couple who said they should not have been convicted of obscene acts in public because they had sex outside while the rest of their town was inside watching a soccer match. reuters.com

The world's 'poorest' president

It's a common grumble that politicians' lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president - who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay. bbc.co.uk

14A meets 20F

Britain’s first speed-dating flight is due to take off this weekend – with two of the protagonists of ‘The Only Way is Essex’ on hand to dispense romantic tips. If that won't get you laid, nothing will. telegraph.co.uk

Tattooed Romney supporter faces defeat

So, maybe that Romney face tattoo wasn’t such a good idea...politico.com

Why did Lincoln bother?

More than 100,000 Americans have petitioned the White House to allow their states to secede from the US, after President Barack Obama's re-election. bbc.co.uk

China and Japan declare (pretend) War!

At the Eighth Route Army Culture Park in Shanxi province visitors can dress up as either Chinese or Japanese troops and pretend to blast away at each other with toy guns. theatlantic.com

Not such an evil twin

What happens when one identical twin is accused of killing the other? washingtonpost.com

Halloween decorations for the truly committed

The United States Postal Service acknowledged on Friday that one of its mail carriers did not report a corpse at a Denver home because he mistook the body for a Halloween display. reuters.com

Nice legs, shame about the face

The leggiest creature on Earth lives in California. But it's not a movie star or a model. In fact, it's smaller than

Oops, wrong kid!

A man narrowly escaped abduction charges after he mistakenly picked up the wrong girl from a New Jersey school. Both the girl he picked up and the girl he was supposed to pick up were called Courtney. nbcnews.com

Bones of an ancient giant discovered

Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism At 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about 5 and a half feet (167 centimeters) tall. By contrast, today's tallest man measures 8 feet, 3 inches (251 centimeters). nationalgeographic.com

Not without Morgan Freeman narrating!

A University of Texas play about two male penguin parents has ruffled feathers at the Austin school district, prompting the cancellation of 10 scheduled performances at Austin elementary schools. statesman.com

I can haz spaceburger?

Harvard Students Send First Burger Into Space. abcnews.com

Love rat? Blame it on your hormones

Too late for Petraeus, scientists discover 'don't cheat' hormone. A 'fidelity' hormone that keeps men from straying has been discovered by scientists. telegraph.co.uk

React Now

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Massage Therapist / Sports Therapist / Physio / Osteopath

£12000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen for o...

Recruitment Genius: Account Manager / Sales Executive - Contract Hire

£35000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This industry leader provides c...

Recruitment Genius: Project Coordinator

£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Project Coordinator is requir...

Recruitment Genius: Area Sales Manager - Midlands

£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

Day In a Page

Read Next
 

Don’t pity me for eating alone, just give me a better table

Rosie Millard
Aerial view of planned third runway at Heathrow  

Heathrow expansion: This final 'conclusion' has simply fanned the airport flames

Chris Blackhurst
John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most