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(New York, Reuters) - A stormy relationship ended up on a Brooklyn street in the early hours of the morning when a 220-pound woman sat on her ex-boyfriend's chest and clubbed him to death with her size 12 high heeled shoe, police said. Anna Rhinehart, 40, told authorities she attacked Roosevelt Bonds, 51, in self-defense after he punched her in the mouth, knocking out her two front teeth. The passionate struggle to the death began when Bonds saw Rhinehart at a restaurant with another man. "There was a dispute between them and the man was struck in the head and body with a blunt instrument," police spokeswoman Carolyn Chew said. Rhinehart was charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. "It was her shoe," Chew said.

(London, Reuters) - Scientists have discovered fossils of the world's oldest genitals, belonging to 400 million-year-old insects, in ancient rocks in Scotland. The penis of the ancient harvestmen insects, commonly known as a daddy-long-legs, was two-thirds the length of the body and remarkably similar to the modern-day species, New Scientist magazine said. "The discovery of the world's oldest genitals proves that little has changed over the last 400 million years, at least for daddy-long-legs," the magazine said. Jason Dunlop and a team of researchers from Humbolt University in Berlin, Germany. The previous oldest penis, which dated back 100 million years, found in Brazil, belonged an ostracod, an early crustacean related to crabs water fleas.

(Pennsylvania) - Police say a Hempfield Township man who pedaled a panty-decorated bicycle onto a river trail was sighted just off the recreational path exposing himself and performing a sex act on a rock. Township police charged David Smith, 44, with indecent exposure, open lewdness, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after the incident. One witness told police that a nude Smith was lying on top of a rock, thrusting himself against it in a simulated sex act. Another told police that Smith stood on top of the rock exposing himself. Women's underwear, gloves and rubber straps were tied to the frame of Smith's bicycle, police said. When officers asked him his name, he gave them only his driver's license number.

(Oklahoma) - It's just two letters, but it makes for a dramatic name change. The town of Agra, Oklahoma is now "Viagra," the same name as the prescription drug used to treat impotency. What do residents think about their new hometown? It all started as a challenge from a country radio station. The station offered the town free concert tickets if it would rename Agra to Viagra. It did. "Hopefully, it will have a positive effect on the town," said Mayor Ray Troxtell, who added it wasn't a hard decision to make. The city council voted unanimously for the name change.

(Sweden, Reuters) - Hundreds of tons of human waste have leaked from containers at a Swedish fertilizer plant, sparking a health scare in a town called "Panties." Officials told the Sodermanlands Nyheter newspaper that hot weather may have made methane gas expand and burst the plastic sewage tanks in Trosa, whose name, as the paper gleefully pointed out, is what Swedes call women's underpants.

(Mexico) - Plastic surgeons in Mexico report a big increase in the number of women who who want to become virgins again. The surgery has been available for a few years but has become fashionable with about seven women a month undergoing treatment in Mexico City. The procedure lasts for 45 minutes. The hymen is totally reconstructed and the healing period is from one to four weeks. Doctor Juan Jose Castaneda told La Republica online, "The surgery leaves women as if they never had sexual intercourse." Psychologist Ricardo Melgoza criticized the trend saying, "It is a double mistake, the woman lies and presents her new partner with a fake virginity, but she's also fooling herself. This is the result of a sexist and hypocritical society."

(India, AFP) - A nine-year-old girl was married to a dog in the presence of more than 100 people in eastern India under a tribal custom to protect the child from evil. Karnamoni Hasda wedded the street dog in West Bengal state's Hooghly district in a common practice among the Santhal tribe, the Press Trust of India news agency said, quoting local officials. According to Santhal belief, if a child's first tooth appears on the upper gum he or she is in grave danger that can only be warded off by a marriage with man's best friend. The child can remarry a human after growing up. The report said Karnamoni's canine marriage did not take place immediately after her first tooth appeared because her father's financial problems did not allow for a wedding at the time.

(Taiwan) - A seven-year-old Taiwanese boy is getting expert help for his porn addiction. He started watching X-rated films as a toddler because his grandfather, who was looking after him, liked to watch them, according to a newspaper report. His mother, identified only as Mrs. Liu, said her father thought the child would not understand what was going on. He was wrong. When the toddler learned how to switch TV channels, he would search for those showing pornography instead of cartoons. Liu began to monitor the boy's behavior and noticed he liked to be hugged by busty women and would touch their breasts unabashedly. In kindergarten, he would lift his teachers' skirts and draw naked women instead of cartoon characters. He peeped at a neighbor, a woman who had a habit of sleeping naked without closing the windows. He also stole her underwear and continued to do so despite scoldings and beatings by his mother. Liu finally realized her son needed expert help after he started touching her while she was asleep. Doctors at a psychiatric hospital in Kaohsiung told her that her son's behavior was the result of prolonged exposure to pornographic films.

(Germany, Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said. A police spokesman in the German town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were driving along naked. No one was hurt in the crash, but police are hunting the owner of the underpants for failing to stop at the scene.

(Arizona) - An Arizona man's dog didn't live up to being man's best friend. While sleeping, Frank Monarrez's dog chewed off three of his toes. Because he is diabetic, he didn't feel a thing. "The doctor even said she's been doing this for years and never seen a case like this in her life, never. This is the first time she's seen anything this bad," Monarrez said. He is an amputee and his dog Baby D could have made him a double amputee, but he is handling the situation well. He said his entire foot could have been gnawed off. "It's laughable after the fact, but it wouldn't be laughable if it was more serious and I had to end up having my foot amputated. Then I'd be a double amputee and that's one thing I didn't want," he said. Baby D has been quarantined.

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