Weird News Thursday
A man was fined for giving out free cuddles.
A blogger called Tommy Boucher wore a green T-shirt with 'Free Hugs' emblazoned on it and hugged members of the public at the Jean-Talon Metro station in Quebec.
But his kind gesture was not appreciated and he was issued a fine of $101, the equivalent of approximately PS60, for offering the gesture to passers-by because he didn't have a permit, according to CTV news.
Boucher was punished under STM bylaw R-036, which states: "In a Metro station, after obtaining the authorisation of the Society, it is permitted to offer for sale or lease services or merchandise, or to exhibit or distribute such services or merchandise, subject to the other restrictions in the present bylaw. Under any other circumstance or in any other place, such activities are forbidden."
Boucher, who had been sharing the love for a year, insisted he was shocked by the news and just wanted to make people feel good.
In a statement on his blog, he wrote: "I know these guys have the mission to keep the peace in the subway ... but when they give a ticket to those who actually are [peaceful], where is the world going?"
He has reportedly been let off with the fine, instead being issued with a warning.
The gruesome attack on East 161 Street in the Bronx area of New York City on Sunday was captured on video by Ernesto Robles.
Moments after the pigeon was spotted perching on top of a black car, a red-tailed hawk swooped down and began to tear its body apart.
The hawk paused to stare down the lens of a passer-by's camera, as if to ward him off, before it continued to gulp down its catch.
The man said: "My presence didn't put it off eating, but there was no way I was getting closer. It must have stayed eating on the car for at least five minutes before flying off."
This incident follows a similar bizarre bird banquet, which took place the day before, four miles from Columbia University, where another bird of prey was spotted eating another dead bird.
A woman has been reunited with her wedding rings after scrounging through 200 garbage bags.
The New York Sanitation Department sifted through hundreds of refuse bags at a depot in New Jersey to help a woman find her missing marital band, engagement ring and another sentimental piece of jewellery.
According to The Daily News, she accidentally threw away her beloved accessories when she took off the garments and securely wrapped them in a paper towel whilst she prepared duck meatloaf for Thanksgiving.
The woman thought her possessions had been swiped when the rubbish was collected along with 13 tons of disposal.
However, the woman swiftly realised her waste had yet to be collected, and recruited three family members and the sanitation crews to sift their way through the grime.
After two hours of searching, the woman let out a cry of joy as she discovered the rings in one of the bags.
A woman who was mummified 2,100 years ago still has soft skin.
A Chinese lady - who goes by the name Lady of Dai - was preserved many years ago, but the condition of her skin has baffled scientists, according to The Sun Online.
The mummy resides in her tomb at Mawangdui in Changsha, China, but still boasts soft skin, bendable arms and legs, and she has managed to keep her internal organs intact and has her own Type-A blood.
And if that isn't remarkable enough, Lady of Dai has her own hair and eyelashes attached.
The Lady of Dai - who is also known as Xin Zhui - died of a heart attack at the age of 50 and was the wife of the Marquis of Dai.
Her tomb was discovered inside a hill in 1971, but it wasn't until recently that she was found locked inside four layers of coffins at the Hunan Provincial Museum.