Why People Think Friday the 13th Is Unlucky

Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets. In the United States alone, it is estimated that between 17 and 21 million people dread that date to the extent that it can be officially classified as a phobia. » 6/13/14 8:00am 6/13/14 8:00am

Japanese Tsunami Survivor's Football Returned, via the Alaskan Coast

Last year, 16-year-old Misaki Murakami's life was turned upside down when Japan's tsunami claimed his home and its contents. But now a beachcomber from Alaska has found one of his most treasured possessions—an autographed football—washed up on the US coast, and is sending it back to him. » 4/23/12 4:57am 4/23/12 4:57am

62-Year-Old Man Attempts Hara-Kiri by Jumping from 25 Miles Up

A 62-year-old Frenchman is giving his attempt on the world free-fall record one last try in the skies above Saskatchewan. Michel Fournier has spent $13.25 million trying to jump from 25 miles above the earth's surface and break the world free-fall record set by USAF test pilot Joe Kittinger in 1960. But first he has… » 8/13/07 7:12am 8/13/07 7:12am