Rare Corpse Flower will bloom …, Extreme dine-and-dash…, Italian mayor bans dying…, S*x-starved fruit flies turn…, Largest Cоuntries…, Kills Celebrity Bunny …, shoot off his foot…, Man jumps from 13.5 miles in the air…, Pour it up…, My Strange Addiction…
1. A rare Corpse Flower will bloom in the next few days at Cornell University, and you can watch it happen on this live stream
This titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum, is preparing to flower in the Kenneth Post Lab Greenhouses at Cornell University. On March 13, the unopened inflorescence measured 57 inches long. In recent days it’s been growing about 2 inches daily.
The group of thrill-seekers reportedly made the leap from the 243-metre skyscraper about 7.30pm, freefalling before opening their parachutes for a soft landing.
The mayor of a town in southern Italy has banned dying. Giulio Cesare Fava passed the law earlier this month because Falciano del Massico, near Naples, has run out of burial space.
Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have mated freely, scientists say.
Til, a two-week old earless bunny, seemed destined to become Germany’s newest animal celebrity until a TV cameraman accidentally stepped on the bunny, instantly crushing him to death. The unidentified cameraman was filming a story on the small zoo in Saxony as it prepared to present the 17-day-old bunny to the world at a press conference.
According to the FBI, insurance companies collect over $1 trillion in premiums each year. And, also according to the FBI, insurance fraud costs the industry $40 billion annually, causing premiums to increase between $400 and $700 per household. But don’t tell that to the people of Vernon, Florida.
8. Man jumps from 13.5 miles in the air. Plans to do 23 miles.
Skydiving superstar Felix Baumgartner rode a pressurized capsule to the dizzying altitude of 71,580 feet this morning, paused to admire the curvature of the Earth and then … jumped. That’s when things got really wild.
9. Pour it up
After weeks of showcasing stranger and stranger addictions on TLC’s aptly-named “My Strange Addiction,” the upcoming season finale promises to top them all with a woman who not only drinks her own urine but also bathes in it, washes her eyes in it and even brushes her teeth with it.