A look into the underground tunnels of Adolf Hitler has unearthed the former dictator’s architectural vision for Berlin as the “capital of the world.”
The tunnels, lying about 50 feet below Tiergarten Park, were part of a vast underground network that would have included roads and a rail system. Above the surface, a series of huge buildings, which were never completed due to World War II.
The city, which has since been dubbed “Germania,” would have far outshined the architecture of cities like Paris and Rome, with its center being the biggest domed hall in history.
The tunnels are normally closed to the public due to safety, but tours can be arranged.
Read more: Reuters
After investigating stolen food, footprints and disheveled desks in a Georgia courthouse, authorities nabbed a masked vandal – a raccoon named Russell.
Federal bankruptcy Judge Paul W. Bonapfel reported the break-in last week on the fourteenth floor of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in downtown Atlanta.
But the raccoon, named Russell after the building, was not finished yet. Judges and staff who work in the building reported other thefts — chocolate chip cookies stolen from a 10th-floor desk, a sandwich on the 9th floor, and a packet of dried soup purloined from the 23rd floor.
The investigation ended Monday when a judicial assistant heard a noise overhead. Two workers removed the ceiling tiles and grabbed the suspect.
"We're going to see if we can get him turned loose on a farm somewhere," said Robert Perkins, the building's manager. "We're going to take him a long way from this building." (AP)
In other animal crime news, a pigeon was picked up for smuggling after it was found to be dealing heroin.
Wardens at a maximum security jail in Bosnia knew something was amiss after inmates seemed “visibly intoxicated” after the pigeon was spotted on a window ledge. Those inmates later tested positive for heroin, including the bird’s owner.
The pigeon was believed to have come from Tuzla, a town 40 miles away from the jail. It will be imprisoned until jail officials figure out a punishment.
"We do not know what to do with the pigeon," Deputy Warden Josip Pojavnik told Ananova. "But for the time being it will remain behind bars."
Read more: Ananova
An Indian horror film fan paid top dollar to prove he was no chicken.
Pavin Ponanna, a 30-year-old advertising executive, rented an entire movie theater to watch new horror film “Phoonk” by himself. Bollywood producer-director Ram Gopal Verma, so confident in his latest film’s scare factor, challenged his fans to watch the film alone.
Despite visiting a temple beforehand and instructing the theater to have a doctor on call, Ponanna emerged from the movie saying, “I never felt scared, not even for a moment.”
The tickets cost him just under $1,000.
Read more: Daily Pioneer
Cut Up Over Cruise Photo
It may have been a spiffy pic, but a photo appearing in Monday’s Daily Mail newspaper of a cruise ship being cut in half is nothing new, the cruise line said.
The jaw-dropping picture in the London-based paper shows a Royal Caribbean ship sliced in two to make room for more accommodations before being welded back together. The photo, however, was actually taken in 2005, a spokeswoman for the cruise line told FOXNews.com.
The process, which took less than a month to complete, was first performed in 1980.
While the Apple iPhone may be all the rage in the States, people in countries like Poland won’t line up for the device unless they’re being paid.
In an effort to get interest in the newest iPhone models, one of Europe’s top mobile phone operators has hired various actors to stand in line outside some stores.
"We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone," a spokesman told Reuters.
Read more: Reuters
Florida Cops Taser Plop-Plop, Escaped Emu Who 'Went Crazy'
Bay County Sheriff's deputies were forced to use a Taser to subdue an escaped emu named Plop-Plop. The large female bird escaped from a farm last weekend and on Monday, she holed up with some horses and goats in a pen.
When deputies arrived, the emu "went kind of crazy," said Sheriff's deputy Randolph Grob.
The deputies didn't want the bird to hurt itself or them, so the used the Taser stun gun to immobilize Plop-Plop.
The emu was brought to the Bay County Animal Control Center, where she has made a full recovery. The bird's owner is expected to take her home soon. (AP)
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Tom Durante.
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