Governor James McGreevey of New Jersey announced that he is a “gay American” and resigned. “I am here today because, shamefully, I engaged in an adult consensual affair with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony,” he said. “It was wrong. It was foolish. It was inexcusable.” [Men’s News Daily]
The California Supreme Court nullified gay marriages in that state
Four people were arrested in the Philippines for killing, cooking, and eating a relative at a wedding reception. [Associated Press]
A British rapist who was out of prison for a weekend leave won the lottery
Dominican migrants, lost at sea on their way to Puerto Rico, threw a woman overboard when she refused to share her breast milk with other passengers.
A 480-pound Florida woman who had not left her couch for six years died when doctors attempted to separate her from the couch, which was fused to her body. [WFTV.com]
President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan ordered the construction of a palace of ice.
Croatian explorers found the world’s deepest hole.
A Pakistani man was in custody in North Carolina for videotaping skyscrapers. [Associated Press]
Roughly 1,600 Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike to protest their conditions; “As far as I’m concerned, they can strike for a day, a month, until death,” said Tzahi Hanegbi, the Israeli security minister. [BBC]
A flaming rabbit burned down a British cricket club. [Reuters]
British researchers were granted a license to clone human stem cells.
A new strain of HIV, which is undetectable by normal HIV tests, has appeared in Cameroon.
A twin delivered two sets of twins on her birthday.
Scientists used a dopamine blocker to turn lazy monkeys into hard workers. [Reuters]