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Electroshock childbirth

November 21, 2014
Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Best birth control ever

A hospital in China gives men the chance to experience labor pains — by shooting electric shocks into their abdomens.

Big Un is watching you

November 20, 2014

  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Combined Foodstuff-processing Factory under KPA Unit 534 in an undated photo.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Combined Foodstuff-processing Factory under KPA Unit 534 in an undated photo.

A dubious art buy

November 19, 2014
An employee puts away a watercolour of the old registry office in Munich by former German dictator Adolf Hitler at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

An employee puts away a watercolor of the old registry office in Munich by former German dictator Adolf Hitler at Weidler auction house in Nuremberg November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Breaking out the champagne for dog heroes

November 18, 2014
Carly, a nearly 14-year-old Labrador retriever, appears at a news conference at a federal court in Austin, Texas November 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

Carly, a nearly 14-year-old Labrador retriever, appears at a news conference at a federal court in Austin, Texas November 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

Fashion, policed

November 17, 2014

  Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Women take part in a protest in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

If we could talk to the animals…

November 14, 2014
A dog known as "Menswear Dog", a 5-year-old Shiba Inu, poses for photos during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A dog known as “Menswear Dog”, a 5-year-old Shiba Inu, poses for photos during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Hidden news?

November 13, 2014
A group of around 400 demonstrators participate in a protest by burying their heads in the sand at Sydney's Bondi Beach November 13, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

A group of around 400 demonstrators participate in a protest by burying their heads in the sand at Sydney’s Bondi Beach November 13, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray

That sinking feeling

November 12, 2014

  A car is seen in a sinkhole in Holiday, Florida, in this November 10, 2014, handout photo provided by Pasco County. REUTERS/Pasco County/Handout

A car is seen in a sinkhole in Holiday, Florida, in this November 10, 2014, handout photo provided by Pasco County. REUTERS/Pasco County/Handout

Stressed? Here, try some pot(s)

November 11, 2014
The screaming pots of artist Babak Golkar are seen at an exhibition in Tehran October 17, 2014. REUTERS/MEHDI BOLOURIAN/SAZMANAB/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

The screaming pots of artist Babak Golkar are seen at an exhibition in Tehran October 17, 2014. REUTERS/MEHDI BOLOURIAN/SAZMANAB/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

More money, more school

November 10, 2014
Zoe, a seeing eye dog, wears a cap and gown with graduating student Kristin Fleschner (top) during the 363rd Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Zoe, a seeing eye dog, wears a cap and gown with graduating student Kristin Fleschner (top) during the 363rd Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder