Bearded Lady Reunites With Long-Lost Son [via AOL News]
33-year-old Kansan Richard Lorenc began searching for his biological parents, he probably didn’t expect to find this. Lorenc discovered his mother is Vivian Wheeler, who suffers from a disease called hypertrichosis, or werewolf syndrome. Wheeler (and her mother) were both born with inch-and-a-half beards, and she worked as a bearded woman at carnivals for years.
Missing Iraqi antiquities located in PM Maliki’s office [via the BBC]
More than 600 ancient Iraqi artifacts have been discovered in boxes in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s office. The artifacts were among those stolen from the Iraqi National Museum after the U.S. invasion in 2003 and were recovered and sent back to Iraq in 2009, where they were promptly lost. Antiquities Minister Qahtan al-Jubouri blamed “inappropriate handover procedures” for their disappearance.
Christine O’Donnell Angers Wiccan Community with “Witchcraft” Comments [via CBS News]
Delaware Republican senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is taking flack from the Wiccan community after equating witchcraft with Satanism. O’Donnell made the connection after video from 1999 surfaced in which she claimed to have “dabbled in witchcraft.” “Any political candidate that is going to equate witchcraft with Satanism is ill informed and is not likely to get the support of people involved in nature religion,” Reverend Selena Fox, the High Priestess and Senior Minister of the Circle Sanctuary, said.