After failing to find love by 40, woman decides to marry herself

After failing to find love by 40, woman decides to marry herself - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com: Here comes the bride -- all by herself? Congratulations are in order for a Texas woman who just tied the knot.

But Yasmin Eleby's wedding has gone viral because she didn't marry just any person -- she married herself!

Eleby vowed that if she didn't find love by the time she turned 40 years old, she would exchange vows with herself.

The lavish wedding took place earlier this month at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Since it is not actually legal to marry yourself, her sister performed a spiritual service.

Eleby says the key to happiness is loving yourself before loving someone else.

Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football

My Way News - Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football: A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter reports that Bill Sarris had his Canonsburg staff make a chocolate football with a big dent in the side. It's not for sale, but he posted it on Facebook as a joke.

It's named the Bradie ball. That's B-R-A-D-I-E to avoid any legal issues.

The picture's caption says, "Net weight 13 lbs ... Oops! We meant 11.2 lbs."

The Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have been accused of using underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship game. They play Sunday in the Super Bowl.

Sarris won't explain how the chocolate got its deflated appearance.

He says only, "You'll have to ask the Patriots how they did it."

Super Bowl predicting porcupine picks Seattle

Super Bowl predicting porcupine picks Seattle - UPI.com: - A Dallas teaching zoo said a porcupine with a track record of predicting Super Bowl winners is staking his reputation on a victory for the Seattle Seahawks.

Zooniversity, a "traveling wildlife education company," released a video showing Teddy Bear the Porcupine taking an ear of corn from a container labeled for the Seahawks after turning up his nose at an ear of corn labeled for the New England Patriots.

The video also includes older footage of the 11-year-old porcupine using a similar method to correctly predict the winners of the last three Super Bowls.

Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti

My Way News - Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti: The monster storm in Boston has brought with it another monster — a yeti.

The white, furry phantom has been getting laughs by walking through the blizzard in a sasquatch suit.

One was spotted in downtown Copley Square. Another was sighted trying to hail a cab in suburban Somerville.

New England Cable News reporter Tony Sabato tweeted a photo of the not-so-elusive creature. Above a snapshot of the yeti looking rather pensive, he wrote, "Found the yeti in the blizzard at Copley Square in Boston."

It wasn't immediately clear whether there were one or more yetis roaming the Boston streets.

As of midday Tuesday, the abominable snowman hadn't revealed his or her true identity.

Survey: 1 in 5 planning Valentine's gifts for pets

Survey: 1 in 5 planning Valentine's gifts for pets - UPI.com: The National Retail Federation said Valentine's Day revelers are projected to spend a total $703 million on gifts -- for their pets.

The federation said its Valentine's Day Consumer Spending Survey, a poll of 6,375 U.S. consumers conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, found one in five of those questioned Jan. 6-13 said Cupid's arrow struck them in the part of their heart reserved for furry companions.

The NRF said respondents said they plan to spend an average $5.28 on Valentine's gifts for their pets, amounting to a total $703 million.

Woman faces charges of stealing police cruiser while cuffed

My Way News - Woman faces charges of stealing police cruiser while cuffed: ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she stole a police cruiser and led officers on an 80 mph chase — all while her hands were cuffed behind her.

Center Township police testified at Roxanne Rimer's preliminary hearing Monday that she was arrested after stealing earrings from a Kohl's store Jan. 14.

Police testified that a loss prevention officer detained the 27-year-old Rimer, who apparently gave a fake name and claimed to be a juvenile. Before police could arrive, Rimer ran away and jumped into a car driven by her grandfather, police said. That car was pulled over moments later, and Rimer was removed, handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police cruiser, screaming, "Mommy! Mommy!" authorities said.

Police don't believe the grandfather knew of the shoplifting allegation.

Officers say while police were searching her grandfather's car, the thin Chippewa Township woman squeezed through an opening in a partition in the cruiser that wasn't latched and crawled into the front seat.

She zoomed off, smashing into her grandfather's car as she drove away, still handcuffed, police said.

Rimer then led officers on a nearly 10-mile chase, weaving in and out of traffic, before she crashed into a hillside and jumped out of the car, police said.

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

My Way News - Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru: A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

Janelle Jones says she discovered on the way home that the bag did not contain the sweet tea and junior spicy chicken sandwich that she had ordered Friday at the Rochester fast-food restaurant.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports that Jones called her husband and they decided to return the $2,631, which was a Burger King bank deposit. 

The newspaper reports that the restaurant confirmed the couple's account but had no comment on it.

Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes

My Way News - Zoo offers creepy way for lovelorn to get even with exes: Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

The zoo is highlighting two of its less-desirable inhabitants through the adopt-an-animal program that is usually used to raise money for the care of more cuddly or attractive creatures, such as penguins, lions and pandas. It has a Valentine's special comparing the creepy characteristics of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the giant hairy scorpions native to the Southwest U.S. to the ways of heart-breaking mammals with two legs.

"These invertebrates are aggressive, active, and alarmingly nocturnal. Much like your low-life ex, they are usually found in and around low-elevation valleys where they dig elaborate burrows or 'caves,' " the zoo says on its promotion page for the desert scorpion (http://bit.ly/1yit8jl). "Also just like you-know-who, when a suitable victim wanders by, the scorpion grabs the doomed creature with its pinchers and stings the prey ... Charming."

For $50 and up, donors can adopt a scorpion and have the zoo send a certificate and stuffed stinger to the person who inspired the adoption. The cockroach valentine that the zoo says represents "the detritus of your love life" costs $25.

Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana

My Way News - Dog gets 2nd chance in Utah after escaping death in Indiana: A dog is getting a new lease on life at a Utah animal sanctuary a month after escaping a worse fate in Indiana: being euthanized and having its cremated ashes mixed with those of its late owner.

Staff members at the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab say the male German shepherd named Bela still has behavioral issues but is doing very well. Connie Ley of Aurora, Indiana, who died in November, stipulated in her will that Bela either go to the Utah sanctuary or be euthanized, cremated and mixed with her ashes. That's because Ley felt the 105-pound dog was aggressive and not safe around strangers, particularly children.

Sanctuary workers say although they notice Bela wagging his tail more, they're working to socialize him with people and other dogs.

Man in watermelon mask scares passengers

Man in watermelon mask scares passengers | Orange UK: A man has been questioned by police after travelling on the Beijing Metro with a watermelon on his head.

Passengers and subway staff in the Chinese capital called police after several people said they were unnerved by the sight.

The man has been nicknamed the 'Watermelon Brother' by internet users who are trying to work out the mystery man's identity.

One commuter told the Beijing Morning Post he was freaked out by the man and his hollowed-out melon mask.