A Picturesque Stroll Up Shit Creek: A clogged sewage pipe backed up in the Pike Place Market yesterday, sending raw sewage cascading down the street.
Great News for Cat Hoarders: Just like the rest of the animal kingdom, studies suggest that microorganisms can influence our moods. Par example, one study showed that a protozoan in cat piss made women more “outgoing, trusting, image-conscious, and rule-abiding than uninfected women.”
Two Spokane Sheriff's Deputies Shot: The deputies were wounded yesterday during a routine traffic stop, sparking a "chaotic crime spree" and massive manhunt for the shooter, who turned the gun on himself when discovered by police.
"It doesn't look like a house anymore": Three kayakers exploring the Olympic Peninsula coast stumble upon what appeared to be the remnants of Japanese house, filled with cherry-flavored cough syrup and kerosene.
Got Your Nose: A hiker has discovered human bones in an area recently drained after the removal of the Elwa dam.
Gird Your Loins: Johnny Depp is single again after 14 years.
Florida Teen Survives Spear Through Brain: Hospital officials described him as awake but "agitated" upon his arrival.
Beware the Monster Clap: Health officials warn that a monster strain of gonorrhea is poised to become a major public health threat, as the virus bacterial infection is "a very clever bug that has developed the ability to resist nearly all of the antibiotics that have been thrown in its path."
And finally, Ask a Mortician explains when and how caskets explode. (Bonus episode: corpse poo!)