Man and His Dog Find Ambergris, Which We Must All Remember Is Not the Same as Whale Turds

Ambergris, that versatile sperm whale excretion that Herman Melville wrote so prodigiously about when the ocean was just a Dave & Buster's for murdering sperm whales, can be a pretty valuable beachcombing find, way more valuable than a mostly intact conch shell, horseshoe crab, or buffalo nickel. Just ask unemployed… »2/02/13 1:30pm

France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for Publishing Bikini Photos

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… »9/05/12 10:25pm