Catching a Mega-Marlin
People come from all over the world to Kailua Kona Harbor, Hawaii hoping to catch the "big one", Blue Marlins or Granders.
Some are fortunate enough to find the hulking fish.
Most are not.
Jul 18, 2008
Catching a Mega-Marlin
World's smallest hotel?
Packed into just 53 square metres, the hotel in Bavaria in southern Germany claims it's the smallest in the world.
The "Eh'Haeusl" or "marriage house" was built in 1728, when the space between two buildings was walled in and covered with a roof.
In the 18th century, the building helped many local couples out of a tight spot, as according to law, anyone wanting to marry had to own property.
"There were houses on the left and on the right and this was a passage to drive through.
An inventive person from the town decided to build two walls, the front and the back walls, and put a roof on top, and the house was ready.
Many people wanted to get married, so the house was passed from one to the other and so many were able to get married here as citizenship demanded that they owned property;" hotel director Maximilian Hahn told Reuters.
Now open again after a recent refurbishment, the hotel, which often attracts honeymooners from around the world, is bringing the building's history into the twenty-first century.
"The guests come from all the world. Yesterday, we had an enquiry from Finland so it is really interesting, also from Austria but the majority of people are Germans who want to spend their wedding night or anniversary here," Hahn said.
The price for a night's stay is 190 euros (around 300 U.S. dollars).
Giant squid dissection
Australian scientists dissect a giant squid that was caught in fishing nets off the coast of the south-eastern state of Victoria.
A Taste of Parisian Absinthe
George Rowley, owner of the La Fee absinthe brand talks about the spirit's celebrity following from Vincent van Gogh to Johnny Depp, explains why it was banned in 1915 and the traditional way to serve the drink known as "The Green Fairy"
Caged anger in dog meat protest
A plan to introduce sanitation inspections on dog meat in Seoul, South Korea has angered local animal rights activists.
The activists, from the Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth group, say to introduce inspections of restaurant kitchens would be tantamount to giving dog meat selling official approval.
'Dark Knight' Destined for Success
The film, starring the late Heath Ledger, will be a blockbuster.
For Time Warner, it has to be.
Jon Friedman explains.
Oil markets search for signs of bubble bursting
The months-long rise in oil prices took a steep dive this week as another slide in oil capped crude's biggest one-week drop in more than three years.
Washington on a Witch Hunt
With economic troubles brewing, Washington is on a witch hunt to find someone to blame.
From short sellers to oil traders, Congress is aiming to clamp down, despite the complex causes.
WSJ's Greg Hitt reports.
Mandela on 90th birthday: Rich should help poor
Nelson Mandela celebrated his 90th birthday Friday by calling on the wealthy to share with the less fortunate and wishing that he had been able to spend more time with his family during the anti-apartheid struggle.
Castro dashes hopes of economic reform
Cuban hopes for widespread economic changes have been spoiled by President Raul Castro's first speech to the country's National Assembly during which he called on the people to work harder on the land.
Raw video: Tropical Storm floods southern Taiwan
At least four people are dead and a number of others are missing in a tropical storm that's pounded southern Taiwan with as much as 44 inches of rain in 24 hours.
Tropical Storm Kalmaegi is now headed toward China.
Monk evangelises Heavy Metal
A Capuchin monk, Brother Cesare, is the lead singer in a heavy metal band which has just released its second album.
Raw Video: Inmate repeatedly swears at judge
A shouting match develops inside a Kansas courtroom between the judge, an assistant district attorney and an inmate being sentenced.
Michael Gaines was convicted for spitting in the face of two deputies. He was sentenced to 13 years.
Street Team '08: Ending Segregation at the Shore
Since the days of segregation, Atlantic City's Chicken Bone Beach has attracted a diverse crowd that still gathers there today.
Produced by Sia Nyorkor of New Jersey for MTV's Choose or Lose Street Team '08 at chooseorlose.com.
Missing Florida Girl's mother arrested for neglect
Orange County Sheriff's authorities are digging through a woman's backyard in an attempt to find clues into the disappearance of her 2-year-old granddaughter. Caylee Marie Anthony has been missing for more than a month.