The mayor of a small Alaska town doesn't have much in common with other elected officials. That's because he's a cat. His name is Stubbs and he became mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska 15 years ago as a write-in candidate. It seemed no one was thrilled with the humans on the ballot. Stubbs must be doing something right, because his approval ratings have never been higher. Since the village is a historical district, Stubbs' job is more symbolic than functional. Still, a store clerk who cares for mayor Stubbs says he's very demanding. He will only drink his water from a wineglass with catnip in it and likes to take long naps.
A girl fell from a 3rd floor window in New York City straight into the arms of a good Samaritan. The bus driver turned hero got nervous when he saw the girl crawl onto an air conditioning window unit and start dancing. When the 7 year old lost her balance he was there to catch her. The hero suffered a slight tear in his shoulder.
Some gravestones in western Indiana are getting a technological makeover. Black and white bar codes are popping up on headstones and it's called QR code. You can simply scan the bar code-like design, and unlock a person's life history. Once affixed to a marker, urn or boulder, you scan the code with your smart phone. It directs you to the website with your loved one's keepsakes, biography, obituary, guest book, images, even audio messages. The feature costs around $400.