Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Police use olive oil to rescue naked man from clothes washer

It was all fun and games this weekend in Australia, when a naked man, 20, decided to surprise his wife by hiding in the clothes washer and got stuck. She was no doubt very surprised, but even so, police advise against ever getting inside household appliances. Also there are now 1001 uses for olive oil.

Ghostly Noises Heard in China Actually Woman Stuck Between Walls

An unnamed woman in eastern China’s Anhui Province, not far from Shanghai, decided, unwisely it turns out, to try a new shortcut through a narrow gap between buildings in which she became stuck for seven hours because residents mistook her cries for those of a ghost — really.