Charlie Sheen teaches two-year-old sons to say 'rehab'
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US: Charlie Sheen has been teaching his two-year-old sons how to say the word "rehab".
The troubled former 'Two and a Half Men' star - who was fired from the sitcom after a fallout with co-creator Chuck Lorre over his drug taking and partying with porn stars - has revealed he is trying to expand twins Bob and Max's vocabulary so they understand where there mother Brooke Mueller is.
Brooke recently entered rehab after refusing to take a court ordered drug test.
Charlie told TMZ: "I am teaching them words, because they're speaking now. I'm teaching them the word 'rehab' so they always know where their mom is."
Charlie - who has three other children from previous relationships - had hoped to win primary legal and physical custody of Bob and Max but had his plea rejected by judge Hank Goldberg at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles.
The decision maintained the situation decided in court on March 10, which sees Brooke have majority custody of Bob and Max while Sheen will be allowed to spend time with them every other weekend from Saturday morning until Sunday evening for the first two months.
For the following two months, he will have the children every other weekend from Saturday morning to Monday morning. After that - provided both he and Brooke stay alcohol and drug free - he will have them an additional Wednesday morning through to Thursday morning.
Love-struck Pole plunges into trouble
BERLIN: A Pole on holiday in Germany jumped from a ship into a chilly lake to prove his love to his wife, but instead lost his trousers, his wallet, and ended up being fined, police said Thursday.
The 29-year-old man, who was not named, sprang from the deck of a tourist ship into the 15 degree Celsius (59 Fahrenheit) waters of Lake Moehne in western Germany on Wednesday.
Fearing a suicide bid, the captain summoned both the police and the fire brigade, Soest police spokesman Winfried Schnieders told AFP.
The holiday-maker was rescued, minus trousers and wallet which he lost in the jump, and was fined by the fire department for wasting its time.
He said he just wanted "to prove his love to his wife", Schnieders said.
The wife, however, "was not amused", he added.
Rare fish costs almost as much as a car
CHINA: A red dragon fish, costing almost as much as a BMW, is available at a shop in Chengdu, Sichuan province.
The fish, which comes from Indonesia, is 55-centimeters long and weighs 1.5 kilograms, reports China Daily.
Its scales and fins are pepper red, which is rare, as most dragon fish are usually yellow or silver.
If any fish fans are interested, the price is 360,000 yuan ($68,695), says the daily.
According to the paper, the rare fish is also high maintenance, costing more than 300 yuan per month to keep.
Japanese lab invents internet kissing machine
JAPAN: A Japanese lab has created a device that may let you "French kiss" someone over the internet.
And by "kiss," we mean waggle your tongue on a plastic straw, thereby making another plastic straw waggle remotely, reports CNN.
Well, Tokyo's Kajimoto Laboratory says it's just the beginning of what could become a full-on person-to-person experience over the internet.
The lab, part of The University of Electro-Communications, posted a video in which a researcher demonstrates the "Kiss Transmission Device." It's a motorized box that looks a little like a police Breathalyzer, said the news website.