PETA: VEGETARIANS MAKE BETTER LOVERS
While a comely couple made out on a bed set up on a Lansing, Mich., street corner, activists held a banner that read, "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers."
The members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- a U.S. Marine wearing only boxer shorts and a raven-haired beauty dressed in sexy lingerie -- wanted to make the point that vegetarians are better in the bedroom.
PETA says vegetarians are, on average, more fit and trim and have more energy and stamina than people who eat meat, dairy products and eggs.
Activists at the "Live Make-Out Tour" passed out free vegetarian starter kits to gaping onlookers on the street.
A RUSSIAN TRAIN IS MISSING
It sounds like the beginning of several movies -- a passenger train is missing in Russia.
The head of the Department of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations for the town of Labitnang told Novosti, the Russian government news agency, that passenger train N 953, destination Vorkuta-Labitnang, was missing.
The train had not arrived as scheduled and train operators had not been able to contact the train, Pravda reports.
Russian officials believe the train is somewhere near a village in the Polar Urals -- a region known for skiing, reindeer herding and very bad snowstorms. Officials say the train could be stalled by a storm.
FIRST SCI/FI MUSEUM IN SEATTLE
The first Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame is to open to the public June 18 in Seattle.
The museum -- with an advisory board that includes Greg Bear, Octavia Butler, James Cameron, Arthur C. Clarke, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg -- will explore how science fiction reflects and comments on the human condition.
Founded by Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the museum promotes critical thinking about culture and society, and invites the public to ponder the universe's infinite possibilities.
It also has displays such as Cities of Tomorrow, which has computer-generated vistas of some of the most famous science fiction cityscapes of "The Matrix," "Blade Runner" and "The Jetsons."
'THE APPRENTICE' AUCTION ON EBAY
Millions of "The Apprentice" fans can bid on a chance to become an "apprentice-for-a-day" or in some cases be an "apprentice for 15 minutes."
"The Apprentice" is auctioning props and memorabilia from the show on Ebay, as well as "Apprentice"-inspired experiences. Bid on sitting in the Trump boardroom and talking to George and Carolyn, or bid on 15 minutes with "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett.
After NBC airs the two-hour live finale, a charity auction will run from April 15 to 27 on eBay with proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Also going for auction are: the ox head light from "The Apprentice" apartment, signed photos and books by Donald Trump, original dossiers from each week's task and Kwame's signed basketballs.