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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 04:26 PM EDT

The Real Origin of '420'

The Real Origin of '420'

There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 07:32 AM EDT

Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?

Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?

British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money. The school that owns the piano and the...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 07:04 AM EDT

Loud Sex Sounds Interrupt Pro Tennis Match in Florida

Loud Sex Sounds Interrupt Pro Tennis Match in Florida

An outdoor professional tennis match in Florida came to a brief halt amid sounds of loud sex.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:02 PM EDT

Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch

Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch

A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when they...

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:04 AM EDT

National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts

National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts

April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 06:48 PM EDT

The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera

The Buck Stops Here: Feuding Deer Caught on Camera

An Ohio police officer’s dash cam caught two deer run out from some trees, get up on their hind legs and scuffle. The fight didn’t last long before they put down their dukes and ran off.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:11 PM EDT

'Beefnapping': Chick-Fil-A Cow Mascot Costumes Stolen

'Beefnapping': Chick-Fil-A Cow Mascot Costumes Stolen

A Northern California Chick-fil-A franchise is waiting for its cows to come home after thieves absconded with three mascot costumes from a storage shed earlier this week. The shop posted news Tuesday on...

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 07:58 AM EDT

Homeless Man Robbed NYC Churches to 'Get Back at God': DA

Homeless Man Robbed NYC Churches to 'Get Back at God': DA

A homeless man faces burglary and hate crime charges after he allegedly robbed four churches, one of which he stole from three times, in Queens, New York, because of his hatred of God, according to prosecutors....

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 02:25 PM EDT

Researchers Name Loud Shrimp After Pink Floyd

Researchers Name Loud Shrimp After Pink Floyd

A newly discovered species of shrimp that uses a bright pink claw to create a sound loud enough to kill small fish has been named for Pink Floyd. The shrimp found on Panama's Pacific coast has been dubbed...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 06:25 AM EDT

8-Year-Old Boy Craving Burgers Drives Dad's Van to McDonald's

8-Year-Old Boy Craving Burgers Drives Dad's Van to McDonald's

A craving for a McDonald's cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van, which he learned to drive on the internet.

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