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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:54 PM EDT

London Flight Delayed 1 Hour Over Crew Argument

London Flight Delayed 1 Hour Over Crew Argument

An easyJet flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match. Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 06:57 AM EDT

NYC Cops Responding to Burglary Call Find Gator Taking a Bath

NYC Cops Responding to Burglary Call Find Gator Taking a Bath

Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 at 01:10 PM EDT

6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River

6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River

If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 09:44 PM EDT

Duke the Dog Wins 3rd Term as Mayor of Minn. Town

Duke the Dog Wins 3rd Term as Mayor of Minn. Town

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician. Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, won a third one-year term as honorary mayor of Cormorant Township on Saturday.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 at 05:39 PM EDT

Minor Leaguer Smashes Own Windshield With Grand Slam

Minor Leaguer Smashes Own Windshield With Grand Slam

A minor league baseball player in southern Illinois hit a grand slam only to find the ball smashed the windshield of his own truck. The Gateway Grizzlies of Sauget, Illinois, say Brandon Thomas hit the homer...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 11:56 AM EDT

The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home

The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home

Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house. In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his dog,...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 10:06 AM EDT

Police Go on the Road With 'UFO'

Police Go on the Road With 'UFO'

A "UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn’t from outer space. It was made right here on earth. 53-year-old Ali Kemal Ali told the Belfast Telegraph...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:49 AM EDT

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies

An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 09:40 AM EDT

Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows

Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows

A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon. In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:26 AM EDT

Bikini-Clad Swedish Cop Makes Arrest While Sunbathing

Bikini-Clad Swedish Cop Makes Arrest While Sunbathing

She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social...

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