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Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 09:59 AM EDT

'Mr. Gorilla' Finishes Crawling the London Marathon: Report

'Mr. Gorilla' Finishes Crawling the London Marathon: Report

Tom Harrison, who began crawling the London Marathon dressed in a gorilla suit six days ago, finished the race Saturday, the BBC reported. Harrison, dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 03:57 PM EDT

Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art

Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art

A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:38 AM EDT
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Who's The Fairest? 'Most Beautiful Bulldog' Takes Home Crown

Proud pet parents from Washington to Illinois bought their English bulldogs to...View gallery

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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 06:24 AM EDT

Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag

Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag

Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive fake mud jeans.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:46 PM EDT

300 Pounds of Banned Yak Meat Seized at NYC Airport

300 Pounds of Banned Yak Meat Seized at NYC Airport

Customs agents seized nearly 300 pounds of banned yak meat at JFK Airport after a shipment was found hidden in sweaters, shawls and pants, officials said Tuesday. While yak meat is not illegal in America,...

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 08:48 AM EDT

Golf Balls in Potato Harvest Prompt Hash Brown Recall

Golf Balls in Potato Harvest Prompt Hash Brown Recall

A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them. McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were...

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...

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