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Sunday, Sep 1, 2019 at 07:20 PM EDT

This 'Whiplash' Planet Is Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Ever Seen

This 'Whiplash' Planet Is Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Ever Seen

Astronomers have discovered a giant planet whose extreme orbit makes it unlike anything they’ve ever seen, NBC News reports. Dubbed HR 5183 b, the exoplanet is at least three times as massive as Jupiter, and it...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 07:55 AM EDT

NJ Woman Fell Asleep in Her Car, Woke to Find It Missing

NJ Woman Fell Asleep in Her Car, Woke to Find It Missing

Police in New Jersey say a possible carjacker apparently removed a sleeping 80-year-old woman from her parked car before stealing the vehicle and leaving her in the driveway. Hamilton police say the woman told...

Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:44 AM EDT

Bridgeport Firefighters Rescue Dog from Roof Again

Bridgeport Firefighters Rescue Dog from Roof Again

Bridgeport firefighters rescued a dog from a roof over the weekend and it was the second time this summer.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:49 PM EDT

Biofilm on Jefferson Memorial Cleaned With Lasers in $8M Reno

Biofilm on Jefferson Memorial Cleaned With Lasers in $8M Reno

Specialists are using lasers to clean up the black biofilm on the Jefferson Memorial dome. The biofilm was first noticed in 2006. “Biofilm is a microbial community of algae, fungi and bacterial growth,”...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 04:09 PM EDT

Man's Search for Old $50 Bill from Grandparents Goes Viral

Man's Search for Old $50 Bill from Grandparents Goes Viral

When Ryan Dubray was given a $50 bill from his grandparents as he headed off to college in case of emergency, he never dreamed it would be spent at a toll — more than two decades later. Dubray’s grandparents...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 08:22 PM EDT

Florida Vacation Home Invaded by Vomiting Vultures

Florida Vacation Home Invaded by Vomiting Vultures

A New York couple's luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere. The Palm Beach Post reports the Casimano family can't even...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 08:19 PM EDT

Creepy Dolls Freaking Out Residents of Missouri Town

Creepy Dolls Freaking Out Residents of Missouri Town

Some of them are headless, others are resting in strange places and all of them are creepy. The city of Festus in Jefferson County, Missouri, has had multiple instances in the past week of eerie dolls...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 04:56 PM EDT

Woman Pulls Gator From Pants During Stop: Officials

Woman Pulls Gator From Pants During Stop: Officials

Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 03:18 PM EDT

6 Things to Know About the Perseid Meteor Shower

6 Things to Know About the Perseid Meteor Shower

The two-day Perseid meteor shower offers one of the most spectacular shooting star displays.

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 03:38 PM EDT

Creepy NJ 'Watcher' Mansion Finally Sells – at $500K Loss

Creepy NJ 'Watcher' Mansion Finally Sells – at $500K Loss

The owners of a house, considered by some as one of the creepiest in New Jersey thanks to series of spooky letters sent by an apparent anonymous stalker alleging the house is being “watched”, sold the sprawling...

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