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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...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 06:31 PM EDT

Old Town Road Street Signs Keep Disappearing in Mass. Town

Old Town Road Street Signs Keep Disappearing in Mass. Town

Someone has taken their tools to the Old Town Road in Wellesley, Massachusetts, this spring and ridden off with a street sign — three times, officials said. The road shares its name with the hit single by...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 01:45 PM EDT

Woman Who Put Octopus on Face: 'I Want People to Know Not to Do This'

Woman Who Put Octopus on Face: 'I Want People to Know Not to Do This'

Jamie Bisceglia thought she could win a photo contest at a fishing derby in Washington, but her decision to take a photo with an octopus on her face resulted in a trip to the hospital.

Sunday, Aug 4, 2019 at 06:07 PM EDT

A Bird? A Plane? French Inventor Flies Over English Channel

A Bird? A Plane? French Inventor Flies Over English Channel

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 22-mile journey in just 22...

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