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Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 03:30 PM EDT

FL Man Realizes He Can't Drive Stick Shift During Carjacking

FL Man Realizes He Can't Drive Stick Shift During Carjacking

A Central Florida man found himself behind bars after police say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man – only to realize he didn’t know how to drive the stick shift vehicle. News outlets say 25-year-old...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:51 PM EDT

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Chicago is a hot bed for hot dog enthusiasts, and in honor of National Hot Dog Day, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles is being made available to rent on Airbnb. According to Oscar Mayer, their iconic...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 08:57 PM EDT

US Air Force Warns Against Joke Event to 'Storm Area 51'

US Air Force Warns Against Joke Event to 'Storm Area 51'

The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 07:13 AM EDT

Nesting Penguins Can't Resist Lure of New Zealand Sushi Shop

Nesting Penguins Can't Resist Lure of New Zealand Sushi Shop

Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean. Wellington police described them...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 05:33 PM EDT

Police in Tenn. Warn That Flushing Drugs Could Lead to 'Meth-Gators'

Police in Tenn. Warn That Flushing Drugs Could Lead to 'Meth-Gators'

Floridians know regular alligators are dangerous enough, but a police department in Tennessee is warning people about an even more menacing creature: the meth-gator. The Loretto Police Department took to social...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 07:42 AM EDT

State Officials Cannot Confirm Alligator Sighting in East Lyme

State Officials Cannot Confirm Alligator Sighting in East Lyme

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to a report of an alligator sighting in Powers Lake in East Lyme Tuesday and said they cannot confirm that there was an alligator.

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:03 PM EDT

Divers Swim, Take Pictures With Oversized Jellyfish

Divers Swim, Take Pictures With Oversized Jellyfish

Instead of swimming away from the barrel jellyfish that is larger than some shuman and can sting you, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbot swam toward it, capturing this stunning photo: Along with wildlife...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 10:31 AM EDT

Colorado Police Have Standoff With Runaway Llamas, Joke on Social Media

Colorado Police Have Standoff With Runaway Llamas, Joke on Social Media

A mother llama and her baby were returned home safe after a hilarious encounter with Arvada police

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 02:43 AM EDT

Cabinet of Curiosities: 15,000 Ink Samples at Secret Service

Cabinet of Curiosities: 15,000 Ink Samples at Secret Service

In a cabinet inside a modest laboratory in downtown Washington are rows and rows of ink samples in plastic squeeze bottles and small glass jars. To the untrained eye, it's just a bunch of blackish liquid with...

Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 at 09:01 AM EDT

Man Removed Snake From Under Car With Bare Hands

Man Removed Snake From Under Car With Bare Hands

An Enfield man got quite the surprise Thursday when a boa constrictor curled up under his car engine. The East Windsor Police Department posted the gripping video on its Facebook page.

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