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Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 07:47 PM EDT

'Ninja Rat' Kicks and Somersaults Its Way Out of Danger

'Ninja Rat' Kicks and Somersaults Its Way Out of Danger

Researchers at University of California, Riverside have been studying the Kangaroo Rat, which they have lovingly dubbed the "Ninja Rat" for the past seven years. The little rodent has such quick...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 08:41 PM EDT

Yikes! Skunk Gets Head Stuck in Bud Light Can

Yikes! Skunk Gets Head Stuck in Bud Light Can

A skunk brewed up some trouble when it got its head stuck in a beer can, according to animal control officers in Billerica, Massachusetts. The skunk was picked up Thursday by animal control officers on Lucille...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:58 PM EDT

Watch: Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake

Watch: Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake

It's the classic predator-prey matchup. A stealthy rattlesnake, patiently waiting for the right moment to strike a seemingly unsuspecting and vulnerable kangaroo rat. But high-speed video from researchers in...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 09:16 AM EDT

Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 08:12 AM EDT

Woman's Supposed Ghost Sighting Goes Viral at Mass. Market

Woman's Supposed Ghost Sighting Goes Viral at Mass. Market

A ghost-sighting at Massachusetts Market Basket has created a stir as customers keep a lookout for the Victorian-era specter in the frozen food aisle. The grocery store in Wilmington was drawn into the...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 05:46 PM EDT

Mix-Up: British Airways Plane Lands in Scotland, Not Germany

Mix-Up: British Airways Plane Lands in Scotland, Not Germany

The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country. The British Airways flight from London City Airport was...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:46 AM EDT

Brew Wave Cinema: New Beer Can Also Develop Movie Film

Brew Wave Cinema: New Beer Can Also Develop Movie Film

Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Delaware created its SuperEight beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate...

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 10:14 AM EDT

Meteor-Like Object Over LA Turns Out to be Red Bull Stunt

Meteor-Like Object Over LA Turns Out to be Red Bull Stunt

A bright light over downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night that had people around the city wondering if a meteor or aliens were descending on Southern California turned out to be a stunt by Red Bull Air Force...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:16 AM EDT

Busted Driver Busts a Move After Calif. Police Chase

Busted Driver Busts a Move After Calif. Police Chase

A driver busted out some dance moves before he was arrested at the end of a chase Tuesday night on several Southern California freeways.

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 at 01:02 PM EDT

Goat That Escaped Slaughterhouse Found Wandering NYC Street

Goat That Escaped Slaughterhouse Found Wandering NYC Street

A goat that escaped a slaughterhouse was found on a Bronx street. Police officers found the wayward white goat on Locust Avenue on Saturday morning. Police brought the goat to Animal Care Centers, which gave...

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