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Wily seal that cruised to pond surrenders at police station

Wily seal that cruised to pond surrenders at police station

A wayward seal that made its home in a Massachusetts pond has surrendered to police after initially evading attempts to capture it.

September 23rd, 1:14 PM PDT
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

A bargain hunter at an estate sale in Maine came away with a purchase that's downright medieval.

September 23rd, 9:29 AM PDT
Panama launch of futuristic oceanfront home goes sideways

Panama launch of futuristic oceanfront home goes sideways

The unveiling of a futuristic luxury model home on Panama’s Caribbean coast tanked when the SeaPod Eco prototype perched above the water on a column slumped onto an adjacent dock.

September 22nd, 10:54 PM PDT
Woman who brought raccoon to North Dakota bar is charged

Woman who brought raccoon to North Dakota bar is charged

A woman who brought a wild raccoon into a North Dakota bar, prompting state health officials to issue a warning about potential rabies exposure, is facing criminal charges.

September 22nd, 8:33 AM PDT
Florida highway covered in Coors Light beer after semi crash

Florida highway covered in Coors Light beer after semi crash

A Florida highway had to temporarily close after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light crashed and turned the roadway into a silver sea of beer cans.

September 21st, 11:55 AM PDT
Man pleads guilty to dousing 'Bewitched' statue in red paint

Man pleads guilty to dousing 'Bewitched' statue in red paint

A man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing the tourist favorite “Bewitched” statue in Salem, Massachusetts.

September 21st, 11:15 AM PDT
Blind dog rescued from hole at California construction site

Blind dog rescued from hole at California construction site

Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old blind dog that fell into a hole at a California construction site.

September 21st, 11:00 AM PDT
Beyond Meat Exec Accused of Biting Man's Nose Outside a Game

Beyond Meat Exec Accused of Biting Man's Nose Outside a Game

Officials say a vegan food products company executive has been charged with felony battery and making a terroristic after a disturbance outside a football game in which he's accused of biting a man's nose.

September 20th, 6:50 AM PDT
Key West honors Queen Elizabeth at Southernmost Point marker

Key West honors Queen Elizabeth at Southernmost Point marker

The Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Florida, a landmark delineating the continental United States’ southernmost spot of land, became a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II when city workers installed a British flag and royal purple banner at the much-photographed site beside the Atlantic Ocean.

September 16th, 2:24 PM PDT
Oktoberfest is back but inflation hits brewers, cost of beer

Oktoberfest is back but inflation hits brewers, cost of beer

Oktoberfest is on tap again in Germany after a two-year pandemic interruption.

September 16th, 7:44 AM PDT
Trail of slime leads German customs to bags of giant snails

Trail of slime leads German customs to bags of giant snails

German customs officials say a trail of slime led them to a stash of almost 100 giant African land snails and other items hidden inside bags at Duesseldorf Airport this month.

September 16th, 5:14 AM PDT
Constipated scorpions, love at first sight inspire Ig Nobels

Constipated scorpions, love at first sight inspire Ig Nobels

The sex lives of constipated scorpions, cute ducklings with an innate sense of physics, and a life-size rubber moose may not appear to have much in common, but they all inspired the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels.

September 15th, 3:04 PM PDT
College photos, memorabilia of Elon Musk auctioned for $165K

College photos, memorabilia of Elon Musk auctioned for $165K

College photos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and memorabilia from his girlfriend at the time has sold for $165,000 at auction.

September 15th, 8:33 AM PDT
Bingo, Lite-Brite, Nerf among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Bingo, Lite-Brite, Nerf among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Voting is open on which toys should go into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year.

September 14th, 7:05 AM PDT
Rabies alert issued over raccoon taken into North Dakota bar

Rabies alert issued over raccoon taken into North Dakota bar

A woman walked into a North Dakota bar carrying a raccoon, leading health officials to warn those who had contact with the animal about possible rabies exposure.

September 13th, 4:19 PM PDT

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