Polar bears do it – why shouldn't you?

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Pennsylvania chainsaw no massacre A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-wor... - Posted on April 2, 2014
It's OK to be annoying in Michigan It's soon expected to be OK to be annoying in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Press reports the City Commission is nixing a 38-year-old section of city code. The code states "no person shall willfully annoy another person." City Attorney Catherine Mish recommended rep... - Posted on March 4, 2014
Farmer creates 50-foot snowman A farmer in central Minnesota has created a towering tribute to winter's excess. Greg Novak says he's invested hundreds of hours to build a 50-foot snowman named "Granddaddy." He hopes it will wake onlookers from their winter doldrums. And he admits it has some neighbors que... - Posted on March 4, 2014
Would you pay $2,500 for a fork? Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got into trouble when he used a fork and knife to eat his pizza. That's a no-no for many New Yorkers. They believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands. Now the fork itself has become part of the story. ... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. Snow shark! Too cold for fishing? Not for Michigan! The winter-weary state has a giant shark sculpted out of snow. It features a bright red gaping mouth and pointy teeth. It is large enough for a human to take a seat inside. It appears as if it's swimming in a wave that runs the length... - Posted on February 13, 2014
Kids, don't try this at home! An Easthampton middle school student, in a scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story" got their tongue stuck to a metal pole. Fire Chief David Mottor says firefighters responded to White Brook Middle School at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, when temperatures were well belo... - Posted on February 12, 2014
Second swing at hole-in-one costs golfer a car John Daly is a free-wheeling, sometimes outrageous professional golfer. Monday he pulled off what he thought was a shot that would win a new Hyundai vehicle. But alas, the hole-in-one was disallowed. Here's what happened: Playing at the Humana Challenge Pro-Am in Ca... - Posted on January 21, 2014
Thieves thwarted by stick shift A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan to steal a car. Here's why: None of them knew how to drive a stick shift. Police in Springfield say the men pulled a knife on a food delivery driver Tuesday night. They demanded the grub and hi... - Posted on January 16, 2014
Yo, Mr. Mayor – what's with the fork? New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal. The newly installed mayor unintentionally spiced up a political meeting at a Staten Island pizza joint last week. He did so by digging into his slice with a knife and fork... - Posted on January 12, 2014
Polar bears do it – why shouldn't you? Hundreds of brave bathers rang in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island. Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear and Ice Breakers clubs and other hardy swimmers stripped down to their trunks or dressed in costumes on Wednesday for the annual New Year's Day sp... - Posted on January 2, 2014