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Kidnapped squirrel is home for the holidays
A squirrel was kidnapped from Utah by a truck driver. He took the squirrel hundreds of miles away to Wisconsin. The squirrel was rejected by her adopted family, but has returned home to Utah. The yet-unnamed critter is now recuperating at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center o...
A squirrel was kidnapped from Utah by a truck driver. He took the squirrel hundreds of miles away to Wisconsin. The squirrel was rejected by her adopted family, but has returned home to Utah. The yet-unnamed critter is now recuperating at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center o...
A squirrel was kidnapped from Utah by a truck driver. He took the squirrel hundreds of miles away to Wisconsin. The s...
- Posted on November 30, 2013
Thai children form largest human Christmas tree
Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand. In Thailand, palm trees outnumber pine trees, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit. One of the country's largest shopping malls arranged a publicity stunt involving 852 schoolchildren ...
Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand. In Thailand, palm trees outnumber pine trees, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit. One of the country's largest shopping malls arranged a publicity stunt involving 852 schoolchildren ...
Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand. In Thailand, palm trees outnumber pine trees, but the ...
- Posted on November 24, 2013
"Selfie" is the Word of the Year
Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo. Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press. The publisher of the Oxfor...
Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo. Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" — the smartphone self-portrait — has been declared word of the year for 2013, according to Britain's Oxford University Press. The publisher of the Oxfor...
Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo. Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie...
- Posted on November 19, 2013
Newspaper disses Gettysburg Address, apologizes
Better late than never. It took 150 years, but a Pennsylvania newspaper has finally apologized. It said it should have recognized the greatness of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the time it was delivered. That was in 1863. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg re...
Better late than never. It took 150 years, but a Pennsylvania newspaper has finally apologized. It said it should have recognized the greatness of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the time it was delivered. That was in 1863. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg re...
Better late than never. It took 150 years, but a Pennsylvania newspaper has finally apologized. It said it should hav...
- Posted on November 16, 2013
Boy finds leaf bigger than his body
While playing in the autumn leaves Sunday afternoon, Mount Vernon 4-year-old Tommy Lindsey, of Mt. Vernon, Washington, found a maple leaf almost as big as he is. When Tommy picked up the leaf, his brother Cooper Lindsey, 12, commented on the size. Tommy thought it would be c...
While playing in the autumn leaves Sunday afternoon, Mount Vernon 4-year-old Tommy Lindsey, of Mt. Vernon, Washington, found a maple leaf almost as big as he is. When Tommy picked up the leaf, his brother Cooper Lindsey, 12, commented on the size. Tommy thought it would be c...
While playing in the autumn leaves Sunday afternoon, Mount Vernon 4-year-old Tommy Lindsey, of Mt. Vernon, Washington...
- Posted on November 1, 2013
Lightning strikes twice. Man survives both.
An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas. The 31-year-old Casey Wagner was under a tree when he was hit by lightning. He dropped to his knees then he was struck again. Wagner says he saw sparks during the...
An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas. The 31-year-old Casey Wagner was under a tree when he was hit by lightning. He dropped to his knees then he was struck again. Wagner says he saw sparks during the...
An off-road racing enthusiast has survived being struck by lightning twice during the same storm in North Texas. ...
- Posted on October 29, 2013
Pumpkins fly, but will they fly next year?
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Crowds of spectators gathered Saturday to watch the annual Morton Punkin Chuckin' Contest. The contest consists of machines and people flinging pumpkins in different e...
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Crowds of spectators gathered Saturday to watch the annual Morton Punkin Chuckin' Contest. The contest consists of machines and people flinging pumpkins in different e...
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Cr...
- Posted on October 21, 2013
Mayor drops down 31-story building for kids
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound. Nutter and state Sen. Vincent Hughes were among dozens of participants who ...
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound. Nutter and state Sen. Vincent Hughes were among dozens of participants who ...
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nut...
- Posted on October 20, 2013
Dozens of divers carve pumpkins underwater
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove to sculpt jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Working against the pumpkins' natural buoyancy, artistic divers dove 30 feet ...
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove to sculpt jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Working against the pumpkins' natural buoyancy, artistic divers dove 30 feet ...
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove...
- Posted on October 20, 2013
Wanna race roaches?
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Batzner Pest Management held its 13th annual "Running of the Roaches" in New Berlin. Nine Madagascar hissing cockroaches ran three heats on the custom-built 8-f...
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Batzner Pest Management held its 13th annual "Running of the Roaches" in New Berlin. Nine Madagascar hissing cockroaches ran three heats on the custom-built 8-f...
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Bat...
- Posted on October 11, 2013