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Firefighters Rescue Phoenix Man Stuck in Chimney
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 13:40
Firefighters broke a 23-year-old Arizona man out of his chimney after he got stuck there because his friends locked him out of the house as a joke.
Man Shoots Firework From Top of His Head, Dies
Sun, 07/05/2015 - 07:16
A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July in Maine tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, authorities said Sunday.
Crude Business: Luxury Spa Offers Customers Oil Baths
Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:36
Visitors to the Naftalan health center in oil-rich Azerbaijan pay good money for a bath that leaves them needing several showers to get clean.
Cyclists Hit Dead Alligator; 4 Hospitalized
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:21
Several cyclists were injured Saturday morning after crashing into a dead alligator that was blocking a road in Weston, Florida.
Quasi Modo the Mutt is Crowned World's Ugliest Dog
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 07:00
The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection.
'World's Ugliest Dog' Is Crowned in California
Sat, 06/27/2015 - 06:30
Quasi Modo, a short-spined dog from Loxahatcheee, Florida, has taken home the title of "World's Ugliest Dog." The competition was held this week in Petaluma, Calif., and featured 27 candidates.
They Bought Tickets to Disney Film, Got Horror Movie
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:55
Parents and children settled into their seats for a new animated Disney film got a quick jolt when a horror movie came on the Ohio screen instead.
Swiss Chocolate, Swiss Cheese and Now Swiss Flour Worms?
Wed, 06/24/2015 - 00:53
Flour worms, crickets and migratory grasshoppers could soon be on menus in Switzerland.
Creator of Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingo Dies at 79
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 06:06
The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
Skinny Jeans Put 'Fashion Victim' in Hospital for Days
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 00:51
An Australian spent four days in hospital after her skinny jeans cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles and caused her to collapse.
Contest Crowns Most Glamorous Goat
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 14:43
A Lithuanian village holds a traditional goat beauty pageant.
Snake Roundup Raises Funds For Firefighters
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 14:14
Licensed hunters headed into the woods to gather dozens of rattlesnakes as part of a fundraiser for the Noxen Pennsylvania Fire Department.
Thousands Celebrate Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 07:27
Thousands of revelers, pagans and self-styled druids gathered at the Stonehenge monument in England to mark the summer solstice.
Arkansas Fugitive's T-Shirt Proves Prophetic
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:30
An Arkansas fugitive was wearing a T-shirt reading "You can run, but you can't hide" when he arrested, police said.
Getting Somewhere Slowly: Giant African Tortoise Taken for Stroll
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:46
Tokyo funeral parlor owner, Hisao Mitani, has been taking his giant African tortoise Bon-chan for daily walks for years.
Waterloo Recreates Battle in Legos
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 17:45
The Belgian town of Waterloo is using Legos to recreate the famous battle for its bicentennial.
Pittsburgh Man Charged With Robbing Bank With Sex Toy
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 20:45
A bomb squad blew up a briefcase and other suspicious items in a Pittsburgh man's car after he allegedly robbed a bank with a vibrator.
'Photo of a Lifetime': Check Out Raccoon Riding a Gator
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 00:27
A Florida man snapped a picture that's truly "Only in Florida": a raccoon riding on top of an alligator.
Elephants Find Feast in Farmer's Field
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 16:52
A herd of wild elephants in China made three scouting trips to the farmer's field 3 times before returning with the entire herd to chow down.
Thousands of Mayflies Close Bridge
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 14:01
Hundreds of thousands of swarming mayflies caused problems for drivers in Pennsylvania