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Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 05:19 AM CDT

Crime-Fighting Pet Squirrel Returns to the Wild

Crime-Fighting Pet Squirrel Returns to the Wild

A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home's gun safe, made his long...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:44 AM CDT

Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery

Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery

Barflies appeared not to notice as armed robbers were sticking up a Florida bar with a shotgun Sunday, with some patrons even trying to order more drinks as the robbery was in progress.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 09:51 AM CDT

Search for Lost Ohio Tortoise May Have Saved Owner's Sister

Search for Lost Ohio Tortoise May Have Saved Owner's Sister

A wayward tortoise's surprising trek around Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search, in a twist of fate, might have saved her sister's life. Otis the California desert tortoise managed to...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 09:46 AM CDT

Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck

Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck

A snake gave a couple of people inside a moving truck quite a scare when it appeared on the hood.

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:13 AM CDT

Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla

Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla

A Florida man heard meowing coming from inside his Tesla. He took the vehicle to his service center where a kitten was pulled from the rear bumper.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 09:47 PM CDT

Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk

Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk

Never doubt a New York City rat's strength and resolve. The city's rodents are already known to persist in their quest for local food favorites (see: pizza rat, roll rat). But one astonishing rat in Brooklyn...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 08:05 AM CDT

Bear Surprises Florida Man

Bear Surprises Florida Man

A Florida man had a huge surprise waiting for him in his garage when he arrived home. His surveillance camera captured a black bear running out of the garage.

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 08:43 PM CDT

Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars

Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars

A jail in Canada that's been closed for decades is getting a second life thanks to a creative entrepreneur. The owner will begin listing individual cells on Airbnb at the end of June.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 08:11 AM CDT

'French Spider-Man' Climbs Hotel in Barcelona

'French Spider-Man' Climbs Hotel in Barcelona

French climber Alain Robert, also known as "French Spider-Man," climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel on June 12. The hotel is the city's fourth-tallest building.

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 05:23 PM CDT

Why Did 'Lord Buckethead' Run Against the British PM?

Why Did 'Lord Buckethead' Run Against the British PM?

British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice. Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo impersona...

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