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Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:16 AM CDT

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Watch your step. A surfing group is warning beachgoers to watch their step after a scary-looking fish was found lurking in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, sand. The East Coast Surfing Championships wrote on their...

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 07:42 PM CDT

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m. "I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:34 PM CDT

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted fake facts — many of them absurd — about animals around the zoo. Jeff Wysaski puts...

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 10:38 AM CDT

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 06:25 PM CDT

Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge

Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:52 AM CDT

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 07:32 PM CDT

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 02:19 PM CDT

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

The battle over whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union spilled from the airwaves to the River Thames on Wednesday. In one of the more surreal moments in the campaign for the June 23...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 07:14 PM CDT

Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

 Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria's Hans Heiland didn't drink them alone. Heiland says that most of them have come from others, many of them by mail, after his passion...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 02:27 PM CDT

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named...

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