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Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 11:50 AM EDT

Don't Try This at Home: Conn. Field Set on Fire to 'Dry' it

Don't Try This at Home: Conn. Field Set on Fire to 'Dry' it

Police are investigating after a field was doused with gasoline and set on fire in Ridgefield on Saturday.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 at 02:31 PM EDT

Possible Meteor Spotted In Southeastern U.S.

Possible Meteor Spotted In Southeastern U.S.

There were nearly 500 reported sightings of a fireball over the Southeastern region of the U.S. early Thursday morning, according to the American Meteor Society. Reports of the possible meteor came from...

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 06:51 AM EDT

Flying Solo: Lithuanian Man Gets Passenger Flight All to Himself

Flying Solo: Lithuanian Man Gets Passenger Flight All to Himself

A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800. Skirmantas Strimaitis, who was flying from capital Vilnius to the northern...

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 at 06:51 AM EDT

Creepy Cargo: Philippines Seizes 757 Tarantulas From Poland

Creepy Cargo: Philippines Seizes 757 Tarantulas From Poland

Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas....

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 at 08:19 PM EDT

Tourists Race to Higher Ground After Glacier Collapses

Tourists Race to Higher Ground After Glacier Collapses

Tourists in Iceland fled to higher ground after a glacier they were admiring collapsed and triggered a huge wave. No one was hurt during the incident.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 10:24 AM EDT

'We Will Call Your Mom:' Police Warn Speeders

'We Will Call Your Mom:' Police Warn Speeders

Police in Haymarket, Virginia, are threatening something scarier than a ticket if you speed through town: A call home.

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 07:47 PM EDT

'Ninja Rat' Kicks and Somersaults Its Way Out of Danger

'Ninja Rat' Kicks and Somersaults Its Way Out of Danger

Researchers at University of California, Riverside have been studying the Kangaroo Rat, which they have lovingly dubbed the "Ninja Rat" for the past seven years. The little rodent has such quick...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:58 PM EDT

Watch: Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake

Watch: Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake

It's the classic predator-prey matchup. A stealthy rattlesnake, patiently waiting for the right moment to strike a seemingly unsuspecting and vulnerable kangaroo rat. But high-speed video from researchers in...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 08:41 PM EDT

Yikes! Skunk Gets Head Stuck in Bud Light Can

Yikes! Skunk Gets Head Stuck in Bud Light Can

A skunk brewed up some trouble when it got its head stuck in a beer can, according to animal control officers in Billerica, Massachusetts. The skunk was picked up Thursday by animal control officers on Lucille...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 09:16 AM EDT

Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a...

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