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Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 06:11 PM EDT

Sale on for Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed at Auction

Sale on for Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed at Auction

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby's said Thursday. The auction house said a female...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 08:41 PM EDT

Gecko Butt-Dials 'Bazillion' Times From Hawaii Seal Hospital

Gecko Butt-Dials 'Bazillion' Times From Hawaii Seal Hospital

If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals, you were butt-dialed. Or, more specifically, foot-dialed. By a gecko.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 02:35 PM EDT

NJ Runner Struck by Deer Still Manages to Finish Race

NJ Runner Struck by Deer Still Manages to Finish Race

A runner who was struck by a deer during a half marathon in New Jersey still managed to cross the finish line. Christina Sanchez tells the Asbury Park Press she was on Mile 10 of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon...

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 at 07:11 AM EDT

Treasure Hunters Challenge FBI Over Dig for Legendary Gold

Treasure Hunters Challenge FBI Over Dig for Legendary Gold

Surrounded by dozens of stone-faced FBI agents on a frigid winter's day, Dennis and Kem Parada stared down at the empty hole and knew something wasn't right. The father-son duo spent years combing this bit...

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM EDT
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By Christian Paz

Hundreds of Corgis Descend on DC's Jefferson Memorial

Hundreds of corgis and other dogs from across the D.C. area gathered at the Thom...View gallery

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Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

A Michigan man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it's a meteorite worth $100,000. In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite...

Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 at 09:08 PM EDT

Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs Moment After $1.4 Million Sale

Banksy Artwork Self-Destructs Moment After $1.4 Million Sale

Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). In an...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 11:55 AM EDT

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword From Swedish Lake

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword From Swedish Lake

Her name conjures up Old Nordic tales about heroic accomplishments and that's exactly what Saga this summer did when she stumbled on a pre-Viking-era sword in a southern Sweden lake. Saga Vanecek, 8, was...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 07:49 AM EDT

Drunk Flying: Minnesotans Call Cops on Buzzed Birds

Drunk Flying: Minnesotans Call Cops on Buzzed Birds

Police in a small northern Minnesota community have been taking some strange calls about birds that seem to be intoxicated. Citizens in Gilbert on the state's Iron Range have reported the birds flying into...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 01:08 PM EDT

A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

A Hole in Arkansas Is a Flame-Spouting Mystery

Officials in northern Arkansas are investigating the cause of a mysterious hole in the ground that spouted flames into the air for more than 40 minutes. Investigators have ruled out methane as the source of the...

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