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Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 01:54 PM EST

Baaaa-rack? Sheep Can Recognize Famous Faces, Study Finds

Baaaa-rack? Sheep Can Recognize Famous Faces, Study Finds

A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study published Wednesday also shows that sheep can recognize the faces...

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 02:39 PM EDT

Chubby Raccoon Gets Stuck in Sewer Grate

Chubby Raccoon Gets Stuck in Sewer Grate

A heavyset critter was found stuck in a sewer grate in a Northern Chicago suburb. Zion police officers came upon the “little” creature and with the help of animal control were able to free him....

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 01:02 PM EDT

Raccoon That Ate Too Much Got Stuck in Sewer Grate: PD

Raccoon That Ate Too Much Got Stuck in Sewer Grate: PD

Turns out the feeling many people relate to after a big meal isn't unique to humans. One raccoon in a Chicago suburb apparently ate so well it got caught in a sewer grate Thursday. Authorities said they found...

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 08:34 AM EDT

What Are the Odds? Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

What Are the Odds? Woman Claims 2 Lottery Prizes on Same Day

She knows how to pick a winner. Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest scratched off two North Carolina lottery tickets on Monday, winning $1 million on one of the tickets and $10,000 with another, local media...

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:00 AM EDT

Judge Orders Man to Write Nice Things About His Ex

Judge Orders Man to Write Nice Things About His Ex

A judge on the Hawaiian island of Maui has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Judge Rhonda...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:09 PM EDT

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

Statue of 45-Foot Woman Won't Stand on National Mall

A permit to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to Washington, D.C. was denied by the National Park Service.

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 09:19 AM EDT

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police Post 'Pumpkin Lineup' After Stolen Squash Bust

Police who caught three teenagers orange-handed with 48 stolen pumpkins — and one gourd — are asking residents of a St. Louis suburb to view a "pumpkin lineup" online to see if their Halloween squash are...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 04:10 PM EDT

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

What is a more autumn activity than racing giant pumpkins? Students from the West Virginia University held their inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race as part of Mountaineer Week - just in time for...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:53 AM EDT

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public. But Taoufik Moalla said Monday he'll fight the ticket and denies his...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 01:38 AM EDT

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts. "This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County...

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