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Dalmatian mascot stolen from Florida dog groomer


Oct. 30: A Florida dog groomer’s security cameras were rolling when a pair of men rolled up and stole the business’ mascot — a mannequin in a dalmatian suit. Priscilla Brunjes, owner of All Creatures Pet Grooming in Orlando, posted a video to Facebook showing what happened when employees were busy opening the store and […]

Maryland man tries every scratch-off game before $50,000 win


Oct. 30: A Maryland man said he tried every single scratch-off game offered by the state lottery for several years before finally hitting the $50,000 jackpot. The 68-year-old Germantown man told Maryland Lottery officials he started playing scratch-off games when the state first introduced them, and he has played every game the lottery has put […]

Man rescues fish from plastic wrapper constricting its middle


Oct. 30: A man who went fishing in a Canadian river shared photos of a fish that was so constricted by a sports drink wrapper that he thought it had been partially eaten. Adam Turnbull said in a Facebook post he was fishing the Saskatchewan River in Alberta on Saturday when he reeled in a […]

Florida man records massive black bear’s garage visit


Oct. 30: A Florida man captured video of a big black bear’s visit to his Seminole County garage, where it raided his refrigerator. Brad Tamm of Longwood said he has seen bears before, but he had to capture video Monday when he saw the massive size of the bruin in his garage. “Surprising. I really […]

China bans Winnie-the-Pooh mentions from social media


July 18: Chinese censors blocked mentions of Winnie-the-Pooh from social networking sites after photos comparing the cartoon bear to President Xi Jinping went viral. Posts and comments that featured mentions A.A. Milne’s famous stuffed bear, made famous by a series of Disney films and animated TV shows, were blocked during the weekend by China’s Internet […]

British woman didn’t know she had 27 contact lenses on one eye


July 18: A British woman had 27 contact lenses on her eye and didn’t know about it, doctors said. The 67-year-old woman reportedly believed that she was experiencing discomfort in her eye due to dry eye or old age. “None of us have ever seen this before,” specialist trainee ophthalmologist, Rupal Morjaria, told Optometry Today. […]

Diners ignore floodwaters rushing through restaurant


July 18: Diners at a Chinese restaurant were filmed ignoring rising floodwaters around their table while enjoying a hot meal. The video, filmed Thursday at a restaurant in Changchun, Jilin Province, shows a table of diners with their feet up on the benches of their booth enjoying a hotpot meal despite the water rushing around […]

Driver survives when 7,000-pound pipe crushes van


July 18: A Florida man survived with only minor injuries when a 7,000-pound metal pipe fell from a crashed truck and crushed the roof of his van. Jesus Armando Escobar, 36, of Orlando, was exiting from Interstate 4 to State Road 528 in Orange County when a Mach truck loaded with scrap metal crashed into […]

Teenage taekwondo master flips for concrete-breaking record


Jun 13: A young taekwondo master was recorded performing an unusual stunt — using a front-flip technique to break 90 concrete slabs with his head in 25 seconds. The video, filmed Saturday in Bosnia, shows Kerim Ahmedspahic using a series of front-flips to break multiple stacks of concrete blocks laid out in two lines. Ahmedspahic, […]

‘Vicious’ raccoon steals tourist’s lunch in Costa Rica


Jun 13: A seemingly friendly raccoon approaching tourists in Costa Rica betrayed one of its new friends and stole her lunch right out of her hand. Trevor Higgins posted a video to YouTube showing the “vicious” raccoon approaching a group of tourists last week in Quepos. The raccoon weaves through the crowd of curious onlookers […]

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