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Man wins $1M thanks to favorite lottery ticket being sold out

Aug. 22: A Michigan man said a store being sold out of his preferred scratch-off lottery ticket turned out to be fortuitous when his second choice earned him a $1 million jackpot. The Alpena County man told Michigan Lottery officials he visited The Corner Depot store in Alpena with the intention of buying a specific […]


Baby albino kangaroo missing from German zoo

Aug. 22: Officials at a German zoo said a baby albino kangaroo disappeared from her enclosure and is feared to have been stolen. The City of Kaiserslautern posted a statement on its website revealing Mila, an all-white kangaroo born at the Kaiserslautern Zoo in July, was noticed missing from the enclosure she shared with her […]


Netherlands fights ‘wild peeing’ with hemp-filled public urinals

Aug. 22:The capital of the Netherlands has installed hemp-filled urinals in public outdoor locations around the city as a means of combating the longtime problem of “wild peeing.” Dutch company Urban Senses installed 12 GreenPee urinals in locations around Amsterdam that were identified by local officials as hotspots for public urination. Richard de Vries, inventor […]


Man eats 107 blueberries in 1 minute for Guinness record

Aug. 22: An Idaho man with a habit of breaking Guinness World Records added another title to his name when he ate 107 blueberries in one minute. David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said the blueberry record required speed and precision as the rules required him to […]


Serval taken to wildlife refuge after escaping New Mexico owner twice

Nov. 1 : An African serval that twice escaped from his owner in New Mexico has a new permanent home at a wildlife refuge in Arkansas. The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge said the male serval, Hunter, and a female of the species escaped from their owner in the Santa Fe area in 2016. Hunter was […]


Great horned owl struck by truck ends up stuck in front grille

Nov. 1 : A great horned owl is recovering at an Arizona sanctuary after ending up with its head stuck in the front grille of a truck that struck it on the highway. Mike and Annette Hanson said they were driving home from a night out Wednesday when they heard the sound of an impact […]


Century-old ship found buried in North Carolina

Nov. 1 : A North Carolina father and son hunting for treasure on their land made a startling a discovery — a buried ship from more than 100 years ago. Tim and Ross Fisher said drought conditions in early October left their land dry enough that they spotted pieces of wood and steel sticking up […]


Harvard Law asks students to stop feeding loose library bird

Nov. 1 : Officials at Harvard Law School in Massachusetts sent a message to students with an unusual request: please don’t feed the loose bird in the library. Visitors to the Harvard Law School Library reported spotted a small bird flying around among the stacks in recent days, and officials said they are working on […]


World beard and mustache competition begins in Antwerp, Belgium

May 18: The biennial 2019 World Beard and Mustache Championship got underway Friday in Antwerp, Belgium. Sponsored this year by Snorrenclub Antwerpen — “Moustache Club of Antwerp” in Dutch — the event draws beard and mustache enthusiasts from around the world for a three-day convention and contest. Friday’s events include a Ladies’ competition, with categories […]


Original Spice Girls bus converted into Airbnb rental

May 17: Spice Girls super fans have a chance the spice up their lives later this month when the girl band’s original Union Jack-emblazoned double decker bus comes up for rent on Airbnb. The interior of the bus has been completely renovated and converted into a rolling hotel room fit for three guests at a […]




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