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Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:59 AM PDT

Potato in Tailpipe Leads to Arson Charge Against Stripper

Potato in Tailpipe Leads to Arson Charge Against Stripper

A potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead police to a Connecticut woman suspected of intentionally setting fire to a construction company in Prospect over a money dispute with her coworker at...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 07:32 PM PDT

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View'

If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 04:23 PM PDT

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

Outgoing UK Leader Leaves News Conference Singing

David Cameron has gone out not with a bang, nor a whimper, but a mystery tune. Seconds after the British prime minister finished telling reporters of his intention to step down from office this week, he...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 11:29 AM PDT

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

NJ Pizzeria Flooded With Calls About Horror Video Game

A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game. Freddie's Restaurant and Pizzeria, in...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 08:16 AM PDT

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Scary-Looking Fish Prompts Warning at Virginia Beach

Watch your step. A surfing group is warning beachgoers to watch their step after a scary-looking fish was found lurking in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, sand. The East Coast Surfing Championships wrote on their...

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 05:42 PM PDT

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m. "I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 09:02 PM PDT

Tiny South Carolina Town Bans Sagging Pants, Threatens Fines

Tiny South Carolina Town Bans Sagging Pants, Threatens Fines

The text of the law says the town about 70 miles east of Columbia wishes to maintain decorum on its streets.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 10:34 AM PDT

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted fake facts — many of them absurd — about animals around the zoo. Jeff Wysaski puts...

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 08:38 AM PDT

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 04:25 PM PDT

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

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