Reading Harry Potter might make you a better person

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Wanna buy “The Flintstones” home? "Flintstones" fans with a few million dollars now have a chance to rule over the town of Bedrock and own a page right out of history. The owner of Flintstones Bedrock City, a northern Arizona theme park designed around the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, is selling the property. The ... - Posted on June 11, 2015
Fake orca flops as sea lion scarecrow An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight sai... - Posted on June 10, 2015
Animal control officer ready for toy tiger teasing An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield and called police. Turns out, it was a stuffed animal. The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kent County An... - Posted on June 4, 2015
#AskPOTUS is a hotdog a sandwich? Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS and they'll take the invitation and run with it. President Barack Obama has taken to Twitter for his first Q-and-A since setting up his @POTUS handle. The suggested subject from POTUS (short for President of the United States) ... - Posted on June 2, 2015
Prepare for an invasion of tuk-tuks! They're found all over in Asia and they swarm the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk aims to make progress in the United States. What's a tuk-tuk? It's a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw. It has moved the m... - Posted on June 1, 2015
Male cat takes on role of mom Six abandoned kittens named after the kids in "The Brady Bunch" TV series are getting a nurturing boost. It has come from an unlikely source, a male cat with a slight neurological disorder. The 3-week-old kittens are named Jan, Marcia, Cindy, Greg, Peter and Bobby. They have... - Posted on May 26, 2015
Great white shark becomes Twitter star They're going to need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention. One of the creatures they've been monitoring has started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
Man survives a nail in the eye There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed the nail at Boston's Massachusetts Gener... - Posted on May 20, 2015
Sailor gets snoring sea lion shipmate Mother's Day may have been a bit of a bust for a baby sea lion in San Diego. And a bit of a surprise, too. Michael Duffy, 48, said he was on his 41-foot Kettenburg boat "Elixir" at the San Diego Yacht Club. He awoke at 2:30 a.m. on Mother's Day to sounds of sneezing and snor... - Posted on May 15, 2015
Reading Harry Potter might make you a better person It’s been almost 20 years since Harry Potter was introduced to the world. And the boy wizard is still fighting the forces of evil. Of course, it's all in the imaginations of millions. But Harry’s victory over the evil Voldemort may not be limited to the pages of a book. This is... - Posted on May 15, 2015