Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!

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Save the guacamole! With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South Florida, res... - Posted on May 5, 2015
Real life cats in hats It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark — and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit — has turned into ... - Posted on April 27, 2015
“House cat” was a cougar! A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat. It is known as P-22 and was found under a res... - Posted on April 17, 2015
What would you do if you found a bag of money? A Utah man got a surprise when he stopped to pull a large orange bag off the highway. He feared that it would become a traffic hazard. The Deseret News newspaper reports the 75-pound bag tumbled out of a truck driving in front of Dan Kennedy on Interstate 80. When he looked ... - Posted on April 13, 2015
How to build the perfect snowman Building the perfect snowman can be a challenge. Often snowmen can turn out a little lumpy or lopsided. They can quickly melt into unrecognizable shapes. When you decide to build one, it helps to have science on your side. Understanding the physical properties of snow can he... - Posted on February 27, 2015
What happens after a bear wanders into a drugstore? A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of a drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing her into the wild next year. Police scooped the cub into a shopping basket Sunday at a Rite-Aid store in Ashland. Shoppers took video on their smartphones. The Oregon ... - Posted on October 26, 2014
Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car! A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a tournament record at an annual pumpkin contest in Northern California. John Hawkley, 56, grew the winning pumpkin and entered it at this year's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in California's Napa Valley. ... - Posted on October 18, 2014
How much Harry Potter stuff is enough? A man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, w... - Posted on October 3, 2014
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk Nik Wallenda is a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire. Now he now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. The chance to walk between buildings 50 stories above the Windy Cit... - Posted on September 22, 2014
Colossal squid is as long as a minibus! It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 770 pounds,... - Posted on September 19, 2014