Skyscraper-sized Tetris wows Philadelphians Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky. Organizers hoped it would inspire onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of te... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Two-legged dog inspires two-legged humans A dog in Washington state has no rear legs, but he can balance enough to run on only his front legs. Millions of people have seen him in a YouTube video. Duncan was born with deformed rear legs that were amputated to remove the dead weight. The 9-month-old boxer belon... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Londoners love kitty cat cafe Would you like some kitten with your coffee? Feline company is exactly what one of London's newest cafes is offering. And the city's stressed-out residents are lapping it up. "People do want to have pets and in tiny flats, you can't," said cafe owner Lauren Pears, who... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Grumpy Cat turns two Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos. The top dog in Internet cat stardom is known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues. She spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of Hollywood. And Hollywood is where the ... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Monopoly gets 5 new rules The makers of Monopoly have created five new rules. The new rules include: no rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there. Facebook fans voted “yes” to include the new rules for future editions... - Posted on April 4, 2014
Could you run up a 72-floor skyscraper? They're high steppers of a different sort. More than 700 people took the long way up at the World Trade Center on Thursday — climbing the stairs. They did it for the inaugural "Runyon Up," a fundraiser for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Elite climbers ... - Posted on April 4, 2014
War takes girl’s arm, but not her artistry A little girl from Afghanistan lost her arm in the war there. So doctors and therapists worked with her by fitting her with a prosthetic arm. They knew it would change her life. But little did they realize how and how much. Within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-o... - Posted on April 3, 2014
How did a little dog travel 1,000 miles in 4 days? Last week a small dog escaped his fenced-in yard in Texas. He was found in Ohio a few days later. That means he traveled more than 1,000 miles in just four days. The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix is named Corbin. He dug a hole under a fence in his backyard in Killeen, T... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Wille Nelson gets his armadillo back Country music legend Willie Nelson has a stuffed armadillo. It's his on-stage mascot. It had been kidnapped, but now it has been returned. The stuffed critter is named “Ol' Dillo.” It was taken from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas res... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Pennsylvania chainsaw no massacre A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-wor... - Posted on April 2, 2014
A first at first: Ump's call is overturned by replay An umpire's call was overturned Monday for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, with Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun ruled out instead of safe. Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez challenged the sixth-inning play at Miller Park in the seas... - Posted on April 1, 2014