Wanna win a billion? Pick a perfect bracket. So, about that billion dollars. Billionaire Warren Buffett has offered to pay $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. But he sees his offer as nothing more than a matter of having the numbers in his favor. Mathematicians say he's right. B... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Cat rescued after 3 days atop a 60-foot pole A cat has been rescued near Las Cruces, New Mexico. She had been stranded atop a 60-foot power pole for three days. She survived a rainstorm and gusty winds while atop the pole. The cat is a tabby-mix named Athena. The cat belongs to a 16-year-old girl. "If she touche... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Easter Egg hunt? There's an app for that! New York City is getting ready for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. But this hunt will have a 21st-century twist. You'll need a smartphone app to find the eggs. Nearly 275 egg sculptures will be hidden around the city as part of The Faberge Big Egg Hunt. The eggs are about ... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Would you pay $250,000 for a guitar? George Gruhn's guitar shop in Nashville is a kind of mecca for fine, vintage musical instruments. But even Gruhn is blown away by the latest addition to his inventory. He says it's the very first production model Fender Stratocaster ever made. You can own it for a cool quart... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Wrestler shows classy moves – on and off the mat A Minnesota high school wrestler won over the crowd with a hug that came away from the mat — and after a loss. He didn't get upset when he lost the 120-pound title match in the Class 3A tournament. Instead, Blaine High School sophomore Malik Stewart went over to his oppone... - Posted on March 16, 2014
New coin throws currency a curve The United States Mint in San Francisco will soon produce an unusual coin. The coin will honor the national pastime – baseball. Like so many great baseball pitchers, the new coin will feature a curve. The bowl-shaped currency is the result of a 2012 law. The law is... - Posted on March 16, 2014
Family getting help for “bad” cat Last week, a cat trapped its owners in their bedroom. But the family is not giving up on their 22-pound pet. Instead, they are getting it medical attention and therapy. Two days before, police arrived to subdue the 4-year-old part-Himalayan cat. Now owner Lee Palmer o... - Posted on March 14, 2014
She’s not a disabled dog. She’s a ski machine! A special wheelchair with attached skis has made it possible for a disabled dog to play in the Wisconsin snow. The dog belongs to Shiela Lund, of Milton, Wisconsin. She owns a 10-year-old border collie named Kadee Mae. Shiela told The Janesville Gazette that her dog came hom... - Posted on March 14, 2014
Two new “kids” join the zoo There are a couple of new kids on the block at the Miller Park Zoo. The zoo is in Bloomington, Illinois. WJBC reports that the zoo has two new baby San Clemente goats. Jay Tetzloff is superintendent at the zoo. He says one of the zoo's goats, named Breeze, recently ga... - Posted on March 14, 2014
Endangered tiger cub triplets born in London At London Zoo, good news has come in threes. A 5-year-old Sumatran tiger named Melati has given birth to triplets. London Zoo said the three cubs all arrived within an hour of each other early on Feb. 3. They don't know yet whether they are male or female. The ... - Posted on March 13, 2014
Marathon spelling bee finally has a winner A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students is over. They exhausted the initial word list last month. But this week, the bee ended after 29 more rounds when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word "stifling." For more than an hour, seventh-grader Kush... - Posted on March 13, 2014