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Is thieving groundhog a vandal or just a flag lover? A sheriff's deputy investigating reports of vandalized flags at an upstate New York cemetery has caught the culprit in the act. It was a groundhog. Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour says he sent a deputy to the veterans' section of Cold Springs Cemetery in Lockport... - Posted on May 30, 2014
Fishermen catch 500-pound sawfish You may never have seen a fish like this. It's called a sawfish and it's pretty easy to know why. One was caught off Boynton Beach, Florida last weekend. According to TV station WSVN and reported on, Dustin Richter and his friends weren't even planning to go out fis... - Posted on May 28, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top... - Posted on May 28, 2014
Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but Montana fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a "schooling pigeon." The pet bird named Foresta had disappeared Tuesday from Tara's home in the Elkhorn Mountains near Montana City, but it was back in her arms Wednesday after it show... - Posted on May 27, 2014
New frogs found. And they “dance.” Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphibians earned their name with the unusual kicks they use to attract mates. One problem, though. The species declined in number during the 12 years in which Indian sc... - Posted on May 22, 2014
Could you hit a pitch thrown by President Obama? Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a ti... - Posted on May 20, 2014
Vice president rejects prom invite but sends corsage What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply. Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up. Biden sent a handwritten card ... - Posted on May 20, 2014
Would you buy a used car from Lady Gaga? Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much. The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. ... - Posted on May 19, 2014
How sweet it is! Sugar sculpture weighs 8,000 pounds A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory. It is a tribute to black workers. Artist Kara Walker's monumental installation occupies much of the cavernous interior of the former Domino Sugar Refinery. The former refinery is... - Posted on May 19, 2014
Does the 5-second rule really work? The 5-second rule states that food dropped on the floor for less than 5 seconds is still safe to eat. But to really answer the question, we need to ask another – how lucky do you feel? It can take less than 5 seconds for 150 to 8,000 bacteria like Salmonella to hop a ride... - Posted on May 16, 2014