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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:50 AM EDT

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:02 PM EDT

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:05 PM EDT

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 11:05 AM EDT

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 01:40 PM EDT

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 12:58 PM EDT

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 06:48 PM EDT

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM EDT

Canine Food Truck: Chicken Feet, Pumpkin Pretzels and 'Pupcakes'

Canine Food Truck: Chicken Feet, Pumpkin Pretzels and 'Pupcakes'

Stand on any block around lunchtime near Amazon.com's downtown Seattle headquarters and there are two common sights: people walking their dogs and people buying lunch at food trucks.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 06:36 PM EDT

Record For Longest Human Mattress Chain Topples

Record For Longest Human Mattress Chain Topples

An appliance and electronics-leasing company has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of mattresses -- and people -- toppling like dominoes.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 06:48 PM EDT

WATCH: Alleged Burglar Grills Burger in Closed Restaurant

WATCH: Alleged Burglar Grills Burger in Closed Restaurant

D.C. police are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed.

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