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Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 02:24 PM EDT

TSA Finds Missile Launcher in Man’s Checked Luggage at BWI

TSA Finds Missile Launcher in Man’s Checked Luggage at BWI

The man said he was returning from active duty and wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 09:22 AM EDT

Communities Near Area 51 Brace for Influx of UFO Tourists

Communities Near Area 51 Brace for Influx of UFO Tourists

More than two million people have RSVP'd to a Facebook event, titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” threatening to storm the top-secret base in Nevada, NBC News reported. Tourism drawn by talk...

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 11:17 AM EDT

Man Who Caught Chicago Alligator 'Chance the Snapper' Immortalized as Bobblehead

Man Who Caught Chicago Alligator 'Chance the Snapper' Immortalized as Bobblehead

Not only will "Chance the Snapper" soon be a bobblehead - the man who captured him in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon will be too. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a Frank "Alligator"...

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 03:30 PM EDT

FL Man Realizes He Can't Drive Stick Shift During Carjacking

FL Man Realizes He Can't Drive Stick Shift During Carjacking

A Central Florida man found himself behind bars after police say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man – only to realize he didn’t know how to drive the stick shift vehicle. News outlets say 25-year-old...

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 03:06 PM EDT

Man Sues Godiva for $74K Over 'Belgian' Chocolate Made in US

Man Sues Godiva for $74K Over 'Belgian' Chocolate Made in US

A man who bought $15 worth of Godiva chocolates says the company should give him $74,000 because they falsely claimed the sweets were made in Belgium.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:51 PM EDT

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Hot Dog: You Can Book a Stay on the Wienermobile

Chicago is a hot bed for hot dog enthusiasts, and in honor of National Hot Dog Day, one of the world’s most iconic vehicles is being made available to rent on Airbnb. According to Oscar Mayer, their iconic...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 08:57 PM EDT

US Air Force Warns Against Joke Event to 'Storm Area 51'

US Air Force Warns Against Joke Event to 'Storm Area 51'

The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. A prank event on...

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 07:13 AM EDT

Nesting Penguins Can't Resist Lure of New Zealand Sushi Shop

Nesting Penguins Can't Resist Lure of New Zealand Sushi Shop

Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean. Wellington police described them...

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 05:33 PM EDT

Police in Tenn. Warn That Flushing Drugs Could Lead to 'Meth-Gators'

Police in Tenn. Warn That Flushing Drugs Could Lead to 'Meth-Gators'

Floridians know regular alligators are dangerous enough, but a police department in Tennessee is warning people about an even more menacing creature: the meth-gator. The Loretto Police Department took to social...

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 05:03 PM EDT

Divers Swim, Take Pictures With Oversized Jellyfish

Divers Swim, Take Pictures With Oversized Jellyfish

Instead of swimming away from the barrel jellyfish that is larger than some shuman and can sting you, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbot swam toward it, capturing this stunning photo: Along with wildlife...

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