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This Text Message Can Cause iPhones to Crash

A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. Read »

6 hours ago
Holes in Swiss Cheese on The Decline

Holes in Swiss Cheese on The Decline

The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean. Read »

May 28, 2015
WATCH: Man Reels in 552-Pound Grouper From Kayak

WATCH: Man Reels in 552-Pound Grouper From Kayak

A video showing a southwest Florida man reeling in a massive Goliath Grouper from a small Kayak is making headlines... Watch »

May 28, 2015
9 Brains Found Next to Train Tracks in NY

9 Brains Found Next to Train Tracks in NY

Nine brains were found along a street in a northern New York village, but authorities say there's nothing to fear. Read »

May 26, 2015
Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

Large Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call

The sight of a stuffed tiger — a very large stuffed tiger — lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest... Read »

May 20, 2015
NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

NJ Police Find Stolen Trailer Full of Pasta

Four men are under arrest after police recovered a stolen trailer loaded with pasta products in Linden. Read »

May 17, 2015

"Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail

Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours... Watch »

May 13, 2015
Brush-Clearing Goats Escape Hillside, Run Loose on SoCal Street

Brush-Clearing Goats Escape Hillside, Run Loose on SoCal Street

Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job... Watch »

May 7, 2015
Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party

Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party

A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Watch »

May 6, 2015
Urns Believed to Contain Human Ashes End Up on Thrift Store Shelf

Urns Believed to Contain Human Ashes End Up on Thrift Store Shelf

Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift... Watch »

May 5, 2015
Man Sues Hospital After His Own Leg Was Found in Trash

Man Sues Hospital After His Own Leg Was Found in Trash

A Key Largo man is suing a hospital after his amputated leg was found in the trash. Read »

May 4, 2015
Woman Claims Doctor Left Sponge Inside Her After C-Section: Suit

Woman Claims Doctor Left Sponge Inside Her After C-Section: Suit

A 31-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit claiming a sponge was left inside her abdomen during a C-section at an... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

A Washington teen who was suspended after he strapped a fake bomb to himself in a stunt to ask a date to prom says... Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. Read »

Apr 21, 2015
Search Warrant Turns Up the Unexpected: a Gator

Search Warrant Turns Up the Unexpected: a Gator

It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while... Read »

Apr 19, 2015
Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito

Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito

Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the... Read »

Apr 17, 2015
Florida Officials Shut Down School for Strippers

Florida Officials Shut Down School for Strippers

If it wasn't for the loud parties, the owner of a $2 million mansion in northwest Hillsborough County might have... Read »

Apr 16, 2015
Cat Cam Captures Hell's Kitchen Apartment Break-in, Robbery

Cat Cam Captures Hell's Kitchen Apartment Break-in, Robbery

A thief broke into a Hell's Kitchen apartment through a window Monday afternoon, police say, and the resident's cat... Watch »

Apr 15, 2015
Lower East Side Studio Features Kitchen With Shower

Lower East Side Studio Features Kitchen With Shower

If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld”... Read »

Apr 15, 2015
Chimp Swats Down Intrusive Drone at Dutch Zoo

Chimp Swats Down Intrusive Drone at Dutch Zoo

A chimp being filmed by a drone for a television show based out of a zoo in the Netherlands decided she wasn't too... Read »

Apr 14, 2015

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