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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 08:42 PM EDT

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Mysterious Sound of Explosions Baffles Calif. City

Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m. "I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 01:34 PM EDT

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Comedian Plants Fake Signs at LA Zoo

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted fake facts — many of them absurd — about animals around the zoo. Jeff Wysaski puts...

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 07:22 AM EDT

Joey Chestnut Eats Record-Breaking 70 Hot Dogs

Joey Chestnut Eats Record-Breaking 70 Hot Dogs

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut regained the Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, ousting Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie of the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous...

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM EDT

No, Nathan's Hot Dog Contest Isn't Really 100 This Year

No, Nathan's Hot Dog Contest Isn't Really 100 This Year

Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper.

Monday, Jul 4, 2016 at 11:38 AM EDT

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 07:25 PM EDT

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM EDT

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 12:04 AM EDT

130-Year-Old Lobster Escapes Dinner Plate

130-Year-Old Lobster Escapes Dinner Plate

"Larry the Lobster," a 20-pound specimen that dates to the 19th Century, has been living in the fish tank at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park. But as a stunt to celebrate National Lobster Month, the restaurant...

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 08:32 PM EDT

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 03:19 PM EDT

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

The battle over whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union spilled from the airwaves to the River Thames on Wednesday. In one of the more surreal moments in the campaign for the June 23...

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