September 19 - Her kids saw it first: A woman, pants
around ankles, defecating before the Budde family's Colorado
Springs home. Then it happened again. And again. And again.
And again. And again. Each week brings a fresh pile of
excrement to the sidewalk in front of Cathy Budde's home, she
told local station KKTV — at least seven so far. Budde
calls her "The Mad Pooper." Police remain baffled. The family
feels helpless to stop her. "I came outside, and I was like...
September 19 - A crab with a strong will to live was
filmed climbing out of a pot of heating water and switching
off the hot plate to save its comrades. The video, filmed
Sept. 5 at a home in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, shows the
acrobatic crab climbing out of the pot of water as it heats on
a hot plate. The crab swings around to the hot plate's
controls and switches off the heat, saving the lives of its
three fellow crabs still in the pot. It was unclear whether
the crab's heroism managed to earn...
September 19 - A snake rescuer called to remove a cobra
from a businessman's property in India made an unusual
discovery -- a smaller snake stuck in the serpent's nostril.
Anand Chitti, a snake rescuer in the city of Belagavi, said a
local businessman summoned him
Sept. 11 to some industrial land, where a cobra had been
sighted. Chitti filmed the rescue as he dug through a pile of
bricks to reach the snake. The cobra, once extracted from its
hiding place, was found to have a blind worm snake...
September 19 - A runner in a Washington state marathon
is being praised for her determination after barrel rolling
across the finish line moments after taking a bad fall. Philip
King, a spectator at the Tunnel Vision marathon in North Bend,
posted a video
to Facebook showing runner Devon Bieling barrel rolling
across the finish line. King said the runner had taken a bad
fall about 12 yards short of the finish line and found she was
unable to return to her feet. He said she tried to crawl, but
ended up rolling when...
August 30 - A Russian driver's dashboard camera
captured the moment a cat clinging to the bottom of a car on
the highway bailed out and was nearly struck. The video,
captured Aug. 21 on a highway in Irkutsk, shows a car pass by
the filmer's vehicle with a white object visible in the
muffler area. "A car passed us that had something white
hanging under it that looked similar to a package. It turned
out to be a cat that had been sitting on the muffler of the
vehicle," the filmer wrote.
August 30 - A rooster in an Indian village showed its
dominance by facing off against a venomous cobra and turning
the deadly snake into a meal. A video recorded outside the
rooster's owner's home in Andhra Pradesh shows the rooster
pecking at the cobra, which attempts to flee. The rooster
makes quick work of the venomous snake before eating it.
Locals said chickens are often seen eating small
snakes, but it was highly unusual for the rooster to kill
even a young and small cobra.
August 31 - A teen passenger on a South African road
captured video showing a gang of thieves climbing onto the
back of a moving truck to steal the goods it hauled. Tom
Kruger, 15, who was riding in the passenger sear of mother
Libby Kruger's car, posted a video
to Facebook showing the scene they witnessed while driving
Friday from Port Elizabeth to East London. The video shows the
truck swerving back and forth on the road while thieves cling
to the back and take packages...
August 23 - A hungry squirrel attempting to raid a
Georgia man's bird feeder came to regret its life decisions
when it ended up trapped inside the feeder. A video captured
David Ross of Kennesaw shows the squirrel struggling to
shove the lid off the bird feeder Tuesday after somehow
trapping itself inside with the birdseed. The filmer can be
heard in the video wondering how long the squirrel has been
trapped and commenting, "Oh yeah, he's stuck good." "Came
outside to find...
August 23 - A safari tour guide in South Africa shared
video of a territorial leopard biting and puncturing a tire on
his safari vehicle. Johann Jurges, director of South African
Bookings, said he was taking a group of Chinese tourists on a
drive around the Pretoriuskop area of Kruger National Park
when they spotted a female leopard in the road near
Klipspringer Koppies. Jurges' video of the encounter was
to YouTube by Kruger Sightings. "We were out on an early
morning game drive...
August 23 - A teen in England spent 99 cents to order
"nothing" from McDonald's after removing all of the
ingredients from the order. Twitter user Ari
shared photos of the order and the resulting receipt that
featured a charge of 99 cents for the list of ingredients that
added up to nothing. "I just spent 99p for nothing from
McDonald's," Ari wrote. Ari originally planned to order a
cheeseburger without pickles, but soon realized the order
station offered the option to remove every single ingredient.
August 24 - Security guards at a British racetrack
shared a photo of one woman's unusual attempt to smuggle vodka
into the facility by hiding it inside a sandwich. A photo
tweeted by Southwell Racecourse shows the baguette
sandwich containing salami, tomato, and a bottle of Glen's
vodka. "You hide it, we find it!" the racecourse tweeted. The
racecourse said the sandwich's contraband contents were seized
and woman was told she could pick it up on her way out of the
August 9 - Cheetos is bringing a restaurant full of
dishes inspired by the crunchy cheese puff snacks to New York
for a weekend. "The Spotted Cheetah" restaurant will
serve Cheetos-infused dishes crafted by celebrity chef
Anne Burrell from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17. "As a long-time Cheetos
fan, I'm thrilled to join forces with a snack brand that is
truly an iconic American staple," Burrell said. "I had so much
fun curating this specially crafted, one-of-a-kind menu for
the first Cheetos restaurant...
August 10 - A school board in Oregon has voted to
change the name of two schools named after a family called
“Lynch” because it reminds people too much of the word
“lynching,” which is offensive. Yes, really. Commentary
Magazine’s Jonathan Marks traces the issue back to 2015 when
“Student activists at Lebanon Valley College briefly became
national laughingstocks for demanding that the name of Lynch
Memorial Hall be changed.” The building was named after Clyde
August 10 - When millions of Americans turn their faces
skyward to witness the nation's first coast-to-coast total
solar eclipse in a century, many will reach for specially
designed sunglasses, but experts caution the public to stay
clear of unsafe counterfeits. Even as makers of certified,
safety-tested solar eye ware rushed to meet surging demand
before the August 21 eclipse, they have joined astronomers and
optometrists in warning of defective knockoffs flooding the
July 26 - A traveler on a Chinese road stopped to film
video of an unusual hazard -- two marmots on their hind legs
having a slap fight in the middle of the street. The video,
recorded this month in Haixi Mongol, shows the two marmots
slapping and shoving one another in the middle of a road. The
marmots' road rage goes on for nearly a minute before they
both flee from the nearby sound of a car door closing.
July 27 - A man in England's plan to find romance by
casting thousands of bottles into the ocean has people in the
area concerned about the impact on the environment. Craig
Sullivan, 49, said the Police song "Message in a Bottle"
inspired him to
cast 2,000 bottles into the ocean in hopes of reaching
beaches around the world to find love after his wife died of
cancer about a year and a half ago. "If I could find some good
places to throw some bottles, they might wash up on your
July 25 - A New Britain man has been sentenced to 120
days in prison after killing a pet fish during a domestic
dispute in Bristol. Juan Vega, 33, pleaded guilty to one count
of second-degree breach of peace during a hearing Tuesday in
Bristol Superior Court. In exchange for the plea, which was
part of a deal offered by a state prosecutor, one count of
cruelty to animals was dropped. Vega’s sentence included
serving 120 days in prison and no probation. Ronald Dearstyne,
July 6 - The mysterious small coffin found on a North
Philadelphia sidewalk Monday night that contained some
embalmed remains came from a funeral home in South Jersey.
That’s according to Philadelphia Police Capt. Malachi Jones,
who would not name the funeral home nor the town. He did say a
funeral home employee dumped the small white casket on the
3000 block of W. Clearfield Street, which passers-by found the
on the sidewalk across from Mount Vernon Cemetery shortly
after 9 p.m.
July 5 - When it comes to removing a wasp nest from
your garage or home, Grand Blanc Fire Chief Robert Burdette
would like to offer a word of advice: "Call a professional".
That's what one Michigan man wishes he would have done after
accidentally setting his garage on fire and burning it to the
ground Monday night while attempting to kill dozens of wasps
buzzing in the corner. Mike Tingley, of Grand Blanc Township,
was using a smoke bomb to try to kill the swarm of insects
when a wood frame caught on fire.
July 2 - A fifth of male fish are now transgender
because of chemicals from the contraceptive pill being flushed
down household drains, a study by has suggested.
Male river fish are displaying feminised traits and even
producing eggs, the study found. Some have reduced sperm
quality and display less aggressive and competitive behaviour,
which makes them less likely to breed successfully. The
chemicals causing these effects include ingredients in the
contraceptive pill, by-products...