March 20 - California police officers received a
surprise confrontation after the driver who led them on a
police chase got out of his car and began to dance. The
slow pursuit began on Highway 101 near Calabasas on
Tuesday after the reckless driver failed to yield to commands
to stop by California Highway Patrol officers, ABC Los Angeles
KABC reported. The driver, going at a speed of about 60
mph, then led authorities north through the San Fernando
Valley onto Interstate 405...
March 15 - A North Carolina thrift store's social media
post is going viral after warning customers about a couple of
"haunted" pieces of furniture. The Habitat for Humanity
Restore of Rowan County posted photos
to Facebook showing a queen canopy bed frame and highboy
chest of drawers that the previous owners said were haunted.
The post included a photo of the note posted on the pieces:
"Please note, previous owner reports that the highboy is
haunted. He reports continuous nightmares for he...
March 15 - A Missouri man who heard a loud noise
outside his home was shocked to discover his car had fallen
through the floor of the garage. Willard Ralls said he was
eating dinner before 4 p.m. Wednesday at his Kansas City home
when he heard
the crashing noise coming from his garage. "I
thought maybe a vase fell off one of the tables in here, and I
came out and saw my car sitting down in here. My immediate
thing was to get the car keys for the other car sitting out
there that was parked right here...
March 20 - A California man who was forced to lower his
fence due to a neighbor's complaint is getting even with a
display of mannequins having a "naked party." Jason Windus
said he needed a high fence in his Santa Rosa yard to prevent
his dogs from jumping the barrier and getting out, but
a neighbor complained to the city and he was told the
fence was a zoning violation and needed to be lowered. Windus
lowered the fence to the allowed maximum of 36 inches, but
filled his now-visible yard...
March 20 - Wildlife officials in Georgia are asking
residents to keep an eye out for large South American lizards
spotted in the area. The Georgia Department of Natural
Resources said Argentine black and white tegus have been
spotted in Toombs and Tattnall Counties, where the South
American reptiles are not native but are legal to keep as
pets. "Things like this with the Tegus I think the pet owners
- the novelty wears off or they also realize that they require
a lot of food and a lot of space...
March 11 - A Florida man going to church with his
family captured video of a bizarre sight on the highway: a
camel dancing in the back of a bus. Matt Austin, an anchor
for WKMG-TV, said his wife, Tricia, was driving the
vehicle about 11 a.m. Sunday when his daughters, Addison, Lulu
and Sawyer, started shouting about a dancing camel. Austin,
who posted video of the encounter
to Facebook, said he didn't believe them until he looked
up and saw it for himself. "We seriously see not only the
March 11 - A Nebraska state trooper captured video of
an unusual sight in the middle of the road: an entire car made
of snow. The
Nebraska State Patrol said Sgt. Mick Downing was
driving in Chadron when he came across the unusual sculpture,
which he compared to a Ford Mustang. "What in the heck,"
Downing says in the video. "Some people make snow men. Not the
people in the northwest corner of the panhandle. They make
snow cars. Snow Mustangs." The faux-car has what appears...
March 12 - A shocked traveler on a Texas highway
captured video of a horse riding in the back of a pickup truck
with the tailgate down. Ami Parbs said she was taking her
12-year-old daughter to a gymnastics meet
when they captured the unusual video on U.S. 59 in the
The video shows the horse riding in the back of the pickup
with someone in the cab apparently holding the animal's reigns
through the rear window. Parbs said the truck eventually
pulled into a Whataburger parking...
March 12 - A British Columbia golfer captured video of
an eagle that helped him transform a decent shot into a
hole-in-one. The golfer said he was playing his first round of
the season at a Vancouver-area course when an eagle landed on
the green of the second hole and started toying with his ball.
The video shows the eagle toying with the ball before finally
dropping it into the hole. "Despite the rules of golf saying I
need to replace it (which I did and missed the putt), this
will still go down as my...
March 13 - Regulars at a Florida golf course have
reported sightings of an unusual new resident: a crocodile
among the course's alligators. The Sanibel Island Golf Club
posted a photo
to Facebook showing the American crocodile summing itself
just feet away from one of the alligators known to frequent
the course. "The crocodile is here all the time, she hangs out
on hole No. 11, and she's a female," Mary Donnelly, wife of
course owner Drew Donnelly, told the Naples Daily News.
March 13 - A group of thieves stole a painting by
Flemish artist Pieter Brueghel the Younger from an Italian
church Wednesday, but not before police replaced the $3.4
million artwork with a fake. The thieves stole a copy of the
17th century painting, titled Crucifixion, from Santa
Maria Maddalena church in the small Northern Italian town of
Castelnuovo Magra. Hours after the theft, local police
revealed they caught wind of the planned theft ahead of time
and swapped out the original painting with a fake.
March 13 - A Pennsylvania man named Sober was arrested
for...well, you know where this is going. Daniel Sober, 44,
was busted Saturday evening for drunk driving following a
police stop near his home in Lower Burrell, a Pittsburgh
suburb. A breath test, cops say, recorded Sober’s blood
alcohol content at .194, more than twice the legal limit.
Sober, pictured at right, was charged with drunk driving and
careless driving, according to court records. After being
booked, Sober was released...
February 20 - An Amazon driver stole a family’s $1,046
pet schnauzer as he delivered dog food to their home. Levi
Pislea, 22, snatched Wilma the puppy when he visited Richard
Guttfield’s house in Marsworth, Bucks. Guttfield and his
family were so devastated they even contacted billionaire
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – before UK staff stepped in and
tracked the rogue deliveryman down. Pislea had stashed Wilma
the schnauzer at a property in Barnet, North London.
February 19 - A Florida man captured a reptile battle
royal on camera when he came across a fight between an
alligator and a python. Rich Kruger posted a video
to Facebook showing the face-off between the large
alligator and the Burmese python, which Kruger estimated was
more than 10 feet long. Kruger said the battle occurred at the
Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park. The
video shows the alligator come out victorious in the
confrontation and make the invasive python into a meal.
February 19 - A Kentucky woman whose package was taken
from her porch reviewed security camera footage and identified
the unexpected culprits -- her own dogs. Ashley Craig Hymer
said she ordered a package from
Amazon and began to grow suspicious when it never showed
up. Hymer reviewed security camera footage and discovered the
thieves were her own 3-month-old Labrador puppies, Ocoee and
Denali. She said the dogs took the package to the side of the
house, where she was able to recover it.
February 21 - Animal rescuers in Britain responded to a
home where they removed a snake that had turned blue from
cleaning products inside a toilet. The RSPCA said a family
renovating the home they just purchased in Basildon, England,
discovered there was a snake in the bathroom when the reptile
knocked over a lit candle. An animal collection officer was
dispatched to the scene and the family directed him to the
toilet, where the snake had taken up residence in the tank.
February 11 - A Tennessee man captured video of traffic
being blocked on a highway by a driver that blocked multiple
lanes by doing donuts in the roadway. Nashville man Ricardo
Suarez posted video
to Facebook showing the driver's dangerous stunt causing
traffic to stop on Interstate 24, near Antioch. The video
stopped on the shoulder and in the middle of the road to
watch the unusual scene. Witnesses said the stunt appeared to
have been organized with help...
February 12 - A Florida woman who heard a knock opened
the front door of her home to discover an unexpected and
unwelcome guest -- a huge alligator. The Merritt Island woman
said she heard a knock at the door Tuesday and looked out to
discover the 10-foot, 5-inch alligator blocking the doorway.
Neighbors attempted to wrestle the alligator, but found it to
be too aggressive, so they called 911. A trapper was sent to
the neighborhood and captured the 350-pound gator.
February 13 - A teenager sledding on a British Columbia
hill had his video camera running when he got into a mid-air
collision with a rat. Cole Salsman, 17, had his GoPro camera
recording when he went sledding with some friends on Ryan
Street Hill in Victoria to celebrate having a snow-related day
off from school Tuesday. Salsman's camera recorded the moment
he went over a ramp on his sled and collided with a rat. "I
thought somebody's toboggan snapped and a piece of plastic...
February 14 - A Toronto man turned winter weather into
high art when he used a shovel to turn his backyard ice rink
into a recreation of Da Vinci's "Mona
Lisa". Robert Greenfield posted a timelapse video
to YouTube showing how he used a shovel after recent heavy
snowfall to etch the "Snowna Lisa" into the snow that fell on
his backyard ice rink. The completed artwork bears a striking
Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting, the "Mona Lisa."
"This is not exactly a masterpiece...
February 13 - Total chaos erupted at a McDonald’s in
Newark, New Jersey after a man released a large white rat
inside the crowded restaurant last week. A video posted on
Facebook, that appears to have been shot by an accomplice,
shows a young man, accompanied by a child, walking into the
restaurant located at 772 Broad Street on Feb. 5. The man can
be seen carrying a clear pet carrier with the white rat
inside. “Let me hold it, let me hold it,” shouts the kid.
February 1 - A pyramid-shaped collection of pastries
assembled at a mall in India broke a Guinness World Record for
the tallest tower of cupcakes. Preethi Kitchen Appliances and
Food Consulate Chennai teamed up to bake 18,818 cupcakes as
assemble them into a tower measuring 41 feet, 8 inches tall at
the Forum Vijya Mall in Chennai. The cupcakes, which were all
made on-site, took about 30 hours to cook and arrange on the
pyramid structure. A Guinness adjudicator was present
February 4 - An 82-year-old Michigan grandma is
enjoying her viral fame after photos were posted online
showing her happily using a snowblower after a major
snowstorm. Marlene Downing of Muskegon said she
gladly donned her winter coat and ventured outside amid
frigid temperatures when several inches of snow fell on her
neighborhood. "I like being outside, and I like the snow,"
told WLS-TV. "I just don't need any help. I got this big
machine, it works great."
February 4 - An Oklahoma puppy is learning to walk
after undergoing a complicated surgical procedure to correct
his upside-down paws. Milo, a hound puppy surrendered to
Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary when he was just
five weeks old, was initially unable to walk due to being born
with a condition that turned his front paws upside down.
Jennie Hayes, who operates the sanctuary, took Milo to
Oklahoma State University, where Dr. Erik Clary and his
February 4 - The chef at a London restaurant said he is
catering to customers in search of "sustainable" proteins with
a lasagna made with an unusual meat -- gray squirrel. Ivan
Tisdall-Downes, chef at Borough Market restaurant Native, said
he struck a deal with his wild boar supplier to obtain the
gray squirrel carcasses that would have gone to waste from
culls of the invasive North American animals. "Squirrel is one
of the most sustainable proteins you can cook really.
February 6 - An Alabama 2-year-old was rescued from a
restaurant's claw machine when he crawled inside to try to get
a toy. Kelsey Ingersoll said her son, Ezra, was playing with
his siblings and some friends' children in the game room at
Rotolo's Pizzeria in Fairhope when she lost sight of the boy.
"I had been checking on the kids every couple of minutes to
make sure they were still playing nicely and all of a sudden,
my daughter ran over to me and said Ezra was in the machine...
February 7 - Veterinarians in Montana said they were
able to save a cat found frozen in the snow with a temperature
too low for thermometers to read. Dr. Jevon Clark,
veterinarian at Animal Clinic of Kalispell, said Fluffy the
cat was brought in by her owners after she was found
unresponsive and buried in the snow amid 10-degree weather
Thursday afternoon. "I've never seen this. I've been in
practice for almost 24 years and she was actually caked in
ice, like those ice balls were caked on her all the way...
February 7 - New Zealand researchers examining a
leopard seal's fecal sample that had been frozen for a year
made a surprising discovery -- a working USB thumb drive. The
New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric
Research said a volunteer thawed out a scat sample about
the size of two bread rolls and discovered the leopard seal
had apparently passed the USB drive through its digestive
system. Researchers said the scat sample had been collected in
January 25 - A Missouri man's home security camera
captured the moment a mail truck exploded into a ball of
flames and rolled down his street. Brian Riley said he heard
the sound of squealing tires outside of his home in the
Northland area of Kansas City on Wednesday night. He said it
sounded like someone was stuck in the snow for about 15
minutes. Riley said he finally looked
at his home security
camera when his dogs started barking and he discovered a U.S.
Postal Service truck...
January 29 - An impatient dog left inside its owner's
car while she went into a store showed its impatience by
repeatedly honking the horn. The dog's owner said she left the
windows open for her dog when she dipped into ABC Fine Wine
liquor store in West Palm Beach, Fla., but the canine became
impatient anyway. The owner shared a video showing the
impatient pooch repeatedly honking the car's horn in the store
parking lot. "She learned how to honk the horn and has been
January 31 - It's been so cold in the Midwestern United
States that some have taken to fight the freezing temperatures
with fire. Flames have been spotted this week flashing along
Chicago's Metra commuter rail line in an attempt to keep the
trains moving smoothly during these frigid temperatures. "One
particular issue caused by winter weather is snow and
ice-clogged switch points, which can bring a train (or
several) to a halt until the blockage is clear," Metra said on
January 30 - An opinion columnist for The Arizona
Republic newspaper penned an article in which he claimed that
an old photograph of coal miners covered in soot was racist
because it reminded him of “offensive blackface”. Yes, really.
In a piece entitled
Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners. But I
see offensive blackface, Rashaad Thomas relates the
story of how he was triggered after seeing the photograph
hanging on the wall in a downtown Phoenix bar.