May 20 - A couple in Spain discovered a buzzing sound
that was keeping them up at night was caused by 80,000 bees in
their bedroom wall. The couple from the city of Granada,
Andalusia, had been mystified by the low humming sound
emitting from their wall for two years, until the sound became
louder as temperatures in the area rose and they called a
local beekeeper for help. "From about three months ago there
was an unbearable noise and they didn't know what to do,"
May 22 - Authorities in New York state said a driver
was ticketed after a sharp-eyed deputy noticed the vehicle's
inspection sticker was hand-drawn on construction paper. The
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said a driver was
pulled over Monday in Amsterdam when a deputy noticed the
vehicle's inspection sticker did not appear to be official.
The deputy discovered the sticker was actually made of
construction paper and was hand-drawn to resemble an official
New York State Safety...
May 22 - Officials in Houston are asking neighbors to
check inside their storm drains after a big screen TV was
found clogging one such drain in the city. A resident of the
Greensbrook Place neighborhood said the TV had been in the
storm drain for some time before it was removed by a Harris
County Precinct One crew. Neighbors said the TV was the
largest object they had ever seen in a storm drain. "I mean,
clothes, backpack, bags, whatever, but I've never seen
anything as big as a TV...
May 15 - When someone wants to test drive the vehicle
you're selling you're very cautious. Right? Especially when
the car is worth $2.2 million. Yet, German police recovered a
valuable 1980s Ferrari stolen during a test drive and are
searching for the man believed to have sped off with the car
while posing as a would-be buyer. The red Ferrari 288 GTO,
first registered in 1985, is believed to be worth more than
$2.2 million. A man answering an advertisement turned up for a
May 9 - An Irish ice cream company is causing a stir
online with the debut of its unusual new flavor: chicken
nugget. XXI ICE, based in Dundalk, unveiled its latest
creation, chicken nugget flavored ice cream. The company
released a video showing how the ice cream is made, which
actual chunks of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets broken up into
the vanilla ice cream and more chicken nuggets on top as a
garnish. The company previously made viral waves when it
May 9 - A baby giraffe born at a Seattle zoo has been
outfitted with a custom-made pair of therapeutic shoes to
treat a leg abnormality that prevented it from walking.
The Woodland Park Zoo said the giraffe, a yet-unnamed male
born at the facility May 2, was born with a condition known as
hyper-extended fetlocks that made it difficult for him to
walk. "It is well documented in horses and has been reported
to occur in giraffes," zoo veterinarian Tim Storms said.
May 10 - A New Jersey man captured video when he was
confronted with an unusual scene in his front yard -- two
black bears fighting. Corey Bale of Frankford Township, in
Sussex County, said a neighbor told him a bear had been
spotted behind his home, where his son plays, and while he was
investigating he heard sounds coming
from the front yard. "When I went out to look, I actually
heard the bears' jaws hitting together as they were fighting
and growling at each other," Bale
May 10 - A shocked witness on a Tennessee road captured
video of a small car attempting to transport more than two
dozen wooden pallets piled on top of the vehicle. The video,
filmed just outside New Genesis Auto Detailing in Memphis,
shows the car traveling at a slow speed to avoid jostling the
pallets, which are piled more than twice the height of the
vehicle. Witnesses can be heard commenting on the dangerous
attempt at pallet transportation. It was unclear whether the
May 11 - A waiter at a New York City pizzeria returned
a $424,000 cashier's check to a woman who accidentally left it
behind and didn't leave a tip. Waiter Armando Markaj came
check in an envelope containing a cashier's check while
cleaning a table at Patsy's restaurant in Harlem on May 4.
Karen Vinacour, a retired social worker, left the money behind
while eating lunch with her daughter at Patsy's. Vinacour
brought along the cashier's check as a down payment...
May 15 - A New York state mother was temporarily
separated from her newborn son after a bagel caused a false
positive on a drug test administered while she was in labor.
Elizabeth Dominguez of Tonawanda said staff at the hospital in
Niagara Falls took a urine sample for testing while she was in
labor and they later told her she had tested positive for
opiates. "I did a urine test and it came back that I tested
positive for opiates," she
told WKBW-TV. "I called my husband freaking out saying
'how is this possible?...
May 3 - A pair of Florida teens who were swept out to
sea by a strong current said they were praying for help when
their rescue came in the form of a boat called "Amen".
Smith and Heather Brown, both 17, said they decided to go
swimming in Vilano Beach for senior skip day, but a strong
current left them stranded about 2 miles off the coastline for
about two hours. The pair said they started to pray for help.
"While I was laying on my back, the best I could, floating, I
just called out...
May 3 - A woman who just recently moved to South
Carolina was welcomed to the neighborhood by an unusual scene
-- an alligator ringing her doorbell. Karen Alfano, who
recently moved from New Jersey to Myrtle Beach, said she
arrived home to see an alligator at her front door. Alfano
recorded video as the gator climbed onto its hind legs and
appeared to ring the doorbell. The recent transplant
told WSOC-TV the encounter was "the coolest thing that
could ever possibly happen to anyone."
May 3 - Security cameras outside a Washington state car
service store captured the moment two men stole an entire
Pepsi vending machine -- despite the police station right
across the street. Ryan King, owner of the ProFormance Lube
Center in Spokane Valley, said he arrived for work Wednesday
morning and immediately noticed something rather large was
missing. "We have had small thefts, but nothing this drastic,"
told KHQ-TV. "As soon as we got in we could tell it was
May 3 - A tourist at a cabin in Tennessee captured
photos of an unusual fellow visitor -- a black bear relaxing
in the rental's hot tub. Hannah Elizabeth Strickland captured
photos Friday morning of three bears wandering around the
rental property in Gatlinburg. The photos show one of the
bears settling into the hot tub on the cabin's back porch for
a relaxing soak. The three bears eventually wandered off on
May 7 - Authorities in the Los Angeles area are
investigating a video showing freeway traffic being blocked by
drivers doing burnouts and other dangerous stunts. The video
the 118 Freeway near Porter Ranch being brought to a
standstill by a small group of drivers doing burnouts in the
middle of the roadway. Police said the drivers of the vehicles
performing the stunts have not been identified. A video
captured in February on Interstate 24, near Antioch, Tenn.,
shows a similar traffic jam being caused...
May 7 - Police in New York state said a driver was
cited after a sharp-eyed officer noticed he was using the
carpool lane with a mannequin as his passenger. The Suffolk
County Police Department said Highway Patrol Officer Andrew
was driving Monday on the Long Island Expressway when he
noticed something seemed suspicious about the passenger in a
2002 Saturn that was using the high-occupancy vehicle lane.
pulled the vehicle over and discovered the passenger...
May 8 - An Oklahoma resident's doorbell camera captured
the moment a visiting friend approached the front door and was
bitten on the face by a snake. The video, recorded by Rodney
Copeland's doorbell camera in Lawton and posted
to Facebook by his son, shows Jerel Heywood approaching
the front door Sunday when a snake wrapped around a porch
light suddenly strikes the visitor in the face. Copeland took
Heywood to the emergency room, where doctors treated the wound
and determined the snake was not venomous.
April 26 - A Florida woman arrived home to find an
alligator lurking around the house and captured video of the
reptile banging on her glass door. Donna Heiss said she
pulled into the garage at her home in Palm Coast and heard
her neighbors yelling for her to rush inside. Heiss went in
her home to discover an alligator was banging on the glass of
her front door. The resident posted video footage
to Facebook showing the gator banging on the glass door
and standing on its hind legs...
April 26 - A security camera in California captured the
moment a would-be burglar was chased away from a resident's
car by an unusual member of neighborhood watch -- a coyote.
Cristy Trujillo posted a video
to Facebook showing the footage recorded outside of her
parents' home in Downey. The video shows a man breaking into
Trujillo's stepfather's car when a coyote suddenly appears.
The coyote chases the man, who gives up on the burglary
attempt and hides from the wild animal.
April 26 - A New Jersey homeowner's doorbell camera
captured the moment a thieving squirrel swiped a biscuit from
the front porch. The Ring camera video from the Mays Landing
home shows the squirrel carrying a biscuit nearly half the
size of its own body while climbing on the house. The squirrel
jumps to a nearby rocking chair without dropping the biscuit
and runs off with its pilfered snack.
April 26 - A movie theater in Dickson, Tenn., found a
creative way to protect the elementary school students across
the street from seeing profanity on their roadside sign --
change the name Hellboy to Heckboy. The Roxy Movie
Theater's listings caught the attention of passersby because
name change. Owner Belinda Daniel said she doesn't like to
include movie titles with any sort of profanity on the sign
because it's across the street from Oakmont Elementary School
and a church.
April 26 - A Toronto man was caught on video walking
across a narrow ledge six stories above the ground to retrieve
his cat from a neighbor's balcony. James Powell, who lives
across from the building where the scene unfolded,
captured video of the man walking across the narrow ledge
between balconies to retrieve the cat. Powell said he wanted
to urge the man to reconsider the dangerous move, but he was
afraid of startling him and making him fall.
April 30 - A college baseball game in Ohio was
temporarily halted due to some unexpected intruders on the
field -- a trio of deer. The deer jumped the fence at Nobby's
Ballpark in Cleveland during
the bottom of the first inning of Case Western Reserve
University's game against Brandeis University. A video shared
on YouTube shows the deer running to left field, where
players opened a gate. The footage shows the deer decide not
to use the exit, and instead dash back to the right field
April 30 - A Georgia man who rescued an injured
hummingbird four years ago said the grateful avian still makes
yearly trips to visit his home. Mike Cardenaz said the
hummingbird, which he named Buzz, was
found four years ago on the front porch of his Grovetown
home with broken feathers that prevented him from flying.
Cardenaz offered Buzz shelter and a diet of Pedialyte and
sugar for eight weeks until the bird was able to fly back into
the wild -- but Buzz returned to his home the next year and
landed on his hand.
April 22 - Firefighter sin Florida said they stopped to
help what appeared to be an unconscious person late at night
and discovered it was actually an 11-foot alligator. Miami
Fire Rescue said the crew was
heading back to their station about 11 p.m. Friday when
they spotted what appeared to be a person in distress in a
residential neighborhood. "As they got closer, they noticed
that this was not a person but actually an 11-foot alligator,"
Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll
April 24 - Golf games at a South Carolina course came
to an abrupt halt when a 400-pound alligator decided to
brazenly stroll across the course. Cory Grimes, assistant golf
pro at Long Cove Club's Pete Dye golf course on Hilton Head
Island, said golf games were halted Tuesday to give the
10-foot alligator a wide berth as it traveled across the
course. "It was moving from one lagoon to the next, and the
golf course and the driving range were in the way,"
Grimes told the Hilton Head Island Packet.
April 24 - A California man who lost his Apple Watch
surfing in the ocean said it was returned to him six
months later -- and it still works. Robert Bainter said he was
at Huntington Beach about six months ago when he caught a big
wave. "A huge wave came and you know I was loving it, rode it
and then I pick up my arm and like 'Oh my', what just
happened," Bainter recalled
to KTLA-TV of the moment he noticed the Apple Watch was
April 12 - Residents of a Mississippi neighborhood are
trying to get to the bottom of an unusual mystery -- someone
has been leaving mashed potatoes in various locations.
Neighbors in the Belhaven area of Jackson said they been
finding plates of mashed potatoes in locations including
porches, mailboxes and on top of vehicles. "This neighborhood
does a lot of quirky things, we decorate road signs we put
Christmas trees in our potholes, so it's not surprising at
all, that's why I love this neighborhood...
April 16 - A New Jersey police sergeant's dashboard
camera captured the moment a utility worker narrowly evaded
injury when some fallen wires exploded. The
Township Police Department shared the dash cam footage from
Sgt. Christopher Hemhauser's patrol vehicle when he was parked
near a downed power line in Manchester Township. The video
shows the downed line erupt into a fireball, sending a utility
worker scrambling to get out of the way. "I was under the
April 18 - An affidavit says an off-duty police officer
accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a New
Hampshire woman was seen weaving in and out of traffic and
traveling in the wrong direction beforehand. The affidavit
also says Londonderry police officer Tyler Berry told a first
responder following the April 5 crash in Amherst that he had
been drinking "adult sodas." State police said Berry crossed
the center line in a pickup truck and hit a vehicle on Route