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A Lonely Black Swan Got a New Partner—Thanks to a Government Ad
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royalty

A Lonely Black Swan Got a New Partner—Thanks to a Government Ad

They're longstanding symbols of mourning at Germany's Rosenau Palace.
August 18, 2017
The Case of the Disappearing Nutella Truck
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trucks

The Case of the Disappearing Nutella Truck

German police are looking out for more than $80,000 of sweet contraband.
August 18, 2017
Where Statues Go to Retire
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memory

Where Statues Go to Retire

Humans have been building statues and taking them down for a very long time.
August 17, 2017
Found: A Puma Under the Desk
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brazil

Found: A Puma Under the Desk

It may have been seeking refuge from wildfires.
August 16, 2017
A Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Reappeared on a Carrot
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jewels

A Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Reappeared on a Carrot

"I recognized it right away."
August 16, 2017
A Butterfly Reappears in Scotland After 133 Years Away
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butterflies

A Butterfly Reappears in Scotland After 133 Years Away

Climate change might have helped bring the white-letter hairstreak back north.
August 15, 2017
Mystery 'Metal Starfish' Found Off Rhode Island Coast
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beach

Mystery 'Metal Starfish' Found Off Rhode Island Coast

Answers will come soon enough.
August 14, 2017
Massive Pipes Have Washed Up on English Beaches
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flotsam

Massive Pipes Have Washed Up on English Beaches

Until they're towed away, they're a hazard to life and limb.
August 14, 2017
The Squirrel Who Ruined 21,000 Gallons of Milk
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milk

The Squirrel Who Ruined 21,000 Gallons of Milk

Chewing on electrical equipment: always a bad idea.
August 11, 2017
Found: A Llama on the Lam
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llamas

Found: A Llama on the Lam

A brief story about a lost animal, a tweet, and a homecoming.
August 11, 2017
Found: A 6-Foot Boa in This Guy's Attic
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snakes

Found: A 6-Foot Boa in This Guy's Attic

He'd been hearing sounds for years.
August 10, 2017
Satellite Images Reveal Greenland Burning
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fire

Satellite Images Reveal Greenland Burning

A huge wildfire has been raging there for days.
August 10, 2017
Ukrainian Lifeguard Rescued After Washing Up on Shores of Crimea
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feats

Ukrainian Lifeguard Rescued After Washing Up on Shores of Crimea

He had fallen asleep on an inflatable trampoline.
August 09, 2017
Witness the Long Annual Migration of Some Very Small Toads
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happenings

Witness the Long Annual Migration of Some Very Small Toads

It's a dangerous journey, but Canada closes roads for them.
August 08, 2017
Found: A Time Capsule Hidden by Author Chuck Palahniuk
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secrets

Found: A Time Capsule Hidden by Author Chuck Palahniuk

The "Fight Club" scribe left a surprise in a former home.
August 08, 2017
Bats in the Belfry Mean Guano in the Church
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bats

Bats in the Belfry Mean Guano in the Church

English parishes seek a solution to a long-standing problem.
August 07, 2017
Found: The Oldest Known Family of Asteroids in the Solar System
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asteroids

Found: The Oldest Known Family of Asteroids in the Solar System

Over time, they drift apart.
August 04, 2017
Wichita State's Brief Water Tower Spelling Disaster
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mistakes

Wichita State's Brief Water Tower Spelling Disaster

At least they fixed it quickly.
August 04, 2017
So Much Depends Upon the Return of a Stolen Wheelbarrow
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lost

So Much Depends Upon the Return of a Stolen Wheelbarrow

Ask and ye shall receive.
August 03, 2017
What Earth's First Flower Might Have Looked Like
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evolution

What Earth's First Flower Might Have Looked Like

Scientists are beginning to understand more about floral evolution.
August 02, 2017
North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' Just Opened (a Little)
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minor threats

North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' Just Opened (a Little)

Some ground-level walls came down, and there's a sign.
August 01, 2017
Found: A Stolen Electric Train Ride for Children
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lost

Found: A Stolen Electric Train Ride for Children

It renewed one man's faith in Facebook.
August 01, 2017
The Brief Life and Tragic End of a Ferrari Supercar
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fire

The Brief Life and Tragic End of a Ferrari Supercar

Thankfully the humbled driver emerged with minor injuries.
July 28, 2017
An Accidental Drop Soaked a Neighborhood in Pink Fire Retardant
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minor threats

An Accidental Drop Soaked a Neighborhood in Pink Fire Retardant

"I came outside [and] everything was pink."
July 28, 2017