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cows

The Farm Where Cows Munch on Potato Chips

It adds subtle notes to the beef, according to chefs.
July 27, 2017
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lost

Canadian Police Briefly Misplaced a Grenade Launcher

A member of the public bailed them out.
July 27, 2017
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construction

The 19th-Century Corduroy Road Uncovered in Michigan

A construction project found some history.
July 26, 2017
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spycraft

Solving the 55-Year-Old Mystery of the White Box That Fell From the Sky

David McPherson Sr. suspected the CIA was responsible. He was right.
July 26, 2017
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skepticism

'Scientific' Journals Caught in 'Star Wars' Sting Operation

Dr. Lucas McGeorge and Dr. Annette Kin are now published scientists.
July 25, 2017
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crime and punishment

A Tortoise Stolen From Queens Has Been Found, Unharmed

Millennium was missing for over a week.
July 25, 2017
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conspiracy theories

Dispelling the Rumor That Haunted the World's Oldest Known Manatee

RIP Snooty, the one and only.
July 24, 2017
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swarms

Mayfly 'Tornadoes' Briefly Took Over Saskatchewan

They reproduced and then died.
July 24, 2017
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religion

Found: The 'Cell' of a 6th-Century Monk in Scotland

It's where he prayed and wrote.
July 21, 2017
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hair

Salvador Dalí's Moustache Is Still Intact

According to an embalmer who participated in his exhumation.
July 21, 2017
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feats

How Humans Reached Australia 65,000 Years Ago

New research shows that they arrived far earlier than previously thought.
July 20, 2017
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elevation

Estonia Is Going to Grow Several Inches in a Single Day

When the country switches from Russian to European standards.
July 20, 2017
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crime

There's a Cheddar Theft Mystery in England

The best-in-show winner has been pilfered.
July 19, 2017
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environment

Mysterious, Yellow, Sponge-Like Globs Are Fouling French Beaches

Clean-up is underway.
July 18, 2017
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ice

The Remains of a Swiss Couple Have Been Found, 75 Years After They Went Missing

The last chapter of a sad story.
July 18, 2017
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minor threats

This Goat Video Is Good

When a goat takes on a glass door, we all win.
July 17, 2017
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feats

Finland May Have Just Broken a Skinny-Dipping World Record

It's going to be close.
July 17, 2017
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cars

A Raccoon Broke Into a Car to Give Birth

Two cubs were born in the backseat.
July 14, 2017
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minor threats

A Woman, Her Bedroom, and 35,000 Hidden Bees

They got a new home, and she got a lot of honey.
July 14, 2017
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lost

A Mysterious 'Help' Sign Appeared on a Beach on the Isle of Man

It was made out of tires and assorted rubbish.
July 13, 2017
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planets

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Just Got Its Close-Up

NASA's Juno spacecraft got within 5,600 miles of the Earth-sized storm.
July 13, 2017
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lightning

Lightning Bolt Strikes the Father of the Bride, Mid-Wedding Toast

"It was amazing."
July 12, 2017
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planets

Found: The Smallest Star Ever Observed

It's about as small as a star can be.
July 12, 2017
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pigeons

A Hospital's New Weapons Against Pigeons Are Baby Falcons

Small, but soon to be mighty.
July 11, 2017