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minor threats

The Floating Man Mystery That Briefly Haunted Southeast England

It was, in fact, an inflatable stormtrooper.
June 19, 2017
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statues

The Stolen Head of Baby Jesus Has Been Reattached

It had been replaced—quite unsuccessfully—once before.
June 16, 2017
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minor threats

Germany Plans to Crush 35 Tons of Fidget Spinners

To keep kids safe.
June 16, 2017
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color

A 257-Year-Old Coloring Book Was Discovered in St. Louis

It was intended for "Gentleman and Ladies."
June 15, 2017
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space exploration

A Worm Went to Space and Came Back With Two Heads

Nothing to see here.
June 15, 2017
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happenings

A Polynesian Canoe Is About to Complete a Worldwide Journey

Without modern navigation.
June 14, 2017
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teens

An Ill-Fated Hunt for UFOs in a Massive Park Outside Boston

They got lost, but say they found what they were looking for.
June 14, 2017
Gastro Obscura
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bread

Crumb-Free Bread Might Soon Be Coming to Space

It's one way to make space more livable.
June 13, 2017
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minor threats

Police in Canada Want People to Stop Climbing Construction Cranes

For reasons that should be obvious.
June 13, 2017
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disease

The Case of the Hedgehog With 'Balloon Syndrome'

He's better now.
June 12, 2017
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dracula

The Bears Haunting Dracula's Castle in Romania

Visitors have been turned away for their own safety.
June 12, 2017
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dueling

It Might Soon Be Legal to Challenge Someone to a Duel in Canada

Be careful out there.
June 09, 2017
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rescues

A Man and His Dog Were Rescued From a Duct-Taped Boat

Don't try this at home.
June 09, 2017
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sharks

For the First Time, a Shark Attacked a Surfer in English Waters

Just a flesh wound, though.
June 08, 2017
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lightning

When Lightning Strikes—in Your Office

“Honestly, I'm just happy to be alive."
June 07, 2017
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minor threats

A Live Nazi Artillery Shell Was Recently Found—in a Shed in Idaho

No one is quite sure how it got there.
June 06, 2017
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teens

This Teen's Prom Send-Off Included a Camel and Three Tons of Sand

His mom spent $25,000 to bring Dubai to Philly.
June 05, 2017
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hands

The Legal Kerfuffle After a Sorority's Secret Handshake Was Revealed Online

Shhh. Secrets are important.
May 19, 2017
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animals

A Tragic, Unrequited Love Story Between a Peacock and a Turkey

Their awkward co-existence has lasted for years.
May 18, 2017
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airplanes

The King of the Netherlands Secretly Pilots Passenger Planes in His Spare Time

He is an enthusiast of the sky.
May 17, 2017
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baseball

Toronto's Island Baseball Fields Are Now Home to Some Fish

Lake Ontario runneth over at the moment.
May 16, 2017
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bats

The Small Mystery of Why Bats Keep Returning to This House

“I don't understand why of all of these beautiful homes, mine is the one the bats are attracted to."
May 15, 2017
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bees

The Massive Bee Hive Heists Unfolding in California

Organized crime may be involved.
May 15, 2017
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feats

The Biggest Ship Ever to Arrive on the East Coast Has Arrived on the East Coast

The COSCO Development is very large.
May 12, 2017