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rats

New Zealand's Quixotic (Perhaps) Mission to Kill Every One of Its Rats

The country wants its birds back.
May 12, 2017
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minor threats

Balloons Might Be Used to Fight Hogs in Texas

The state is home to, they say, way too many.
May 11, 2017
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snakes

A 17-Foot Python That Went Missing for 2 Weeks Has Mysteriously Returned Home

Meet Sam.
May 10, 2017
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sewers

Spilled: 200 Gallons of Cream in Virginia

Accidents happen.
May 09, 2017
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fire

Man Sets Fire to Scare Marsupial, Man Burns Down House

"Officials say the man had problems with bees also."
May 05, 2017
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alcohol

The Massive Gin Recall That Hit Canada

Some 6,000 bottles of Bombay Sapphire are packing an unexpected punch.
May 04, 2017
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crash site

This Plane Crash Is Both Spectacular and, Thankfully, Injury-Free

Fireballs.
May 03, 2017
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money

Found: A Lost Wallet, 13 Years Later

Dean McAuley thinks it went missing on a scuba-diving trip.
May 02, 2017
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insects

Why Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Males

Sigh.
May 01, 2017
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feats

College Student Shotguns 13 Beers During Half-Marathon

He still averaged just under eight minutes a mile.
April 28, 2017
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wealth

The End of a Long Controversy Over a Striped Townhouse

It's been more than two years in the making.
April 26, 2017
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video wonders

A Rare Glimpse of Three Snow Leopards Snuggling

The big cats were caught in a Chinese camera trap.
April 25, 2017
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cars

A 12-Year-Old's Mission to Drive Across Australia

He got 800 miles into it before getting stopped.
April 24, 2017
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moonshine

Prohibition, Moonshine, and an Underground Secret

Dutch Schultz's legacy of liquor.
April 24, 2017
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sounds

The Mystery Boom and the Bachelor Party in Michigan

A lot of residents got spooked.
April 21, 2017
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ice

This (Very Cool) Photo of a Giant Iceberg Off Canada Is Also Now ... a Meme

It's fun to be online.
April 20, 2017
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underwear

How to Test the Quality of Your Soil With Underwear

Canada is telling people to bury boxers or briefs in their gardens.
April 19, 2017
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minor threats

Suspect 'Paw Prints' Found After Dog Disappears From California Bedroom

It was probably a mountain lion.
April 18, 2017
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technology

Found: Old Scottish Home Movies From the 1970s—in New Zealand

How they got there is a mystery.
April 18, 2017
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animals

Beaver Herds Cows

The CBC noted that it was a "very Canadian event."
April 17, 2017
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army

Found: A 1950s-Era Wallet Belonging to a Women's Army Corps Veteran

It was discovered in a drainpipe in downtown Spokane.
April 17, 2017
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food

The Potato Chip Shortage Afflicting Japan

They're going for up to $12 a bag.
April 14, 2017
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planets

Found: Evidence That a Saturnine Moon Could Support Life

NASA discovered some hydrogen.
April 14, 2017
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mexico

Found: A Scorpion on an Airplane

It's been a bad week for United Airlines.
April 13, 2017