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gold

Floods Might Have Unlocked a Lot of California Gold

Don't quit your day job just yet, though.
March 15, 2017
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mathematics

A 'Pi Enthusiast' Calculated 9 Trillion More Pi Digits

They're, functionally, pretty useless, though.
March 14, 2017
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cars

Found: A Jeep Under 20 Feet of Snow at the Donner Pass

The pass is still claiming victims.
March 14, 2017
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news

The Steak-Sauce Bottle Mystery Unfolding at an Ohio Library

A local paper referred to it as a "real whodunit."
March 14, 2017
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ice

This House Off Lake Ontario Is Completely Covered in Ice

Wind and water and winter are a dangerous combination.
March 13, 2017
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ghosts

The (Possible) Ghosts Haunting Brazil's Presidential Residence

The head of state said he isn't comfortable there.
March 13, 2017
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museums

California's Bunny Museum Finally Ran Out of Room

A new, expanded location opens March 20.
March 07, 2017
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minor threats

A Shark Suit, a Hammer, And an 'Unknown' Amount of Missing Candy

Things got a little weird recently in New Zealand.
March 06, 2017
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trees

This Tree Burned From the Inside Thanks to Lightning

There's video.
March 03, 2017
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gyms

Pumped-Up Politics at the Greater Scranton YMCA

Things can get heated in the gym.
March 03, 2017
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airplanes

A Single Mouse Grounded a Plane in London

The obvious film-related jokes ensued.
March 02, 2017
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insects

A Guy in Austria Tried to Enter a Court Building With a Jar of Roaches

He was turned away.
March 01, 2017
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water

Scientists Say They've Solved the Mystery of Devil's Kettle

For years, no one knew where a stream of water from the Brule River in Minnesota ended up.
February 28, 2017
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bombs

These Two WWII-Era Grenades Were Found in a 91-Year-Old's Refrigerator

A Rockland County, New York, bomb squad eventually cleared the scene.
February 27, 2017
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minor threats

'Explosion' After a Chunk of Ice From a Jet Crashed Through This Couple's Home

They had been watching hockey.
February 27, 2017
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squirrel

Prince Charles Is Behind a Plan to Use Nutella to Help Sterilize a Lot of Squirrels

The eastern gray squirrel is threatening the red squirrel's existence.
February 24, 2017
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minor threats

Why Is an American Nuclear 'Sniffer' Plane in Europe?

It's there days after a reported "spike" in radiation on the continent.
February 23, 2017
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feats

Busted for Driving With a Ferret Around Your Neck

It happened in Canada, though the details are a bit sparse.
February 22, 2017
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fossils

Found: The Fossil of a Giant, Extinct, 400-Million-Year-Old Worm

It went unnoticed in a museum for years.
February 21, 2017
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minor threats

The Dangers of Doing Parkour Above a Chimney

A man in Denver was rescued after falling 40 feet down an abandoned shaft.
February 20, 2017
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flags

The Hidden World of Texans Who Constantly Use the Wrong Emoji Flag

One lawmaker is so upset about it, he's drafted a resolution.
February 20, 2017
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feats

Hang in There, Garbage Truck Raccoon

We salute your adventurous spirit.
February 17, 2017
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drugs

Found: A Drug Catapult at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Have a look at this thing.
February 16, 2017
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feats

Someone Made Off With a 1,000-Pound Chicken Statue in North Carolina

It's valued at $1,100.
February 16, 2017