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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
Gastro Obscura
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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
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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
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brazil

Found: A Puma Under the Desk

It may have been seeking refuge from wildfires.
August 16, 2017
Gastro Obscura
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jewels

A Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Reappeared on a Carrot

"I recognized it right away."
August 16, 2017
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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
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beach

Mystery 'Metal Starfish' Found Off Rhode Island Coast

Answers will come soon enough.
August 14, 2017
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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
Gastro Obscura
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squirrel

The Squirrel Who Ruined 21,000 Gallons of Milk

Chewing on electrical equipment: always a bad idea.
August 11, 2017
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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
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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
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fire

Satellite Images Reveal Greenland Burning

A huge wildfire has been raging there for days.
August 10, 2017
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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
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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
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time capsule

Found: A Time Capsule Hidden by Author Chuck Palahniuk

The "Fight Club" scribe left a surprise in a former home.
August 08, 2017
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minor threats

Bats in the Belfry Mean Guano in the Church

English parishes seek a solution to a long-standing problem.
August 07, 2017
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asteroids

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

Over time, they drift apart.
August 04, 2017
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mistakes

Wichita State's Brief Water Tower Spelling Disaster

At least they fixed it quickly.
August 04, 2017
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lost

So Much Depends Upon the Return of a Stolen Wheelbarrow

Ask and ye shall receive.
August 03, 2017
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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
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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
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lost

Found: A Stolen Electric Train Ride for Children

It renewed one man's faith in Facebook.
August 01, 2017
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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
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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