Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indiana Alligator

Two men fishing in an Indiana Creek found an alligator.  It's was 2 1/2 feet long and no one knows how it got there.  Although a conservation officer said that it was probably a pet that grew too big and was released in the creek.  One of the men is caring for the alligator until a permanent home can be found.  Bedford, Indiana

Accidental Donation

A used children's clothing store in Minnesota accepted a donation.  Inside the donated children's clothing was more than 100 grams of marijuana.  It was packaged in small baggies for sale which is a felony.  The Maplewood Police have invited the owner to come forward to claim it...not surprisingly, no one has taken them up on the offer. baggies of marijuana

Monday, May 22, 2017

Car in Swimming Pool

A man in North Carolina left his car in a swimming pool.  He said that he had to get home to care for his son so he left the car behind.  The police think there's more to his story because he keeps changing it.  Why did the car end up in a swimming pool?  wet parking spot

Friday, May 19, 2017

Alligator vs. Car

An alligator was crossing I-75 in Florida.  Unfortunately for the critter, Jennifer Rosinski was traveling that stretch of road in her SUV.  She hit the gator and the accident sent her car flipping many times.  The outcome for her was much better than it was for the alligator though.  Jennifer managed to walk away with just bruises and a small cut under her eye.  She said that it was her first major accident and was surprised that it was a "car vs. alligator" accident.  

Only in Minnesota

A shopper in a Walmart was startled when a deer ran into him.  The critter had wandered into the store probably looking for a snack.  It entered through the garden center doors.  Tom Grasswick of Deer Creek was shopping at the Wadena Walmart when the incident ocurred and his first instinct was to tackle the deer.  He covered the deer's eyes so it would calm down and then held the animal down on a pallet of dog food.  He and other customers managed to safely get the deer outside and let it go.  shopping deer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bear in Car

A family in Virginia was awoken by the sound of their car horn.  What they discovered was a young bear locked inside.  They figure the bear opened a door to get inside to eat some treats and then accidently locked itself inside.  The police opened the door and the young cub ran into the woods.  They warn that not only thieves break into cars so doors should be locked.  visitor

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Male Tortoiseshell Kitten

I thought it wasn't possible but a male Tortoiseshell kitten has been found.  The chromosomes needed for a cat to be orange and black make it almost impossible for a male kitten to have those colors.  Now for maybe the first time ever, one has been born.  It's at a shelter and they have already had over 350 offers to adopt.  He's not quite old enough to go to a furever home yet so the vetting process won't happen right away.  Whoever gets this kitten will be very lucky and had best take great care of it.  I love tortoiseshell cats and would definitely love to have this one but I know it won't happen.  rare kitten

Man's Best Friend

A man in Argentina fell out of a tree while he was trying to prune it.  He landed on his head and lost consciousness for a while.  When he woke up, his dog was "hugging" him.  The dog wouldn't even let rescue workers near his "person" at first.  Now that's devotion!  The dog had been rescued from the streets 4 years before and his owner says "I give him all my love and he gives me everything back."  true love

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza on a Train

An Amtrak train became disabled and the passengers were stuck without food and water.  They decided to take matters into their own hands and ordered pizza.  The delivery man had to cut through a backyard, navigate a steep embankment, and jump over a water filled ditch to reach the train.  He was rewarded with $32 in tips and plenty of cheers.  successful delivery

Roof Dog

A dog in Texas learned how to jump on the roof of his house from the backyard.  He likes to sit on the roof and the owners have had to post a sign explaining that the dog is not in any danger.  They invite people to take pictures and share them with the world.  Huckleberry "HuckTheRoofDog"

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is it a Church?

In Nashville, TN a church was visited by a couple of code inspectors.  The two paid a $40 cover charge to enter the church and found that it was being used as a sex club.  In 2015, the sex club moved to a run down office building and decided to call themselves a church because they were located too close to a school.  And now, the City is working to close the club.  sex club

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ducklings wander through school

A mama duck always lays eggs behind a Montana High School every year.  After they hatch, she knocks on the back door of the school with her beak until someone opens the door.  She wanders through the halls until she gets to the front door because there's a creek out front of the building.  There's video.

"Cheeto" rescued

A small girl was at the beach with her mother when she saw a seagull drop what she thought was a Cheeto.  She went to investigate and discovered that it was an orange seahorse.  The two put the seahorse in a bucket and took it to a local Aquarium where the seahorse has been named "Cheeto" and is recovering nicely.  It will be released into the wild when it is ready.  While Cheeto is recovering, there is a Cheeto cam that can be viewed on the Aquarium's site.  video

He Really Wanted Beer!

A half-naked man in Ohio wanted beer so bad that he crashed his car into a convenience store so the could get some.  He was wearing nothing from the waist down and told the employee in the closed store that he needed beer.  When Police arrived, the man had barricaded himself in a beer cooler and told the police to shoot him.  They managed to subdue and remove him from the store.  Guess he's not getting his beer for a long time.  beer run

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Raccoon to be Deported From Canada

A racoon was seen peaking at passengers from behind a ceiling tile.  He was just hanging out in the baggage area.  Several travelers captured video and photos of the critter.  He appeared there again a couple days later and wildlife officials are trying to trap him so that he can be re-located.  peeping racoon

Extra in Used Game

An 11-year-old boy in Florida went to a gaming store to buy a used game.  He traded some of his old games to get the one he wanted.  When he opened the package, he found a bag of methamphetamine inside the game booklet.  The mother was livid when she called the store and they directed her to call the corporate offices.  She's very upset because it's happened before at a different branch of this gaming store and if her son had accidently ingested some of the meth, it would've been extremely bad for him.  meth in game

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upstairs Neighbor

There's a house for sale in South Carolina that is a duplex.  But it's listed as a single family dwelling because there's a permanent tenant upstairs.  There's a message to the people who buy the house that they should never go into the upstairs apartment, they won't get rent or a deposit, and they should never ask questions.  That's way too creepy for me but maybe someone will find it intriguing enough to buy the house. It's listed on Zillow and some have called it the "nightmare house."
 unknown tenant

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monkey Loose in Oklahoma?

Is there a monkey loose in a town in Oklahoma?  Several residents have reported hearing it's calls near their homes.  One neighbor says that she has seen the animal.  However, no video or pictures have been taken of it.  real or imagined?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Surfer and Shark

A surfer had a camera attached to his board.  What he caught on camera would scare the bravest of people.  A great white shark was next to him in the wave.  He wasn't concerned until he saw the shark turn towards him and that's when he decided to get out of the way.  video

Friday, May 5, 2017

How Not to Get Rid of Possums

A man in Pennsylvania wanted to get rid of possums near his home.  He started a pile of leaves on fire in the hopes that the smoke would chase the critters away.  Unfortunately the fire spread to his wood house and destroyed it.  bad idea

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the Fourth be With You

Today is Star Wars day.  May the Fourth be with you.  I celebrate by wearing some of my Star Wars clothing.  I'll take every opportunity to do that!  You can find ways to celebrate here.

Drunk Hillary

A woman in Pennsylvania was arrested for drunk driving and when police asked for her name, she told them that she was "Hillary Clinton."  She was chased by Troopers from Maryland into Pennsylvania and then taken to a hospital where she refused drug and alcohol testing.  Her next stop was jail.  Police don't know why she gave that name instead of her own.  Perhaps alcohol had a hand in that.  If she wanted to use a fake name, at least use one that isn't so recognizable.  fake name

Big Case of Beer

There are 6-packs, 12-packs, case of 24, and even 30-packs that stock the shelves in stores.  But how about a 1,000-pack of beer?  A brewery in Finland started selling the beer in large quantities because a rival brewery started selling 100-packs of beer.  The 1,000 pack can be yours for only $2,346.  I know some people who would love that much beer.  It might last about a month for some of them.  beer

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

grenade seized

In Wisconsin at General Mitchell International Airport, the TSA seized a smoking device that was made from an inert grenade.  Unfortunately the TSA doesn't really know that it's inert until it is inspected and that takes time and slows the line.  So they confiscated it even though it was marked as an art item.  smoking device

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ronald McDonald visits KFC

Seven people dressed as Ronald McDonald went to visit a KFC.  They chanted in line about how the food was s**t.  But they were standing in line for some so it must not be so bad.  The reason was probably that they were all holding beers while chanting.  Alcohol gives false confidence.  Many customers took cell phone videos of the incident.  clowns

stupid students

Two students from a North Carolina school catfished their french teacher in order to get nude photos of him.  They shared the x-rated pictures with fellow students.  Both were arrested and have posted bond.  But they're going to be in a lot of trouble.  catfish

Monday, May 1, 2017

Darth Vader mask

If you've got a few extra dollars laying around, you can buy a Darth Vader mask.  For only $1.4 million you could be the proud owner of a 24K gold Darth Vader mask.  It can't be worn because it would be too heavy and there's no opening for a head.  But it could be quite the conversation piece on the mantle.  It will be released on the unofficial Star Wars Day, May 4th.  If that's too much money and you'd like something cheaper, the jeweler responsible for the gold mask is also selling gold coins emblazoned with images of Luke Skywalker or Yoda that can be purchased for only $1,200.  Star Wars in gold

Bridgegate repeat

Commuters in Maryland were slowed by an obstruction in traffic on a bridge.  This time it wasn't lane closures to punish a neighboring town.  It was a pig.  The animal got away from the vehicle in which it was traveling and wandered through traffic.  It was eventually captured and traffic started moving again.  pig in the road

Friday, April 28, 2017

police issue warning

Police in Oregon got a call about a cat with a gun.  They responded and quickly diffused the situation.  Turns out the cat was just using a stick that looked like a gun.  It was reprimanded for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle and for wearing poor camouflage.  The cat doesn't pose a threat to the public.  cat with gun

another bobcat attack

A Texas woman left her sliding glass door open so that her two little dogs could go out to the backyard whenever they wanted.   She will never do that again after an incident where a bobcat attacked one of her dogs and chased it into the house.  The cat jumped on top of a 6-foot display cabinet and eventually left the home.  Unfortunately, little Precious was left with injuries that required a trip to the vet.  The little pooch should be fine but it was a scary lesson for it's owner.  cat and dog

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Spam and a wedding

A couple from the UK loves Spam so much that they got married at the Spam Museum in Austin, MN.  The groom changed his name in 2015 to include "I Love Spam" as his middle name.  The bride secretly set up the wedding and didn't tell her beloved until Valentine's Day.  Hormel Foods paid for the wedding and is sending the couple on a honeymoon to Hawaii for the 15th annual Spam Jam.  Spam meat for your wedding meal?  Not my idea of yummy.  Spam nuptials

Sasquatch disappears

A store owner in Ohio has reported to police that her statues of Sasquatch have disappeared from outside her store.  She says that they would've been difficult to lift and even harder to hide.  What would someone want with the three statues?  They certainly couldn't display them because not everyone has them sitting around their home.  missing statues

ghost in lightpost?

The Mayor of Salem, Massachusettes has snapped a very interesting picture.  She captured the image of a face in one of the City's streetlamps.  The pic has been shared on social media and many have commented that it is eerie. face 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Monkeys in Florida

A group of monkeys was brought to Silver Springs Park near Orlando in the 1930's.  Today there are estimates that about 200 monkeys live in the area.  One of them has decided it has a taste for sweets.  It has been seen swinging through the trees and climbing a fence near a bakery.  An Asian monkey is certainly not what you would expect to see in a large city.  visitor

How did the turtle cross the road?

A snapping turtle was trying to cross a busy road but ended up needing some assistance to do it.  An officer carefully placed the turtle in a bystander's little red wagon.  The turtle was then escorted across the road in style.  It didn't become a bump in the road because of the kindness of strangers.  turtle

rescue fail

An excavator was brought in to rescue a bulldozer that had fallen into Lake Michigan.  Unfortunately, the excavator became stuck in the same situation as the bulldozer.  Both had to be rescued later.  stuck in the water

Mouse amusement park

An artist collective called "AnonyMouse" has created a mouse-sized amusement park in Sweden.  It includes a tea cup ride, a scary cat -shaped ride, a fortune teller, and a game of chance where players can win cheese.  They've had a lot of large visitors and are pleased with the success of their tiny attraction.  theme park

deliver a beer

Some friends came up with a unique way to deliver a beer to their buddy across a lake.  Three men use a large slingshot to launch the beer over to their friend who catches it.  video

tow a boat

A person in Florida got creative towing a boat.  They put it on a small wheeled platform and attached the boat to the back of a car.  Another driver got video of the incident.  I'm thinking strapping it to the top of the vehicle would've been a better idea if they didn't have a trailer.  boat

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

red light excuse

A man in Australia was stopped for running a red light.  His excuse was that he was in a rush to get chicken for his kids.  The police weren't impressed.  They issued him a ticket that included a fine of $227 and gave him 6 points on his license.  Don't try this at home...I'm sure it won't work here either.  ticket

Monday, April 24, 2017

jail escape

Two men failed in their attempt to escape from jail.  They tried to go over a barbed wire fence but didn't make it far.  Their jackets weren't any protection from the sharp edges.  And all their escape attempt got them was a trip to the hospital and additional charges.  Virginia jail

locked out

What should a person do when they get locked out of their home?  Go in through a window of course.  But one woman in China tried to do that in her apartment.  Her  brilliant idea was to repel down to her window.  She had to be rescued by firefighters.  rescued

Friday, April 21, 2017

Duckling gang

A gang of ducklings showed their might when they chased a chihuahua down the street.  The 10 ducklings and their mama were out for a stroll when they encountered the pooch.  They may have thought at first the dog was their mother and started to follow but the mama duck eventually joined the pursuit.  Perhaps it was the "escape artists" from the jail break in Oregon.  scared pup

another alligator in the news

A 400 pound, 11 foot alligator was found in the middle of Highway 1 in Louisiana.  The road had to be closed while officials worked to move the critter to safety.  Unfortunately it's tail had been run over by a semi and it's injuries were too severe to release it.  The alligator was put down.  reptile road bump

escape from jail

An Oregon Sheriff's office posted on facebook about an escape from the county jail.  But it seems like it was an inside job.  Officers were seen helping the 10 individuals get out of the secured perimeter.  A mama duck layed her eggs inside the jail's enclosure and officers waited for the babies to hatch and mature before escorting them to a nearby lake.  "escape artists"
 

Wyoming MN police

The police department in Wyoming, MN has a sense of humor.  They posted a picture showing a police officer standing ready with a net to catch 420 violators.  The bait was several bags of chips and snacks.  They also tweeted that they had heard there was a shortage of weed so dealers could contact them and they would connect them with those in need.  They used the jokes to make the statement that drugs are dangerous and they want to bring attention to the issues of substance abuse.  420

fish jumps in boat

Ryan is fishing in his kayak and catches a fish that is too small to keep.  So he throws it back in the water.  The fish however has other ideas and jumps back in the boat.  It takes Ryan a bit to catch the squirmy fish and throw it further into the water.  He caught it all on video
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

alligator on the road

Drivers on a road in Florida got an up-close and personal meeting with an alligator when it somehow got stuck next to a concrete median.  It was snapping at passing cars and eventually climbed onto the barrier.  It was captured and moved away from the expressway.  Maybe I don't want to see an alligator when I go to the New Orleans area to visit my daughter.  I keep checking the canals though.  snapping alligator

lost wallet

Tim Burrows was at the Reading Festival in 2003 and lost his wallet.  A man named Giles found the wallet, took a 10 pound note (about $12.78) out of it to buy cider, and then took it to "lost and found" at the festival.  He and his friends developed a drinking game and celebrated it every year since then.  He has now contacted Tim Burrows and wants to replace the money.  And Tim learns about the drinking game started in his honor.  money returned