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Photo: Is mysterious translucent jelly found in Cumbrian Fells from outer space? Is mysterious translucent jelly found in Cumbrian Fells from outer space?
The Daily Mail - Sat Oct 22, 2011
Walkers in the Lake District fells have spotted mysterious blobs of translucent jelly which, according to folklore, comes from outer space. More»

Photo: Dolphins Brought Body Of Grand Isle Drowning Victim To Shore Dolphins Brought Body Of Grand Isle Drowning Victim To Shore
WGNO-TV - Mon Jul 4, 2011
GRAND ISLE, Louisiana - The Fourth of July weekend turns tragic with the drowning of a Denham Springs man in Grand Isle. More»

Photo: Mysterious missile launched off the California coast... but no one owns up to firing it Mysterious missile launched off the California coast... but no one owns up to firing it
The Daily Mail - Mon Nov 8, 2010
A mysterious missile lit up the sky off the coast of Southern California yesterday - but military chiefs have yet to reveal who launched it. More»

Photo: Mystery Roadkill - 5ft Carp Mystery Roadkill - 5ft Carp
Dayton Daily News - Tue Jun 1, 2010
SPRINGBORO, Ohio - Springboro road crews responded to an unusual reported roadkill this morning, June 2: a nearly 5-foot fish found by the side of the road. More»

Photo: Fox host Van Susteren asks blog readers to gauge her intelligence Fox host Van Susteren asks blog readers to gauge her intelligence
Yahoo! - Fri May 28, 2010
For journalists, hate mail comes with the territory. More»

Georgia Students Wear Ku Klux Klan Outfits To School
WSB-TV - Sun May 23, 2010
DAHLONEGA, Georgia - School officials said a Lumpkin County High School teacher went too far with a class project. More»

E-mail compares first lady Michelle Obama to Tarzan's Cheeta
Associated Press - Sat Mar 6, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The CEO of Tennessee's hospitality association is apologizing for sending an e-mail to a group of public figures that compares first lady Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee. More»

Photo: Whale that killed its trainer at SeaWorld 'must be stoned to death', says American religious group Whale that killed its trainer at SeaWorld 'must be stoned to death', says American religious group
Daily Mail, UK - Wed Mar 3, 2010
A whale that killed its trainer at the SeaWorld tourist attraction should be stoned to death, according to an American religious group. More»

Tea Baggers try to put blame on Woodstock hippies for financial crisis
Christian Science Monitor - Thu Feb 25, 2010
Chicago - A new film is gaining traction among tea-party followers for suggesting that the collapse of the US financial system has roots dating back 40 years to the Summer of Love. More»

Photo: 74-Year-Old Jailed Over Sewer Bill 74-Year-Old Jailed Over Sewer Bill
WTAE-TV - Wed Jan 6, 2010
CHARLEROI, Pennsylvania - A 74-year-old Charleroi woman who spent a night in jail over overdue fees from late sewer bills was in court on Thursday. More»

Georgia County To Add 'Crash Fee'
Associated Press - Sun Dec 27, 2009
DECATUR, Georgia - Some victims of car crashes in DeKalb County will soon have to pay a $250 fee for the first time. More»

Adm. Mullen says hacked drones caused no damage
Associated Press - Thu Dec 17, 2009
WASHINGTON - The top US military officer said recent computer hacking of information from US drones caused no significant military damage. More»

Photo: Mattel makes Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken doll Mattel makes Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken doll
WPTV - Wed Nov 4, 2009
PALM BEACH, Forida - Palm Beach has a new "sugar daddy," and he's only a few inches tall. More»

Photo: 2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist 2012 isn't the end of the world, Mayans insist
Associated Press - Sat Oct 10, 2009
MEXICO CITY - Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly "running out" on December 21, 2012. More»

French arrest physicist suspected of al-Qaida link
Associated Press - Thu Oct 8, 2009
GENEVA - A nuclear physicist working at the world's largest atom smasher has been arrested on suspicion of links to the Algerian branch of al-Qaida, another blow to a project that has been plagued by glitches and was shut down after a massive electrical failure a year ago. More»

Photo: GOP member shoots target with Fla. Dem's initials GOP member shoots target with Fla. Dem's initials
Associated Press - Thu Oct 8, 2009
MIAMI - A South Florida Republican said it was a mistake to shoot at a target with the initials of the Democratic congresswoman he is trying to unseat. More»

Photo: Bank of America Turns Armless Man Away, After Demanding a Thumbprint Bank of America Turns Armless Man Away, After Demanding a Thumbprint
Associated Press - Wed Sep 2, 2009
TAMPA, Florida - A Florida man born without arms says a Tampa bank would not let him cash a check because he couldn't provide a thumbprint. More»

Burger King Kicks Out Baby for Not Wearing Shoes
Associated Content - Wed Aug 5, 2009
A Mother and Her Six-Month-Old Baby Were Asked to Leave a Missouri Burger King when Baby Wasn't Wearing Shoes. More»

Officers Run Background Check On Obama; Placed On Leave
WSB-TV - Tue Jul 28, 2009
DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia - Two DeKalb County police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after an investigation revealed they ran a background check on President Barack Obama. More»

Photo: Is Scientology Threatening John Travolta? Is Scientology Threatening John Travolta?
Daily Mail, UK - Fri Jul 24, 2009
Dead of night, and on a deserted Florida landing strip, the silence of the oppressively hot early hours is broken by the low whirring of an electric cart, driving lazy circuits. More»

Denver Officer Pulls Weapon Over Slow Service at Drive-thru
KMGH TV - Mon Jul 20, 2009
AURORA, Colorado - A Denver police officer assigned to Denver International Airport was on administrative leave Tuesday after employees at an Aurora McDonald's said he pulled a gun on them when his order wasn't filled fast enough. More»

Photo: S.C. Governor Mark Sanford goes AWOL for the Boink of the Century S.C. Governor Mark Sanford goes AWOL for the Boink of the Century
Associated Press - Tue Jun 23, 2009
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After going AWOL for seven days, Governor Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. More»

Photo: 'A loooot of fun': Miss Universe's verdict after getting a grand tour of Guantanamo Bay 'A loooot of fun': Miss Universe's verdict after getting a grand tour of Guantanamo Bay
Daily Mail, UK - Tue Mar 31, 2009
Reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela has described the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison as a 'relaxing, calm and beautiful place'. More»

Power Surge Causes Explosions In 55 Homes
WFTV-TV - Tue Feb 17, 2009
MINNEOLA, Florida - Fifty-five homeowners in Minneola were stunned Wednesday when a sudden power surge blew up appliances and caused fire to shoot out of outlets. More»

'Pull My Finger' subject of court fight
CNN - Mon Feb 16, 2009
A Florida-based company has accused a Colorado competitor in federal court of trademark infringement and unfair business practices over the phrase "Pull My Finger". More»

Photo: Hacked road signs warn of zombies, raptors ahead Hacked road signs warn of zombies, raptors ahead
Associated Press - Wed Feb 4, 2009
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - Hackers are messing with electronic road signs in some states, warning of zombies and raptors down the road. More»

Photo: Tangerine growers tell beekeepers to buzz off Tangerine growers tell beekeepers to buzz off
Associated Press - Thu Jan 8, 2009
FRESNO, California - Is it trespassing when bees do what bees do in California's tangerine groves? That is the question being weighed by state agriculture officials caught between beekeepers who prize orange blossom honey and citrus growers who blame the bees for causing otherwise seedless mandarin oranges to develop pips. More»

Former Sen. Larry Craig dropping further appeals
Associated Press - Wed Jan 7, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS - Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig has reached the end of the road in his effort to reverse his conviction in an airport bathroom sex sting, one of his lawyers said Thursday. More»

Florida congressman Cliff Stearns asks Nancy Pelosi for football break
Canadian Press - Tue Jan 6, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Thursday's championship football game between Florida and Oklahoma is obviously a big game, but big enough to shut down Congress? Representative Cliff Stearns hopes so. More»

Photo: Could 'Tentacle' UFO Have Destroyed UK Wind Turbine? Could 'Tentacle' UFO Have Destroyed UK Wind Turbine?
Louth Leader - Mon Jan 5, 2009
LINCOLNSHIRE, UK - Engineers from Ecotricity are working to establish how a 20m blade mysteriously fell off a turbine at Conisholme wind farm - but residents have their own conclusions. More»

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