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Wildlife officials free mule deer from backyard hammock in Idaho

Wildlife officials in Idaho came to the rescue of a mule deer buck that needed some help disentangling its antlers from a resident’s backyard hammock. Idaho Fish and Game said a Pocatello resident contacted the department to report a mule deer had gotten its antlers entangled in the support ropes of the hammock and was […]

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Man reels in 13-foot hammerhead shark from North Carolina beach

A North Carolina man fishing from a beach said he was shocked to reel in a hammerhead shark measuring more than 13 feet long. Blake Cochran said he and his friends were fishing for sharks and red drums at North Topsail Beach when he felt something large on his line. “I knew it was something […]

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Woman wins $103,472 lottery jackpot while waiting for sandwich

A Maryland woman said she has a craving for soup and a sandwich to thank for her winning a $103,472 lottery jackpot. The 64-year-old Abingdon woman told Maryland Lottery officials she went to the Wawa store in Abingdon to get soup and a sandwich, and while waiting for her food to be prepared, she decided […]

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Israeli diver finds 900-year-old sword on seabed

The Israel Antiquities Authority said a diver off the country’s northern coast found a 900-year-old sword believed to have belonged to a knight during the Crusades. The authority said Shlomi Katzin of Atlit was diving off Carmel Beach when he spotted a barnacle-encrusted sword on the seabed. A video of Katzin’s dive shows his discovery […]

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Vase purchased for $4.99 at thrift store valued at up to $15,000

A glass vase purchased for $4.99 at a thrift store in the Pacific Northwest is expected to sell for up to $15,000 after it was identified as a rare piece from 1902. Heritage Auctions said the Oct. 28 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass: Including Art Nouveau & Art Deco auction will feature a rare Loetz […]

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Harambe gorilla statue installed opposite Wall Street’s Charging Bull

The famous Charging Bull sculpture on New York’s Wall Street was joined Monday by a 7-foot statue of Harambe, the gorilla. The statue of Harambe, who became a viral meme in 2016, was installed Monday in Bowling Green Park by the founders of Sapien.Network. Sapien.Network, a planned social networking platform “dedicated to putting the needs […]

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Scottish police rescue seal with beverage can stuck over its jaw

A seal spotted swimming for more than a week with a Red Bull energy drink can stuck to its mouth was rescued by police in Scotland. The seal was first spotted Oct. 6 swimming off the coast of Belfast, Northern Ireland, with the can wedged on its lower jaw, and a rescue operation was launched […]