Look what we found: Tiny female lion cub in French garage

Amazing 10/26/18, 18:33

France's customs agency says it's made an extremely surprising discovery in a garage in Marseille: a lion cub.Marseille's customs brigade found a small female lioness inside a cage Wednesday that weighed just "a few kilograms (pounds)." Experts say she's 1 to 2 months old and has not been weened.This image ...

Goodwill workers find original 1774 US ‘rebel’ newspaper

Pennsylvania 10/25/18, 11:28

A quick eye by Goodwill workers in New Jersey has turned up an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with the iconic "Unite or Die" snake design on the masthead.The frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser boasts three items signed by John Hancock, who pleads ...

UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer

Europe 10/25/18, 05:26

British police are hunting a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends."Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, northwest England.The actor ...

Woman saves husband who emerges from coma to see son’s birth

Amazing 10/24/18, 08:38

A Minnesota man awoke from a medically-induced coma just in time for the birth of his son after his wife, at 39 weeks pregnant, saved him from cardiac arrest.Ashley Goette says she awoke Oct. 16 to hear her husband, Andrew Goette, gasping for air in their West St. Paul home. ...

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

California 10/15/18, 03:15

Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday.One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows the deputy leaving a ...

Gecko butt-dials ‘bazillion’ times from Hawaii seal hospital

U.S. 10/09/18, 12:26

If you got incessant phone calls last week from a hospital that cares for Hawaiian monk seals, you were butt-dialed.Or, more specifically, foot-dialed.By a gecko.Marine mammal veterinarian Claire Simeone was at lunch when she got a call from Ke Kai Ola, the Big Island hospital where she's director. There was ...

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

U.S. 10/09/18, 10:49

Authorities don't know who dumped a four-foot-long reptile in Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.After initially believing the animal spotted Monday swimming near Waukegan, Illinois, by a startled kayaker was a caiman, officials now say it is actually an alligator.Either way, it had no business paddling ...

How many squirrels in Central Park? Count aims to find out

New York 10/06/18, 10:30

It's one of the enduring mysteries of life in New York City: Just how many squirrels live in Central Park?There could soon be an answer.Counters started roaming the 840-acre park on Saturday for its first ever Squirrel Census .Organizers of the two-week count tell The New York Times they're looking ...

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Amazing 10/05/18, 08:00

A Michigan man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it's a meteorite worth $100,000.In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University.David Mazurek ...

Man determined to walk again after blood infection from dog

U.S. 10/02/18, 14:27

A Wisconsin man who lost his hands, feet and parts of his arms and legs to a rare blood infection transmitted by dog saliva was praised by his doctors Tuesday for his positive outlook and determination to walk again with prosthetics.Greg Manteufel, 48, was discharged two weeks ago from the ...

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:13

An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got stuck in a backyard fence. In the video, McLaughlin wraps the ...

Michigan township allows autistic boy to keep therapy ducks

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:11

New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 photo, Dylan Dyke, a 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism, spends time with one of his ducks, Nibbles, outside his Georgetown Township, Mich. home. New ...

Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:10

A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.News outlets report that veterinarians had performed surgery on the grapefruit-sized eastern box turtle found in July with fractures to the underside of his shell.Zoo veterinary ...

Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport

Europe 09/27/18, 06:04

An Irish man who missed his flight at Dublin Airport was arrested Thursday for running after the plane on the tarmac in a bid to flag it down.Witnesses said a man in his 20s broke through an airport door and ran toward the Ryanair plane, which was about to take ...

Happy news: Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

Europe 09/26/18, 10:07

British officials say the beluga whale spotted in the River Thames seems to be feeding properly and swimming strongly.The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive." Officials hope it will return to the open sea.A beluga whale swims in ...

Giant bong, huggable buds: Marijuana museum opens in Vegas

U.S. 09/20/18, 02:25

A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban ...

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