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Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 07:25 PM EDT

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:52 PM EDT

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 08:32 PM EDT

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said. Sheriff’s deputies...

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 03:19 PM EDT

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

The battle over whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union spilled from the airwaves to the River Thames on Wednesday. In one of the more surreal moments in the campaign for the June 23...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 08:14 PM EDT

Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

 Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria's Hans Heiland didn't drink them alone. Heiland says that most of them have come from others, many of them by mail, after his passion...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 03:27 PM EDT

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named...

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:59 AM EDT

Alligator Caught Using Crosswalk in Palm Coast

Alligator Caught Using Crosswalk in Palm Coast

An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County Monday morning.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 04:29 PM EDT

Florida Man Wants Lake Name Changed From 'Horney'

Florida Man Wants Lake Name Changed From 'Horney'

A Lakeland man is looking to have the name changed off a local lake from its current one of 'Horney' to honor a local war hero.

Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 at 01:26 PM EDT

Thieves Stole $2,500 Worth of Meat From Organic Farm: Police

Thieves Stole $2,500 Worth of Meat From Organic Farm: Police

Vermont state police say they are looking for the thief or thieves who stole about $2,500 worth steak, hamburger and bacon from an organic farm in Marshfield.

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 02:23 PM EDT

Village Hosts Festival to Celebrate Blackflies

Village Hosts Festival to Celebrate Blackflies

A Vermont village is hosting a festival to celebrate a nuisance of spring in New England: the blackfly. The 13th annual Adamant Blackfly Festival on Saturday includes a fashion show, a blackfly poetry slam and...

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