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Fire Hydrants Have Been New York’s Cool Solution for 100 Years

Tuesday  11:36,   20 august 2019
msn

More than a century after it was published, the article reads like slapstick comedy from the silent-movie era. It was May... >>>

Is this Britain's strangest vehicle?

Tuesday  11:35,   20 august 2019
news.sky

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a… gaffer-taped motorbike which looks like a boat crossed with a plane nose and covered in white paint. This bizarre vehicle was flagged down by police on Sunday evening after it was spotted travelling along on the... >>>

Rare 'strawberry' leopard spotted in South Africa

Tuesday  11:35,   20 august 2019
foxnews

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. Images of the leopard, named for its red-colored coat, were caught on a motion-sensitive camera set up by Alan Watson, 45,... >>>

Where Did the Term Brownie Points Come From?

Tuesday  06:35,   20 august 2019
mentalfloss

Where Did the Term Brownie Points Come From? In a Los Angeles Times column published on March 15, 1951, writer Marvin Miles observed a peculiar phrase spreading throughout his circle of friends and the social scene at large. While standing in an... >>>

Woman uses 34-year-old free pass to get into Disneyland

Tuesday  06:35,   20 august 2019
usatoday

A woman tried to use 34-year-old free admission pass to Disneyland and the park let her... >>>

Time to shell-ebrate! World's oldest living pet Tommy the tortoise marks her 121st birthday after living through six monarchs and two world wars

Monday  15:55,   19 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Owner Sheila Floris, 62, from Surrey, said that Tommy has been in her family since she was bought for £1 by her grandmother, and has lived so long thanks to being well cared... >>>

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

Monday  15:51,   19 august 2019
msn

A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western... >>>

2-Year-Old Discovers New Species of Bug While Gardening With Mom

Monday  11:43,   19 august 2019
insideedition

“You don’t think about it happening in rural Kentucky,” said her mom, Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers. A 2-year-old’s afternoon in the garden with her mom led to the discovery of an entirely new species. The newly discovered tree hopper species, the... >>>

Round of a-paws! Group of service dogs sit VERY patiently in their seats during a theater production of Billy Elliot while learning how to accompany their special needs owners

Monday  06:15,   19 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

A photograph showing a group of service dogs watching a theater performance of Billy Elliot in Canada has gone viral. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au Images from the Stratford Festival... >>>

From widow to diamond dealer, a tale of perseverance in remote Australia

Sunday  16:52,   18 august 2019
abc.net.au

Survivor is a word thrown around fairly lightly, but in the case of German migrant Frauke Bolton-Boshammer, you can't help but feel she's earned the title 10 times over. Frauke has been many things in her life — a mother, farmer, immigrant, widow,... >>>

This Caturday, Watch Two Kitties Duke It Out in the World’s Oldest Cat 'Video'

Sunday  16:52,   18 august 2019
mentalfloss

With this early film of a staged cat fight, Thomas Edison may have inadvertently predicted our viral cat video... >>>

Rare White Rhino Calf Is Thriving at San Diego Zoo, Giving Hope for Species

Sunday  12:01,   18 august 2019
insideedition

"That tail just wags and it makes us feel he's just happy to be alive and happy to be here," lead rhino keeper Joanne Capiro said. Meet Edward. He's the very first baby rhino born in North America using artificial insemination and frozen sperm. He's >>>

Drone buzzes above vineyard helping Luxembourg winegrower

Sunday  12:00,   18 august 2019
msn

Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays fungicide over rows of vines. Buzzing like a giant insect over the verdant Moselle Valley, a drone sprays Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more... >>>

A Company Wants to Pay You $1000 to Watch 25 Hours of Friends

Sunday  12:00,   18 august 2019
mentalfloss

One lucky fan could win a grand just for binge-watching the 1990s sitcom, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this... >>>

Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover

Sunday  07:02,   18 august 2019
mentalfloss

Princess Leia, along with Darth Vader and R2-D2, have received high-fashion makeovers for Barbie's new line of Star Wars-inspired... >>>