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A Texas woman went to one of the only places in the US where the public can dig for diamonds — and walked away with a nearly 4-carat stone

Thursday  07:06,   22 august 2019
msn

Miranda Hollingshead, of Bogata, Texas, was on her fist trip to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Friday when she found a yellow... >>>

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Wednesday  17:58,   21 august 2019
nytimes

Nestled in the Indian Himalayas, some 16,500 feet above sea level, sits Roopkund Lake. One hundred and thirty feet wide, it is frozen for much of the year, a frosty pond in a lonely, snowbound valley. But on warmer days, it delivers a macabre... >>>

Dog rescued from Phoenix shelter is about to become a Hollywood star

Wednesday  17:57,   21 august 2019
theweek

Once they saw Monte, they knew they had met their leading... >>>

3,800-year-old mural found in northern Peru

Wednesday  12:06,   21 august 2019
news.sky

A mural believed to be 3,800 years old and from a lost civilisation has been found by archaeologists in Peru investigating an ancient city. The mural, depicting a toad that wraps its hands around the head of a man, was discovered in the Vichama... >>>

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Wednesday  12:06,   21 august 2019
msn

A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times. “I wanted to show people that they can... >>>

16-Year-Old Swims 28.5 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise $58,000 for Charity

Wednesday  12:06,   21 august 2019
insideedition

Angel More of San Carlos, California, completed the 20 Bridges Swim, during which she swam under the 20 bridges around Manhattan starting with the Brooklyn Bridge. “The most challenge part [of the challenge] isn’t the distance, it’s the heat,” she... >>>

Teens Watching TV Are Rudely Interrupted by Hungry Bear

Wednesday  05:50,   21 august 2019
insideedition

The bear scare happened at the family's home in Truckee,... >>>

Why strawberries look red, even when they aren't

Wednesday  05:50,   21 august 2019
popsci

Why strawberries look red, even when they... >>>

Dinosaur ants with wasp-like stings could save the tiny town of Poochera from extinction

Wednesday  05:50,   21 august 2019
abc.net.au

The shrinking town of Poochera is pinning its hopes of survival on a big statue and a prehistoric ant, and locals say their plan may just be enough to save their home from dying out... >>>

Utah businessman pays $1.32 million for extremely rare dime minted in 1894 that's one of only 24 ever made - and only nine are still in existence

Tuesday  18:07,   20 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

A Utah businessman paid $1.32 million for a dime at a Chicago coin auction. Dell Loy Hansen bought a 125-year-old dime. His goal is to assemble 'the greatest U.S. coin collection of... >>>

When a Pennywise the Clown Doll Mysteriously Appears in Woman's Backyard, Cops Told Her to Burn It

Tuesday  18:07,   20 august 2019
insideedition

Renee Jensen was hanging by her pool in Harrington Park with her boyfriend, Alex, over the weekend when she saw something fly over her gate. How did a creepy clown doll from the movie “It” end up in a New Jersey’s woman’s backyard? She still wants... >>>

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

Tuesday  11:43,   20 august 2019
nytimes

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  11:42,   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  11:42,   20 august 2019
msn

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,... >>>

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... >>>