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Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

Monday  11:41,   19 august 2019
msn

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

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  06:10,   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. Images from the Stratford Festival shows the animals sat besides seats at the Ontario venue as they test out the show modified for... >>>

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

Monday  06:10,   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... >>>

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

Sunday  16:51,   18 august 2019
mentalfloss

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

Drone buzzes above vineyard helping Luxembourg winegrower

Sunday  11:57,   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 Luxembourg wine producer Corinne Kox began trials of the small... >>>

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

Sunday  11:56,   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... >>>

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

Sunday  11:56,   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,... >>>

A Custom Wheelchair Allowed This Brain-Injured Baby Raccoon to Walk Again

Sunday  07:01,   18 august 2019
mentalfloss

After Vittles the raccoon suffered a brain injury, she couldn't support herself. Now she's walking again with the help of a custom... >>>

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

Sunday  07:01,   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 >>>

A man's 89-year-old grandmother had never traveled or seen the ocean, so he's taking her on a tour of all 61 national parks

Saturday  18:41,   17 august 2019
msn

The idea for the trip started in 2015, when Brad Ryan was telling his grandmother, Joy, about a hiking trip on the Appalachian... >>>

Barbie Gives Princess Leia a Stylish Makeover

Saturday  18:40,   17 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... >>>

A Virginia teen saw a historic black cemetery in disrepair. He recruited his fellow Boy Scouts to restore it.

Saturday  12:01,   17 august 2019
washingtonpost

Griffin Burchard first spotted Douglass Memorial Cemetery — named for orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass — while on a service trip with his Boy Scout troop about three years ago in... >>>

Woman saves her partner's life from 22,500km away: How a long-distance phone call revealed 31-year-old man's potentially deadly ailment

Saturday  12:01,   17 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Madisen Trudell was calling her partner Joseph in Brisbane from the United States when she noticed he wasn't acting normal, his speech was slurring so she called for... >>>

Hero 12-Year-Old Bashes in Car's Windshield to Save Toddler in Hot Car

Saturday  12:01,   17 august 2019
insideedition

Ben Theriot grabbed a ratchet strap and became pounding on the car's windshield. When a 12-year-old Oklahoma boy saw a 2-year-old locked in a car on a sweltering day outside a Tulsa shopping center on Tuesday, he didn't hesitate. After his mom heard >>>

5-Year-Old Starts Patrolling His Streets After His Toy Car Is Stolen

Saturday  06:10,   17 august 2019
insideedition

The car was stolen from his garage, and Jack decided to take matters into his own hands. "I get to protect people," Jack said. His mom said his life as an officer probably won’t end soon and that it’s his new thing. And Jack has a message for anyone >>>