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Florida Gator contemplating which Florida home he's hitting up next. judygva/Wikimedia Commons

Animals

Florida Woman Finds Alligator in Home; A Stunned Nation: “How is This Newsworthy?”

When the nearly 8-foot reptile appeared in the house in Sarasota County, Florida, locals called it everything from “pretty normal” to “business as usual.” One neighbor told a reporter, “Frankly, I’m surprised you’re here at all.”

The boy tried to get over his hangover by having a pint. Flickr/Creative Commons

Food

Outback Staff Thought Drunk 12-Year-Old Was Just Australian

An Outback Steakhouse in Michigan “accidentally” served a kid booze. His parents got suspicious when he vomited before eating the bloomin’ onion.

It hurts to think about it, but this little girl is definitely dead. Oregon Department of Transportation/Creative Commons License

Paranormal

Breaking Glad: Meth Smoker Narrowly Avoids Being Fed to Bigfoot

Give Me Liberty, or Give me Meth! During a drug-induced psychosis, a local fisherman became convinced that his friend was going to kill him and feed his body to Bigfoot. The man killed his friend, and despite claiming self-defense, he was convicted of murder. The Bigfoot in question couldn’t be located for comment.

The deadly eastern brown snake should be avoided at all costs, and ideally not be brought to a crowded hospital where the goal is for people's health to get better, not worse. Matt Clancy/Wikimedia Commons

Animals

Once Bitten, Twice Dumb: Australian Snake Bite Victims Told Not to Bring Snakes to Hospital

Those bitten by a snake should not bring it with them to the hospital, officials said. It won’t help the treatment process, and it will likely elicit comments like, “Ah! There’s a freaking snake in the room! Get it out! I can’t work like this!”

Let's Go Knish! ednastlouisofficial/tiktok

Food

Food Cart Tube Tops Are Latest Fashion Trend

Talk about a meat market! If you’re at the club and looking for a sign from someone, a designer has one - a $295 tube top with a scrolling LCD sign paying homage to a New York staple: the food cart. Your fast (food) fashion dreams have come true.

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Sports

Even he didn't know what his gooooooooaal! was YouTube/CBC News: The National

Raccoon Breaks Record For Sucking At Soccer

If you were on a soccer field for almost three minutes and didn’t score, defend, or even touch the ball, a coach would lecture you about effort. Raquinho the Raccoon, on the other hand, is being hailed as a hero for some reason.

Curiosities

Choices of Coffins for the Catalepsia Escape Room aka Dracula's wet dream. Horror Box/YouTube

World’s Smallest Escape Room is a Claustrophobic Coffin Nightmare

Do you love escape rooms, but hate being alive? Are you a Vampire trying to spice up date night? Are you just really, really bored? If so, “Catalepsy,” the world’s smallest escape room, might be the place for you.

News

Just your run of the mill clothing-optional daytime bat fight. Stay Tuned/YouTube

Naked Woman Swings Spiked Bat In Bizarre Daytime Duel

What do you get when you mix a nudist, a spiked club, and a day at the beach? A real-life episode of “Naked and Afraid: Venice Beach Edition.”

Animals

Miss Baby Boo back home after more than a year.
She's seen some things. curtisorchard/Instagram

Foster Cat Returns Home; Won’t Say Where She Went

After a year-long disappearance, Baby Boo, the beloved foster cat of Curtis Orchard, has mysteriously returned back to her foster house. Now grown up, covered in piercings and going by the name Riptide, she’s set to be adopted by a new loving family.

Animals

The police take a picture with their newfound friend. Rocky distracted the cops so his accomplices could break out of jail. Texarkana Texas Police Department/Facebook

Cops and Hops: Police Encounter Pet Kangaroo

An unexpected call led Texarkana police to a friendly pet kangaroo, Rocky, at Spring Lake Park. The incident, shared on social media, brought a touch of joy and laughter to the community. Rocky is being held without bail and faces 12 years in prison.

Sports

2024 medals which may or may not be filled with chocolate. olympics/Instagram

Paris 2024 Unveils Historic Medals Infused With Eiffel Tower

Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic medals will feature a piece of the Eiffel Tower, symbolizing the fusion of athletic achievement with French heritage. This innovative design aims to provide a historic prize for athletes, and to weaken the Eiffel Tower until it collapses.

Travel

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Taking in the Foliage Oscar Mayer/Facebook

Oscar Mayer is Looking for Wienermobile Drivers - Bonus Points if You’re Named Frank

Each year, Oscar Mayer seeks 11 adventurous individuals (and 1 recluse) for their “Wienermobile Spokesperson” role. The lucky dozen will drive the iconic 27-foot-long hotdog on cross-country journeys. To put that size in perspective, it is the length of 27 foot-long hot dogs end-to-end.

Curiosities

They found love in a hopeless place. Hop Shops/YouTube

Couple Weds in Kentucky Gas Station’s “Disco Bathroom” on Purpose

Choosing to start their union where 50% of marriages end, the toilet, newlyweds Logen Abney and Tiana Ailstock recently got hitched in what some would consider a crappy venue: a Kentucky gas station’s viral “disco bathroom.” 

World Records

Balloon Sculpture Created to Celebrate Chinese New Year Guinness World Records/Facebook

Hong Kong Sets New World Record With Astonishingly Huge Balloon Dragon

The world’s largest balloon dragon sculpture, 137.04 feet and crafted from 38,000 balloons, took flight in Hong Kong mall for Chinese New Year. The Guinness record-setting display symbolizes good luck and aims to inspire youth to pursue their passions.

Travel

Sukanen Ship Exploring Canada/YouTube

Unveiling the Untold Story of Canada’s Land-Locked Prairie Ship

Tom Sukanen, a Finnish-Canadian immigrant, built a ship in the middle of a Saskatchewan prairie with dreams of returning home. Despite hardships and ridicule, his legacy lives on in the Sontiainen Ship and Pioneer Village Museum.

Sports

Don Crisman, Gregory Eaton, and Tom Henschel of the "Never Miss A Super Bowl Club" 8 News Now-Las Vegas/YouTube

Three Fans Navigate Soaring Ticket Prices to Maintain Super Bowl Streak

The “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club,” down to three members, faced a threat to their streak due to high ticket prices for Super Bowl 58. Verizon’s intervention with free tickets ensured their reunion, continuing a tradition of witnessing every Super Bowl since 1967.