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A nocturnal lemur from Madagascar, the aye-aye, uses its elongated middle finger for percussive foraging. Despite its fascinating adaptations, it faces threats from local superstitions and conservation challenges. Ze Frank/YouTube

Nature

Aye-Aye Bye Bye? Nocturnal Marvel Faces Extinction

A nocturnal lemur from Madagascar, the aye-aye, uses its elongated middle finger for percussive foraging, aka getting to third base with female aye-ayes. Despite its fascinating adaptations, it faces threats from jealous locals who can’t please their women.

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

Curiosities

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.

Burt's Bees Limited Edition Flavors Sold Out burtsbees/Instagram

Food

Ranch Dressing Lip Balm Set Sells Out Creating Resale Frenzy

Burt’s Bees and Hidden Valley Ranch have released a 4-pack lip balm set with flavors like ranch dressing, just in time for the Super Bowl. Originally an April Fools’ joke back in 2022, the product has now quickly sold out, turning into an unexpected hit.

Aaron Phoenix ahouseof1000inverts/Instagram

Animals

Man Befriends 700 Tarantulas: Therapy or Nightmare Fuel?

Aaron Phoenix, a 36-year-old from England, has turned his home into a sanctuary for over 700 tarantulas, finding therapeutic healing in caring for these creatures. He now envisions turning it into a profession, planning to educate and sell spiders to, fellow enthusiasts.

Wallet Found 65 Years Later Atlanta First News/YouTube

News

Historic Theatre Discovers Forgotten Relic: Hope for Lost Socks Revived?

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre discovered a lost wallet tucked away for 65 years, offering a captivating glimpse into the past. Theater owner Chris Escobar’s quest to reunite the wallet with the family of its owner, Floy Culbreth, unveiled a poignant reunion and personal histories.

Grigor Manukyan Breaks Record for Most Pull Ups on Bar Between Two Moving Trucks YouTube Screenshot / Guinness World Records

World Records

Local Teen Breaks World Record, Mother Still Disappointed He Didn’t Become Doctor

Teenager Grigor Manukyan has made headlines by securing a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive pull-ups performed on a bar suspended between two moving trucks. His astonishing feat of 44 pull-ups was dedicated to the memory of fallen heroes.

Boston Tea Party on 250th anniversary YouTube Screenshot / WCVB Channel 5 Boston

History

250th Anniversary of Boston Tea Party Brews Up a Storm

Boston Harbor echoed with “Huzzah!” as thousands gathered to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The grand celebration included reenactments of the symbolic tea dumping, with modern elements added to honor the historical event.

Bud Bouquet Facebook Screenshot / Weeded Bliss

Culture

Elevating Celebrations with Cannabis-Infused Nuptials

A bold step into the landscape of legalized recreational marijuana offers couples an opportunity to celebrate their union in a truly green fashion. As Ohio’s cannabis wedding industry takes root, it will be fascinating to see how entrepreneurs handle this emerging trend.

Hat Stolen from Statue Ed Hamilton, Sculptor Website

Art

Abraham Lincoln Statue Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

A bronze hat from a Lincoln statue in Louisville’s Waterfront Park, crafted by renowned sculptor Ed Hamilton, has been stolen in audacious theft. The act leaves the community puzzled and prompts a rethinking of public art security

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Paranormal

Omagh Residents Report Haunting by World’s Most Boring Ghost

The town of Omagh in Northern Ireland is plagued by an enigmatic hum, causing disruptions to sleep and overall well-being, despite investigations by the council yielding no clues about its origin. This mysterious hum mirrors similar occurrences observed in various parts of the world.

Firefighters and Tufts Veterinary Field Service rescue cow Facebook/Haddam Volunteer Fire Company

Animals

Runaway Cow Bridges the Gap Between Pasture and Plumbing

Blossom the cow made waves in Middletown’s water tunnel saga. Trapped, agitated, and facing steep challenges, firefighters took four days for a daring rescue utilizing a tranquilizer dart, sled, and a rope pulley system.

Two crates of Kit Kats in Limbo in CA

Food

55,000 Kit Kats Go Missing in Bizarre Candy Caper

The journey of two shipping crates of candy bars took an unexpected turn, leaving freight broker Mr. Shane Black knee-deep in a pool of confusing chocolatey troubles, and wishing for a break… a Kit Kat break.

Security guard acting fishy. HOBOCTN/Video

Art

Security Guard Attempts to Eat a Banksy Replica, is Now Brokesy

A security guard at Moscow’s VDNKh “To Find Banksy” exhibition vandalized and attempted to eat part of the Banksy replica, “Goldfish Bowl.” The shocking act, caught on video, is more interesting than the artwork that he vandalized.

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

Sports

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.

Neil Harbisson, the world's first cyborg with the world's worst haircut. Instagram/@neilharbisson

Culture

Fighting for Transpecies Rights, World’s First Cyborg Welcomes an AI Takeover

Neil Harbisson, the world’s first cyborg, has an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to “hear” colors. He’s also a co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation and the Transpecies Society, advocating for the integration of technology into our lives. His pronouns are “beep/boop.”

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

Travel

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.

Banksy Artwork Thieves at Work YouTube Screenshot / Evening Standard

Art

Banksy’s Latest Artwork Stolen Within an Hour of Unveiling

The artist’s latest street art was swiftly and daringly stolen in London just hours after the artist confirmed its existence. The bold heist executed with a Lime bike and bolt cutters unfolded in broad daylight leaving onlookers bewildered.

Burmese Python (Roy Wood, National Park Service)

Animals

Is That a Python in Your Pants?

A man found himself in legal trouble after attempting to transport three Burmese pythons across the U.S.-Canadian border. Facing probation, he shed light on the underground trade of exotic reptiles. Stay tuned for updates on this unusual case.

If only Princess Jasmine were a real Princess! DisneyRebelWorks/DeviantArt

Entertainment

Comedian Reveals Her Unusual Disney Crush

Back in the day, when comedian Emma Willmann was just a wide-eyed kid with a bowl cut that could rival Simba’s mane, she had her first Disney crush, and it wasn’t on a human prince charming.

Andrew Schulz Andrew Schulz/IMDB

Sports

What’s so Funny About Football? Comedians Kicking the Pigskin

Watch Chris Distefano, Jenny Slate, Andrew Schulz, and some of the best quarterbacks in standup comedy tackle the national pastime of football, without a fumble, interception, or turnover, but maybe the occasional penalty… because who doesn’t love flags?

In the world of professional sports, where physical prowess and mental strength are paramount, athletes often turn to peculiar rituals to gain a psychological edge. We delve into the fascinating realm of these unusual practices, from the mildly quirky to the outright bizarre. Erik Drost/Flickr

Sports

10 Strangest Sports Superstitions

In the world of professional sports, where physical prowess and mental strength are paramount, athletes often turn to peculiar rituals to gain a psychological edge. We delve into the fascinating realm of these unusual practices, from the mildly quirky to the outright bizarre.

Far from the typical landmarks and renowned sites frequented by the masses, these destinations challenge conventional notions of tourism and invite visitors to embark on a journey into the unusual and extraordinary. Jovannig/Adobe Stock

Travel

Discover 5 of the World’s Weirdest Tourist Attractions

Far from the typical landmarks and renowned sites frequented by the masses, these destinations challenge conventional notions of tourism and invite visitors to embark on a journey into the unusual and extraordinary.