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Winds whip up firenados out of Oregon field fire

A small fire on an Oregon farmer's field whipped up several firenados _ tornados comprised of flames and smoke
Published: 08/16/16

New York farm creates 8-acre 'Super Mario Bros.' corn maze

The images of Mario, Luigi and friends have been carved into the fields of an upstate New York farm as part of a corn maze based on Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." game series
Published: 08/16/16
Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist

Explorers in Poland have resumed searching for a legendary Nazi train laden with treasure and armaments, dissuaded by decades of fruitless searches and a scientific determination that no train is even there
Published: 08/16/16

Germany: ultralight pilot spends night in tree after crash

The pilot of an ultralight aircraft in Germany spent more than 12 hours stuck up a tree after rescuers were unable to reach him overnight
Published: 08/16/16

New Mexico restaurant selling 'black olives matter' shirts

An Italian restaurant in New Mexico is drawing criticism on social media for making merchandise with a slogan mimicking the Black Lives Matter movement
Published: 08/15/16

All's well that ends well for dog rescued from 30-foot hole

First responders in Maryland have rescued a St. Bernard that was trapped at the bottom of a 30-foot well
Published: 08/15/16

Rescuers free squirrel with head stuck in cup

Emergency responders in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a squirrel that was caught in a nutty situation
Published: 08/14/16

Former pro BMX rider Robinson sets power-aided jump record

A former professional BMX rider from Rhode Island has set a record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip
Published: 08/14/16
At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better

At the Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better

For residents of one Russian town, the more mosquito bites the better
Published: 08/14/16

Woman settles lawsuit, now OK to use '8THEIST' license plate

A New Jersey woman has settled a lawsuit that will allow her to display a vanity license plate that reads "8THEIST," spelled with a number 8 instead of the letter A
Published: 08/12/16