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Colombia Plans to Fight Cocaine with Hungry Caterpillars
When the eggs hatch, the caterpillars munch on the leaves around them, consuming up to 1.5 times their body weight. The result: Growers have no leaves left with which to make cocaine.
Injured Sea Turtle Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Jaw
An endangered sea turtle injured by a boat propeller has become the first of its species to receive a 3-D printed titanium jaw.
Crane Fights Off Three Tigers
A red-crowned crane that fell into a tiger enclosure at a zoo became a crowd favorite hero when it successfully fended off three of the big cats.
1,080-Calorie Burger Comes Topped with Hot Dogs, Chips
The Most American Thickburger features a beef patty topped with hot dogs and a layer of potato chips, combining three Fourth of July barbecue staples in a creation aimed squarely at the fast-food chain’s core customers: “young, hungry guys.”
Party Pooped: Feces Rains on Sweet 16
A teen's sweet 16 party was spoiled and soiled when airplane bathroom waste fell on the birthday girl and her guests.
BASE Jumper Dies After Setting Parachute on Fire
A 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from a bridge had set his parachute on fire as part of a stunt.
Deceased Councilwoman Wins Primary
A councilwoman who died earlier this month easily defeated the only other candidate on the ballot for the county.
Radio Host Misses Show for 1st Time in 56 Years
"I can tell you that in the past, Pinky has done his show from a hospital without anyone knowing that he was doing it from a hospital, including his doctors, I would imagine."
Police Seek Man Who Swiped $3K Bottle of Cognac
Police are seeking a thief who apparently appreciates the finer things in life.
Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call
The sight of a stuffed tiger — a very large stuffed tiger — lashed to the top of an SUV was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.
If You Can Make It There: Acts Try Out for Subway Spots
It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations.
Capitol Evacuated for Burnt Pizza Crust
Weeks after burned macaroni and cheese emptied out the building, a charred pizza crust has done it again.
Court Hears the Tall Tale of a Trooper's Missing Hat
Was firing a state trooper who lied about what happened to his hat justified?
Police Officer Caught Napping May Face Discipline
An officer apparently sleeping on the job in a video that went viral on Facebook may face disciplinary action.
Musician Farts Major Seventh Arpeggio
A comedian recording his flatulence said he accidentally farted a "major seventh arpeggio in the key of b flat," which he dubbed his "rectum opus."
Teacher Ate Hamster to Show 'How Dear Life Is'
A teacher is facing child abuse charges for eating a live hamster in front of his students to teach them "how dear life is."
'Smart Plate' Knows What You're Eating — And When You've Had Too Much
SmartPlate uses built-in cameras and weight sensors to identify the food being eaten and uses wifi and Bluetooth to pair with an app and keep track of the user's diet.
Lightning Filmed in Slow Motion
A videographer shared slow-motion footage of lightning strikes during severe storms.
Fire Brigade Warns Teens: Don't Light Yourself on Fire
The "fire challenge" trend, which has become popular on Facebook and YouTube, involves a person — usually a teenager — pouring flammable liquid on their body and then igniting themselves before jumping into a body of water.
To Heel or Not To Heel, That Is the Cannes Question
Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear heels.
40,000 Bees Removed From Home
It wasn't a monster making a ruckus under the floor of a bedroom. But it was still a bit scary.
Disney Tells Riders to Stop Using Selfie Sticks
Disney policy forbids visitors from using the sticks, which can be used to extend cameras out up to 3 feet.
Burglar Breaks Into House, Falls Asleep on Couch
Police have arrested a man they say broke into a home, then fell asleep on the couch.
Meet Jonathan, the 183-Year-Old Tortoise
At an estimated 183 years old, Jonathan the Tortoise just might be the world’s oldest living land creature.
Great White Shark Becomes Twitter Star
@MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.
Police Looking For Burglar Named Bob
Police say they're looking for a burglar who goes by the name Bob.
Why Do Men Exist? Study Offers an Explanation
Since in many species, sperm is males' only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.
Man's Roar Scares Off Charging Bear
A man out training his new hunting dog was caught on camera warding off a charging bear with a scream emulating a ferocious roar.
Crayola Warns Against Using Colored Pencils as Makeup
Art supply company Crayola is warning against following the advice of beauty bloggers who have posting tutorials for using colored pencils as eyeliner.
Man Rescued After Four Days Trapped in Storm Drain
Firefighters broke through a cement pipe to free a man who spent four days trapped in a storm drain.
Herd of Cows Ignores Tornado at Feeding Time
Storm chasers captured footage of a herd of very brave — or very foolish — cows ignoring a tornado threatening to interrupt their grazing.
Lion Feels Grass for the First Time
An animal sanctuary shared video of a lion's first joyful encounter with grass after spending 13 years in a circus cage.
Motorcycle Becomes Ultimate Popcorn Machine
A motorcyclist posted a YouTube video of his "expensive" popcorn machine — a BMW S1000R motorcycle.
40 Year Old Message in a Bottle Discovered
(The Weather Channel)
On a remote beach, Mikki Stazel came upon a bottle containing a message dating back 40 years.
Zombies Invade Park
Some 100 zombie fans lurched around a city park for an annual gathering in grisly makeup.
Lawmakers Try to De-Bat Chamber As Interloper Halts Debate
The bat flew around in circles several times before the House Speaker called a 10-minute recess.
Network Airs 24 Hours of Sheep Birthing
A public TV network aired 24 hours of live sheep birthing to give residents "insight into the traditional farming life."
Fox Channel Blurs Out Breasts on Picasso Painting
The Fox affiliate obscured three pairs of breasts and covered up two nipples with a news banner at the bottom of the screen.
Wife Challenging Husband for City Council Seat
A city councilman said he was "surprised" to learn his wife is also seeking an office — the one he has held for six years.
Boy Bewildered by 'Old Fashioned' Pay Phone
A young boy named Jake became the physical embodiment of the generational divide when he came face to face with his first payphone and was utterly bewildered.
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