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Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptile

An elusive alligator residing in a Chicago lagoon was caught early on Tuesday after the reptile, thought to be an abandoned pet, captivated locals for nearly a week.

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Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine under toupee

A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

Tags: SPA, Police
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‘Storm Area 51’ Organizer Says It’s A Joke, Isn’t Responsible For What Happens To 450,000 People Who Signed Up

The man who organized the “Storm Area 51” Facebook group says it’s just a joke, and that he’s not responsible for what happens to any of the 450,000 people who have signed up for the event, reports.
As of this writing, nearly half a million people have added their names to the Storm Area 51 group, which plans to convene on September 20 outside the secretive U.S. Air Force facility in the middle of the Nevada desert and, well, storm it.
“They can’t stop all of us,” reads the group’s tagline.

Tags: Facebook
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Woman Gets Marijuana-Themed Birthday Cake After Ordering ‘Moana’ Disney Cake

A misunderstanding during a cake order led to a woman getting a marijuana-themed birthday cake instead of a Moana cake.
A Georgia woman ordered a cake from the Dairy Queen in Milledgeville, Georgia, for her 25-year-old daughter’s birthday, reports . She wanted the cake to have images from the Disney cartoon film Moana, but instead, the Dairy Queen employee heard marijuana, including an image of a leaf from a cannabis plant.
The cake was brought to the birthday celebration of Kensli Davis, and instead of Disney and Hawaiian images, the cake had a marijuana leaf and a pony smoking a joint, said the birthday girl.

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The longest toilet break? Belgian sits for five days in bid for record

A Belgian man sat on a toilet for nearly five days this week in a bid to set a world record.

Tags: Oil
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Couple Trolled Online For Seeming To Name Their Kids Tiamarie & Jackdaniel After Liquor

A couple who claim that they named two of their children after liquor brands accidentally are pushing back after they were trolled online for naming their son and daughter Jackdaniel and Tiamarie.
is reporting that the parents, from Hull in the north of England, say that people shouldn’t judge, and at least their kids don’t have boring names. Steve Mennell, 36, and his wife, Sarah, 35, have five children together, and say they had no clue that the names of their two oldest children were associated with alcoholic beverages.
They revealed that their son, Jackdaniel, 11, is named for a famous Canadian runner named Jack Daniels, and their daughter, Tiamarie was named after a Spanish holiday. Their three other children are named Sydney, Princess, and Albert. The couple, who run a children’s party company, say they get more teasing about their youngest child’s name, Albert, because people think it sounds like an old man’s name.

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Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby's auction

Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels.

Tags: Nikon, Money
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What’s Going On At Area 51? 300,000 Alien Enthusiasts Pledge To Breach The Nevada Air Force Base

Conspiracy theorists have long believed Area 51, an air force base located 83 miles from Las Vegas, holds numerous government secrets and captive aliens. Since its founding in 1955, the test sight has remained a mystery, reports . Only those with high-level security clearance is able to enter the premises. The U-2 spy plane, SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter have all been developed at the infamous Nevada air force base. UFO believers assert Area 51 is research center for extraterrestrial life.
Hundreds of thousands of people have put on their tinfoil hats and decided it is time to see what exactly is going on behind Area 51’s gates.
A viral Facebook event ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’ is rallying alien hunters to infiltrate the secret air force base in September. As of today, 300,000 people have RSVP’d yes to get in touch with some little green men.

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Later alligator: Chicago wants scaly resident out of local lagoon

An alligator has taken up residence in a Chicago lagoon, surprising locals after a winter of polar temperatures in the third-largest U.S. city.

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'Best day ever!' Internet pokes fun at Mexico's finance minister grim-faced job acceptance

Mexico's Arturo Herrera looks grim in a viral video in which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador names him finance minister, a job Herrera's predecessor left in a huff at a time when Latin America's second largest economy is signaling weakness.

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Police In Missouri Arrest Felony Suspect When Loud Fart Gives Away Their Hiding Spot

Police in Missouri searching for a felony suspect got some very unusual help in finding their hiding spot.
As reported, officers from the Liberty Police Department were searching for a person who had a felony arrest warrant and was also wanted for possession of a controlled substance. But the suspect apparently had some difficulty controlling their gas and let out a fart so loud that police were able to track down the hiding suspect.
The strange arrest was announced this week by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, which made light of the incident in a post on Facebook.
“If you’ve got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you’re definitely having a [poop emoji] day,” the department said in a post, adding the hashtag “#ItHappened.”

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Lithuanian couple defends world wife-carrying championship title

A Lithuanian couple won the World Wife-Carrying Championship for a second time in a row in the Finnish town of Sonkajarvi on Saturday, triumphing in a contest where men complete an obstacle course with their wives slung over their shoulders.

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Tennessee Inmate Escapes From Jail On Fourth Of July, Returns On His Own A Few Hours Later

Steven Ray Hamm apparently had his own Independence Day celebration in mind.
The Tennessee inmate managed to escape from the Humphreys County Jail at 8 p.m. on the Fourth of July, taking off just as Americans across the time zone were preparing to celebrate with fireworks.
As the noted, what happened next was even more surprising. After being on the lam for just a few hours, Hamm showed up back at the jail to return to his cell.
“The sheriff’s office said that Hamm returned to the jail at 3 a.m. — about seven hours after he fled the facility,” the report noted.
The report noted that it was not clear how Hamm escaped custody or what prompted him to come back, and it wasn’t reported exactly what he did during his brief stint of freedom. He had been jailed on theft of property, burglary of a motor vehicle, and failure to pay child support.

Tags: Fire
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John F. Kennedy Jr. Fails To Reappear And Declare He’s ‘Trump’s Number 1 Fan,’ Disappointing QAnon Believers

Donald Trump supporters who embrace the bizarre and outlandish conspiracy theory known as “QAnon” turned out on July 4 in Washington, D.C., for Trump’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Many of them believed that the event would see the emergence from a supposed 20-year period of hiding by John F. Kennedy Jr., son of the 35th U.S. president, according to a report by .
And when JFK Jr,. reappeared, he would declare himself to be an ardent Trump fan and, according to a summary of the conspiracy theory by magazine, might even announce that he would be Trump’s new vice-presidential running mate in the 2020 presidential election.
But none of that happened on July 4.

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Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico

A Delta Air Lines pilot and crew arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday.

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Sunbather narrowly avoids being hit as stowaway falls from plane over London

The body of a suspected stowaway fell hundreds of meters from a plane flying over southwest London, landing in the garden of a man's home, just missing him as he sunbathed, according to neighbors.

Tags: NBA, London
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Cricket: Busy bees interrupt South Africa and Sri Lanka … again

A swarm of bees forced the players of South Africa and Sri Lanka to dive onto the ground during their Cricket World Cup clash at the Riverside Stadium on Friday -- but for many on the pitch there was a sense of deja vu.

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Feeling the heat? Estonian takes his sauna on the road, literally

A lot of Europe has felt like a sauna this month, which makes Willem Maesalu's weird car seem even weirder: the bright yellow Audi 100 Avant is a rolling sauna.

Tags: EU, Audi
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Woman Falls Asleep During Flight & Wakes Up Alone On Dark, Empty Plane

Air Canada is currently in the media spotlight as a woman named Tiffani Adams claims she fell asleep during her 90-minute flight on June 9 from Quebec to Toronto only to wake up alone – and freezing – in a locked, pitch black airplane.
The woman reports that she woke up to discover the plane had been cleared, parked, and locked up for the evening.
“I fell asleep probably less than halfway through my short 1.5 hour flight,” she penned in a message posted on Air Canada’s, per the .
In her post, Adams explains that she woke up a few hours after her flight landed. She was freezing and still buckled into her seat. She remembers there being no light in the aircraft as she was surrounded by complete darkness. Tiffani reportedly pulled out her phone to call a friend for help, but her phone died roughly a minute into the phone call.

Tags: Canada, Sleep, Seat
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Trump's half-cocked and loaded tweet draws barrage of reaction

U.S. President Donald Trump, whose Twitter malaprops often set off a deluge of social media criticism, was targeted on Friday for a linguistic misfire involving the phrase "locked and loaded."

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