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Firefighters help rescue trapped dog from sewer basin in Michigan

Firefighters in Michigan teamed up with water department workers and animal control officers to rescue a dog that fell to the bottom of a cement sewer basin. The Allen Park Fire Department said in a Facebook post that crews responded alongside personnel from the Allen Park Water and Sewer Department and animal control officers when […]

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Wildlife officers free entangled buck from badminton net

Wildlife officers in Colorado rescued a deer found with its antlers entangled in a resident’s badminton net. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers were dispatched to an address in Evergreen, where two bucks were found with their antlers caught in the net. One of the bucks was able to free itself before officers arrived, but […]

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American Girl Dolls, Risk, sand inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

A New York museum’s Toy Hall of Fame announced the 2021 inductees are American Girl Dolls, board game Risk and sand. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester said the inductees were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included Battleship, billiards, Cabbage Patch Kids, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Mahjong, Masters of […]

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Animal rescuers tranquilize loose bison in New Jersey neighborhood

Animal rescuers in New Jersey came to the assistance of police to capture a 2,500-pound bison that escaped from a farm and headed to a nearby neighborhood. The Monmouth County SPCA said in a Facebook post that police responding to a report of a loose animal in a Marlboro neighborhood called the organization for assistance […]

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New Zealanders find 17-pound potato in ‘feral’ vegetable garden

A New Zealand couple said they were cleaning out their vegetable garden when they found a massive potato that weighed more than 17 pounds and might be a new world record. Colin and Donna Craig-Brown said they initially weren’t even sure of what they had discovered under a few inches of dirt in their Waikato […]

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Hong Kong sisters amass collection of 3,388 lip balms

A pair of young sisters from Hong Kong earned a Guinness World Record when they amassed a collection of 3,388 different lip balms. Scarlett Ashley Cheng, 6, told Guinness World Records she and her sister, Kaylyn, 8, started collecting lip balms when the younger sister was only a toddler. “It all started with having dry […]

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Bear breaks into unlocked car in Colorado, poops in the back seat

Police in Colorado said a bear broke into an unlocked car and left behind a trashed interior and “an extra special surprise in the back seat.” The Aspen Police Department said the bear bandit apparently opened one of the vehicle’s unlocked doors and climbed inside to shred the seats and tear apart the doors from […]