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  • Man ‘just grew close’ with 5-foot, 60-pound emotional support alligator

    YORK, Pa. – When you think of emotional support animals, you probably think of dogs, cats or other household pets. But one Pennsylvania man has made global headlines because of his emotional support alligator, Wally. “He was only about maybe 20 inches when we got him, he was 14 months old,” Joie Henney told WPIX. Wally is now 5 feet and weighs about 60 pounds. Henney, who used to host a fishing and hunting television show, rescued his now 3-year-old […]

  • Taco Bell-obsessed viral star treated to 5th birthday party at her favorite restaurant

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – A 5-year-old Michigan girl whose overjoyed reaction Christmas morning went viral, got the royal treatment from her favorite place on Earth – Taco Bell. When Natalie Grove wrote her letter to Santa Claus, she only asked for one thing: a Taco Bell gift card. “All she wrote was ‘Taco Bell gift card, love, Natalie,'” says her mom, Sarah Grove. Sarah caught Natalie’s reaction to getting her Christmas wish on video and it’s since been seen around the world […]

  • This $1.3M home is yours with a winning essay and $19

    When Canada’s Alla Wagner tried and failed to sell her home in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, she took inspiration from the movie The Spitfire Grill and came up with a writing competition of her own. The contest has a $19 entry fee and involves participants submitting a 350-word letter explaining why they should win the $1.3 million house in Millarville. Among other things, the 5,000-square-foot home features a wine cellar and scores of windows to accommodate the mountain views. In an […]

  • Puppy wakes up after being euthanized, earns a second chance at life

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – An overcrowded Oklahoma shelter chose a puppy to be put down, but in a strange turn of events the medicine didn’t take.  When the veterinarians walked in the pup was still awake and now the dog is getting a second chance to find a new home. “He’s a miracle dog, absolutely,” Kylie Jo Mitchell, a worker at Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter, told WQAD.  “I’ve never heard of anything like this ever, this is a […]

  • Horse lifted to safety after getting trapped in dumpster

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Rescuers hoisted a horse to safety after it became stuck in a dumpster in Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon. The mishap unfolded shortly before 3:30 p.m. at a private stable near Ellis Avenue and Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach Fire Department officials said. The horse, named Rodeo, slipped out of his enclosure and ended up stepping off of a raised platform lined with dumpsters, witness Kara Brundage told KTLA. Brundage said Rodeo then stepped on top of […]

  • Police seize 78-year-old’s stolen ring from pawn shop – but say she still must go to court

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A wedding ring police say was stolen off the finger of a sleeping 78-year-old woman turned up at a pawn shop, but officials say it’s not as simple as just giving the owner her ring. Oklahoma City police seized the ring as evidence. In similar cases, after the investigation is done, typically both parties – the original owner of the stolen property and the pawn shop – will have to go to court, even if a good […]

  • Buddhist poker player makes enlightened move after winning $671K at tournament

    Buddha wasn’t talking about high-stakes poker when he said “Develop the mind of equilibrium,” but it’s advice that seems to be working out pretty well for Scott Wellenbach. The 67-year-old Canadian, who converted to Buddhism as a young man, won $671,240 at a poker tournament in the Bahamas Wednesday and plans to give it away, as he does with all his winnings. Wellenbach, who works as a translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan Buddhist texts, jokes to the CBC that his deal with […]

  • Teen pulls more than 50,000 golf balls from ocean near golf courses

    Two years ago, a central California teen began what NPR calls a “Sisyphean task”—hauling hundreds of pounds of golf balls off the ocean floor, only to have them reenter the sea as golfers from five nearby golf courses (including Pebble Beach) hit them right back in. Alex Weber was just 16 when she first discovered the shocking sight while free diving. “You couldn’t see the sand,” she says, noting the seafloor was “completely white” from the sheer number of balls. And thus […]

  • Puppy born with upside-down paws undergoes life-changing surgery

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A hound puppy that had a rough start to life is now getting the treatment he needs thanks to veterinarians at Oklahoma State University. Milo was just 5 weeks old when he was surrendered to an animal rescue organization. Veterinarians knew something had to be done when they noticed that Milo’s front paws were turned upside down. “We evaluated Milo with our state-of-the-art CT scanner and identified his problem to be congenital dislocation of both elbows,” said […]

  • Netflix to reboot ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ to ‘haunt a new generation’

    Netflix is rebooting the show “Unsolved Mysteries,” the streaming service announced Friday. According to Netflix, the original creators of the show have teamed up with the producers of “Stranger Things” for a modern take on the series. As with the original series, investigators will be looking to the viewers for help in solving cases. According to the Hollywood Reporter, unlike the original series, each episode will focus on a single case rather than multiple cases. The original series debuted in […]