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French, U.S. lightning bolts deemed to be world's longest

Sep 16, 2016

French, U.S. lightning bolts deemed to be world's longest

Researchers have identified lightning bolts in Oklahoma and France as the longest on record and warn that their discovery could alter traditional thinking of when it is safe to go outside after a storm passes. A 2007 storm in Oklahoma produced a lightning bolt ...

Sep 15, 2016

World's biggest collection of pickled brains moves to Belgium

A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor. The collection of frontal lobes, hippocampi and other key parts of the brain ...

Sep 2, 2016

Giant cattle-eating crocodile captured in Australia

An “angry” giant saltwater crocodile hunting cows at a northern Australia cattle station has been captured and relocated to a breeding farm, authorities and reports said. Wildlife officers had laid a trap in a waterway near where the “saltie” was reported to have been ...

Aug 31, 2016

A Vladimir Putin is arrested in Florida

Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a Florida supermarket — no, not that Vladimir Putin. Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a downtown Publix supermarket on Aug. 21. Putin was screaming ...

Aug 30, 2016

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for five days

A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word “scapegoat” when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days. The nearly 1-ton horse named Budweiser, who goes by “Buddy,” was safely wrangled back into ...

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

Aug 25, 2016

Nigerian faces charges for naming his dog after president

A Nigerian is being charged for provoking people and “breach of peace” by naming his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari and painting the name on the pet, police said on Wednesday. “The man bought a dog, named it Buhari, wrote ‘Buhari’ on both sides ...