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First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina — almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers said Thursday. Argentine and Brazilian scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to ...

/ Mar 26, 2017

Man who set world record for free throws dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and ...

/ Mar 26, 2017

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a Sasquatch

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a Sasquatch in her rearview mirror. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that the 50-year-old Tensed woman was driving south on U.S. Highway 95 on Wednesday when she struck ...

New Zealand river recognized as 'legal person'

/ Mar 16, 2017

New Zealand river recognized as 'legal person'

A New Zealand river revered by Maori has been recognized by parliament as a “legal person,” in a move believed to be a world first. Under legislation passed Wednesday that combines Western legal precedent with Maori mysticism, the Whanganui River has been formally declared ...

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

/ Mar 12, 2017

Sleepy Colorado town comes alive for Frozen Dead Guy Days

Every March the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian man breathes fresh life into sleepy Nederland, Colorado, where throngs of fun-lovers fill the streets for Frozen Dead Guy Days, a festival in honor of the town’s most famous resident. The annual three-day festival is ...

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

/ Mar 12, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

Brazil President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday. Temer surprised Brazilian political observers last week with the revelation that he has decamped from the ...

/ Mar 11, 2017

Children derail expert's BBC chat on ouster of Park

Two small children have lightened up a television interview on a weighty subject by barging into their dad’s office while he was on the air. Professor Robert E. Kelly was talking to the BBC from South Korea on Friday to discuss the ouster of ...

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hawaii-bound flight diverted over blanket dispute

A flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu was diverted to Los Angeles on Wednesday after a passenger refused to pay $12 for a blanket and was accused of being unruly, police said. The incident unfolded after the Hawaiian Airlines flight took off from Las ...