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'Screaming Mummy' displayed in Egypt museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the "Screaming Mummy," of the son of a pharaoh who may have been hanged for plotting his father's murder. Dubbed "the unknown man E," the mummy which is not usually exhibited appears to be of a man who died an agonizing death. Egypt's ...

Truck dumps tons of chicken feathers on Washington state highway

/ May 24, 2018

Truck dumps tons of chicken feathers on Washington state highway

A tractor-trailer made a fowl mess when it rolled over in Washington state. It dumped about 40,000 pounds (18,145 kilograms) of chicken feathers across Interstate 5. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the driver told investigators he fell asleep at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday ...

/ May 24, 2018

Fake gold bars fool Michigan burglar

Fake promotional gold bars apparently appeared so much like the real thing that someone broke into a western Michigan flooring shop to take them. WXMI-TV reports Old to Gold Hardwood Floors owner Rowdy Lapham arrived at work Monday to find his store in Grand Rapids ...

/ May 17, 2018

Yanny or laurel? Sound bite sparks internet din

An audio snippet with just two syllables has ignited an internet meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel?" The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high ...

/ May 17, 2018

U.S. surgeon general gives aid on plane

When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight. Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist, assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday ...

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

/ May 13, 2018

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Stephen Hawking's family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. The world's most recognizable scientist died in March at age 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins ...

May 13, 2018

U.S. fugitive accidentally dials 911, now in jail

A fugitive who is wanted in North Carolina accidentally dialed 911 while he was in upstate New York, and he is now behind bars. WHEC-TV in Rochester reports that deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff's office arrested 53-year-old Jesse Graham on Friday night in Lyons, ...

/ May 11, 2018

Dog shoots Iowa man while playing

With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his ...

Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

/ May 10, 2018

Bum-biting wombat's mating habits could hold key to survival

Butt-biting is common mating behavior among certain wombats, researchers revealed Thursday, shedding light on the secret sex lives of the furry marsupials in a discovery that could protect the species as a whole from extinction. Scientists monitoring the breeding patterns of the southern hairy-nosed wombat ...

/ May 3, 2018

Brinks truck drops thousands of dollars on Indiana highway

State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. State police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine says investigators don't know exactly how ...