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Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 04:39 AM CST

12 Most Bizarre Late-to-Work Excuses: Report

12 Most Bizarre Late-to-Work Excuses: Report

A new report revealed 12 of the most bizarre late-to-work excuses, and the list contains a bear, a lizard and a lot of Vaseline. CareerBuilder surveyed nearly 2,600 hiring and human resources managers and more...

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 09:42 AM CST

Goat-Tiger Odd Couple May Be Over

Goat-Tiger Odd Couple May Be Over

A romance that enchanted Russia may be over: Timur the goat and Amur the tiger have had a fight and aren't together anymore. In November, the goat was placed in the tiger's compound in a wildlife park...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 09:31 AM CST
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By Amanda Dingyuan Hou

Unbelievable Animals: Kinkajou Sleeps on Woman's Chest

Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them. View gallery

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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM CST

Repairman Finds 200-Pound Gator Kept in Basement for 26 Years

Repairman Finds 200-Pound Gator Kept in Basement for 26 Years

A man in south suburban Lansing kept an alligator at his house for over two decades without neighbors knowing, according to authorities. The 6-foot-long alligator spent most of its 26 years in a cage of...

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:26 PM CST

Man in Clown Mask Robs Calif. Gas Station at Gunpoint

Man in Clown Mask Robs Calif. Gas Station at Gunpoint

A robber wearing a clown mask held up a San Bernardino, California, gas station at gunpoint Monday, and police say that business may not have been his first target of the night. About 10 p.m., surveillance...

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 09:40 AM CST

Mammoth Bones Unearthed on Oregon State Football Field

Mammoth Bones Unearthed on Oregon State Football Field

Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field. Crews working on an expansion around Reser Stadium found a femur from one...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 02:51 PM CST

99-Year-Old Woman Wakes Up to Find Exotic Animal on Chest

99-Year-Old Woman Wakes Up to Find Exotic Animal on Chest

A 99-year-old woman in Miami said she woke up to find an animal on her chest, according to a veterinarian caring for the unusual creature. It was a kinkajou, an animal usually found in the rainforests...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 08:16 AM CST

Lizard Found in Kindergartner's Salad Becomes New Class Pet

Lizard Found in Kindergartner's Salad Becomes New Class Pet

A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days. Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn...

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 05:06 PM CST

Vegan Butcher Offers 'Meatless Meats'

Vegan Butcher Offers 'Meatless Meats'

Chances are pretty good when you think vegan or vegetarian, a butcher shop isn't what comes to mind but the owners of Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, Minnesota hope to change that.

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 02:29 PM CST

Trailer With $70K Worth of Cheese Stolen in Wis.

 Trailer With $70K Worth of Cheese Stolen in Wis.

Police in Germantown, Wisconsin, are looking for suspects after a trailer containing about $70,000 worth of cheese was stolen from a trucking company. Police say the trailer was taken early Friday from...

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