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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 02:37 PM CDT

Man Uses Party Balloons to Fly Across Africa

Man Uses Party Balloons to Fly Across Africa

In what looks like a scene from the movie "Up", a British adventurer flew 15 miles across South Africa in a camping chair tied to a bunch of large party balloons. Tom Morgan reached an altitude of over...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:02 PM CDT

Hunters Bag Massive Python

Hunters Bag Massive Python

Python hunter Dusty "Wildman" Crum describes biting down on a huge snake's tail in his struggle to wrestle the 17-foot reptile.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 09:50 AM CDT

Bizarre Robbery Plays Out on Facebook

Bizarre Robbery Plays Out on Facebook

A Largo, Florida gas station worker had a horrible first day on the job when the gas station he worked at was robbed and he had to lock himself in the freezer to stay safe. He then sought help by posting...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 03:10 PM CDT

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Watch a Giant Pumpkin Regatta

What is a more autumn activity than racing giant pumpkins? Students from the West Virginia University held their inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race as part of Mountaineer Week - just in time for...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 06:53 AM CDT

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

Everybody Hush Now: Man Fined for Belting '90s Tune in Car

A Canadian man's decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public. But Taoufik Moalla said Monday he'll fight the ticket and denies his...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:38 AM CDT

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

California Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts

A California surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts. "This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County...

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 04:30 PM CDT

Man Bites Off Deputy's Finger

Man Bites Off Deputy's Finger

A man bit off the fingertip of an Oregon sheriff's deputy responding to a domestic violence call early Monday morning.  

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 02:15 PM CDT

Olympians' Favorite Halloween Candy

Olympians' Favorite Halloween Candy

With Halloween a week away, members of Team USA talk about their favorite Halloween candy - and the worst things to get when trick-or-treating.

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 09:00 AM CDT

Duck Hunt: Man Still Searching for Pink Bird Thought Extinct

Duck Hunt: Man Still Searching for Pink Bird Thought Extinct

Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink. Thorns' hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh expedition...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:33 PM CDT

2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica in Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit

2-Story 'Star Wars' Replica in Yard for Halloween Is Big Hit

A two-story "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer spent half a...

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