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Struggling dog rescued from Florida canal

A Florida police officer jumped into a canal alongside a bystander to rescue a dog who ended up in the water and was in danger of drowning. The Lighthouse Point Police Department said Officers Sara Gianino and Allyson Steinkamp responded to a Lighthouse Point neighborhood where a dog named Sarge had plunged into the canal […]

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Overdue VHS tape returned to Kansas library after 19 years

Officials at a Kansas library received an unusual surprise when a patron returned a VHS tape that had been checked out 19 years earlier. The Johnson County Central Resource Library said the tape, Russian film Burnt by the Sun, was checked out on a 7-day loan in 2003. “It’s a blast for the past for […]

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Daredevils walk slackline over active volcano for Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records shared video showing a pair of daredevils breaking the record for longest slackline walk over an active volcano. Rafael Bridi of Brazil and Alexander Schulz earned the Guinness World Record for longest slackline walk over an active volcano (ISA-approved) when they walked 856 feet across a line suspended 137 feet over the […]

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Bear spends the night destroying interior of SUV in California

A Peninsula woman vacationing in California captured video of the moment a bear fled from the back of her SUV after spending up to seven hours inside the vehicle. Vicky Costantini, 49, of Redwood City, Pa., said she was visiting her vacation home in Arnold, a small community in Calaveras County, Calif., when she made […]

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South African woman sets world record for eating chicken feet

A South African woman earned a Guinness World Record by eating 4.26 ounces of chicken feet in 60 seconds. Vuyolwethu Simanile, competing against her colleagues from the Mashamplanes Lounge restaurant and bar in Umlazi, Durban, downed about 3 1/2 chicken feet in the one-minute time period to win the competition and set the record. “Vuyo […]

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Red squirrel shuts down Scottish bakery for two days

A bakery in Scotland has been closed for two days due to the presence of an unusual burglar — a protected red squirrel. The Greggs bakery in Pitlochry was closed Sunday after a red squirrel was found living in the roof the previous day, and the squirrel was photographed through a window wandering around the […]

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‘Best New Skyscraper’ Mimics Nature: Looks Like 2 Mountains With a Valley, Water, and Greenery Between

In the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, a lush green valley emerges from the rocky canyon walls of a new office building. The dramatic, geology-inspired, plant-covered “Valley” stands out in Amsterdam’s Zuidas neighborhood with its three towers of 219, 265, add 328 feet tall (67, 81, and 100 meters), and its spectacular cantilevered apartments. Named […]