Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
The town of Uranus, Missouri, has a new newspaper with a name that every 12-year-old boy in the nation would appreciate - the Uranus Examiner.
The independent newspaper was launched this week after media conglomerate GateHouse Media purchased the local newspaper, the Daily Guide, and announced it was closing it down. As the reported, an employee for the soon-to-be-shuttered newspaper said she wanted to start a "fun" alternative that would promote the small town packed with tourist attractions for travelers along Route 66.
The end result was the Uranus Examiner, which the Associated Press pointed out is pronounced just as any schoolboy would expect.
The alternative comes as GateHouse Media has been closing papers across Missouri, the Associated Press reported. Just two weeks before announcing that the Daily Guide was shutting down, the company also closed the Carthage Press, with a nearby paper picking up its coverage area.
GateHouse Media had the same plans for the Daily Guide, the report noted.
A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves.
American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.
The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico was shut down last week under mysterious circumstances - along with the town post office and several area homes - and going on 10 days later there are still no answers. In addition to all of the wild conspiracy theories about aliens and government cover-ups, so more reasoned possible explanations have started to trickle in.
As previously reported by the , on Thursday, September 6, FBI agents swooped into the remote Mexico town, by some accounts in a Blackhawk helicopter and ordered everyone out. The observatory was evacuated, a nearby post office was evacuated, even a dozen or so homes in the area were evacuated. And no one - not the FBI, not the academic consortium that manages the observatory - is saying why. Even local law enforcement has been left in the dark.
So what are the theories?
Back in the day, if you needed a nap between classes you had to head back to your dorm or apartment, but the University of Maryland is providing an option for those who need a quick recharge between classes or while studying at the library. University of Maryland, located in College Park, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C. has installed sleeping pods or napping pods in the McKeldin Library for the convenience of students who live on campus and those who commute in order to boost personal productivity.
The local affiliate said that the pods, at $22k a pop were installed in the library to provide 20-minute naps for students who need to recharge while on the go. Each pod includes a reclining chair (think the seats in first class for an international flight), a privacy visor which can be moved and customize for your needs, speakers for music, and a twenty-minute timer that triggers a "sunrise" feature to gradually wake you up.
Domino's Pizza in Russia announced an "" at the end of August, offering free pizza for life to anyone brave enough to get a tattoo of their logo "in a prominent place." Pizza fans were challenged to share a photo of their tattoo to social media with the hashtag "#доминоснавсегда," which roughly translates to "dominance."
The deal was slated to run through the end of October. Pizza fans were asked to upload a picture of their Domino's-related tattoo to Instagram, Facebook, or Vkontakte, a popular Russian social network. This would grant the bearer of the tattoo a certificate entitling them to free pizza for life, which the company defined as 100 pizzas each year for 100 years.
Reading, Pennsylvania man Nathan Matthias had a rather unusual reason for drunkenly firing a shotgun while inside his apartment — he allegedly thought that he saw two clowns invading his apartment and causing a ruckus by running around the house.
According to the , the 35-year-old Matthias was given a sentence of 22 months to five years in state prison on Monday, close to two years after the incident in question took place. While police were not able to find any clowns running around Matthias' second-floor apartment in December 2016, he was found to have placed the life of one of his first-floor neighbors in danger through his alleged actions.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swooped into a New Mexico town unannounced and shut down an observatory last week, and to this day no one knows why. So of course, conspiracy theorists have concluded that it has something to do with aliens.
As reports, last Thursday was just a normal day at the the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot - that is, until the FBI showed up, by some accounts in a Blackhawk helicopter, and ordered everyone out. Scientists, technicians, clerical workers, even the janitor were told to pack up and leave.
Otero County Sheriff Benny House said that workers were terrified and called local law enforcement to keep things from getting out of hand.
"Some folks that work at the laboratory called us, asked us if we could send a deputy to stand by while they were evacuating. All the employees were packing up and leaving."
A Florida man was arrested Thursday after allegedly shooting at a home in response to a bad experience at his friend's family restaurant.
Forty-two-year-old Norman Auvil of Orlando stands charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, shooting from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a person, and abuse of a disabled adult, according to the Orange County Sheriff's office. Auvil allegedly was drinking at home with roommates Jesse Martin and Michael Johnson while discussing a negative review of Johnson's mother's restaurant. They used the internet to find the home address of Monica Walley, who had complained about service at the diner.
The three men drove to Walley's home "with the intent to harm someone (via physical fight) or to cause property damage (slashing tires or similar vandalism)," according to investigators. The report shows the three men were driving a 2013 white Ford Flex registered to Michael Johnson's girlfriend's father. Surveillance footage near the scene matched the description of the vehicle.
The Internet is full of strange and odd stories that usually end up amounting to nothing, but there are some which may go a lot deeper than a viral trend. Police in Texas are reaching out for help in searching for a woman who was seen in a video early on Friday morning. She walked up to a home in a city outside of Houston, rang a doorbell, and ended up disappearing. Making things even weirder is that she appeared to be in distress and wearing restraints.
According to , the short video was filmed by a security camera at a home in Montgomery, Texas on Friday. The situation took place in the middle of the night and has authorities, news stations, and residents absolutely baffled by everything that transpires in a mere seven seconds.
The owner of the home shared the video with the police after seeing it the next morning and not quite knowing what to make of it.
Mayo lovers, step aside. A town in Florida is trading mayo for Miracle Whip in an elaborate marketing prank spearheaded by Kraft Heinz. Mayo, a small north-central town where Florida's Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, has changed its name to "Miracle Whip" as part of an advertising stunt for the mayonnaise alternative.
The mayor of the town, which boasts less than 1,500 residents, made the surprising announcement of the name change over the weekend as street signs and the name on the town water tower were switched out, according to .
But the joke could be on city council members. Mayo mayor, Ann Murphy, told Fox the city council secretly discussed the deal with Miracle Whip during a closed session because they wanted the name change prank to be a surprise to the townspeople. Unfortunately, a closed session violates Florida's Sunshine Law which requires meetings to be held publicly except under limited conditions.
Authorities seized pineapples that contained dozens of pounds of cocaine.
According to a report from the , Spanish police caught the drug pushers who hollowed out the cores of the tasty fruit and filled them with almost 150 pounds of cocaine.
Authorities found the pineapples at the Mercamadrid, which is a market in Madrid that sells wholesale fruit and vegetables. The drug-filled shipment of 20 boxes arrived from Costa Rica through the Portuguese port of Setubal, Agence.
In a statement, police revealed that the pineapples were "perfectly hollowed out and stuffed with compact cylinders." Each cylinder had a paraffin coating that helped to hide "odors of the chemical products which the drug contains and avoid its detection."
An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records.