London's Richmond Park has become a dumping ground for exotic pets, and we don't mean deer.
shared that the park has now become the new, but sometimes temporary home for pets like snapping turtles, tarantulas, chinchillas, and gerbils. Many of these animals are at risk of starving or becoming dinner for wild animals.
Richmond Park has ponds which often become the new home for aquariums full of fish and reptiles which threaten the ecosystem. Rangers have looked after the park's herd of red and fallow deer since 1637, but now they have to look for members of the public dumping pets which threaten the animals, plants, and visitors to the park.
Adam Curtis, the assistant park manager at Richmond Park, explains that while they have discovered odd pets now and then, the people dumping their fish and other aquarium contents is a bigger concern.
Metallica's music is often associated with darkness and death, but a Canadian woman is claiming that the music of the iconic heavy metal band saved her and her dog from a ravenous cougar.
reports that Dee Gallant and her dog, Murphy, were hiking through the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia last week when they encountered the wild beast.
As they were hiking through the woods, Gallant noticed that she and Murphy were being stalked by the cougar further up the trail. When she eventually noticed that the deadly cat was heading towards them and her cries for it to back off weren't registering, she was forced to think outside of the box.
Just as the cougar was preparing to attack them, something amazing happened. In a last-ditch effort to save their lives, Gallant whipped out her cellphone, played Metallica's "Don't Tread On Me," and cranked up the volume.
A couple who were camping in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park has reported that a man fired shots near their campsite after he claimed to have spotted Bigfoot. As reports, the couple - Brad Ginn and Madelyn Durand - say that the man approached their tent and declared that they were camping in Bigfoot Country.
"He said ‘I hope you have weapons' and then he flashed his gun at us and was like ‘I have this so if anything happens to you then just yell and I'll come,'" Durand said.
Durand and Ginn said that they heard the gunshots shortly after. As the article notes, the use of firearms is not allowed within the national park.
As reports, the first sighting of Bigfoot was reported about 60 years ago when a North California newspaper reported that giant humanoid footprints had been spotted by a construction crew. The paper coined the name Bigfoot for the mythical creature.
An Indian boy appears to be doing fine after he had 536 "teeth" surgically removed after his parents noticed his right jaw was swollen.
The boy's parents thought the swelling was caused by a decayed tooth, but inside his lower jaw were 526 "teeth" that were not visible on the outside of the youngster's cheek, the reported.
The boy, known only as Ravindranath, underwent surgery, which was reportedly inevitable, on July 11. Doctors removed the "denticles," which are described as "abnormal teeth-like growths," from a tumor during a five-hour procedure at Chennai's Saveetha Dental College and Hospital. The head of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Senthilnathan, said the "teeth" were contained in a tiny sac, which had to be removed carefully to ensure they did not break or chip.
"The teeth were in different sizes that varied between 0.1 mm to 15mm," said Prathibha Ramani, college head of maxillofacial pathology.
An elderly Ohio woman has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats.
Nancy Segula, who lives in the Garfield Heights area, has been feeding stray cats for a couple of years, after they began showing up on her back porch. Interestingly, feeding stray cats and dogs is against the law in Garfield Heights, and even after repeated warnings, Segula still feeds the cats.
The cats may have appreciated the gesture, but Segula's neighbors did not.
"It began in 2017 with me feeding stray kitties. I used to have a neighbor that had a couple cats and he moved away so he left them," Segula told .
"I would always feed them and care for them because I was worried about them and I'm a cat lover. Once my neighbors got upset about it, they called the animal warden."
Segula received her first citation in 2017. She has received four citations since then and continues to feed the cats.
A St. Louis man was cleaning out his mother's freezer when he discovered the frozen, mummified remains of a baby in a cardboard box, St. Louis' reports. Police estimate that the infant had been in the freezer for two decades.
Adam Smith says that for at least 20 years, there was a cardboard box in the back of his mom's freezer, and that no one ever talked about it. However, after Smith's mother died of cancer, he and his family members have been working on cleaning up her house and getting rid of unnecessary items.
He was discussing the operation with a family member when the subject of the mystery box in the freezer came up.
"This box has been in every freezer, in every home that we lived in for my entire life," he said. According to , the box, which took up a quarter of every freezer the family ever owned, was always present but never talked about.
A man flying through Baltimore-Washington International Airport was found with a missile launcher in his checked baggage, Washington's reports. And no, that's not allowed.
First, the good news: the device was not live. The bad news, for the traveler anyway, was that it was confiscated, tested for explosive residue, then sent to the state fire marshal to be disposed of.
When the device turned up on the security agency's X-ray machines, officers were dispatched to track down the traveler and ask him some questions. As it turns out, it was all rather innocent - mostly. The man, identified only as a male traveler from Jacksonville, Texas, said he was an active-duty military member returning from Kuwait. He said he wanted to keep the device as a souvenir.
TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein suggested that perhaps the traveler could have brought back some other souvenir.
"Perhaps he should have picked up a keychain instead!"
The last time we saw Thor was in Avengers: Endgame, and he wasn't coping too well with the aftermath of Thanos' mass dusting of half of the universe's population. After putting an end to the planet-cleansing alien once and for all early on in the film, he developed a beer belly and spent most of the movie as an inebriated shadow of his former self.
The end of the movie saw the Norse god board a spaceship with the Guardians of the Galaxy. But he might not have ventured into the cosmos after all. This week, he's apparently been trying to buy marijuana in Canada - or at least someone pretending to be him has been doing that.
reports that an opportunistic stoner recently tried to take advantage of the Asgardian warrior's newly-discovered party-centric lifestyle by posing as him in order to purchase weed from an Alberta dispensary.
A South Dakota women considered herself lucky to be alive after a freak accident with a lawn mower sliced open her neck on July 11.
Kendra Jensen said she had just stepped outside and started to pick up a couple of toys when she felt something hit her in the neck, reported.
Her husband, Andy Jensen, was mowing their lawn on a riding mower when the mower blew out a piece of debris that hit Kendra in the neck.
"I thought that I got hit by a rock. It felt like something hit me, and then fell off me," Kendra said, adding that she did not know her neck had been cut deeply.
"I was immediately like ‘that hurt,' and so I grabbed my neck. That's when I realized I was bleeding, and it was wet. I freaked out," Kendra said.
Dog owner Becca Hill of England is distraught as her Chihuahua Gizmo was plucked out of her garden by a seagull near Devon.
reported that Hill is hopeful that Gizmo survived, but she has no idea where he is. She is now taking to social media to sound the alarm that her pup is missing, but also, that smaller dogs are vulnerable in a garden or backyard.
Hill shared that Gizmo was enjoying the nice weather and playing in the yard when a "bird swooped down and grabbed the tiny four-year-old pooch in its beak." She added that both she and her partner witnessed the horrifying abduction that happened on Sunday afternoon out of the blue.
Gizmo is still missing, and the couple doesn't know if the seagull harmed the dog or perhaps dropped it into the water.
Hill spoke to Devon Live to recount the scene with the sea bird and what followed.
When most people think of Instagram, they think of looking at photos of their friends or favorite celebrities. But there is another side of the social media site that involves the selling and trading of human skulls — and it is a market that is thriving.
Skull enthusiasts across the world who are willing to spend thousands of dollars to get them don't have to go far - they just need Instagram, magazine reported.
The magazine spoke with Henry Scragg, one seller of the unusual remains who has amassed more than 34,000 followers on the platform. Scragg said he bought a box of skulls on eBay before the company banned the selling of human remains. He began sharing photos of the skulls on Instagram and was approached by many interest parties who wanted to buy them.
Debbie Reynders, another skull collector, said while most people might think the hobby is weird while most people who are in the trade are "open and lovely" people.
Doctors in India were left in a state of shock after a woman gave birth to a baby with three "heads" on July 11.
The woman, who was not identified, was taken to a health care facility when she began to experience unusual pain during the birth, according to a report by .
Doctors, as well as the woman's family, were shocked to learn that the baby, a little girl, was born with three heads. Reports stated that the baby girl had two large protrusions that had formed at the back of her skull.
Doctors said the mother had experienced a normal pregnancy, which only added to the surprise. Both mom and baby, whose body was also underdeveloped, were taken to a nearby hospital that was better equipped to treat the baby.
"This is a very rare medical condition," said Rajesh Thakur, Chief Medical Superintendent, at the hospital in Etah.
Bud Light is offering free beer to any aliens who are liberated from Area 51 after the planned "invasion" of the secret military base, is reporting.
For those not familiar, over 1.5 million people, as of this writing, have signed up for the "" Facebook Group. The group intends to meet up at a gift shop not far from the Nevada Air Force base and then try en masse to get past the guards, the theory being that the guards will only be able to stop a few, while the remainder of the tens of thousands will make it inside and see first-hand the secrets within.
A woman was killed in Russia after she and a man fell out of a window while having sex at a party - but the man, who survived because her body cushioned his fall, reportedly got up and rejoined the party.
The incident took place in the city of St. Petersburg, where police say the couple was together at what neighbors described as a wild party. As noted, the couple was reportedly having sex on the windowsill when someone threw a television out of a window in the apartment, which caused the couple to plummet through the window and fall nine stories to the ground below.
Police say the 30-year-old woman was killed instantly as her head hit the pavement, but her 29-year-old lover survived as some bushes and the woman's body broke his fall. Apparently avoiding major injury, the man then got up and rejoined the party, police said.
When police arrived, the partygoers reportedly attacked them.
The man who organized the "Storm Area 51" Facebook group says it's just a joke, and that he's not responsible for what happens to any of the 450,000 people who have signed up for the event, reports.
As of this writing, nearly half a million people have added their names to the Storm Area 51 group, which plans to convene on September 20 outside the secretive U.S. Air Force facility in the middle of the Nevada desert and, well, storm it.
"They can't stop all of us," reads the group's tagline.
A 10-year-old Cambodian girl suffers from a rare condition that makes her look like a 60-year-old woman.
Bo Rakching was born with folds in her skin that gives it a sagging and wrinkled appearance, reported.
The girl's family has not sought a medical opinion on what has caused the condition, but local reports claim that Rakching suffers from a disorder called cutis laxa, which causes the skin to lose it elasticity. Other than the sagging and wrinkles, Rakching reportedly has the body of a normal 10-year-old.
Rakching, who lives with her family a remote village outside Phnom Penh, said she dreamed of having a pretty face.
"I want the pretty face. I want to have surgery. The other children call me ‘old folk,'" she said, per The Daily Mail.
"Among all my brothers and sisters, I am the only one with an old face. They all have young faces. They do not call me sister, they call me grandmom."
A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.
A woman in Great Britain posted a photo of a cow which wandered into her neighborhood and poked its head into her kitchen window while she was eating breakfast.
shared the photo of a Holstein dairy cow peering through her window, and social media kept the joke going. She posted the photo with a caption that said the cow took her by surprise.
"Just looked up from my breakfast to this."
The photo quickly got 38,000 views after the woman explained that she doesn't live on a farm, but rather in a residential neighborhood. Many shared that it reminded them of an old milk ad for Cravendale where the cows stalked shoppers, wanting their milk back, with the line, "Milk so good the cows want it back."
Another user wanted to know if anyone could find a video of the old commercial.