The tourist attraction of Uranus, Missouri - located in the rural area of Pulaski County - 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.
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?
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.
A 66-year-old man from Hagerstown, Maryland, who walked around Pennsylvania's York Fair with his wife on a leash was arrested on Saturday, September 15.
According to the , who viewed official court documents, an eyewitness reportedly saw Walter William Wolford Sr. leading his wife, Catherine Wolford, around the outdoor fair using a red nylon dog-style leash that was approximately eight feet long.
The witness told officials from the West Manchester Township Police Department that, at one point, the man "yanked the leash when all of the slack had gone out of it, causing [the woman's] head to move backwards and for her to sustain red marks around her throat area."
Emergency medical professionals attended to Catherine, who the police said "was very disoriented, did not know where she was [or] her own name, and spoke in gibberish."
A woman vacationing in Spain started feeling ill and felt pain in her genital area, so she went to a local medical center to be checked out by a doctor.
Their diagnosis - she had a dead tortoise in her vagina.
The bizarre case happened on the island of Tenerife and prompted an investigation by local police, the reported. The British woman had been partying with a group of friends and said she started to feel odd shortly afterward, the report noted.
After several days, the discomfort intensified and the woman found her way to a local emergency room. What happened next is not entirely clear. The Sun noted that a number of local Spanish publications reported that doctors found a dead tortoise, though some reports suggested that it was actually a smaller turtle. But the British newspaper could not independently verify any of these claims, and the hospital said it could not comment.
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.
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 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, and 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."