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Lost dog travels 100 miles from Iowa to Nebraska in 23 days

Lost dog travels 100 miles from Iowa to Nebraska in 23 days

Lost dog travels 100 miles from Iowa to Nebraska in 23 days

 Animal rescuers said a dog that went missing in Iowa was captured 100 miles away in Nebraska after the several failed attempts at apprehension caused the canine to flee

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The Nebraska Humane Society said the dog, named Ivy, escaped from her home in Sioux City on Feb. 12 and traveled 100 miles to the Omaha area during her 23 days on the loose.


The humane society said multiple reported sightings of Ivy occurred during that time, but the dog would flee when people tried to approach her.


"Every day that a dog is out, it gets more scared," Cathy Eaton, founder of Lost Pets of Omaha Area, told the Omaha World-Herald. "Each time another person calls out to it, it freaks her out a little bit more. ... When a dog is lost, everything is strange to it."


An Omaha resident who spotted Ivy wandering near their home contacted the Nebraska Humane Society and, with the help of an officer, was able to lure the dog into a garage with some food.


Rescuers said Ivy had lost 10 to 15 pounds while loose and ended up with one of her legs caught in her collar, causing it to become embedded in her armpit.


Ivy was treated for her injuries and is now recovering at home, the humane society said.

British man drinks Capri Sun in 16.65 seconds to set Guinness record

British man drinks Capri Sun in 16.65 seconds to set Guinness record

 

British man drinks Capri Sun in 16.65 seconds to set Guinness record

A British man who decided to attempt a Guinness World Record while in COVID-19 lockdown captured the title for fastest time to drink a Capri Sun pouch: 16.65 seconds.


Declan Evans, 20, of Lincoln, said he started to look for records to break while in lockdown during the summer and discovered Guinness had set the benchmark time for the record at 18 seconds, but it had yet to be officially attempted.


Evans said he performed several trial runs to master his technique and ended up with an official time of 16.65 seconds.


"It is a stupid record to hold, but that is the fun of the Guinness World Records," Evans told The Lincolnite. "I think it will definitely get beaten. I wouldn't say it was that fast.

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"It is a silly record anyone can try, but I am proud to have it and it is still a world record. Once I achieved it, it was quite rewarding and I want to try more records in the future."


Evans said he is looking forward to the end of the pandemic so he can attempt outdoor records, such as fastest time to run a mile while carrying someone on a stretcher.

Montana angler's 7.8-pound smallmouth bass breaks state record

Montana angler's 7.8-pound smallmouth bass breaks state record

 

Montana angler's 7.8-pound smallmouth bass breaks state record

A Montana angler broke a nearly 4-year-old state record when he reeled in a smallmouth bass that weighed 7.8 pounds.

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Theron Thompson said he was fishing in the Fort Peck Reservoir with his father, Jim Thompson, and a friend, Nate Peressini, when he reeled in a smallmouth bass that seemed impressive when he weighed it on Peressini's scale, but none of the men had good enough cellphone service on the water to look up the state record.


Thompson said it wasn't until hours later, when they were back on dry land, that he discovered the state record was 7.51 pounds.


"It was instantly, 'What should we do to get this confirmed and verified,'" Peressini told the Billings Gazette.


The men said it took multiple phone calls to reach a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks warden, who agreed to meet them at Miles City Reynolds Market, where there was an official scale.


The smallmouth bass weighed 7.8 pounds and was declared a new state record.

Passenger flight turns around in Sudan when stowaway cat attacks pilot

Passenger flight turns around in Sudan when stowaway cat attacks pilot

 

Passenger flight turns around in Sudan when stowaway cat attacks pilot

A passenger plane in Sudan turned back 30 minutes into the flight and made an emergency landing when a stray cat stowaway caused a ruckus in the cockpit.

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The Tarco flight from Khartoum to Doha turned back after about 30 minutes and made an emergency landing in Khartoum after the cat emerged in the cockpit of the Boeing 737 and attacked the pilot.


The crew attempted to capture the feline, but the flight turned around when they found themselves unable to wrangle the stowaway.


Officials said the plane had been parked for cleaning overnight before the flight and the cat, believed to be a feral stray, most likely found a concealed space in the cockpit to sleep before being jostled awake when the plane went into flight.

California family's missing French bulldog found 600 miles away in Mexico

California family's missing French bulldog found 600 miles away in Mexico

 

California family's missing French bulldog found 600 miles away in Mexico

A French bulldog that went missing from his family's home in California's Bay Area was found four weeks later after being purchased by a man 600 miles away in Mexico.


Debbie Campbell said Brody, her emotional support dog, went missing from her San Lorenzo home Feb. 3, and despite searches of the area and photos posted by her family to social media, weeks past without any news of her lost pet.


Campbell said she was shocked to receive a phone call last week from Benjamin Gonzalez, a man who said he bought a dog matching Brody's description from a man on the street in downtown Tijuana, 600 miles from the Bay Area.


Gonzalez said family members who live in the Bay Area told him the dog he purchased looked like photos of a lost dog they had seen on social media.


Gonzalez sent Campbell a photo of Brody's identifying tattoo, confirming the canine's identity.


Gonzalez, 37, said he had lived in the Bay Area since he was a baby, but was deported from the United States two years ago and has lived alone in Tijuana ever since.

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"He's from the Bay. I'm from the Bay. It was just weird," Gonzalez told KGO-TV. "I guess he was just meant to go back."


The Campbells paid Gonzalez back for the money he spent buying Brody off the street, but he declined any other reward.


"When he video called us to show us the dog, that took my breath away," Campbell said. "It's a blessing that that man called, because otherwise there's no way we could have gotten him back."


The Campbells said they don't know for sure how Brody ended up in Mexico, but they suspect he was intentionally stolen to be resold due to the breed's popularity and high price tag.

Italian weightlifter breaks Guinness record with 6-minute deadlift

Italian weightlifter breaks Guinness record with 6-minute deadlift

 

Italian weightlifter breaks Guinness record with 6-minute deadlift

A 59-year-old Italian weightlifter broke a Guinness World Record by holding a 220.46-pound deadlift for 6 minutes, 3 seconds.

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Marcello Ferri, who holds multiple Guinness records for weightlifting, attempted the record for longest duration deadlift with a 220.46-pound weight in his hometown of Pesaro, Italy, and he was able to hold the weight in the deadlift position for the mark.


Ferri first broke the record in 2019, with a time of 2 minutes, 7.45 seconds, and he broke it a second time in February 2020, when he held the position for 3 minutes, 42.37 seconds.


The weightlifter said his training involved a lot of physical exercise, but also a lot of mental preparation.


"Six minutes is not only a physical endeavor, but a mental one, too. If you're not [focused] all the time, your hands weaken and then open up," Ferri said.


Ferri said he now set his sights on two more records: the heaviest weight lifted with the toes and the most weight lifted by dumbbell rows in one minute with one arm.

Oregon man encounters extremely rare fox in parking lot

Oregon man encounters extremely rare fox in parking lot

Oregon man encounters extremely rare fox in parking lot

 An Oregon man captured photos of his unusual encounter with an extremely rare animal: a Sierra Nevada red fox.

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Alan Miles, of Bend, said he was in the parking lot of Skyliner in Mount Bachelor when he saw another person taking photos of an animal.


"I saw a lady taking a photo of this animal on the hill, looked up and it was this very unusual animal -- it was not a dog -- and just thought it was real special," Miles told KTVZ-TV.


Wildlife experts reviewed Miles' photos and identified the animal as a Sierra Nevada red fox. The species is considered extremely rare, with fewer than 50 believed to exist in the wild in California.


The Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife said the species was first confirmed to be living in Oregon in 2015.


"Very little is known about the Sierra Nevada red fox," Fish and Wildlife biologist Jamie Bowles said. "We haven't taken a look yet at population size estimates or density in our area."


The photos that Miles snapped show an animal that has mostly black fur, with white at the end of its tail and on its paws.


"So it is a misnomer, their name, the Sierra Nevada red fox," Bowles said. "We actually see a lot more of the darker-coated foxes here in Central Oregon, specifically in the higher elevations."

78 pounds of wool sheared from sheep found living in the wild

78 pounds of wool sheared from sheep found living in the wild

78 pounds of wool sheared from sheep found living in the wild

 A sheep found living in the wild in Australia was given an overdue shearing and instantly lost 78 pounds.

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The Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary said the sheep, now named Baarack, was found living in the wild near Lancefield, Victoria, and rescuers believe he was on his own for several years.


The sanctuary said it appeared that Baarack once had an ear tag, but his overgrown fleece caused the tag to be torn out.


Baarack was given a shearing, his first in several years, and the removed wool weighed in at a staggering 78 pounds.


Rescuers said the fleece was so badly overgrown that it covered part of the sheep's face and severely limited his ability to see.


The sanctuary said Baarack now has a permanent home at the facility.


University of Michigan library closed after venomous spiders found

University of Michigan library closed after venomous spiders found

 

University of Michigan library closed after venomous spiders found

University of Michigan library was closed for two days for cleaning when officials identified three venomous spiders found in the basement.

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Officials said the three spiders were found in late January at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the arachnids were sent to Professor Ann Danielson-Francois from the University of Michigan-Dearborn for identification.


Danielson-Francois identified the specimens as Mediterranean recluse spiders, a species that commonly hitchhikes with travelers. The species has been found in 22 states, but Danielson-Francois said it was the first time she had identified any that were found in Michigan.


The expert said the spiders may have tunneled into the basement of the library.


The library was closed for cleaning Sunday and Monday after officials were informed of the identity of the spiders.


Danielson-Francois said the spiders are venomous, but would be unlikely to bite someone in an open space like a library.


"They don't have a huge amount of venom, but they have enough to start necrosis, which is the eating away of the flesh," she told WJBK-TV.

Australian family finds deadly snake swimming in backyard pool

Australian family finds deadly snake swimming in backyard pool

Australian family finds deadly snake swimming in backyard pool

A reptile specialist was called out to an Australian family's home when they discovered one of the world's most venomous snakes swimming in their backyard pool.

 

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 said in a Facebook post that a family in Palmwoods, Queensland, contacted the group when they went out to use their backyard pool and discovered the water was already occupied by an eastern brown snake, one of the most venomous species in the world.

The snake catcher who responded to the home said the snake likely fell into the water accidentally and was unable to climb out due to the pool's high walls.

The man was able to capture the snake safely when it attempted to flee into a pool vent.
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Philadelphia airport employs robot for contact-free food delivery

Philadelphia airport employs robot for contact-free food delivery

 

Philadelphia airport employs robot for contact-free food delivery

A Philadelphia airport announced it has employed a food delivery robot to make it easier for passengers to grab a meal in a contact-free manner.



Philadelphia International Airport unveiled Gita, a robot with a 40-pound capacity cargo bin for delivering food orders to passengers waiting for their flights.


The robot uses Bluetooth to follow an airport AtYourGate representative through the airport to the location specified by the customer, who can order their food from airport restaurants via OrderAtPHL.com.


"Now more than ever we are looking to be forward-thinking and innovative regarding our contactless ordering options," Megan O'Connell, PHL Food & Shops marketing and customer service manager, said in a statement. "Gita allows our guests to customize their experience by choosing how much or how little human interaction they want when having their food delivered."


The airport tweeted a photo of Gita, which was compared to a droid from the Star Wars films.


"No, you aren't at Tatooine Airport, but that is a robot at #PHLAirport delivering food from @PHLFoodandShops merchants," the airport tweeted. "Starting today, guests placing orders via OrderAtPHL might have their food brought to them by this Gita."


The pilot program begins Tuesday and is scheduled to run through April.


Philadelphia has a complicated history with robots. In 2015, HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot designed by Canadian researchers, had a planned tour of the United States come to a premature end when the robot was found dismantled and damaged by unknown vandals in the city.

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Idaho woman dresses husband in 35 T-shirts for Guinness record

Idaho woman dresses husband in 35 T-shirts for Guinness record

 

Idaho woman dresses husband in 35 T-shirts for Guinness record

An Idaho couple teamed up to tackle an unusual Guinness World Record when the wife helped the husband don 35 T-shirts in one minute.


David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said he and his wife, Jennifer, previously attempted the same record in summer 2020, but despite managing to put on 32 shirts, their attempt was disqualified due to a requirement that each shirt be pulled to the waist all around the body.


Rush shared a video showing his wife helping him pull on 35 T-shirts, beating the previous record of 31 shirts.


Rush said having a helper turned out to be crucial for the last few shirts, as wearing so many articles of clothing restricted the movement of his arms.

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Puppy born in Oklahoma believed to be the first to survive with six legs

Puppy born in Oklahoma believed to be the first to survive with six legs

 

Puppy born in Oklahoma believed to be the first to survive with six legs

Veterinarians at an Oklahoma animal hospital said a puppy believed to be the first ever to be born alive with six legs is beating the odds by surviving and thriving.

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The Neel Veterinary Hospital in Oklahoma City said the puppy, named Skipper, was born with a single head and chest cavity, but she has six legs, two tails, two pelvic regions, two lower urinary tracts and two reproductive systems.


The hospital said Skipper is believed to be the first canine with six legs to be born alive, and despite some signs of spinal bifida, her organs "appear to be in great shape."


"All of her legs move and respond to stimulus just like a normal puppy. Its possible she may need physical therapy and assistance with mobility as she gets older," the hospital said in a Facebook post.


The hospital said Skipper is "very strong" and is doing well at her owner's home.


"All of her legs move and respond to stimulus just like a normal puppy. Its possible she may need physical therapy and assistance with mobility as she gets older," the post said.

 

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Floating house in Massachusetts listed for $275,000

Floating house in Massachusetts listed for $275,000

 
Floating house in Massachusetts listed for $275,000

A home for sale in Massachusetts is gaining attention online because of its unusual location: It's on a boat, but it's "not a houseboat.
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The home, listed online for $275,000, formerly was known as the Governor Herrick, a dredge for the Cape Cod Canal in the early 1900s.

The vessel, now named Tapestry, was converted in the mid-1990s by a man who built a home on top of the boat.

The 1,800-square-foot house, which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is parked at the Fairhaven Shipyard, but the location is not permanent.

"The person who lives in it currently works at the shipyard, so he was able to keep it there. But a future buyer will have to move it. It's not going to be able to stay at the shipyard," listing agent Jan MacGregor told Realtor.com.

The listing states the barge can be transported to another marina, or the home can be removed from the barge to a plot of land if the buyer finds a suitable spot.

 

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Ontario man breaks Guinness record for opening cans with mouth

Ontario man breaks Guinness record for opening cans with mouth

 

Ontario man breaks Guinness record for opening cans with mouth

An Ontario man broke a Guinness World Record -- but not any teeth -- when he used his jaws to bite open 24 full beverage cans in 1 minute.

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Chucky Mady, 32, an mixed martial arts fighter from Windsor, was recorded on video using his powerful jaws to rip the tops off the cans, causing soda to spray all over him and the surrounding area.


"I've been doing it for years -- I started when I was 16," Mady told the Windsor Star. "Just messing around. Party tricks."


Mady said it was several years later before he decided to take on the world record.


"One day, I was watching Guinness World Records Gone Wild on TV. There was this guy, Ryan Stock, who was doing it. His record was 11 cans in 1 minute, and I was like: 'I can do that.'"


Guinness confirmed Mady set the new record at 24 can .


Mady said the most important part of his technique is making sure he doesn't cut his mouth on the torn aluminum.


"My teeth are tough," Mady said. "It doesn't hurt."


Mady said he is now considering beating his own record.


"I know I could do another five more. Maybe 10 more," he said.

 

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Website offers $2,000 for 'dream job' -- five nights of sleeping

Website offers $2,000 for 'dream job' -- five nights of sleeping

Website offers $2,000 for 'dream job' -- five nights of sleeping

 A health advice website is offering $2,000 for a "dream job" that involves actual dreams: getting paid to sleep for five nights in different locations, including a five-star resort.

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Sleep Standards, a website dedicated to dispensing sleep health advice and reviews of sleep-aid products, said it is seeking a candidate to help the site "learn more about the influence of environmental factors on the quality of sleep."


The chosen person will spend five nights sleeping in different environments, including one night in a five-star luxury resort. All expenses will be paid by the website and the chosen candidate will receive $2,000 for their snoozing services.


"If we choose you, we will send you to a new sleep environment every night. In each of those environments, we will carefully adjust several environmental factors that we think might improve your sleep quality," the website said.


The posting said the candidate will be asked to rate each sleeping environment on a scale of 1 to 10 and write a detailed report of each sleeping experience.


Applications are being accepted on the website through March 30.

 

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Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

 

Wandering wallaby pays visit to Australian hospital's emergency room

A curious wallaby was caught on camera when it hopped through a set of automatic doors to explore the waiting room of an Australian hospital's emergency room.

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The Western District Health Service said the security cameras at the Hamilton Base Hospital Emergency Department in Victoria were recording when the wallaby hopped through the automatic doors and into the building.


The wallaby spent a few minutes exploring the waiting area before leaving through the same doors.


"It's wonderful to have such a close encounter with what is generally a very shy creature," WDHS Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald said.


"We have had an incredible year in the context of the pandemic and it's nice to have some light-hearted moments to reflect on."


The same hospital previously made headlines in 2015 when a koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" wandered into the emergency room.

 

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Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

Cat credited with saving Oregon family from dangerous gas leak

 An Oregon family's rescue cat is being praised as a hero by her family after alerting the humans in the house to a gas leak that could have become dangerous

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Sandi Martin said she was playing at her Lake Oswego home with Lilly, the cat she recently adopted from Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, when the feline started sniffing at a fireplace valve in a way that struck Martin as unusual.


"I went over and sniffed and there was a natural gas smell," Martin told KGW-TV. "It was very faint so I didn't really trust my nose. Then I asked my husband to sniff it, and he sniffed it, too."


The couple contacted NW Natural, their gas company, and they were told to shut off everything in the room, including their phones, and open all available windows and doors.


An employee from the company arrived about 20 minutes later and confirmed there was gas leaking from the fireplace.


"He came in and tested it and, in fact, he said it was a dangerous gas leak," Martin said. "So, then he tested all the other sources of gas and went outside and cut off the pipe to the gas there and capped it off and shut down the fireplace. She might have saved our lives."


Martin said Lilly has extra toes on her feet, a trait that is considered lucky in cats. She said the gas experience confirmed the feline's good fortune.

 

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Man gives venomous cobra a drink from water bottle

Man gives venomous cobra a drink from water bottle

Man gives venomous cobra a drink from water bottle

 An Indian man came to the rescue of a thirsty -- and potentially deadly -- cobra by pouring water from a bottle into the venomous snake's mouth.

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The video, shared by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda, shows the man, believed to be an IFS official, gently holding the water bottle while the cobra drinks from the opening.


The man touches the cobra with his other hand to keep the snake steady and calm while drinking.


"Love and water. Two best ingredients of life," Nanda tweeted.

 

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Gas leak leads to discovery of bear family sleeping under Tennessee home

Gas leak leads to discovery of bear family sleeping under Tennessee home

 

Gas leak leads to discovery of bear family sleeping under Tennessee home

Utility workers investigating a gas leak at a Tennessee home called wildlife officials for assistance when they discovered a family of bears sleeping under the house..

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The Appalachian Bear Rescue said a utility crew responded to a home in Sevier County and called the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency when they ventured under the house and were faced with "the ample caboose of a very large snoozing bear."


"The crawl space beneath a home is not a great place for a bear den, especially if there's a gas leak," the bear rescue said. "There was no way to know if the gas injured the bear, there was no way to safely repair the gas line while the bear was in residence, and there was no way to keep the home warm and habitable without repairing the gas line."


Wildlife officials arrived at the scene and were successfully able to "encourage the big bear to leave the premises," but they then discovered the bear was a mother and had left behind three young cubs.

 

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The cubs were examined by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and found to be in good health. They were then transferred to the Appalachian Bear Rescue, where officials said they are now hoping to find another mother bear in the wild to foster the cubs.