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Thai zoo holds escape drill with employee in ostrich costume

A Thai zoo’s escaped animal drill is going viral after photos and videos emerged showing a zoo employee in an ostrich costume fleeing from keepers. The Chiang Mai Zoo posted photos to Facebook showing the employee, dressed in an ostrich costume and makeup, being chased through the facility’s Africa Zone by zookeepers after simulating an […]

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British stunt driver breaks parallel parking world record

A stunt driver at the British Motor Show broke two Guinness World Records — one for parallel parking, and another for doing donuts around a motorcycle. Paul Swift took on the Guinness World Record for the tightest parallel park in an electric car twice during the British Motor Show in Farnborough, England. Swift’s first attempt, […]

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National Dog Day has encouraged adoption since 2004

National Dog Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 26, was founded by an animal advocate in 2004 to encourage adoption. The holiday was founded in 2004 by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate and family lifestyle expert, and the date Aug. 26 was chosen because it is the day Paige adopted her first dog at the […]

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Firefighters rescue horse stuck in muddy pond

Firefighters in Britain came to the rescue of a 6-year-old horse found laying on his side while stuck in a muddy pond. The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Bollington Fire Station, Chester Fire Station and Lymm Fire Station responded to the pond in Manley, England, where a horse named Charlie was stuck […]

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Man spends three days searching beach for stranger’s lost ring

A Massachusetts man reunited a woman with her diamond ring after spending three days using his metal detector to search the ocean at a New Hampshire beach. Francesca Teal said she and her husband were throwing a football in waist-deep water at North Beach in Hampton, N.H., when her diamond wedding ring, a family heirloom […]

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British firefighters rescue man with hand stuck in sofa

Firefighters in Britain conducted an unusual rescue when a caller reported a man who needed help extracting his hand from the back of a sofa. The Stapleford Fire Station in England said in a Facebook post that a crew responded Tuesday night “to a report of a male with his hand trapped down the back […]

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Maryland man’s motion sickness leads to $50,000 lottery prize

A Maryland man forced to miss a family cruise due to his motion sickness issues ended up winning a $50,000 lottery prize during his time alone. James Howard, 48, of Arutus, told Maryland Lottery officials his motion sickness problems caused him to stay home alone while his wife, adult children and mother-in-law took a cruise […]