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Eurasian eagle owl escapes during training at Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is asking the public to keep an eye on the skies after a Eurasian eagle owl escaped from its keeper during a training session. The zoo said in a Facebook post that the owl, named Gladys, “flew off to a tree and did not return” during “a routine exercise and training session” […]

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Statues from British garden identified as ancient Egyptian, sell for $265,510

A pair of statues from a British garden initially were believed to be 18th-century replicas of Egyptian artifacts, but fetched $265,510 at an auction after they were suspected to be thousands of years old. Mander Auctioneers said a couple moving out of their Sudbury, England, home contacted the auction house to sell off items from […]

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British farmer spots white wallaby on the loose

A British farmer planting barley in his field captured video when he spotted something surprising — a white wallaby hopping loose. Jack Smith, 19, said he was planting barley Tuesday in his field near Kenilworth, England, when he saw the unusual animal. “I saw it in the hedge and thought it was a rabbit or […]

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Tiny Tennessee town listed for $725,000

A tiny Tennessee town consisting of a home, four “general stores” and a barn is being listed for sale with an asking price of $725,000. The town of Water Valley, Maury County, is being listed online for $725,000 and includes a creek-side home that was built in 1900. The listing also includes four “general stores” […]

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Turkey resident named world’s tallest woman at 7 feet tall

A Turkish woman who stands at 7 feet, .7 inch tall has been dubbed the tallest woman living by Guinness World Records. Rumeysa Gelgi, who previously was named the tallest teenager living (female) at age 18 in 2014, claimed a second title when she was officially remeasured by Guinness this year. Gelgi was born with […]

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African caracal on the loose after escape from Michigan home

Police and animal control officers in Michigan are hunting for an exotic African cat that escaped from a local property. The Royal Oak Police Department said a woman who owns four African caracal cats told officers two of the felines escaped through a gate that was left open on her property. One of the caracals […]

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Low car tire leads Michigan man to $500,000 lottery jackpot

A Michigan man found having low air in one of his tires and being short on change to be a lucky sequence of events when it led to his winning a $500,000 lottery jackpot. The 48-year-old Genesee County man told Michigan Lottery officials he stopped at the Speedway gas station in Grand Blanc to put […]