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Message in a bottle found after 10 years in Russia

A Polish woman who threw a message in a bottle into the Gulf of Finland during a trip to Russia received a reply saying the bottle had been found 10

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Mystery chunk of ice crashes through Wisconsin family’s roof

A Wisconsin man received an unusual wake-up call when a nearly 13-pound chunk of ice crashed through the ceiling of his bedroom. Ken Millermon said he was in bed at

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Rare piebald squirrel spotted in Colorado tree

Wildlife officials in Colorado shared photos of a rare piebald squirrel spotted in a tree near Denver. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northeast Region said in a Twitter post that Jerry

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South Carolina man’s dream inspires purchase of $300,000 lottery ticket

A South Carolina man said a dream about winning the lottery inspired him to buy the ticket that earned him a $300,000 jackpot. The North Charleston man, whose name was

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South Carolina angler hooks alligator in saltwater marsh

A South Carolina angler who thought he had hooked a stingray in a saltwater marsh was surprised to discover the creature on the end of his line was an alligator.

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Candle image of the world and Buddha sets Guinness record

A Buddhist organization in Thailand set a Guinness World record by using 256,477 illuminated candles to create an image of the world and Buddha. The Dhammakaya Foundation used lit candles

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Houston’s ‘Darth Vader house’ listed for $4.3 million

A Houston house for sale is drawing attention online for its resemblance to Star Wars villain Darth Vader. The 7,000-square-foot home in the University Place neighborhood is nicknamed the “Darth

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