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Some spiders are good sailors, scientists say

Some spiders can sail -- they can harness the wind, weigh anchor and toss a line to a raft. They may even cross vast oceans, scientist say.

Their research could help explain why some types of spiders are present on nearly every corner of the globe. It...

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Crow makes landing on back of eagle

Are nature photographers getting better, or are animals just realizing how awesome they look when riding on the back of other animals?

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Japanese cat-collecting game has Internet purring

There's an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond. The goal? To feed cute stray cats in your virtual backyard. Up to 45 of them, if you're lucky.

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Grenade-shaped perfume bottle closes Ohio courthouse

A bottle of perfume shaped like a grenade caused a courthouse in Cincinnati to be evacuated and shut down on Tuesday.

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Man in wheelchair robs bank, gets away

A man in a wheelchair managed to evade authorities after robbing a bank of $1,200, according to a Huffington Post report.

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Confection craze: Watermelon bread trending in Taiwan

Watermelon's a great summer snack, but watermelon bread?

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Japanese women go ape for gorilla hunk

Who could resist that striking countenance, that chiseled brow -- and that toned, furry butt?

A surprisingly hunky male gorilla, Shabani, has female humans going ape after mugshots of the 18-year-old animal began going viral on Twitter.

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Man steals car, runs out of gas

Authorities say a man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania.

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Naming your baby Quinoa could win you $10K

Expecting a baby in the next couple of days? Hours?

Pig rescued from basement taken to farm

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Detroit police rescue 400-pound pig

Detroit police were called upon to rescue a 400-pound pig from a basement. The portly porcine was taken to a farm.

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Study: Heavy metal soothes listeners

A study by Australia's University of Queensland found that aggressive music, such as heavy metal and punk, may actually help soothe angry listeners

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Alberta Environment & Parks

Dumped goldfish turn into giants in Canadian waters

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

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