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Illinois 12-year-old builds world’s tallest popsicle stick structure

A 12-year-old Illinois boy broke a Guinness World Record when he assembled a 20.2-foot tower from popsicle sticks. Eric Klabel of Naperville said he has been building objects with popsicle sticks and other recycled materials since 2015, and he was inspired to chase the world record after watching a Guinness World Records video highlighting other […]

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Fox rescued from storm tank at sewage treatment plant

Firefighters and animal rescuers in Britain came to the rescue of a young fox that fell into a storm tank at a sewage treatment plant and was unable to climb back out. The RSPCA said inspector Grace Harris-Bridge responded alongside personnel from Kent Fire and Rescue Services when the fox was spotted about 30 feet […]

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Rebar impales truck in Florida, driver uninjured

A truck driver in Florida walked away uninjured when several pieces of construction rebar pierced the front of the vehicle. Brevard County Fire Rescue said two work trucks were involved in a crash in West Melbourne, causing rebar being carried by one of the trucks to pierce the front of the other vehicle. Photos from […]

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New York police wrangle loose horse wandering Staten Island

Police in New York responded to a Staten Island neighborhood where a loose horse was spotted wandering the streets and grazing on lawns. The New York Police Department said the horse pulled away from its owner Wednesday afternoon and wandered through residential streets in the Stapleton neighborhood. The horse made its way to the Goodhue […]

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Philippines man collects 20,000 fast-food toys

The Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of fast-food toys said his collection has now doubled to 20,000 toys. Percival Lugue of Apalit, Philippines, was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2014 when his collection of kids’ meal toys from eateries. including McDonald’s, Burger King and Jollibee, was tallied at 10,000 items. Lugue […]

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Man arrested after tiger shown in a yard of his Houston home

A Texas man free on bond from a murder charge was returned to custody Monday after neighbors found a pet tiger wandering around a Houston neighborhood. Houston police tweeted Monday night that Victor Hugo Cuevas, 26, was back in custody charged with felony evading arrest. Police had said they believed the tiger had belonged to […]

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Bear has close call on utility poles in Arizona border city

Residents of an Arizona border city were left in disbelief by a surprise visit from a bear. The Arizona Game & Fish Department said the bear appeared Sunday in downtown Douglas. Bolder than your average bear, the animal climbed up two utility poles and even sat on the wires at one point. State wildlife officials, […]