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Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 03:19 AM PST

Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record

Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record

Simon Berry just wanted a cookie, his tea and a little thrill. The 24-year-old combines the three in a record-breaking bungee dunk for 240 feet with a perfect aim for Guinness World Records Day.

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 at 08:26 AM PST

NYC Museum-Goers Wait 2 Hours to Squat on Gold Toilet

NYC Museum-Goers Wait 2 Hours to Squat on Gold Toilet

Patrons at the Guggenheim are standing in line for up to two hours to use the bathroom at the Fifth Avenue museum, but they don't seem to mind the wait. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 05:11 PM PST

Cops Arrest Man Accused of Terrorizing Calif. City With Air Horn

Cops Arrest Man Accused of Terrorizing Calif. City With Air Horn

An air horn that sounds like a train has been terrorizing the residents of El Segundo for weeks, but police in the Southern California city have just arrested a man in connection with the noise — with air...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 04:26 PM PST

NYC Woman Sues Zara, Says Dead Rat Was Sewn Into Dress

NYC Woman Sues Zara, Says Dead Rat Was Sewn Into Dress

A Manhattan woman is suing Spanish fashion retailer Zara after she says she found a rat sewn into a dress she bought at one of their stores. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, 24-year-old...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:02 AM PST

US Senator Moonlights as Uber Driver for Constituents

US Senator Moonlights as Uber Driver for Constituents

A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber. In a series of tweets, Ben Sasse of Nebraska explained his decision to get...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 07:54 AM PST

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like "roots" of mushrooms. The...

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:47 AM PST

Fungus Furniture

Fungus Furniture

Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 11:43 AM PST

Shoeless, Shirtless, Breathless, Aussie Lawmakers Still Vote

Shoeless, Shirtless, Breathless, Aussie Lawmakers Still Vote

Half-dressed, panting and disheveled, the lawmakers jolted awake by a middle-of-the-night vote were applauded by colleagues as they raced into an Australian state Parliament. The Queensland lawmakers were quite...

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 at 03:19 AM PST

You've Got A Ride! Voice of AOL's 'Mail' Now Uber Driver

You've Got A Ride! Voice of AOL's 'Mail' Now Uber Driver

A California woman stumbled upon a voice from the past during a trip to Ohio when she discovered her Uber driver was the man behind America Online's famous "You've Got Mail" greeting.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 at 04:53 AM PST

Aussie Police Searching Woman's Bag Find Baby Koala

Aussie Police Searching Woman's Bag Find Baby Koala

Australian police have made an unusual find while searching the bag of a woman who was being arrested: a baby koala. Police in Brisbane said that when they asked the 50-year-old woman if she had anything to...

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