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This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy

This is what happens to a shy octopus on ecstasy

If you give an octopus MDMA, it will get touchy and want to mingle.What sounds like the premise of a children's book set at Burning Man is, in fact, the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Neuroscientist Gül Dölen...
Updated: 8 hours ago
A Las Vegas professor shot himself on his campus to protest Trump, police say

A Las Vegas professor shot himself on his campus to protest Trump, police say

Before pulling the trigger, the professor was thoughtful.Mark J. Bird had been at the College of Southern Nevada for more than two decades in the department of human behavior. He had a feel for the rhythms of the school day, the timetables of when st...
Published: 09/23/18
Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother thinks she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the H...
Published: 09/20/18
Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy seemed to have a knack for writing about the murder of spouses.The Portland-based romance novelist authored books about relationships that were "wrong" but "never felt so right," often featuring bare-chested men on the cover. In...
Published: 09/16/18
Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

A Florida man belted out one of Journey’s greatest hits while being taken to jail on a drunken driving charge recently.Seth Coffey, 25, was arrested Sept. 2 on a DUI charge after he pulled his pickup in front of a deputy’s car on U.S. 1 in Indian Riv...
Published: 09/11/18
Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Within seconds of splashing into the water as he fled police, Abraham Duarte knew he had made a mistake. Soon he was retching and pleading desperately for the help of the Cape Coral, Florida, officers he had been attempting to escape, figuring that e...
Updated one month ago
First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

BEIJING - A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day. Yes, you read that right. A Chinese kindergarten thought it was a good idea to have a scantily clad woman writhing around a...
Updated one month ago
‘Monster’ lizard is menacing a family in their backyard. Even trappers are stumped

‘Monster’ lizard is menacing a family in their backyard. Even trappers are stumped

This is one giant lizard the meteor missed — and it’s in a Davie neighborhood.According to Martin County Trappings & Removals, a six-foot Nile monitor or an Asian monitor is driving a Davie family nuts. So far, it’s not cooperating with the rescue gr...
Updated one month ago
Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

Hold the Mayo! Florida town is changing its name temporarily

ORLANDO — Mayo, Fla., is holding the mayo, at least for a few days.The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida’s Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, was announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Mi...
Updated one month ago
A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

A man thought female drivers are ‘incompetent’ - so he shot them, police say

Nicholas Dagostino hated female drivers, authorities say, so much so that he shot them while they were driving.Police in Texas linked Dagostino to two recent shootings in which women said they were shot in the arm. Both incidents happened in broad da...
Updated one month ago