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One wolf still missing after ‘suspicious’ escape from Canadian zoo

A British Columbia zoo said multiple wolves escaped from their enclosure in an incident officials believe to be “suspicious.” The British Columbia Environment Ministry said the Conservation Officer Service joined in the search for the Greater Vancouver Zoo’s missing wolves on Tuesday and all but one of the animals were safely recaptured. The zoo said […]

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Black Cat Appreciation Day seeks to bring good luck to black cats

Black Cat Appreciation Day, celebrated annually on Aug. 17, was started in 2011 by a New York man who wanted to memorialize his sister and dispel myths about black cats. Wayne H. Morris founded the holiday in 2011 as a tribute to his sister and her 20-year-old cat, Sinbad, who both died that year. Morris […]

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Texas dad wrangles alligator before daughter’s first day of school

A Missouri City, Texas, man was forced to wrangle an alligator after it blocked his front door ahead of his daughter’s first day of school. Mike Trinh, who owns a seafood restaurant when he is not wrestling wildlife, told Houston’s KPRC-TV that his daughter found the alligator right outside of their home, preventing her from […]

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National Roller Coaster Day celebrates America’s amusement parks

National Roller Coaster Day is celebrated every year on Aug. 16, highlighting the loops, twists and drops that have people flocking to amusement parks every summer. Aug. 16 has been selected as the attraction’s national day since 1986. The date was chosen because that is the day back in 1898 that the first looping roller […]

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Miller High Life introduces ice cream that tastes like a dive bar

A new novelty ice cream product is actually meant to recall the flavor of peanut shells on a bar floor. Miller High Life has partnered with Tipsy Scoop, maker of alcohol-infused ice cream, to create the Ice Cream Dive Bar. The product combines beer, peanut swirl, tobacco smoke flavor, caramel and a dark chocolate dip. […]

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Couple has venomous snake slither across feet while driving

A couple in Australia got quite the scare when an unwanted visitor slithered across their feet while driving: a venomous red-bellied black snake. The incident occurred along the Bruce Highway in Queensland, along the country’s eastern coastline. The footage of the snake came courtesy of a Facebook post from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, specialists who […]

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Huge waterspout churns offshore as lightning flashes

At 6 a.m. CDT Tuesday, Boo Freeman filmed a massive waterspout off the coast of Destin, Fla., about 50 miles east of Pensacola, before most people had their first cup of coffee. “What a morning! Wow!” Freeman posted on Instagram. Multiple videos and photos posted to social media showed the storm, Northwest Florida Daily News […]