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Colorado dog found after two weeks on the loose in Nebraska

A network of animal lovers on Facebook helped a Colorado family reunite with their poodle after the animal fled during a Thanksgiving visit to Nebraska. Stephen Weak of Denver said his family’s dog, Snowflake, escaped during a Thanksgiving visit to Omaha, and the family turned to the Lost Pets of Omaha Area Facebook page for […]

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Michigan woman’s 20-year-old chicken might be world’s oldest

A Michigan woman is seeking Guinness World Records recognition for her pet chicken, Peanut, who is believed to be the oldest in the world at the age of 20. Marsi Parker Darwin of Waterloo said a friend urged her to apply online to have Peanut recognized as the world’s oldest living chicken, and she received […]

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World’s largest Lego menorah assembled in Tel Aviv

The first Lego stores in Israel opened earlier this year and one is now home to the world’s largest Lego menorah. Menorahs are lighted each day of Hanukkah, which started Sunday and continues for eight days through Dec. 26. A menorah built with 136,000 single bricks is on display at the Lego store in Tel […]

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Squirrel hides out in North Carolina family’s Christmas tree

A North Carolina family shared video from the unusual festive scene that unfolded when a squirrel that entered their home tried to hide out in the Christmas tree. Taylor Stading, who posted videos of the wildlife encounter to Facebook, said the squirrel apparently entered her family’s Waxhaw home through a loose roof shingle, climbed through […]

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Service technicians help free trapped dog from car’s engine compartment

Automotive service technicians came to the assistance of authorities in Ontario to rescue a dog found stuck in the engine compartment of a car. Ottawa By-law & Regulatory Services said officers were summoned to the area near Moodie Drive and Barnsdale Road when a dog was found to have climbed into the engine compartment of […]

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Brazilian man attends 11 World Cup tournaments, earns world record

A 75-year-old Brazilian man was awarded a Guinness World Record for the most FIFA World Cup tournaments attended by an individual. Daniel Sbruzzi, from Taubaté, São Paulo, attended his first World Cup in Argentine in 1978, and this year’s World Cup in Qatar brought his total tournaments attended to 11. Sbruzzi told Guinness World Records […]

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Massachusetts man wins lottery prize worth $150,000 a year for life

A Massachusetts man bought six identical tickets for a single lottery drawing and ended up winning a prize of $25,000 a year for life — six times. Raymond Roberts Sr. of Fall River told Massachusetts Lottery officials his “intuition” told him to buy multiple tickets with the same numbers for the Dec. 14 Lucky for […]