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'Bunch of Dummies' Decide to Play With Bear Cubs in Wild

Experts warn of the dangers of interacting with wildlife this way

(Newser) - Bear cubs are certainly cute, but absolutely no one but experts should be handling them in the wild. Yet 6abc reports on a "bunch of dummies" in North Carolina who decided it would be fun to interact with a pair of baby bears for some selfies. CBS News reports...

This Police Chase Definitely Wasn't Typical
This Police Chase
Definitely Wasn't Typical
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This Police Chase Definitely Wasn't Typical

Cops on horses galloped after shoplifting suspect in Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Newser) - "It's not a common sight" is the understatement of the day, used by KRQE to describe a police chase that took place in New Mexico. That's because the chase in question involved a group of cops on horses trying to corral a suspected shoplifter in the streets...

This Is Not What You Want to See While Driving

Dashcam footage captures another motorist careening off a cliff, plunging 200 feet

(Newser) - A motorist driving along Highway 224 in Oregon's Clackamas County last month witnessed another vehicle plunge 200 feet off a cliff, and thanks to dashcam footage, now we can see the incident through their eyes. Jalopnik reports on the "rather alarming" video , which features a time stamp from...

Suspect Held in Theft of Dog That Owner Tried to Save

Los Angeles police are still looking for Ali Zacharias' French bulldog

(Newser) - Los Angeles police have made an arrest in the theft of a French bulldog its owner tried to rescue by clinging to the hood of the getaway car. Sadie Slater, 21, of Los Angeles, was booked on suspicion of robbery and jailed Saturday in lieu of $70,000 bail, per...

Locals Shrug, Visitors Fret at Bright-Green Slime in NYC

Freon? Plumbers' dye? 'Ghostbusters' fuel? No one seems to know

(Newser) - What is it? Where did it come from? Is it dangerous? Those are the three questions Insider posed Friday after a strange, neon-green slime oozed into lower Manhattan this week, worrying tourists even as locals walked right past it without much concern. "So there's literal green sludge bubbling...

Man Saving Moose From Halloween Decor Goes Viral

After human helps it get untangled from decorations in BC, moose gives him a friendly lick

(Newser) - Halloween proved especially frightening for one Canadian moose over the weekend, or at least one family's Halloween decorations did. The CBC reports that Shaydon Soucy was driving with his wife Saturday to visit a friend in the British Columbia city of Fort St. John when they spotted something odd...

Viral Video May Have Repelled Fans of This Beer for Good

Clip online seems to show worker peeing in ingredients container at Tsingtao plant in China

(Newser) - While we probably don't want to know every single ingredient that goes into our beverages, that may be especially true for drinkers of China's Tsingtao beer. The South China Morning Post reports that a video has gone viral showing what appears to be a worker urinating into a...

Young Black Gymnast Watches Everyone Get a Medal but Her
Video of Snubbed Black
Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology
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Video of Snubbed Black Gymnast Spurs Outcry, Apology

Ireland's sports ministry says girl at competition was 'badly let down' by being passed over

(Newser) - A video showing a young Black gymnast being passed over for a medal while her white counterparts all receive one is now making the rounds, prompting an apology from Gymnastics Ireland and support from one of the biggest names in the sport. The BBC reports that the clip now circulating...

College Student Finds Quite the Wedding Dress Bargain

Emmali Osterhoudt stumbled upon a $6K Galia Lahav gown for just $25 at an Alabama Goodwill

(Newser) - Emmali Osterhoudt is a nursing student who doesn't see herself getting married (or even engaged) anytime soon, but when she came across a wedding dress at Goodwill during a recent thrifting expedition, she knew she had to grab it. In a TikTok video posted earlier this month, she gushed...

Joy During Gender Reveal Turns Into 'Screams of Distress'

Pilot crashes plane, dies in Mexico following reveal; creator of gender reveal parties shares her regret

(Newser) - In a viral video , a plane emitting pink smoke flies low over a couple, announcing they're expecting a baby girl. But as the couple embraces in celebration, disaster strikes. The camera pans away from the couple to the plane, which angles upward, then begins twisting in the air as...

This Cop Is Going Viral for His Wild Slide Ride
Cop Hurt After
Bombing Down a Slide
VIDEO

Cop Hurt After Bombing Down a Slide

Video of Boston police officer has gone viral

(Newser) - No one knows how or why it happened, but we at least know the what, where, and a little bit of the who. A Boston cop was recorded tumbling down a children's slide in front of City Hall, and the video has now gone viral. In the footage , someone...

Footage Shows Deputy Throwing Woman to Ground

LA County Sheriff's Department is investigating whether excessive force was used in store lot

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident last month in which a woman is seen on video being hurled to the ground by a deputy outside a local grocery store. The Los Angeles Times reports that the incident took place June 24, in the parking lot...

Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral
Shot-Putter Bails Out Team
at Hurdles, Goes Viral
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Shot-Putter Bails Out Team at Hurdles, Goes Viral

Belgium's Jolien Boumkwo gets the call when the team's hurdlers are both injured

(Newser) - Jolien Boumkwo is an elite track and field athlete—just not in the area she's now best known for. As NPR reports, the Belgian shot-putter with 12 national championships to her name finished seventh on Friday at the European Athletics Team Championships in Poland, which normally would have signaled...

Watch Chimp's Reaction to Seeing Sky for First Time

Vanilla in awe upon being released into the open in Florida, after 28 years of being kept in cages

(Newser) - Imagine being alive for nearly three decades without ever seeing the sun. That's been the fate of Vanilla, a former research chimpanzee who's spent her entire 28 years inside cages—until recently, when she was transferred to a Florida primates sanctuary and was released into the open for...

College Intern's Grueling 1.2K-Mile Commute Goes Viral

Sophia Celentano actually saves money by flying from SC to gig in NJ every Wednesday

(Newser) - College student Sophia Celentano gets up around 3am every Wednesday to get ready for her summer internship—not because her gig starts very early (it's a traditional 9-to-5), but because she's a "super commuter," flying 600 miles one way from her home in Charleston, South Carolina,...

Crash Survivor, 18, Saved in White-Knuckle Rescue

Helicopter crew members pull woman from rocks below Pacific Coast Highway after crash

(Newser) - Late last year, California's Ventura County acquired a new state-of-the-art helicopter to be used in search and rescue operations by the county's Aviation Unit. As a heart-stopping video that emerged last week shows, that chopper is already paying off big time. The footage originally released on the division'...

Video Shows Car Fly Through the Air in Georgia Crash

It went up tow truck ramp at full speed

(Newser) - It's 2023, but where are the flying cars? One was spotted in a bizarre crash in Lowndes County, Georgia, last week, Fox reports. Video captured by the body camera of a deputy who was attending to a crash site on the other side of Highway 84 shows a vehicle...

NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on Leave After Weird Bike Incident

White woman appears to try to push Black man off Citi Bike he says he rented

(Newser) - A Bellevue Hospital employee is on leave after an odd bike incident was captured on video. The woman, wearing NYC Health + Hospitals scrubs, is shown trying to grab a Citi Bike from a Black man while crying out for help, the New York Post reports. The man tells her...

7-Year-Old Gets Caught in Dust Devil During Baseball Game

17-year-old umpire Aidan Wiles rescues Bauer Zoya in odd phenomenon in Jacksonville, Florida

(Newser) - A young baseball player in Florida got quite the scare over the weekend when he was caught up in what looked like a pint-size tornado of dust in the middle of the game. WPLG reports that 7-year-old Bauer Zoya, a catcher for the Ponte Vedra Sharks, was on a field...

Head of Russia's Wagner Group Loses It in Graphic Video
Wagner Boss:
Russia Is
Sending More
Ammunition
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Wagner Boss: Russia Is Sending More Ammunition

Mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to pull his forces out of Ukraine's Bakhmut

(Newser) - The head of the Wagner Group says his tirade was successful. Yevgeny Prigozhin had threatened to withdraw his mercenary troops, who have been part of Russia's war against Ukraine, unless Kremlin officials send him more ammunition. On Sunday, he announced that Wagner will be able to "continue fighting"...

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