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  • Squirrels stashed 50 pounds of pinecones under car’s hood, Michigan man says

    GAYLORD, Mich. – When your car starts making strange noises, it could be something common, like a loose wire or belt. Or, it could be that squirrels are using it to store their pinecones. Squirrels use vehicle of N. Michigan man to store pinecones — FOX 17 (@FOX17) May 15, 2018 Gabe Awrey sent WXMI this photo of Kellen Moore’s car on Friday. Moore discovered the 50 pounds of pinecones after his vehicle’s air conditioner started making strange […]

  • ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’: What do you hear this voice saying?

    Once again, it’s time for social media users to choose a team – so are you a “Yanny” or “Laurel” person? Instead of an optical illusion, 2018’s version of “the dress” is auditory. The recording of a bot that sounds clearly to be saying “Yanny” for some, and “Laurel” for others, surfaced on Reddit Sunday. “If I cut your ears off and put someone else’s on your head, sounds would sound different,” University of Chicago psychologist Howard Nusbaum told Gizmodo. […]

  • J.K. Rowling says there’s a door to Hogwarts at a Chicago train station

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded to a Twitter user who asked about a door to Hogwarts they spotted at a Chicago train stop.

  • Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, CDC warns, as E. coli outbreak grows

    YUMA, Ariz. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its romaine lettuce recall. It is now advising people throw away whole heads of romaine in addition to chopped romaine. Salad mixes with pieces of romaine should also be discarded. The agency said 53 people in 16 states have become infected with E. coli from lettuce. No deaths have been reported. E. coli Outbreak Update: Based on new data, CDC advises throwing away whole heads of romaine and […]

  • Waco siege 25 years later: Home of the Branch Davidians then and now

    WACO, Texas – It has been 25 years since a 51-day siege between federal agents and a religious sect at a Waco, Texas compound ended with a massive fire and the deaths of 76 people. Shortly after the blaze, the building that once stood on the Mount Carmel Center property, where the Branch Davidians lived, was torn down. Today, that plot of land is almost unrecognizable – the charred remains are gone and lush greenery now covers the land, just […]

  • Accountant gets call to be emergency goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks – and stops all seven shots he faces

    CHICAGO – A 36-year-old accountant got a surprise call to play goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night, and he had the game of his life. “Well the initial shock happened when I had to dress, and then I think you just kind of black out after that.” Emergency goalie Scott Foster reflects on his @NHL debut. #FosterOfThePeople — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 30, 2018 During warmups for Thursday’s game with the Jets, Chicago goaltender Anton Forsberg suffered a […]

  • How to get a copy of the data Facebook has on you

    With every like, share and search, Facebook users have been creating a social network version of themselves, and the tech giant has been recording every detail. For those interested in finding out just what personal data Facebook has been storing, there’s an easy way to find out: First, you must be on the desktop version of Facebook. Click on the “arrow” or “gear” in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. This opens a drop-down menu. At the bottom of the […]

  • Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

    NEW YORK – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from concert touring as he battles Parkinson’s disease. Australian and New Zealand tour dates have been canceled, according to a statement on his website. He will, however, continue to write, record and pursue new projects. The retirement announcement was made Monday, Jan. 22 “due to his recent diagnosis.” According to the statement on his website, “the onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on […]

  • Ricky Martin accidentally hears Ana Belaval’s fangirl freak-out on live TV

    CHICAGO – WGN-TV’s feature reporter Ana Belaval is a huge Ricky Martin fan. And now, the singer/actor knows it, too. During a WGN Morning News satellite interview with Martin, where he talked about his new show “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Belaval had the opportunity to ask Martin a question about his recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Like Martin, Belaval is a Puerto Rico native and has been invested in the island’s progress since Hurricane Maria. After […]

  • ‘You made our night 😀’ – Officers write ticket for car made of snow

    MONTREAL – Officers appeared to be confused by one Canadian man’s snow sculpture. Viral images posted to Simon Laprise’s Facebook page show a full-size sculpture of a DeLorean. The 33-year old machinist and artist was hoping to pull a prank on snow removal crews in his neighborhood. KMSP-TV reports. Police discovered the “Back to the Future” car in the middle of the street. A hilarious photo posted to Facebook shows the police officer staring the car in a snow removal zone. […]