04:54 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 09/16/2013 11:00AM
That's a lot of dog treats!
A Wall Street whiz who died in August has left her precious pooch a big chunk of change in her will: $100,000.
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, died of cancer at the age of 80, and although she never married or had children, she did leave behind a beloved Chihuahua named Monster Girl.
Originally posted 09/13/2013 12:45PM
It takes an impressive animal to steal the spotlight from a NASA launch, and one little frog from Virginia managed to do just that.
In a photo captured by one of NASA's remote cameras during last week's launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, the itty-bitty amphibian is seen illuminated to the left, sailing through the air at almost the same height as the vessel next to it. "The photo team confirms the frog," NASA explained in a caption that accompanied the photo's release. "The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain."
While it's unclear how the critter managed to get from lily pad to launch pad, one theory suggests it may have found its way over from the wildlife refuge that surrounds the Wallops Island Spaceport. The launch pad itself has a pool of water used to suppress noise and protect the pad from damage during launch, so the frog could have simply been resting there at the wrong time.
Originally posted 09/09/2013 05:00PM
Who says superheroes aren't real?
When a Milton, W. Va., home caught fire, trapping a kitten inside, it was Batman and Captain America who came to the rescue.
Originally posted 08/30/2013 05:00PM
He's got the competition licked!
A chimpanzee named Brent, who paints with his tongue, has won an art contest held by the Humane Society.
The 37-year-old primate, who has lived at Chimp Haven in Kentville, La., since 2006, won a $10,000 prize for the sanctuary, which will be used to expand the facility and prepare for new residents.
Brent creates his unique paintings by applying blobs of child-safe tempera paints onto a canvas with his tongue.
Originally posted 08/30/2013 11:50AM
It only took two kittens to stop New York's subway in its tracks.
Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday morning that her kittens were loose in the nation's largest subway system, transit officials said.
The furry felines, one black and the other white with gray stripes, were finally found on the tracks and rescued nearly seven hours later.
How they made their way to the tracks was a mystery. But they were seen running dangerously close to the subway's high-voltage third rail.
Originally posted 08/29/2013 01:15PM
It's been nearly one year since Psy's catchy dance hit, "Gangnam Style," swept the country, but there's one fan who's still trying to master the moves.
A brown bear in Finland was caught mid-dance by wildlife photographer Mark Sisson, and it appears it's trying its best to mimic the Korean rapper's signature hops, meant to resemble horseback riding.
"He was moving from side to side, one foot to another and it was this along with the positioning of his front paws that really drew the Gangnam analogy to mind," Sisson said.
Originally posted 08/22/2013 01:30PM
There's no furry rivalry here. When New Zealand resident Kim Edwards realized her cat Rory had ingested rat poison last week, she turned to a risky paws-ibility to save her pet's life: dog blood.
After bringing Rory to her local veterinary clinic, Edwards was informed the cat needed an immediate blood transfusion to save its life. With not enough time to send a blood sample to the lab to determine Rory's blood type, Edwards called upon her friend Michelle Whitmore for help.
The vet retrieved blood from Whitmore's black Labrador retriever, Macy. The risk at hand: Giving Rory the wrong blood type would lead to instant death.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 03:15PM
The sun beat down on Florida's Canaveral National Seashore, a quiet beach untouched by condos or civilization – just the way Debbie Salamone liked it.
The then-38-year-old, who lived on the coast as a teenager, waded into the water one August afternoon in 2004, floating on her back and jumping in the swells with a friend who enjoyed the waves nearby.
"I've always loved the feeling of the sea, there's just some kind of energy that makes you feel so in tune with nature," she tells PEOPLE.
That is, until a rare event changed her life – and love of the ocean – forever.
Originally posted 07/26/2013 02:00PM
You've heard the line a million times, but this time, it's no joke.
A black bear walked into a bar in Estes Park, Colo., earlier in the week, and surprisingly, "bear-ly" managed to catch the patrons' attention.
Resident Daniel Lyell spotted the animal wandering through Lonigans Bar, reports CBS Denver, and tried to alert customers to its presence, but to no avail.
Originally posted 07/23/2013 11:00AM
Some dogs can fetch, others play dead, but here's a trick you probably haven't seen very often: This dog can fly.
Shadow, an Australian cattle dog, joined his owner, Dan McManus, high in the sky on Monday, accompanying him on a hang gliding flight with a specially made harness.
"He wanted to go along," McManus told Fox News earlier in July, "and he didn't really like to see me up there by myself."
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