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Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays

Airbnb is renting out the iconic Moulin Rouge for three one-night stays

The historic space was established as a dance hall in 1889, featuring a cabaret show that included the first cancan performance. ... Continue Reading
This dog broke into a Tennessee couple's house and snuggled her way into their bed

This dog broke into a Tennessee couple's house and snuggled her way into their bed

Julie and Jimmy Johnson woke up to quite the surprise after a night of thunderstorms earlier this month. While they have three dogs of their own, the dog sandwiched between them was a total stranger. ... Continue Reading
How far would you walk while balancing a chainsaw on your chin, while it's running?

How far would you walk while balancing a chainsaw on your chin, while it's running?

David Rush walked just over 200 feet. He holds the Guinness record for the most Guinness records. He previously walked while using his chin to balance a lawnmower, a baseball bat and a Christmas tree. ... Continue Reading
An anti-abortion activist scales skyscrapers to spread his message

An anti-abortion activist scales skyscrapers to spread his message

Maison Des Champs has climbed massive buildings — without the safety of a rope or harness — to raise money for groups that work to convince women to not have abortions. ... Continue Reading
Researchers spot a rare type of dragonfish at 1,000 feet deep

Researchers spot a rare type of dragonfish at 1,000 feet deep

Scientists in Monterey Bay, Calif., found a seldom-seen species of dragonfish swimming nearly 1,000 feet below the ocean's surface. ... Continue Reading
She found a 2,000 year old sculpture at Goodwill. It took years to get rid of it

She found a 2,000 year old sculpture at Goodwill. It took years to get rid of it

In Texas, a 2,000 year old Roman sculpture turned up at a Goodwill store. What followed, for one woman, was a years-long effort to learn how it got there and to try to return it to its rightful owner. ... Continue Reading
This former Gap employee is on a quest to collect hundreds of in-store playlists

This former Gap employee is on a quest to collect hundreds of in-store playlists

When Michael Bise started his job at Gap in 1992, he was struck by the music the store played. He's been on the hunt for in-store playlists ever since. ... Continue Reading
Antarctica's 'Penguin Post Office' is hiring

Antarctica's 'Penguin Post Office' is hiring

If you can sort mail, sell postage stamps and count penguins, this could be the job for you. ... Continue Reading
Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

Taco Bell is bringing back the Mexican pizza — and South Asians are rejoicing

Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza was a staple comfort food for South Asians across the country. Now the fast food chain is bring the favorite back to its menu. ... Continue Reading
Taylor Swift was the inspiration for the name of a new millipede species

Taylor Swift was the inspiration for the name of a new millipede species

The Swift Twisted-Claw Millipede, or Nannaria swiftae, was among several new species found in Tennessee. ... Continue Reading
In Paris, an art collector paid $1.2 million for a receipt

In Paris, an art collector paid $1.2 million for a receipt

The receipt dates back to an exhibition in the 1950s. French artist Yves Klein charged money to see his so-called invisible art. He later sold the art for gold and gave receipts. ... Continue Reading
Meet the activists who projected a giant Ukrainian flag on Russia's Embassy in D.C.

Meet the activists who projected a giant Ukrainian flag on Russia's Embassy in D.C.

Benjamin Wittes and a group of demonstrators in Washington, D.C., teamed up to project two large Ukrainian flags against the Russian Embassy for nearly four hours Wednesday night.

Demonstrators used high-powered lights to project the Ukrainian flag onto the walls of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The Russians tried to outshine the flags with a spotlight, but failed.

(Image credit: Benjamin Wittes)

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The first known interstellar meteor hit Earth in 2014, U.S. officials say

The first known interstellar meteor hit Earth in 2014, U.S. officials say

The meteor crash-landed off the coast of Papua New Guinea in January 2014. ... Continue Reading
Will Elon Musk turn activist at Twitter?

Will Elon Musk turn activist at Twitter?

Musk is now Twitter's largest shareholder. That gives him a legal right to coerce and cajole and persuade and shout about what the company does. ... Continue Reading
WWII grenade found among potatoes at French fry factory in New Zealand

WWII grenade found among potatoes at French fry factory in New Zealand

Employees at the Mr. Chips factory thought it might be a muddy potato, but it was a grenade on the conveyor belt. The bomb squad was called, and it was determined the grenade wasn't active. ... Continue Reading
Spain investigates private taxidermy collection with more than 1,000 animals

Spain investigates private taxidermy collection with more than 1,000 animals

Species of cheetah, leopard, polar bear, rhinoceros, along with nearly 200 ivory elephant tusks, were among the extensive collection, valued at more than $31 million. ... Continue Reading
Woman wins $10 million after accidentally pushing the wrong button on lottery machine

Woman wins $10 million after accidentally pushing the wrong button on lottery machine

LaQuedra Edwards had put $40 into a lottery vending machine at a supermarket in Los Angeles when "some rude person" bumped into her, causing her to buy a different lottery ticket than she intended. ... Continue Reading
April Fools' Day might be the world's longest-running joke. No one knows how it began

April Fools' Day might be the world's longest-running joke. No one knows how it began

The true history of April Fools' has been a mystery for ages. The theories around its origin story have involved everything from Roman gods and fake popes to the Gregorian calendar and gullible fish. ... Continue Reading
This German woman has been collecting the tiny balls from fountain pens for 10 years

This German woman has been collecting the tiny balls from fountain pens for 10 years

Stuffed in a desk in North Germany is a small box with one of the world's most unique and perplexing collections. Charlotte Ruchhöft has collected more than 500 balls from fountain pens. ... Continue Reading
A middle school called on Gordon Ramsay for help after being short on cooks

A middle school called on Gordon Ramsay for help after being short on cooks

With two of her chefs out sick, Edward Peake Middle School's kitchen manager, Tina Clarke, decided to call in to a radio program to ask celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for help. ... Continue Reading