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7th-grader brings home $15k from county fair, donates it all to children's hospital

HURON COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio boy’s massive act of kindness has his school calling him a hero.

Diesel Pippert, a seventh-grader in Western Reserve Schools, drew in $15,000 in livestock premiums at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. 66 more words


He got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the Army

Superlong hair, or serving his country?

Reynaldo Arroyo chose the latter.

The 23-year-old has been growing his hair out for 15 years, but on Thursday he decided to have the big chop so he could  152 more words


Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up.

Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator… 95 more words


Woman dances her way through labor pains at Pennsylvania hospital

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — WellSpan York Hospital is changing the way women go through labor.

The hospital is introducing a 5-minute dance video for moms-to-be as a part of a new labor initiative, helping women dance their way to the delivery room. 200 more words


Oklahoma woman rents out 'Golden Girls' themed AirBnB: 'Thank you for being a friend'

ARDMORE, Okla. – Fans of the classic 80s sitcom ‘Golden Girls’ will soon be able to visit an Oklahoma Airbnb that is decorated with the show in mind. 102 more words


Welsh town will install anti-sex toilets that spray users with water

A Welsh seaside town plans to install public toilets with measures to prevent people having sex inside – including a squealing alarm, doors that shoot open and a chilly spray of water. 355 more words


They crossed the finish line hand in hand. Bad idea

TOKYO – Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown were in step with each other for much of the World Triathlon Olympic qualification event in Tokyo Thursday, and so as the British triathletes crossed the finish line before anyone else, they grabbed hands. 266 more words