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  • Bud Light offers free beer to any alien that makes it out of Area 51

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. – The world is ready to finally see the secrets hidden inside Area 51, and if one of those secrets happens to be living aliens, well, we have good news – they’ll be greeted with free cans of Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, initially posted on Twitter, “We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.” However, the brand quickly backtracked off that […]

  • Dozens of beachgoers helped save a pod of beached whales in Georgia

    Dozens of beachgoers stepped in to help several pilot whales that beached on a coastal Georgia island on Tuesday, according to local authorities and videos shared on social media. Dixie McCoy, who witnessed the rescue and posted live footage of it on Facebook, told CNN at least 20 whales came near the shore of St. Simons Island’s East Beach. About five or six whales from the pod beached themselves, and bystanders worked to push the animals back to sea, Georgia […]

  • Iran seizes British oil tanker, state media says

    (CNN) — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says its navy has captured the British-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, according to Iran’s state-run Press TV. Two US defense officials also told CNN that the tanker had been seized, with one of them saying that it was taken by Iran. A UK government spokesperson told CNN Friday that the UK is “urgently” looking into the incident. “We are urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following reports […]

  • Philadelphia man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down ‘Spider-Man’ style

    Did Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood “Spider-Man” just escape an apartment fire? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the fire. Video shows him grappling down the balconies and railings of several floors until he got to the ground level, where anxious authorities jumped in […]

  • Tiger takes catnap on bed in Indian home after fleeing huge floods

    A family in India found a wild tiger “relaxing on a bed” in their house following a deadly monsoon which flooded parts of South Asia this week, according to Indian conservationists. In an image released by India’s Wildlife Trust, the massive predator can be seen lounging on a bed in the unnamed family’s home in the village of Harmuti, in the northeastern state of Assam. #JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise a #tiger that […]

  • Meet the guy behind the ‘Area 51’ page. He’s terrified of what he’s created

    LAS VEGAS – It’s all fun and games until you accidentally incite a giant mob to raid a top-secret military base. The internet has been buzzing with excitement about a Facebook event entitled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” with 1.6 million people having clicked “Going” and another 1.2 million have indicating they’re “Interested” on the event page. Hitherto cloaked in mystery, the man behind the legend has stepped forward. On June 27, Matty Roberts, who lives […]

  • King Tut’s coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered

    Tutankhamun is one of the best known figures of Ancient Egypt, and now his coffin is getting restored for the first time in decades. The boy king’s gilded coffin has been moved from his tomb in Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for restoration work, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced. This is the first time the coffin has been restored since it was discovered in 1922. The coffin was moved from Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings Sunday, according to […]

  • Tom Cruise soars in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer

    (CNN) — The trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit movie that helped solidify star Tom Cruise’s heartthrob appeal, is ready to fly. Judging by the trailer, Cruise’s danger-seeking naval aviator has been busy since audiences last saw him. Though, his attitude also hasn’t changed much. He’s content with his life as captain — even if, as his superior points out, he should be an admiral by now — and living on the edge. The […]

  • California city to ban gendered language like ‘manhole’ and ‘manpower’

    Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. No, that doesn’t mean a whole city will be without committee leaders and law enforcement. It means that words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according a recently adopted ordinance. The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like […]

  • You can rent a night’s stay in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Airbnb

    (CNN) — Do you like hot dogs? Would you like to spend the night inside one? Well, it’s not an actual hot dog, but the world’s most famous replica of one: the Wienermobile. Oscar Mayer will soon let Wienermobile enthusiasts — yes, they exist — book a night’s lodging inside one of the giant hot dogs on wheels, according to a tweet from the hot dog maker. You know we had to go big for #NationalHotDogDay! So, we turned America’s favorite 🌭 on wheels […]

  • Target now offering costumes for children in wheelchairs

    (CNN) — Parents of children with disabilities often go out of their way to make creative Halloween costumes. This year, they will have the option to buy them at a big-name store. Target’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique has unveiled two Halloween costumes adapted for wheelchair users. The company hopes they’ll help even more children take part in the holiday fun. One of the collection’s wheelchair covers transforms the chair into a purple princess carriage. The other turns the chair into […]

  • DNC warns candidates of Russia-based FaceApp; developers issue statement

    The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use the popular smartphone application FaceApp, CNN has learned. “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture. Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians,” the alert from Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, read. In 2016, the DNC and Democratic campaigns were attacked by Russian […]

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