Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast

A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday. The dog, named Boonrod - a Thai word which roughly translates to "the saved one" - was brought to shore for a health check after being found dehydrated and hungry by workers on an oil rig on Friday.

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager.

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

The incident occurred on Tuesday night after the officers shut down the Kamorwon police post in a western region of Kenya and went in search of a TV screen. As they watched two matches - Manchester United against Barcelona and Juventus against Ajax - on TV at a nearby shopping mall, thieves raided the post and escaped with three rifles and ammunition, according to a police report seen by Reuters.

Mum claims she can see Jesus in flames of Notre Dame cathedral

A mother from Scotland says that she has spotted the figure of Jesus in the fires of the Notre Dame.
Lesley Rowan, 38, was looking at coverage of the fire on Monday night at her home in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, when she said she saw the son of God.
She said: ‘I may be letting my mind play tricks on me here, folks take a close look at this picture and what do you see.’

Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast

REUTERS (April 17) - A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday.

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry.

Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania's official amphibian

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that's sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil.

Muskrat Love? Detroit-Area Catholics Allowed To Eat Rodent During Lent

A long-standing permission by the Archdiocese of Detroit allows local Catholics to eat muskrat — a furry, marsh-dwelling rodent native to the area — “on days of abstinence, including Fridays of Lent.”

Eastern Hellbender Voted Pennsylvania's Official Amphibian

The Eastern hellbender is also called a snot otter, lasagna lizard and Allegheny alligator.

Men With Beards Have More Germs Than Dogs: Study

All the bearded guys in the study had high microbial counts, compared with only 23 out of 30 dogs tested. Conclusion? Dogs are fine to share MRI machines.

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