LOOK: Puppies And Their Giant Rodent Mom Play Together

Rodents can be cute, you guys. Even giant rodents. And they're like, really good moms.

The resident capybara at Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, who is named Cheesecake, recently "adopted" a litter of dachshund puppies. What is a capybara? Basically a very large guinea pig.

POLL: Should Scientists Revive Extinct Creatures?

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor
Published: 03/15/2013 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience

Salford ‘superhero’ hangs up cape after being punched in face in Manchester

Roger Hayhurst and fiancée Rebecca Wall will now host a radio show (Picture: MEN)
A self-styled superhero that patrolled the streets of Salford, Great Manchester, has decided to hang up his suit after being punched in the face repeatedly by a group of thugs.
Roger Hayhurst, aka ‘Knight Warrior’, was a known figure in his local area and would wander the streets from 9pm to 2am a few days a week, stopping fights and other bad behaviour.

US weatherman tricked into on-air gaffe by Bart Simpson-esque trick

A US weatherman is probably still wondering how he could have fallen for one of the oldest pranks in the book after he was tricked into saying the name ‘Hugh Janus’ live on TV.
Names that sound like rude words have long been used to fool people, such a gimmick being a favourite of the mischievous eldest child of the Simpson family, Bart.

Hungary uses tanks after snowstorm

Tanks are deployed to reach snowbound motorists in Hungary as cold weather causes transport chaos across eastern Europe.

Titanic violin genuine, say experts

A violin thought to be the one played by the band leader on the Titanic as it sank is the genuine article, according to experts.

New York-Bound Bus Invaded By Cockroaches

Passengers say the bugs were seen crawling on seats, windows and even on some of their fellow commuters.

MP Fiona Mactaggart's £14K For Comic Relief

A Labour MP is preparing to write a hefty cheque after her promise to donate £1 for every retweet got a huge response.

Swiss police arrest "healer" accused of infecting 16 with HIV

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have arrested a self-styled healer after he stopped attending a trial where he stands accused of infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. Swiss police said on Friday that they stormed the home of the 54-year-old man, who had barricaded himself inside, was armed with a knife and had issued repeated threats. An unidentified woman with him was also arrested. The man had been free on bail since August.

Minor-league ballpark offering bacon-shell taco

It’s bacon fever—catch it! This is what happens when you put the choice of concessions into the hands of fans. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor-league baseball team that is an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, asked its supporters to vote for its top ballpark snack. The highest vote-getter of its fourth annual food contest: [...]


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