Oklahoma lawmaker proposes ‘Bigfoot’ hunting season
OKLAHOMA CITY – A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of a state lawmaker in Oklahoma. A Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season. He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism. “Establishing an actual hunting season and issuing licenses for people who want to hunt Bigfoot will just draw more people to our already beautiful part of the state," Humphrey said in a statement. Micah Holmes, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which oversees hunting in Oklahoma, told television station KOCO that the agency uses science-driven research and doesn’t recognize Bigfoot.
Blatteroon, snollygoster on Wayne State’s list of words to revive
DETROIT – A team at Wayne State University in Detroit has released an annual list Wednesday of little-used words it deems worthy of resurrection. Unlike overused words or phrases that counterparts at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula list each year for banishment, the Word Warriors want to dust off those that have fallen into disuse. “Each year, I’m surprised by the variety of the submissions we receive from around the world,” said Chris Williams, head of the Word Warriors program. “Our Word Warriors once again provided a batch of words that make our language richer.”Words are submitted through the Word Warriors website, where they can be seen by others. “It’s just a fun word to say,” Williams said.
Ever heard of the Raccoon Whisperer? These videos will leave you speechless
There’s nothing like a bond between human and pets, no matter how unusual it is. Instead of dogs, cats, birds or other common household pets, Blackwood is a passionate caretaker of raccoons, dubbing himself the “Raccoon Whisperer.”It’s not just a couple of the furry creatures that Blackwood takes care of. One of the videos shows Blackwood feeding the raccoons peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. On the channel, Blackwood said he has been rehabbing raccoons for 20 years. He has ever since, and all the raccoons in the woods know where to go when they get hungry.
Report: Brain found along Lake Michigan beach not human
RACINE, Wis. – Authorities have determined that the brain found on a beach along Lake Michigan earlier this week is not a human brain. A man discovered the suspected brain wrapped in foil with mysterious markings on Tuesday morning in Racine, Wisconsin at a beach in Samuel Myers Park. Jimmy Senda, a construction worker who was roaming the beach, said he always finds random things on the beach, but this was out of the ordinary. “I don’t really know how to explain it, it didn’t register...I was just like, ‘What is this?’” Senda told Fox 6. "I came across this square package, wrapped in aluminum foil, and around it, it had a pink rubber band.
Small alligator on the loose in Clinton Township, police say
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Police are looking for a small alligator that escaped from a home in Clinton Township. A small alligator escaped from a home in Clinton Township. Photo provided by the Clinton Township Police Department. (Clinton Township Police Department)Officials urge residents not to approach the animal if spotted. Instead police ask anyone who sees the alligator to contact animal control at 586-469-5115 or the Clinton Township Police Department.
Video shows ‘dust devil’ whirling in Michigan
MIO, Mich. – It’s a bird, it’s a plane -- wait, no -- it’s a dust devil! That’s right -- because 2020 just isn’t ready to stop delivering surprises, a dust devil was captured on video in Northern Michigan over the weekend. The National Weather Service in Gaylord posted video sent in by Tyra Berger in Mio, Michigan (about 30 miles east of Grayling), showing a dust devil whirling around near a McDonald’s restaurant. A dust devil is defined as: A small, rapidly rotating wind that is made visible by the dust, dirt or debris it picks up. Also called a whirlwind, it develops best on clear, dry, hot afternoons.
Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found
SANTA FE, N.M. A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt. Fenn, who lives in Santa Fe, said he packed and repacked his treasure chest for more than a decade, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric mirrors of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds. Fenn told The New Mexican in 2017 that the chest weighs 20 pounds (9 kilograms) and its contents weigh another 22 pounds (10 kilograms). He said he delivered the chest to its hiding place by himself over two separate trips.
Someone put kiwi on a pizza and we can’t unsee it
There are things that are sacred in this world, and one of those things is pizza -- and the toppings we choose to put on that pizza. Kiwi may be sweet, but when was the last time you heard of kiwi getting incorporated into a savory dish, let alone being used as topping on an innocent pizza that didn’t ask for any of this nonsense? The photo of the kiwi pizza was tweeted out in January and it went viral immediately -- with most people equally (or if not more) grossed out by this flavor combination. People compared it to a petri dish, called it a “travesty” and blamed pineapple on pizza for this cooking crime. Let’s just hope this was a one-off experimentation and kiwi pizza doesn’t start showing up at our favorite pizza chains.
Pasture bedtime? Police return horse found standing in road in West Bloomfield
DETROIT – There will be no horsin’ around after dark, especially in West Bloomfield. Police in West Bloomfield found a horse just standing in the middle of Middlebelt Road near Maple Road early Wednesday morning. Officers took the horse down the old town road, back to its pasture. Nothing to see here. When reached for comment, the horse said it wasn’t trying to “stirrup any trouble.” Sure, horse.
Florida man on trial for girlfriend's choking death seeks unusual defense
Richard Patterson, 65, of Margate, is charged with second-degree murder in the choking death of his girlfriend, Francisca Marquinez, 60, in 2015. To prove it, attorney Ken Padowitz wants a Broward County judge to allow Patterson to show his penis to the jury. Just like that, Judge Lisa Porter found herself presiding over the case of the penis defense. Attorneys argue in front of Judge Lisa Porter whether Richard Patterson's penis should be shown to the jury in his murder trial. Padowitz said he has already provided the prosecution with photographs of Patterson's penis, leading Porter to ask about its state.