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Fetid attraction: London fatberg to go on museum display

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LONDON (AP) -- Part of a monster fatberg that clogged one of London's sewers is destined for fame in a museum....

Singer of novelty song welcomes hippopotamus to Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first....

Red-suited man on a sled rescues a deer on frozen pond
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Reindeer are supposed to pull Santa Claus' sleigh, but in Oregon recently, a red-suited man on a sled wound up pushing a deer....





Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins....

Family's 'A Christmas Story' house may become Lego set
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from "A Christmas Story" to become an official Lego set....

Fat squirrel steals pricey goods left out for delivery folks
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- An obese squirrel was caught on video stealing gourmet chocolate and lip balm that a family leaves outside as a holiday treat for delivery people....

Oklahoma veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma mother and father couldn't figure out what was happening to their child's pacifiers until the baby's grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter....

Police: Man posed as officer, tried to get discounted coffee
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in western New York have charged a man who they say impersonated a police officer in an attempt to get discounted coffee....