Getting Slimed

slimed

Also known as a slime eel, a single hagfish can produce up to five gallons of snot when stressed. So consider what 7,500 pounds of the prehistoric critters could do when bounced on the freeway. Highway 101 “just got slimed” the Depoe Bay Fire District announced on Twitter immediately after the accident. Considered a delicacy in Korea, that’s where the […]

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Catting Around

Cat

This kitty may not have set a Guinness record, but her journey is mind-boggling nonetheless. Her name is Nadia and she is a Russian blue, a breed of cat known for the strong bonds they form with their human companions. Strong indeed. When Nadia was left behind in chilly Sheboygan, Wisconsin, she somehow—nobody knows exactly how—managed a 1,484-mile journey to […]

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My!

Cobra

Beware of escaped monkeys, pythons, and even cobras if you travel the Sunshine State. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has received calls about escaped exotic animals on an average of twice a month—that’s 260 escapees in the past 24 months. Orlando television station WKMG reported recently that monkeys lead the list of jail breakers—nearly a hundred in the […]

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Get Me Out of Here

Get Me Out of Here

Cops have the best stories. A Monroe County deputy responded to a call about a suspicious automobile in near Marathon in the Florida Keys recently. When Deputy Seth Hopp approached the 1997 Lincoln Continental, he heard yelling from the trunk. He ordered the man out of the trunk, but the disembodied voice replied he couldn’t. Once the deputy released the […]

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A Cure for Valentine's Blues

Goodwill

How do you spend Valentine’s Day if you’ve just been through a break-up? Goodwill in Sarasota has a suggestion: Instead of moping, “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff.” “We say, turn that hate into donate and make it something nice,” Kelly Davis-Strausbaugh of Goodwill told Fox News. The idea being when your main squeeze splits, you don’t want the things he or […]

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A Rolex is a Girl’s Best Friend

Rolex

Gentlemen, you may want to leave your Rolexes at home. Over the past two years, police in South Florida have nabbed dozens of femme fatales who cruise high-class nightclubs looking for intoxicated rich guys and robbing them. Their modus operandi: Identify the wealthy victims by their jewelry, most often expensive watches, help them get sloshed, take them back to their […]

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Her car turned her in

Car

A 57-year-old Florida woman was arrested for hit-and-run recently after her car ratted her out to police. After the collision, the black Ford Focus driven by a Port St. Lucie woman, automatically called 911 as part of its emergency response system. When police dispatchers called the woman to check on her, she initially denied being in a wreck, but dispatchers […]

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