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Four men play 2,097 miniature golf holes in 24 hours for world record

A quartet of miniature golf enthusiasts broke a Guinness World Record in Kentucky when they putted 2,097 holes in 24 hours. Cole Hetzel, Chris Hetzel, Tony Centers and Bob Schoettinger began their attempt at 8 a.m. Sunday at Putt-Putt Golf of Erlanger and finished at 8 a.m. Monday. The team putted a total 2,097 holes […]

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Fox with head stuck in tire rescued in Connecticut

Authorities in Connecticut came to the rescue of a fox found with its head stuck through the middle of a discarded tire. The Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police said in a Facebook post that officers responded to the northwestern part of the state on a report of a fox in distress. They arrived to find […]

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Diabetes Might Be Cured Using Healthy Stool Samples, Say Researchers at UCSD

Experiments found microscopic organisms transplanted into mice stopped the progression of diabetes—and the technique could end the need for painful insulin injections for human patients in the future. It involves engineering E.coli bacteria from stool samples, which also has the potential to treat a range of gut conditions— from obesity to irritable bowel syndrome. Residing […]

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Look For the Perseid Meteor Shower and Spectacular Saturn Show This Week

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best shows all year for “shooting stars”. Though the Perseids have been active since July 14, the frequency of meteors hurtling through the sky is now heating up this week. Scientists say the peak time to view this shower will be on the night of Thursday, August […]

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This Tortoise Attacks All the Black Shoes That Come Near Him

A tortoise refuses to let people wear black shoes at the house—bullying his owner’s baffled grandson into wearing other colors or face a ‘painful’ attack. Tommy Shellby always makes a bee-line for anyone who dares to set foot on the property in black shoes. Whenever he sees one, he charges with a barrage of disapproving […]

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Georgia Sets Turtle Record With Most Loggerhead Nests Ever Counted on the Beach

Loggerhead sea turtle nesting in Georgia hit a new high this week as the big reptiles beat their modern-day best for most nests on the state’s Atlantic Ocean beaches. With hatchings still surging, the nest count reached 3,960 on Wednesday—the largest count in 33 years, since surveys began in the U.S. state in 1989. That […]