Squirrel That Terrorized UK Town Meets Its Maker

We’ve covered quite a few stories about rampaging animals lately, from monkeys to sheep. Well, here’s another one. In this case, however, the attacking critter has been brought to justice. Unfortunately, his sentence was death. Over his 48-hour reign of terror, Stripe the Squirrel attacked 18 people in the small Welsh village of Buckley. During …

Arsonists Torch Sweden’s Giant Yule Goat… Once Again

There are many wonderful Christmas traditions in the world. Caroling, different kinds of confectionary and pastries, decorations, arson… Wait, what? Indeed, arson has become an unofficial Christmas tradition in the city of Gävle in western Sweden. Every year since 1966, the city builds the Gävlebocken, the world’s largest straw Yule Goat. And sure enough, almost …

Thieves Steal an Entire Bridge, Leave Cops Confused

It’s common knowledge that thieves will steal pretty much anything that’s not nailed down. But last month some crooks really overdid themselves. A bizarre theft has left the police in Akron, Ohio, scratching their heads. One or more enterprising thieves have made off with a bridge. Yes, an entire bridge. The walkway in question is …

Brazilian Politicians Settle Waterpark Dispute in MMA Ring

Politics can be pretty boring. Endless hours of debates, negotiations, meetings, committees… Recently, though, two Brazilian politicians brought some action into politics. They decided to speak soft and punch hard. Simão Peixoto, the mayor of Borba in north-central Brazil, and the town’s ex-councilor Erineu da Silva have been at each other’s throats for a while. …