One of the most appealing aspects of using a public library is being able to borrow books for free -- provided they are returned by the stipulated due date.
An Alaska man found a message in a bottle that had been tossed into the water by a sailor on a Russian fishing boat 50 years earlier.
Firefighters at a Wisconsin station were left scratching their heads when an Amazon package that arrived with no sender information turned out to contain a piece of lingerie.
Colorado has a new Instagram-worthy landmark. An 8.5-million-pound boulder that rolled off a cliff and demolished a section of mountain highway has been renamed "Memorial Rock," Gov. Jared Polis said.
Payless Shoesource filled a fake luxury store with its discount footwear and sold to "fashion influencers" for hyper-inflated prices.
Workers at a British pet supplies store that was ravaged by a fire said a soot-covered lizard survived the flames and turned up a week later.
A pair of Olive Garden fans in Arkansas announced plans to name their firstborn child after their favorite eatery: Olivia Garton.
A visitor to an Irish town captured a photo of local celebrity Sammy the Seal being chased out of a fish store after trying to steal a snack.
Cleanup crews were called to a stretch of Indiana highway after a crash between two trucks left the roadway covered in K-Cup coffee pods.
Stove Top is celebrating Thanksgiving with an unusual product -- expanding pants featuring a design inspired by the brand's stuffing.
A California man who is a regular at Disney California Adventure marked a unique milestone: His 10,000th ride on Radiator Springs Racers.
A Texas girl seeking to show some pride in her state as well as her favorite restaurant held a Whataburger-themed photo shoot for her quinceanera.
An $895 dress created by luxury Italian fashion house Moschino is drawing attention for its unusual design -- based on plastic wrap from a dry cleaner.
A British man proposed to his girlfriend by taking her to a movie theater where he had secretly arranged for his proposal video to be shown before "Thor: Ragnarok."
Animal rescuers responding to a report of an injured dog in a busy shopping district discovered the animal wasn't actually a dog at all -- it was a coyote.
An Ohio student who found out his dorm bans carved pumpkins skirted the rules by carving his jack-o-lantern out of a pineapple.
A pair of young women stopped at an Iowa red light captured video of an extremely unusual sight -- a horse riding in another car's back seat.
A viral photo of a sneaker sparked a massive online debate about whether the shoe is white and pink or gray and teal.
A show-stealing house cat in Mississippi got its 15 seconds of fame after turning up in the background during a report of a "large cat" on the loose.
Police at the University of Central Florida tweeted out a photo to warn students and faculty about a studious bear's visit to campus.
Public works employees in a Massachusetts city made an unusual discovery when they opened a manhole cover -- a live python.
A speedy squirrel sprinted drew cheers from the crowd as it sprinted into the end zone during a college football game Saturday.
Many residents in a Tennessee neighborhood mistook an early Halloween decoration for the scene of a gruesome murder.
A California woman trying to lure squirrels for her dog to chase stopped by a store to buy some nuts -- and a lottery ticket that earned her more than $550,000.
A Realtor in Michigan had a custom sign made to advertise the house's "quiet neighbors" -- a cemetery across the street.
A pair of manatees stranded in the mud when Hurricane Irma brought unusually low tides to Florida's Sarasota Bay were rescued by sheriff's deputies and concerned residents.
Washington state troopers responded to a semi truck on the interstate that started to lose its load of bread dough when the heat caused the yeast to rise.
A cat cafe in New York has sought the help of a pair of rats to care for its newborn kittens.
A Washington state resident's insult against a neighbor has gone globally viral thanks to Google Earth and sharp-eyed Internet users.
A California house designed to resemble a home from the Flintstones cartoon sold for nearly $3 million after multiple price drops.
A nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic apologized for asking Facebook users to help choose interns from a pool of bikini-clad candidates.
A deer that panicked inside a Minnesota Walmart was calmed by a shopper who wrestled the animal to the ground and gently held it down.
A couple visiting a New Jersey beach captured video of the photo shoot fail that resulted when a man's luxury Land Rover started sinking in the surf.
An airport near the Ohio-Kentucky border is helping to ease the stresses of flying by introducing passengers to a team of therapy miniature horses.
Golfers in North Carolina were stunned to see a massive alligator walk from the parking lot to a putting practice area at the course's entrance.
Travelers at a Toronto airport were surprised to be welcomed to the city by an unusual ambassador -- a raccoon poking its head out of the ceiling.
A Michigan man is reveling in his luck after winning his third-ever lottery jackpot, bringing his total winnings to more than $780,000.
A Florida woman stranded in traffic by a morning crash passed the time by getting out her mat and practicing yoga in the middle of the highway.
A house listing in Canada has gained international attention due to the current residents' large collection of clown memorabilia.
A Connecticut woman who claimed a $3 million lottery jackpot from a scratch-off ticket said her win was predicted years ago by a psychic.
A traffic camera in Wisconsin captured the moment a deer making an unusual visit to a city's downtown ran straight into an SUV.
A South Carolina home listed for sale on Zillow is drawing attention for an unusual warning: "Don't bother asking" about the occupant living upstairs.
An Israeli special effects artist put his expertise to good use in creating an epic advertisement for his used car that includes footage from "Jurassic Park" and "Mad Max."
A driver in Michigan said a spider in his vehicle caused him to drive off the road and crash.
A pair of cyclists were startled when a bear came charging toward them out of the woods near a bike trail in Slovakia.