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  1. Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

    World

    Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.

    Noela Rukundo played along with a scheme after her husband had ordered a team of hit men to kill her. She sat outside her own funeral and waited for her husband to exit. Then she jumped out and surprised him. [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]
  2. Say hello to the dogs of Instagram, and cats too

    Pets

    In this age of technology, almost anything is possible. Drones may soon be delivering Amazon packages, cars are driving themselves and dogs are posting on Instagram.

    Allie Carleton’s dog, Cheeto, has more than 2,000 followers on Instagram as @cheeto_the_corgi.
  3. Bangaroo! The most absurd Islamic State-inspired plot yet? Packing a kangaroo with explosives

    World

    The Islamic State's ability to inspire individuals all around the world to commit acts of terror has been one of the most worrying aspects of the militant group's rise. However, there have been repeated reminders that the "lone wolfs" it inspires may not be so capable of organizing elaborate terror plots — even if …

    A mother kangaroo and her newly emerged unnamed joey stand at the Los Angeles Zoo. [MARK RALSTON | AFP via Getty Images]
  4. Florida lizard that survived being made into a salad becomes New Jersey class pet

    Bizarre News

    PRINCETON, N.J. — A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.

    Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn says his class "adopted" Green Fruit Loop as a class mascot after the green anole lizard was found in one of the pupil's salad. [NJ.com]
  5. Pelican dives in during North Shore swim meet (w/video)

    Bizarre News

    ST. PETERSBURG — An unregistered aquatic competitor crashed the swim meet at North Shore Pool early Saturady afternoon.

    A pelican lands in North Shore Pool during a swim meet in st. Petersburg on Saturday, January 23, 2016. [Photo courtesy of Elena Cano]
  6. Florida doctor suspended after video of her attacking Uber driver goes viral

    Crime

    MIAMI — A doctor for Jackson Health System has been placed on administrative leave after a YouTube video of her hitting and screaming profanities at an Uber driver went viral, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed in a statement.

    Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident at Jackson Health System in Miami, was "removed from all clinical duties" after a video of her attacking an Uber driver went viral. [YouTube via Miami Herald]

  7. Video: Crocodile takes morning dip in Florida Keys swimming pool

    Wildlife

    ISLAMORADA — A crocodile apparently decided a morning dip in a Florida Keys swimming pool was just the thing.

    A crocodile swims in a privately owned pool in Islamorada on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted in the removal of the crocodile. [Lt. David Carey | Monroe County Sheriff's Office via AP]
  8. 'Witch' trials site turns out to be . . . next to a Walgreens

    Nation

    The morning of June 10, 1692, started with a hanging.

    The gruesome site of the Salem “witch” trials in Massachusetts in the late 1600s overlooks a Walgreens.
  9. Can a dog be cloned? These dog owners cloned their boxer

    Pets

    Washington Post

    Dylan, a boxer, meant everything to Laura Jacques, a dog walker from West Yorkshire, England. "I fell in love with him from day one," Jacques said. When the 8-year-old canine was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June and given about a year to live, she was devastated.

    Twitter/@WeLovedDylan
  10. Gators, goat sacrifice and a Darth Vader robber — Florida got weirder in 2015

    Human Interest

    Florida is America's Weirdest State. Let's just agree to that as a first principle. Weird things happen everywhere there are human beings, of course, but more weirdness happens in the Sunshine State and it tends to be weirder.

    A man wearing a Darth Vader mask tried to rob a Jacksonville Beach 8 til Late convenience store in November, police said. [Image from surveillance video via Jacksonville Beach Police Department]