The Malta Independent 18 November 2017, Saturday

Oddities

Fired voice of Kermit the Frog says he's 'devastated'

Friday, 14 July 2017, 06:10 Last update: about 5 months ago Associated Press

It isn't easy being green. But no longer being green is apparently even harder. Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog said Thursday he is "devastated to...

Teen wakes up with his head inside bear’s mouth, fights it away

Monday, 10 July 2017, 05:55 Last update: about 5 months ago Associated Press

A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away. The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a "crunching...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 06:09 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked...

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 06:46 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

Martha (above) is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used...

Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 06:17 Last update: about 6 months ago Associated Press

A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges. The Gillette News Record reports...

United Airlines investigates report that rabbit died on flight

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 12:42 Last update: about 8 months ago Associated Press

United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The...

Researchers name loud shrimp after Pink Floyd

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 20:49 Last update: about 8 months ago Associated Press

A newly discovered species of shrimp that uses a bright pink claw to create a sound loud enough to kill small fish has been named for Pink Floyd. The shrimp found on Panama's Pacific coast...

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