Forget fall foliage. October is all about #FatBearWeek.   After a week-long battle of the bulge, Alaska's Katmai National Park has crowned its fattest bear of 2020: 747, the King of Chonk, the Earl of Avoirdupois—weighing in at over 1,400 pounds.  

5 African gray parrots made up for their muted plumage with colorful language—cursing at visitors to London’s Lincolnshire Wildlife Park and shocking staff, 

It was the last straw… and chip bag and candy wrapper for the Thai environment chief.   After sloppy campers left trash in Khao Yai National Park, Varawut Silpa-archa did what any normal official would do: He tracked down the offender’s address, gathered up the trash, and…

Brought to you by the Annals of Improbable Research, the Ig Nobel awards “honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK.”

The irony wasn’t lost on Jimmy MacDonald. “… I've been sober for seven years and I get saved by a Tiki bar?”   And it wasn’t just any Tiki bar, but a Tiki bar on a boat, full of priests.

Baby Boomers are called lots of things: self-centered, self-indulgent, etc.  But, how about "tough"?  

Now, this is what we call fine particulate matter.   In an incident plucked straight from the world of Willy Wonka, a ventilation issue at a Lindt & Spruengli factory triggered a cascade of “cocoa nibs” in the town of Olten. In Switzerland—where else?   One car…

Not walking your dog two hours a day? Come next year, that could get you crated in Germany, thanks to a new law.  

Yes, covering your face all the time is a pain—but humans actually have it pretty good.  

Cat videos? We prefer Feline Films, thank you very much.   After years relegated to the “low-brow internet distractions” cat-egory, these works of art are finally getting their much-deserved regard as real cinema, thanks to the “Quarantine Cat Film Festival.”