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Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

08/18/2017 05:21 AM
Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind
The band pulled over at a Walmart in North Dakota, but the tour bus left before Richard Colburn was back. They didn't notice for hours because people were sleeping. He later made it onto a flight.

08/17/2017 11:51 AM
Found: 1-Carrot Diamond Ring
Thirteen years ago, Mary Grams of Alberta, Canada, lost her engagement ring while working on the family farm. This week, her daughter-in-law found the heirloom, bizarrely adorning a vegetable.

08/16/2017 03:10 PM
Aw, Shoot: Wisconsin Man Accidentally Fires Nail Gun Into Heart (But He's Fine)
Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when he dropped the nail gun. It shot a 3 1/2-inch nail through his chest and into his heart. "It kind of stung," says Bergeson, who drove himself to the ER.

08/16/2017 05:04 AM
Students Find Spacesuits In Thrift Store
Two college students in Florida found several spacesuits in a thrift store and bought them all for less than two dollars. The American Space Museum says they're authentic and worth thousands.

08/16/2017 05:04 AM
Watch Out For 'Lizardmen'
In what was likely a joke, South Carolina officials sent a tweet warning residents to watch out for "Lizardmen" during the eclipse. The Lizard Man is a mythical creature like Bigfoot.

08/15/2017 03:54 PM
Truck With 20 Tons Of Nutella And Chocolate Vanishes; Police Hunt For Semi's Sweets
The theft happened this weekend in Germany, according to officials who warn: "Anyone offered large quantities [of chocolate] via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately."

08/14/2017 12:38 PM
PHOTOS: 'Almost Edible' 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found In Antarctica
The dense dessert, found in one of Antarctica's first buildings, is believed to have been brought over in 1910 during the Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott. It "looked and smelled edible."

08/13/2017 11:23 PM
NPR News Nuggets: Rally Cat, Blessed Beer & A Cleaning Culprit
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

08/10/2017 04:30 PM
U.K. Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Shoving Woman Into Path Of Bus
The 50-year-old suspect, who is accused of causing the woman "grievous bodily harm," was arrested in the upscale Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday. The victim sustained minor injuries.

08/10/2017 05:46 AM
Beware Of Rocks By The River
A woman in Germany picked up what she thought was a chunk of amber. She put it in her pocket, but it caught fire — it was white phosphorous from World War II. Firefighters quickly put out the fire.

08/09/2017 05:26 AM
The Case Of The Returning Ring
A woman lost her high school ring once in 1979, before her father found it in a pawn shop. Then she lost it again, but was reunited after someone found it and posted a picture on Facebook.

08/09/2017 05:20 AM
An Update On The Priests Who Walked Into A Bar
A pub in Cardiff, Wales mistakenly initially turned away student priests after staff thought they were in costume. The bar has since named a drink after them, the "Thirsty Priests."

08/07/2017 01:25 PM
What Bloodied This Teen's Feet? Tiny Marine Flesh Eaters Had Scientists Stumped
After a 30-minute soak, Sam Kanizay left the water bleeding profusely. Exactly what attacked him puzzled experts, though — that is, until his father tracked down some of the little creatures.

08/06/2017 10:25 PM
NPR News Nuggets: Love At Sea, Peanut Butter Jailbreak Time & City Hall Climbs
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

08/04/2017 04:12 PM
We Miss You: Europol Writes Postcards To Its Most Wanted Fugitives
"Don't you miss the taste of real Italian cuisine, prepared with love by someone who really loves you?" Italian police write to a fugitive accused of murder, drug trafficking and robbery.