American Airlines says systems fully restored after outage left flights grounded nationwide
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JFK Boston Library Fire Not Related To Boston Marathon Explosions
Boston Police are now saying a reported explosion at the John F. Kennedy Library is not related to the two explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
How White House sets tone in response to national tragedy
Iran Quake Strongest in 50 Years
The April 16, 2013 Iran magnitude-7.8 quake hit the Khash region, 51 miles (82 kilometers) beneath the Earth’s surface, where the Arabian Plate dives under the massive Eurasian Plate.
Ferrets Sold As Toy Poodles
Largest Water Rat Found and Killed in England
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk / AP
The odds of seeing these three together are roughly 1 in 900 quintillion — but a series of timely donations has allowed Connecticut’s Maritime Aquarium to put together one of the most unusual lobster displays ever. While the blue lobster is a 1 in a million catch, the orange and calico are even rarer — with the odds of finding them roughly 1 in 30 million.
Polydactyl Kittens — Jan. 2012
Undated Cats Protection handout photo of 4-month-old polydactyl kittens named Fred (left) and Ned (right), currently in the care of Cats Protection, Gosport Town Branch in the United Kingdom. They will shortly be going to their new home once they’ve been neutered. Ned has an extra eight digits, while his brother Fred has 10 more than the usual 18, making a total of 54 digits between them.
Smokey the LOUD Cat
Pet cat Smokey is believed to have the loudest purr in the world — with piercing purrs as loud as a lawnmower. Most cats purr at around 25 decibels but Smokey’s powerful purrs average an amazing 80 decibels. Owners Ruth and Mark Adams, of Northampton, Britain, say Smokey’s deafening purrs make it impossible for them to hear the television or radio when she is in the room and they struggle to have telephone conversations.
LEFT: The Stargazer fish which bears an uncanny resemblance to Homer Simpson. (Caters News / Getty Images)
World’s Longest Cat
Robin Henderson stretches her cat, Stewie, outside of her home in Reno, Nev. Stewie, a 5-year-old Maine Coon, has been accepted by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest cat at 48.5 inches long. Unfortunately, Stewie passed away in February, 2013. He was 8.
Mutant Pig Dog
Locals in Xinxiang city scratched their heads over this four-legged creature, believing it to be a mutant escaped from a scientific lab. Cops confirmed that it is, in fact, a Chinese Crested Hairless.
Gamma Ray Christmas Star?
On December 25th, 2010, an unusually long gamma ray reached Earth from 7 billion light years away. New research suggests that it may have been a dying star >100x larger, and at least 25x more massive, than our Sun.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center