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Driving on the ‘Clark Griswold’ Parkway

At least one "Christmas Vacation" fan was driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.

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University of Iowa’s really early recruitment

Sometimes it is too soon to start.

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The monkey lifesaver

When a monkey was electrocuted after touching wires, his friend - and fellow monkey - came to his rescue.

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You can buy the ‘Miami Vice’ Ferrari for a cool $1.75 mil

You can buy an iconic two-seater: the all-white '86 Ferrari Testarossa driven by TV cops "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs.

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The great mattress cat mystery

Oops. An Oregon man says he accidentally sold his girlfriend's cat along with her mattress.

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Get pulled over, get $100

Motorists in West Virginia got a surprise when they were pulled over by state police troopers.

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Find that bird! German police seek $184K pigeon

Police are looking for a missing pigeon, and any finder could be in line for a $12,250 reward.

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New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

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Gold tooth dropped in red kettle

There's been diamond rings, silver bars, and four-leaf clovers but this could be the first donation of its kind.

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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

A 5-year-old boy hoping to save the UAB football program has donated his allowance and a handwritten note.

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Bunnies banned in NYC

What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears?

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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

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Tennessee police looking for real-life ‘Grinch’

Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations.

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A robot took a plane from to Germany from LAX

A humanoid robot wearing red sneakers became the first to travel as a paid passenger on an airline.

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Buildings evacuated after marriage proposal flop

A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

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Sales of macadamias soar in Korea after nut rage

Demand for macadamia nuts has skyrocketed after a Korean Air Lines executive delayed a plane over "nut rage."

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Wisconsin man’s excuse for drunken driving is fishy

The man said he'd eaten beer-battered fish after being pulled over for his 10th drunken driving offense.

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Ohio town counting crows

Some residents are comparing the crow-laden landscape to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds."

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Tennessee attraction offers Zombie Santa, undead elves

Instead of Christmas cheer, this festive haunted house is spreading some holiday fear.

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Squirrels are wreaking havoc on Christmas

The Cincinnati Zoo's holiday light display is under attack by roaming resident squirrels.

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