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This 2017 photo provided Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, by Battledore Ltd., of Kingston, N.Y., shows the first commercially produced Christmas card dated December 1843. The card, a hand-colored lithograph designed in England by John Callcott Horsley, is among the rare holiday-themed items being sold online through a consortium run by Marvin Getman, a Boston-based dealer in rare books and manuscripts, through the weekend beginning at noon on Friday, Dec. 4. (Dennis M V David/Battledore Ltd. via AP)
Cheers! Or not: 'Scandalous' 1st Christmas card up for saleThe first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale, but it wasn't universally greeted as a merry scene when it first appeared in 1843
The Associated Press5 hours ago
EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - A wooden phallus sculpture about two meters high stands on the Gruenten mountain, Rettneberg, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.  After the mysterious disappearance of the wooden penis, unknown persons have now created a replacement. On the 1738 meter high Gruenten in the Allgaeuer Alps, there is again a new phallus sculpture, supported by several beams.  (Davor Knappmayer/dpa via AP)
New phallus sculpture appears in Bavarian mountains German news agency dpa reports that just days after a large phallus sculpture mysteriously disappeared from a Bavarian mountainside, a similar wooden carving has appeared in its place
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A monolith stands on a Stadium Park hillside in Atascadero, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height are similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another found in Romania. (Kaytlyn Leslie/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
California monolith pops up after finds in Utah, Romania Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time in Southern California
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Aug. 13, 1965 photo provided by the San Diego Air and Space Museum, technicians work on an Atlas Centaur 7 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla. A mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a Centaur 7 upper stage rocket, not an asteroid after all, astronomers confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Observations by a telescope in Hawaii clinched its identity, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. (Convair/General Dynamics Astronautics Atlas Negative Collection/San Diego Air and Space Museum via AP)
NASA: Mystery object is 54-year-old rocket, not asteroidScientists have confirmed that a mysterious object temporarily orbiting Earth is a 54-year-old rocket, not an asteroid after all
The Associated Press1 day ago
Midday fireball, boom thrill gazers from Ontario to VirginiaA noontime boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE-This July 1920 file photo shows six thousand people gathering to hear Sen. Warren G. Harding, R-OH, speak from the porch of his home in Marion, Ohio. The centennial of President Warren G. Harding's election was marked Monday in his home county in Ohio with a modest radio tribute rather than the grand museum and homestead re-opening envisioned before the pandemic. Harding, a Republican, was elected Nov. 2, 1920, his 55th birthday, succeeding Democrat Woodrow Wilson. He beat a fellow Ohio newspaper publisher, James Cox, on a platform of restoring normalcy after World War I and the 1918 influenza pandemic. (AP Photo, File)
Judge says no to digging up remains of President HardingA judge has denied a request to dig up the remains of President Warren Harding
The Associated Press1 day ago
Baby goat missing from old 'Big Fish' movie set in AlabamaThe owners of an outdoor recreation destination in Alabama fear a days-old baby goat has been stolen from a free-ranging herd near a former movie set and tourist attraction
The Associated Press2 days ago
This Nov. 27, 2020 photo by Terrance Siemon shows a monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah. New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of the gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert. A Colorado photographer told a TV station in Salt Lake City that he saw four men push over the hollow, stainless steel structure in Utah on Friday night. (Terrance Siemon via AP)
Visitor: Monolith toppled by group who said 'leave no trace'New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Thursday,  June 4, 2020 photo provided by the Wroclaw Zoo a rare Philippine mouse-deer is hiding in a thicket at the Zoo in Wroclaw, Poland. The zoo was the first one ever to record on video the birth of a mouse-deer on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 but experts have not yet been able to determine the sex of the young, recluse animal. There are only 12 animals of this highly endangered species in Europe's zoos, including just one confirmed male. and experts are hoping the young one is a male and will help the population grow. (AP Photo/Zoo Wroclaw)
Polish zoo captures rare mouse-deer birth on videoA zoo in Poland claims it's the first to have captured on video the birth of a rare Philippine mouse-deer, and everyone is hoping it's a male so it can help the endangered species breed
The Associated Press2 days ago
Police at the scene of an apartment where a woman is suspected of locking up her son, in Haninge, south of Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s for locking up her son for 28 years in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday. Prosecutor Emma Olsson, who heads the preliminary investigation, said the woman who was arrested Monday, was held on suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty and grievous bodily harm. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
Sweden: Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 yearsSwedish police are investigating a woman in her 70s who is suspected of having kept her son locked up — reportedly for 28 years  — in an apartment south of Stockholm
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this undated photo provided by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Louie, a black and silver seahorse swims in a temporary tank at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Fla. In September, its owner Carol Benge, noticed that the seahorse was having trouble swimming. She took him to the University of Florida veterinary school where they diagnosed it with Gas Bubble Disease. The seahorse was placed in a hyperbaric chamber, and with one treatment, Louie was cured. (University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine via AP)
Florida vet school uses novel approach to save seahorseA Florida vet school turned to an unusual treatment to save a woman's seahorse
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety, a Utah state worker stands next to a metal monolith in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah. The mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said. The Bureau of Land Management said it had received credible reports that the three-sided stainless steel structure was removed on Nov. 27.  (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
Disappearance of Utah monolith won't prompt major probePolice won’t be opening a major investigation into the disappearance of a mysterious silver-colored monolith that generated international attention and a mess when curious visitors made their way to the site of the discovery in the Utah desert
The Associated Press3 days ago
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