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Last Thursday Maine's Belfast Harbor Office confirmed that a giant inflatable duck broke free of its moorings amid high winds and escaped.
The rogue duck eluded officials in the high winds and drifted about 20 miles to the coast of Blue Hill where residents were warned to stay indoors in case the duck came ashore (I just made that up).
Officials say the origin of the massive duck is a mystery.
Researchers report that horror's impact is really in the eye of the beholder, a little different for everyone but not all bad.
So, the next time you watch a horror movie, and it scares the shit out of you... it could be a good thing.
Someone please explain that to my wife who loathes scary movies. I'm sure she doesn't agree with the so-called experts who claim getting frightened helps you to cope with things.
Supposedly humans are equipped with deeply ingrained, unconscious mechanisms that help them respond to stress, wired in from times when danger might be outside.
The next question is why do people go to horror movies in the first place?
Researchers call it the "paradox of horror." In essence they claim people like being scared and it's a form of stress relief.
Personally, I think these experts are wasting time and money on a subject no one cares about.
Drama in North Carolina as sheriff's deputies came to the rescue of a loose emu that played "Frogger with traffic" on a busy highway.
The rogue emu made its way to Chockoyotte Park in Roanoke Rapids before being wrangled by deputies and returned to its owners.
A South Carolina restaurant shared security footage of the moment a deer ran into the business through the open front door and ended up slipping and sliding around in the dining room.
Reports say the deer never got a chance to order a meal as employees unceremoniously "escorted" it outside. I guess they were afraid he wouldn't pay for his meal.
More restaurant mayhem in Queensland, Australia where a reptile wrangler was chasing a three-foot monitor lizard in a local cafe.
The reptile wrangler later bragged that he completed more athletic events than an Olympian to get it. "There was running, diving, and of course wrestling," the proud wrangler told reporters.
Somewhere in Carroll County, Indiana there's a rogue kangaroo roaming around after escaping its owner's property.
As of this writing the kangaroo is still on the loose looking for eatable fruits, leaves, and flowering plants. Locals are being warned not to try and catch the kangaroo because he'll punch their lights out!
Finally, my favorite crazy news item has to be about a robot. Not just any robot. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley unveiled a robot they said can fold clothes faster than any previous automaton.
Wow! This invention could save the world... but I don't think it will. Meanwhile where do you find one of these speedy little clothes folders? I've checked on Amazon. It's still too early. But it's just a matter of time.
As it stands, the giant rubber duck was last seen hooking up with buoy south of Blue Hill!