South Dakota St. Bernard sets world record for dog with longest tongue

Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 5:56 PM

A St. Bernard, similar to the one pictured here, only mostly all white in color, has won the coveted canine record of longest tongue. 
A St. Bernard, similar to the one pictured here, only mostly all white in color, has won the coveted canine record of longest tongue. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

World records for pets are getting quite unique - and a bit odd

Over the past few years, there have been awards for tallest and ugliest dogs, fattest cats, and now there is a new record for the dog with the longest tongue. 

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Meet Mochi Rickert. She is an adorable St. Bernard from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who happens to have a really long tongue, according to the Guinness World Records.

Mochi’s impressive appendage measured 7.31 inches, Guinness World Records reported. Imagine getting a slobbery kiss from her. 

“We love her unconditionally despite that crazy, long tongue that causes people to stare and laugh,” Carla Rickert, Mochi’s owner, told Guinness officials. 

While Mochi’s tongue is definitely long, the pup that held the record before Mochi had an even longer one. A boxer named Brandy, who died in 2002, had a 17-inch tongue, according to the Huffington Post

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Social media users love Mochi, but many believe their pets are strong competitors, too. 

Texas high schooler pulls off ‘superhuman’ volleyball play

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 6:17 PM

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And they say we weren’t meant to fly. Much less while returning a volleyball crosscourt. 

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A senior at North Texas’ Decatur High School, Autumn Finney, is receiving a lot of attention after video of her completing an impressive volleyball return made the rounds online. 

Deadspin called the play “superhuman,” and Sports Illustrated tweeted out a clip of the return calling it “simply preposterous.” 

You can watch the feat from a few different angles below:

“This is a point that normal high schoolers should not be able to win,” Deadspin said.

What did Finney have to say of her save? She told Volleyball Mag, “I honestly don’t remember doing it.” Reportedly Finney is also a long jumper, something she thinks may have come in handy during the play.

“I remember I saw Mallory hit the ball, and then Tayte made a great dig and I was like, ‘I can’t let that go.’ That was such an effort and she was on the ground and I had to jump over her. And then I thought, ‘This ball has to go that way and I’m flying this way and how am I gonna do it?’”

Sounds like Finney was no less impressed by her feat than those who witnessed it.

Megyn Kelly jabs Bill O’Reilly following Fox News settlement

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:51 PM

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News of another gigantic Fox News settlement to address claims against former anchor Bill O’Reilly — to the tune of $32 million — broke over the weekend. The network had reportedly settled with network legal analyst Lis Wiehl, who alleged a “nonconsensual sexual relationship” with O’Reilly, according to the Washington Post.

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statement from O’Reilly’s team claimed it was another instance of being “maliciously smeared” by the New York Times with “leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously designed to embarrass [him] and to keep him from competing in the marketplace.”

That attracted the attention of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, once a colleague of O’Reilly. In a statement on the Today show, Kelly took her former colleague to task on his claim that “not one complaint was filed against him with the Human Resources Department or Legal Department by a coworker, even on the anonymous hotline.”

“O’Reilly’s suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior,” she stated, “is false. I know because I complained.”

She then recounts her experience contacting the co-presidents of Fox News, Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy, to combat O’Reilly’s line that he was “not interested” in sexual harassment claims that he said “makes my network look bad.”

“Perhaps he didn’t realize the kind of message his criticism sends to young women of this country about how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment,” she read from an email she sent to the presidents. “Perhaps he didn’t realize his exact attitude of shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment on the grounds that it will disgrace the company is how Fox News got into the decade-long Ailes mess to begin with.”

Meijer recalls vegetables for potential Listeria contamination

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 2:24 PM

Possible Listeria Contamination Behind Meijer Recall Of Vegetables

Meijer has recalled several vegetable products for a potential contamination.

Officials for Meijer, a retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced the company has recalled various packaged Meijer-brand produce items due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause fatal infections in young children and elderly people.

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The recall affects products sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin purchased Sept. 27 through Oct. 20. The items will be in plastic containers or foam trays with printed labels with various sizes and weights.

Meijer received notice of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Mann Packing, a Meijer supplier based in Salinas, California, that sources the Meijer branded produce items. Mann Packing officials told Meijer that evidence of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination had been identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

No illnesses have been reported to date. View the full list of impacted products here.

Woman says scammer cleared out her bank account using Venmo

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

Venmo is now accepted at more than 2 million U.S. merchants.
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Venmo is now accepted at more than 2 million U.S. merchants.(Business Wire via AP)

An Atlanta woman said she feels like she’s been “robbed three times” after someone hacked her bank account.

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Pam Clay told WSB-TV someone named “Sally Frazier” transferred thousands of dollars to their account from her account using the popular mobile banking app, Venmo.

Clay said the scammer cleared out her account and when she told Venmo officials what happened, a representative told her it was a problem she had to address with her bank.

Clay said she uses the app through her Wells Fargo account to send money to her son from time to time. 

WSB-TV reached out to Venmo for comment but have yet to hear a response.