Police: Florida man dressed as dinosaur arrested with airsoft rifle

Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 10:49 AM
Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 3:37 PM

            Brevard County Sheriff's Office
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A Florida man was arrested Sunday after police said he was found roaming around a park with an airsoft rifle and wearing a dinosaur costume.

Anthony Berden, 19, was found walking around a Cocoa-area park in a “gamer dinosaur-type costume” with a tactical police-type vest and black ski mask while holding an airsoft rifle and multiple magazines for the gun on Sunday, WFLA reported. Police said Berden told them he was “part of a gaming group” and “wanted to participate in a flash mob.”

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He was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and wearing a mask while committing an offense at the park.

Read more at WFLA.

Woman's passport photo so bad it's funny

Published: Saturday, August 05, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

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Passport photos, much like driver's license photos, are rarely considered works of art, but for one woman, what started out as a normal photo became anything but when she received her passport.

Chelsey Ramos needed to get her passport renewed before a trip to Germany with her boyfriend, Buzzfeed reported. The photo taken at Costco came out looking normal and she submitted it to be processed with her passport renewal form.

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However, once she received her updated passport, she discovered that the photo had undergone an unfortunate revision. Her forehead had been elongated, making her look like a "Conehead," according to a discussion on Reddit, where Ramos’ boyfriend posted the image Thursday.

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Ramos was able to get a corrected passport photo, but kept the bad one for laughs. 

Virus transforms caterpillars into exploding zombies

Published: Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 3:27 PM

Virus Transforms Caterpillars Into Exploding Zombies

A wildlife expert stumbled upon a strange sight while he was counting butterflies at a nature preserve in England recently, the CBC reported.

Chris Miller found it odd that an oak eggar moth caterpillar was at the top of a bush, because typically they wait until after dark to crawl to high spots so they can avoid predators such as birds. As Miller took a closer look, he realized that it wasn't a living caterpillar, but the exploded remains of one.

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The caterpillar was suffering the effects of the baculovirus, which hijacks a caterpillar's brain, according to the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. After the caterpillar crawls to a high spot and dies, the body liquefies and explodes, infecting other caterpillars below it.

Birds can also pick up the caterpillar corpses and carry them to new locations, spreading the virus. However, scientists aren't too concerned about the baculovirus wiping out the oak eggar moth caterpillar population, as the virus usually dies out on its own, the CBC reported.

Here's the story behind guy carrying peacock on NYC subway

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 5:23 PM

MILWAUKEE, WI -  JUNE 08:  A Peacock, displays his beautiful colors at the Milwaukee County Zoo on JUNE 08, 2013.  (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 08: A Peacock, displays his beautiful colors at the Milwaukee County Zoo on JUNE 08, 2013. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)(Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

A photo of a man carrying a peacock on a New York City subway went viral on Twitter this week.

Twitter user posted the unusual image on Thursday. Fellow riders did not seem to be alarmed by the animal being held by a man in the middle of the subway car.

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Curious web sleuths turned to Reddit for the full story. A Reddit user named BarFreddys claimed to be the man in the photo. He said the peacock is stuffed and a mascot of a bar that he manages called Weather Up. For confirmation, BarFreddys posted an image of himself with the peacock on Reddit, with the caption, "MTA Peacock guy here, stay classy New York."

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Park ranger: Crab flips over, shows face of Jesus

Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 6:10 AM

Live Dungeness crabs for sale at a Seattle market (stock photo).
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Live Dungeness crabs for sale at a Seattle market (stock photo).(Maxvis/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A park ranger was crabbing near Whidbey Island in Washington state when something she caught made her do a double take.

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“We dropped several crab pots but didn't have any keepers until this pot was pulled up,” Regis Swanson told KIRO-TV. “The crab was crawling up the cage and flipped over showing her belly when I noticed the Jesus face!”

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Swanson, a park ranger in Snohomish County, was out with a French exchange student. She was showing off the northwest activities and scenery when she caught the crab.

She took a photo before throwing it back into the water.