• Man calls 911 after 4-Hhour standoff with ‘aggressive’ cat.Man calls 911 after 4-Hhour standoff with ‘aggressive’ cat.

    They say dogs are a man’s best friend, but cats made no such promise.

    After a long-winded, four-hour standoff with his feline friend-turn-foe, a Connecticut man decided that it was finally time to call for back up.

    After leaving the house, he and his wife were unable to re-enter because his cat, which had kittens the previous night, was getting “too aggressive.”

    “I was inside and he attacked me and scratched me in my leg and bite me,” he told the dispatcher. “So me and my wife, we come outside and now we cannot go into the home for like three to four hours.”

    It’s not every day that the police receive calls of this nature, as evidenced by the incredulous dispatcher’s reaction. 

    “So you want to come and remove the cat? What is the problem, like…”

    Yes, dispatcher. That’s exactly what he wanted.

    “Okay…” she said in response. After a few moments of dead air, she asked him, “was something wrong with the cat?”

    “She had a baby last night, and then she was good until 10, 11 o’clock today, and I

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  • Pigeon flies into man's Norway apartment, leaves egg in frying pan

    Norwegian Stian Fjelldal got a feathery surprise in his apartment in Oslo

    Fired egg: The surprise in Stian's frying pan. (CEN)Fired egg: The surprise in Stian's frying pan. (CEN)

    Norwegian Stian Fjelldal got a feathery surprise when two pigeons flew into his flat - and left an egg in his frying pan.

    The pigeons left droppings all over Stian's kitchen in Oslo before leaving a single egg surrounded by twigs on his stove (which was turned off).

    Unsure how to deal with the situation, Stian ushered the pigeons out of his kitchen window.

    The egg still remains in his frying pan while he figures out what to do next.

    Egg-stra special: The pigeons abandoned their flat gift. (CEN)Egg-stra special: The pigeons abandoned their flat gift. (CEN)

     

    Stian is still unsure what to do with the mystery egg. (CEN)Stian is still unsure what to do with the mystery egg. (CEN)

    Stian said: 'It was of course terrified when it saw me and started flapping around in the kitchen.

    'It was chaos and a lot of feathers. My first thought was to get it out.

    'I had to clean, the kitchen was a total mess. I noticed two of the birds on the windowsil looking at the egg. I almost felt a little guilty.'

    Stian posted a video of the incident on Facebook, and asked what he should do with the egg.

    On his way out: The pigeon makes his exit. (CEN)On his way out: The pigeon makes his exit. (CEN)

    One reply said: 'Lock the window, clean the kitchen, fry the egg and enjoy yourself,' suggested one user.

    Another said: 'Don’t think of mother dove, there are

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  • Guess what guys? It's time to go home! (Thinkstock)Guess what guys? It's time to go home! (Thinkstock)

    Are you still in your chair at work, typing away on your keyboard? (Or, if you’re reading this, surreptitiously checking Yahoo on your phone while taking a quick break? Don’t worry, we won’t tell.) And do you find yourself pining for the hours to fly by faster, so you can start the rush-hour trek home?

    This is the one day a year (at least unofficially) you don’t need to wait until 5 PM for take your leave.

    Today is National Leave The Office Early Day, an American "holiday" that has gained some interest abroad, too (and let’s be honest, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo last month, what’s to stop us from adopting another foreign holiday?). You’re not likely to see this printed on any calendar, and it might require some convincing to get your boss to go along with it, but there’s actually good reason why he or she should be game to let you make an early departure every once in a while.

    The day was created by Employee Productivity Specialist Laura Stack, an American public speaker who

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  • Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn. has a couple of extraordinary staff helpers. So they decided to recognize them by featuring them in the staff section of the school's 2014-2015 yearbook.

    The helpers, by the way, are dogs.

    A student at BHS posted a picture of the yearbook pages to Tumblr; we asked the school for the full versions to best illustrate how awesome these dogs look.

    the staff dogs of Blaine High Schoolthe staff dogs of Blaine High School


    The dogs belong to two of BHS’s teachers: Rebecca Thomas, a hearing-impaired teacher who teaches American Sign Language, and Vicky Camacho, a paraprofessional in the special education department. Thomas’ dog Carmel has been coming to school every day for nine years to help her as she teaches, while Camacho’s canine Dakota comes in once a week to work with the students.

    The dogs have been included in the BHS yearbooks for a couple of years, and their place in the school is greatly appreciated, Thomas said.

    "The students love seeing the service dogs in the yearbook," she told Yahoo Canada.

    "They do help with

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  • Proposing at someone else's wedding? Definitely a 'no-no' proposal. (Imgur)Proposing at someone else's wedding? Definitely a 'no-no' proposal. (Imgur)

    It’s an unspoken rule most of us are well aware of: Never upstage the bride.

    So when a photo of a man proposing to his girlfriend at a wedding in front of a bride and groom was posted on Reddit, the collective Internet made it clear that it does not approve of the hijacking moment.

    Whether he was just trying to take advantage of an already romantic day, or he was well aware of the etiquette crime he was committing, it didn’t seem to matter to Redditors — or the unamused-looking bride: you don’t propose at someone else’s wedding.

    “The new husband seems to be amused, but you can see the wife’s face already beginning to contort into the wrath-like trance of hellfire and fury befitting a woman upstaged,” wrote Redditor PainMatrix.

    Reddit user lcotemi speculated that the faux pas will likely spark a cycle of revenge:

    "When that couple gets married, the current couple will announce their pregnancy. The cycle will continue.”

    And another Reddit user suggested starting a rumour that it’s bad

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  • U.S. health officials blame recent STD ‘epidemic’ on hookup apps

    “These data send a clear signal that despite the progress we have made in reducing STDs and HIV over the years, there is more work to do.”

    Flickr / Thomas HawkFlickr / Thomas Hawk

    Use a hookup app lately? Be careful, health experts warn: STDs are on the rise. 

    A recent and notable surge in STD cases in New Jersey is being blamed, in part, on hookup apps like Tinder and Grindr.

    Health officials found that the number of syphilis cases rose a whopping 79 per cent from 2013 to 2014. Gonorrhoea cases went up 30 per cent and new cases of HIV rose by 33 per cent.

    They even used the word “epidemic” to describe the steep increase.

    “These data send a clear signal that despite the progress we have made in reducing STDs and HIV over the years, there is more work to do,” Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the state’s health department, said in a statement.

    “We are fortunate in Rhode Island to have great partnerships among state agencies, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers to continue to educate, test, and treat for sexually transmitted diseases. This trend reminds us that we cannot become complacent.”

    The majority of these cases are affecting young

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  • It’s not about dress codes, but Caitlyn Cannon’s high school yearbook quote has made a splash thanks to a strong message that mixes humor, positivity, and affirmation.

    Cannon’s senior wrote in the Oak Hills High School read “I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can’t do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes.”

    Cannon’s yearbook picture was posted to Tumblr, where it took off this week. To date it’s reached almost 100,000 notes, which has taken Cannon by surprise, to say the least.

    Yahoo Canada talked to Cannon about her quote, and the thinking behind making the statement all her classmates will associate with her name from now on.

    Yahoo Canada: What made you think of putting this statement in your yearbook quote?

    Cannon: I wanted to say something more than a repeated

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  • Dropped iPhone retrieved unharmed from ocean floor, with video footage of its underwater journey

    “My brother tried throwing my phone to me in the ocean. It ended up going straight under water and sank to bottom of the ocean floor.”

    Not many iPhones can fall to the bottom of the ocean and live to tell the tale.Not many iPhones can fall to the bottom of the ocean and live to tell the tale.

    It’s a vacation hassle no one wants to deal with: a phone sinking in the ocean.

    Fortunately for Gregory Papadin, a San Diego man vacationing in Menorca, Spain, the captain of his boat was quick to dive after his dropped iPhone 5 and retrieve it from the depths below.

    “My brother tried throwing my phone to me in the ocean. It ended up going straight under water and sank to bottom of the ocean floor,” Papadin wrote on YouTube.

    Paladin and his brother considered diving after it, but knew their rescue attempt would fail.

    “The underwater pressure was too much for both my brother and I to swim and get it, but the owner of the boat we rented was able to reduce the pressure using a special breathing method meant for diving,” he continued. “He was able to retrieve it, and my phone managed to survive the whole ordeal!”

    “Oh, no! Thank you!” Papadin exclaimed upon seeing the captain resurface with his still-working phone. “Oh, my God, thank you so much.”

    If only all owners of dropped phones were

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  • Move over Ouija boards and “Bloody Mary.” There’s a new creepy game in town, and it involves a sombrero-wearing demon named Charlie.

    Teens everywhere are convinced they’ve been able to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie through a new Ouija board-inspired game called the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

    According to TIME, this is how the game, a supposed “ancient tradition” — the BBC debunked the challenge’s rumoured history here, while the Washington Post linked the game to a generations-old schoolyard game in Spain — is played:

    “The game is simple: draw a grid on a piece of paper with ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in the boxes, balance one pencil on top of another in the shape of a cross, and ask something along the lines of ‘Charlie, Charlie are you here?’ or ‘Charlie, Charlie can we play?’ Then watch as the pencil moves and proceed to scream, etc. For viral fun, film yourself doing this and share the result.”

    What is the Charlie Charlie Challenge/Pencil Game? (The Source)What is the Charlie Charlie Challenge/Pencil Game? (The Source)

    “Hundreds of people have reported moving furniture and spooky sounds after summoning the

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