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Woman Thwarts Mugger With Bold Claim About The NSA

Posted 10.17.2013 | Weird News

We're not NSA-ing this will always work, but... A Washington, D.C. woman managed to thwart a mugger Monday night by claiming she was an NSA intern,...

LOOK: Odd Cemetery Gets Adorable Visitors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

No, not ghosts. Goats will be making a delicious, but temporary, home in D.C.'s historic Congressional Cemetery, which is already host to a private...

Baby Born On D.C. Metro Platform

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

A baby boy was born on the platform of an aptly-named D.C. metro station Thursday morning. L'Enfant, the name of the stop, means "the child" in French...

This Bizarre Tomato-Car Has A Message For You

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

On August fish -- sorry, make that August 5th -- anti-GMO activists will be launching a nationwide demonstration with a visual punch. Part of t...

Coming Soon: HUGE Anti-Missile Blimps To Spy On, Protect D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Well, no wonder defense contractors aren't faring too badly during sequestration, when they've got ideas like this. Gigantic blimps. Over Washingto...

PHOTOS: Annual Pony Swim Brings Wild Horses Across Islands, Puts Them Up For Sale

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

Every year, some 150 wild ponies are rounded up on Assateague Island, a small barrier island and wildlife refuge that is partly in Maryland and partly...

Who'd Do That To A Prius?

Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- Someone hates these Priuses. (And one Smart Car.) A spate of tire-slashings in Northern Virginia has been directed almost entirely at...

LOOK: A Big, Impotent Stink In Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A long line of people snaked around the block, trying to get into the U.S. Botanic Garden before its late closing on Monday night. They ...

The Stink We've Been Waiting For Has Arrived!

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The long wait is finally over for visitors who have been yearning for a whiff of a giant flower that smells oddly like rotting fles...

Well THAT Was A Good Use Of $1 Million

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

Northern Virginia's million dollar bus stop can generate heat, but it can't take it. Arlington's now infamous bus stop, situated at the corner of C...

Need To Tell Your Fiance It's Over?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

Pushing back that wedding day because something has come up? Have you and your significant other decided not to say "I do?" Want to break off yo...

House Where Socialite Was Murdered Listed For $1 Million

Posted 07.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Georgetown house where 91-year-old socialite and journalist Viola Drath was murdered is on the market. The Trulia listing for the...

Shanthi The Harmonica Playing Elephant Can Toot Her Own Horn

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

Now Shanthi the elephant can toot her own horn. A video of the Smithsonian National Zoo's Asian elephant playing a harmonica topped It's News To Yo...

Texas Republican Wants To Give D.C. Back To Maryland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the outspoken and undauntable Texas conservative, has introduced another bill to return the District of Columbia to Maryland, the ...

Zoo Does Its Damndest To Stop More Red Panda Escapes

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A red panda's escape and wanderings through residential sidewalks and backyards last month has prompted a new plan to inspect trees, bus...

Snakes Cause More Problems Around Nation's Capital

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

The D.C. area is slithering into all kinds of snake-related problems. First we have snakes terrifying area parents, by falling from trees into Was...

Runaway Pregnant Cow Captured In D.C. Suburbs

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | DC

CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — A wayward, pregnant cow that had been roaming the streets and backyards of a Washington, D.C., suburb after escaping her far...

This Artist Circumcised Himself Onstage.. What Ideas Did He Reject?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.15.2013 | DC

D.C. artist Adrian Parsons circumcised himself onstage. You can watch a video of it here, and here's a presurgery screenshot: A few years after...

LOOK: Honey Boo Boo Visits The White House

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.11.2013 | DC

If President Obama looked out the window today, he might have redneckognized a few of the tourists standing on Pennsylvania Avenue. Alana Tho...

Ice Cream Truck Robbed At Gunpoint

Posted 07.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A masked man made a sweet getaway Tuesday night in southeast D.C. after carjacking an ice cream truck. The robbery happened around 10...

Man Steals 7.5 Tons Of Seafood

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Danielle E. Gaines | Posted 09.10.2013 | DC

A former Victor Cullen Center employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally using state credit cards to buy tons of seafood that were resold to local...

Artist Dresses As Spider-Man To Receive Award From Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

With great power comes ceremonial recognition from the D.C. Council. Spider-Man -- or rather Mingering Mike, an artist who has sworn to keep his id...

PHOTOS: Rusty The Red Panda Is Back With Mate

Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

Rusty's back! Since his escape (!) from the National Zoo to one of D.C.'s more bar-filled neighborhoods in late June, Rusty the red panda has been ...

An Alien's Guide to D.C.

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The aliens are coming, the aliens are coming! Or, at least, they're coming in the next 10,000 years after human civilization has bee...

WHOA: Real Life 'Rambo' Catches Gun-Wielding Criminal

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC

Rambo is a real-life crime fighting hero. A police dog that goes by the name "Rambo" caught a gunman who fired at police officers in Prince George'...