This week’s comforting and offbeat titles


From an investigation of a reported alligator in a man-made lake in Arizona to a possible UFO sighting in Texas, there was no shortage of intriguing stories this week. Here are some of our favorite heartwarming and quirky stories from August 27 through September 27. 2 that helped make our days a little brighter – or at least, more interesting:

1. Police search for alligator believed to have been placed in Lake Glendale: Glendale police have not confirmed an alligator was placed in the community of Arrowhead Lakes, north of the 101 loop, but they were told the alligator was being dumped from a 10 gallon aquarium.

2. ‘No More Sagging’ campaign offers free belts to high school students with droopy pants: A program promoting self-respect and the importance of making a good impression by simply wearing a belt takes off at a South Carolina high school.

FILE-Youth walking down the street with low pants. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

3. Kellogg’s will pay you $5,000 to eat cereal for dinner: Kellogg’s is giving five lucky people the chance to win $5,000 each and a year’s worth of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops and Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal in its dinner cereal contest.

FILE – Kellogg brand Frosted Flakes cereal. (Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

4. UFO sighting? Mysterious lights filmed at Round Rock: Have Central Texas residents seen UFOs in the sky? That’s what many people are wondering after several videos captured mysterious lights on the evening of September 1.

5. A 3rd grade student from Arizona writes more than 30 picture books. His reason is adorable: Greyson is only in third grade and has already written 31 picture books. He writes about things he loves – animals and the weather.

6. 4,000 beagles have been successfully rescued from a Virginia breeding facility in search of a loving home: The 4,000 beagles were recovered from a Cumberland-based medical contract breeding facility called Envigo.


WALDORF, MARYLAND – AUGUST 08: Beagles rescued from Envigo Breeding and Research Center await their medical procedures at Paw Prints Animal Hospital on August 08, 2022 in Waldorf, Maryland. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

seven. Airplane gives Washington state the middle finger, flight map shows: A pilot took flight on Monday and returned the bird to Washington state, according to a flight tracking map.


8. Satanic Temple hosts “After School Satan Club” at Pennsylvania school: A resident of Pennsylvania called the After School Satan Club a “crazy” idea.

9. A Florida mom’s post about how the toddler’s creepy doll got them perks at Disney World is going viral: “Briar named the doll Chloe and I immediately nicknamed her Creepy Chloe. I’m pretty sure Creepy Chloe steals my soul when I sleep,” Brittany Beard said in the now-viral Facebook post.

ten. Volunteers gather to take Maricopa County shelter dogs for walks: Mesa volunteers meet monthly to take the dogs to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Shelter on a morning walk.


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