BAKER LAKE, WA - There were dozens of beer cans scattered everywhere at a campsite this past month. Drunken campers, no doubt. Nope, a drunken bear! A large black bear downed over a case of beer, puncturing the cans with his claws and teeth. The bear was discovered near the empty cans... passed out, drunk!
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The annual Rubik's Cube World Championship was held this July. Feliks Zemdegs, 19, of Australia, won the world title for the second time in a row, with a time of 5.695 seconds! But that is not the world record. That is held by American Collin Burns, a home-schooled 15-year-old, who in April solved it in 5.253 seconds! Collin also beat out Feliks in the 2014 Rubik's Cube US Nationals, when he was 14.
SEATTLE, WA - When David Veatch didn't hear anything from his daughter, Autumn, 16, or his wife's parents, he feared the worst. The small plane piloted by Autumn's grandfather was last seen on Saturday, July 11. Now, three days later, the plane, along with Autumn and her grandparents, Leland and Sharon Bowman, was missing. Then, miraculously, on Monday, July 13, Autumn emerged from a thick wooded area, several miles from the crash. She had tried in vain to save her grandparents from the fiery crash and decided to leave the site after the fire went out and no help came. She knew that the only hope for survival was to try to find help.
With no major injuries, Autumn followed a creek which led to a river, drinking only small amounts of flowing water. She spotted a trail the next day which led to a road. Two men driving down the road stopped and picked her up and drove her to safety. Autumn was immediately taken to the hospital for minor injuries and dehydration. She said that she learned how to survive the elements by watching the show Survivor. Jeffrey Lustick of the Civil Air Patrol said of real-life survivor Autumn, "It's a miracle, no question about it!"