• 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in'

    There's a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea - they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently. A group of fishermen were able to witness a 500-pound grouper's "rare" meal during a fishing trip off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, last week. Captain Jimmy Wheeler with Everglades Fishing Company watched as someone in his group caught a 3-foot shark. As the fisherman started reeling the creature in, a large shadow appeared. Wheeler instantly knew what was going to happen next. "Watch this. You guys are going to freak out," Wheeler warned. "He just sucked it in. I don't remember ever seeing anything this crazy." - Michelle Wheeler Suddenly, an open-mouthed

  • Adorable toddler and pup play a game of fetch despite the backyard fence dividing them

    Dogs and babies like peanut butter and chocolate: always a winning combination. It's a point proven to be true yet again by this adorable video shared to Twitter, Tuesday. In this video from photojournalist Chad Nelson captured by a friend, his young son plays fetch with a high-energy pup, despite the fence dividing them from one another. SEE ALSO: Very good doggo interrupts minor league baseball game for some fetch "A fence can’t stop my two-year-old from playing with his new best friend," Nelson tweeted. Nelson tells Mashable via email that his wife took his children to play at a friend's house, where a neighbor's dog Dozer was eager to play. The dog popped his head over the fence to a drop a ball for Nelson's son to pick up. "My son, who loves to play ball, ran over and threw it back over the fence," Nelson tells Mashable. Though Nelson and his family have two dogs at home, he says they're not big on fetch. He thinks his son "just thought it was silly the dog kept throwing the ball back." We're sorry to hear that Nelson's dogs are total fetch duds, but hopefully Dozer and his new friend can reunite for a fence-less playdate of their own in the near future.  WATCH: Play fetch and crawl through tunnels in this dog-inspired bootcamp

  • Autopsy reveals grisly details of missing 3-year-old’s death

    An autopsy report released Wednesday provided grisly details about the death of Mariah Woods, a 3-year-old North Carolina girl whose body was found in a creek in December, days after she was reported missing. According to the report, the body was found wrapped inside three white plastic trash bags, then stuffed inside a plaid couch cushion cover along with a chunk of cement and rocks, Fox Carolina reported. The girl had suffered traumatic injuries to her face and head, including abrasions over her left, upper eyelid, over her nose and beneath her chin, according to the report. A faint purple bruise adjacent to the left eye and two hemorrhages on her scalp were also detected. The cause of death

  • Russian spy offered sex for access and was praised for 'upstaging Anna Chapman', US prosecutors claim

    A flame-haired female Russian student was a Kremlin spy who offered sex as she sought to make influential connections in the US political system, a court heard. Maria Butina, 29, took part in a "years-long conspiracy" to secretly advance the interests of the Russian government in America, it was alleged. Butina appeared in court in Washington on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy, and acting as a foreign agent, which carry a possible 10-year jail term. Dressed in an orange jump suit, and pink training shoes, she showed little emotion and said nothing, taking copious handwritten notes during a lengthy hearing. Judge Deborah Robinson denied bail, saying there was no other way to prevent Butina seeking diplomatic refuge at the Russian Embassy. Maria Butina in a picture from her Facebook page  The court was shown an FBI surveillance photograph of Butina having dinner with a Russian intelligence officer at a restaurant called Bistro Bis in Washington. Prosecutors said there were also photographs of her with Sergey Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador. For several years Butina had been studying at American University in Washington, and she also became a high profile pro-gun activist, telling how she learned to hunt wolves and bears in Siberia. In a 29-page complaint, which read like an extract from a spy novel, prosecutors alleged that was a cover story. At one point she had been praised by her Kremlin handler for “upstaging” the former Russian spy Anna Chapman, it was alleged. Maria Butina in a picture from her Facebook page  Ms Chapman, a red-haired Russian intelligence agent, was expelled from the US in 2010 and has since become a celebrity in Russia. After a series of news articles were published about Butina's gun activism a Russian official wrote to her: "Good morning! How are you faring there in the rays of the new fame? Are your admirers asking for your autographs yet? "You have upstaged Anna Chapman. She poses with toy pistols, while you are being published with real ones.” Through her gun activism Butina had her photograph taken with a string of high profile Republican figures including state governors Scott Walker, Rick Scott and Bobby Jindal, Senator Rick Santorum, and National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre. A courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, in orange suit listening to her attorney Robert Driscoll  as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson during a hearing in federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Credit: Dana Verkouteren/AP She also asked Donald Trump a question about Russia following his speech at a National Prayer Breakfast event in February last year. In another message she was praised by a Russian official for being a ”daredevil” after she shared a photograph of herself near the US Capitol on Mr Trump's Inauguration Day. Butina wrote back: “Good teachers!” Prosecutors alleged Butina developed a relationship with a 56-year-old American. He was named in court only as "Person 1" but US media reported that he was a Republican strategist.  In papers seized by the FBI, Butina allegedly “complained about living” with the older man and “expressed disdain for continuing to cohabitate” with him, according to prosecutors. Maria Butina in a picture from her Facebook page  It was also alleged that Butina offered another person “sex in exchange for a position within a special interest organisation”.  The FBI also allegedly found a hand-written note with the words "How to respond to FSB offer of employment”. The FSB is the successor to the KGB.  In her communications Butina repeatedly referred to a billionaire Russian oligarch as her "funder," prosecutors alleged. Butina was arrested after the FBI suspected she might trying to leave the country. Robert Driscoll, Butina's lawyer, told the court she denied wrongdoing. He said: "There's a completely innocent explanation. She’s accused of having dinner at Bistro Bis.  She’s accused of going to political events. She’s accused of going to the Capitol on Inauguration Day."

  • Here's why a Bugatti Veyron oil change costs $21,000

    Approximately 99.99 percent of the human population will be aghast at the notion that a car's service could cost upward of $20,000, but if you need to change the oil on your Bugatti, your options are limited. Here's why it costs that much. Royalty Exotic Cars, a company that specializes in renting out high-end supercars, made a pretty thorough video explaining why an oil change on a Bugatti Veyron costs as much as it does. While some of it certainly involves badge cachet, a lot of it comes down to how damn complex the car is -- as it should be, given its seven-figure price tag. The Veyron uses a dry-sump oiling system with 16 different drain plugs, accessible after removing parts of the underbody.