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Police investigating after 10 venomous arachnids found in Petco bathroom

Police are investigating after spiders and scorpions were found in containers in a pet store.

Police were called to Petco on Waverly Road around 2:45 p.m. Friday after containers with the arachnids were found in a bathroom.

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>>PHOTOS: Venomous arachnids found in Petco bathroom

According to police, a total of 10 venomous scorpions were found in the boxes: five Asian forest scorpions, one Brazilian scorpion and four six-eyed sand spiders.

North Andover and environmental police are investigating just how the arachnids ended up in the bathroom and are reviewing surveillance video at the store.

Dense radar ‘cloud’ turns out to be butterflies

Looking at weather radar with an uneducated eye, it looked like a huge, 70-mile-wide storm was going to hit the Denver area, but what it turned out to be wasn’t a storm but a massive amount of butterflies.

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At first, Paul Schlatter at the National Weather Service thought it could be a flock of birds being picked up by the weather system, but they were flying the wrong way, The Associated Press reported

Normally, migrating birds would be flying south this time of the year. 

So he did what anyone nowadays would do: reached out on social media to find out what was flying northwest across Denver.

People said they saw painted lady butterflies floating in the sky, the AP reported.

Experts say that they’ve seen an unusually large number of the butterflies in Colorado this year and that they’re herding together in what looks like clouds.

Woman discovers strange lumps on her body caused by old tattoo ink not cancer

When one woman discovered some unusual lumps on her body, her doctors thought it might be cancer. Turns out the lumps were actually caused by a tattoo.

»RELATED: A Canadian model nearly goes blind after an eyeball tattoo. She’s warning others of the danger

According to a case report, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a 30-year-old woman called her physician when she noticed some weird lumps near her armpit for two weeks with no other symptoms. 

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After her doctors asked had she been on any medication, aside from birth control, or had any surgical procedures, aside from her breast implants, they examined the affected area and administered a PET-CT (positron emission tomography–computed tomography).

The results showed several enlarged lymph nodes throughout her chest - a symptom consistent with the cancer lymphoma.

»RELATED: Can your tattoos leave behind toxic ink that could affect your immune system?

But when the doctors sampled the lymph nodes, they were not cancerous all. However, they were black.

The ink from a back tattoo the patient received 15 years earlier had seeped into her lymph nodes, causing the discoloration. They also found that once the cells from her nodes were exposed to the ink, they became irritated, which caused the swelling and some itching. 

The doctors believe she had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to the tattoo ink that may have occurred more than once.

In fact, after 10 months the swelling had completely subsided without any treatment or intervention. 

Want to learn more about the findings? Take a look at the study here

»RELATED: What hiring managers really think about your tattoos

Fish fall from sky with rain in Mexico

People in a coastal town in Mexico witnessed a strange sight this week: fish appeared to fall from the sky during a light rain.

Civil defense officials in Tampico said small fish were found on the sidewalk Tuesday, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

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The phenomenon has been recorded since ancient times, The Associated Press reported. It is believed that waterspouts, which are tornadoes over water, can suck fish into the air and the wind carries them until they are tossed to the ground.

5-foot-long python found in Massachusetts manhole

Department of Public Works and Parks employees made a wild discovery in a Massachusetts town Friday.

The workers found a 5-foot python in Worcester’s water drainage system. 

The exotic snake was discovered when the crew lifted a manhole cover  during routine maintenance. 

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The snake is not native to the U.S. and was likely someone's pet. Officials suspect it  escaped and found its way into the storm drain. 

"This wasn't a very subtle looking snake. This was, like, bright-colored yellow and red stripes, so it looked rather ominous and it was a sizeable one at that," said Phil Guerin, the director of sewer and water operations. 

Animal control quickly seized the snake and placed it in a facility. 

"This is a tropical python. Somebody probably had it as a pet (and) it either escaped, or it was (once) a cute little pet (but) not so much when it’s six feet and it just ate your dog, I suppose," Guerin said. 

DPW staff members joked that it’s clear the city's water systems are good and clean if they can support such wildlife. 

Death Wish coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Death Wish Coffee Company, a New York-based coffee producer that advertises itself as maker of the “world’s strongest coffee,” is recalling some of its products over concerns that it could become tainted with the deadly botulin toxin.

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Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a notice issued Tuesday that 11-ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew were being recalled after the company determined that the process used to make the drinks “could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin botulin.”

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning that can cause dizziness, double-vision, difficulty breathing, weakness and constipation, among other symptoms.

Company officials said in a notice posted to the Death Wish Coffee website that the recall was issued as a precaution and that no illnesses have been reported in connection to the drinks.

“Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance,” Death Wish Coffee Co. owner Mike Brown said in a statement. He said the recall was a “proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest and, of course, strongest coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards.”

The process used to make the canned coffee, which is infused with nitrogen, is relatively new and little regulated, according to company officials. Death Wish Coffee Co. tested its method for producing the drinks for nearly four months, with the help of an outside process authority, before it got a recommendation to tweak its manufacturing process to ensure no botulin toxins are produced.

According to company officials, “With any nitrogen-based products on the market there is a remote possibility of the risk of Clostridium botulinum, a serious pathogen that can lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin botulin in low-acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging.”

Death Wish Coffee Co. has halted production of its Nitro Cold Brew drinks as it adjusts its manufacturing process. Officials noted that, despite the concerns, “the company has passed all FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and state inspections since its founding.”

Any customers who have cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew are asked to dispose of the drink or return it for a full refund.

Texas doughnut shop offering 'scary clown deliveries'

A doughnut shop in Texas is offering an unusual delivery service, for those brave enough to accept.

Hurts Donut Company in Frisco is offering "scary clown deliveries" for a limited time. If the service is popular, the company may expand to surrounding areas, according to its Facebook post.

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The creepy clown holding a box of doughnuts and red balloons is inspired by Pennywise, the terrifying star of “It,” the movie based upon Stephen King’s epic novel. The movie was released this month and is the book’s second film adaptation. 

Other Pennywise “sightings” have been spotted across the country, including in one Pennsylvania town, where a prankster tied red balloons to sewer grates.

Realtor offers $500 worth of tacos to help sell property

A real estate agent in New Mexico has come up with a mouth-watering incentive to help sell one of his listings.

Michael Leathers told KRQE that he will give the person who buys the townhome he's representing $500 worth of tacos.

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Leathers said he'll let the new homeowner choose the restaurant.

The quirky bonus has helped increase interest in the listing, Leathers said. He told KRQE, "Who doesn't love free tacos?"

New Bible-based claim says world will end Saturday

If you have plans for Saturday, you might want to change them. Well, if you believe a new claim that says the world is going to end Sept. 23, that is.

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Christian publication Unsealed foretells the coming of the rapture in a four-minute YouTube video called "September 23, 2017: You Need to See This."

Why Saturday? According to David Meade, the date is derived from verses and numerical codes in the Bible. 

For example:

"Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God to the Jews, was mentioned 33 times (in the Bible)," Meade told The Washington Post. "It's a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I'm talking astronomy. I'm talking the Bible . . . and merging the two."

Ed Stetzer, a pastor and executive director of Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center, takes issue with Meade and his claims.

Read an in-depth look at how Meade came up with this doomsday date and why Stetzer disagrees with him on myajc.com

Deputies: Couple cuts, steals $5K in powerlines from Florida neighborhood

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday on charges of stealing powerlines in a Florida neighborhood, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to an arrest report, the pair, identified as Charles Mahoy, 41, and Andrea Foster, 45, were in residents’ yards cutting down powerlines, and neighbors said they repeatedly asked the couple to leave.

The report said that when a deputy asked Mahoy about the situation, he replied that he was “just cutting up some of the powerline that was laying on the ground.”

Neighbors told deputies that Mahoy and Foster were loading the cut powerlines into a white truck, which authorities said they found parked near the homes.

Mahoy told deputies that the truck was his, authorities said.

Spools of powerline wire were loaded in the bed of the truck, deputies said.

>> Related: Stolen power pole on SUV catches police attention, 2 arrested

The report stated that Mahoy was “intentionally depriving the owner of the wire (Duke Energy) to their usage of the property in order to appropriate the property to his own use,” and that the “theft was facilitated by conditions created from Hurricane Irma.”

Mahoy said his house was damaged in the hurricane and he was cutting the wire because he needed money, and that he didn’t think it was stealing because the lines were on the ground, the report said.

The wire that was in the truck was valued at about $5,000, deputies said.

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The arrest report said deputies found what looked like methamphetamine and marijuana inside the truck. The drugs were located inside a Play-Doh container in the center-front storage compartment of the vehicle, deputies said.

A deputy also found a glass smoking pipe and a small amount of loose marijuana inside a purse in the vehicle, according to the report.

The pair also face drug and felony trespassing charges.

Mahoy had been out on bail on other trespassing charges when the arrest happened, authorities said.

Deputies said they are requesting that Mahoy’s bond be revoked and that he be placed on a no-bond status.

Authorities said that if released, they will formally request Mahoy be fitted with a GPS monitoring system due to his habitual and repeat violations of theft and burglaries.

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