The Water Bowl: Reptile-Like Cow Worshipped in Cambodia; Plus, a Mischievous Macaw!
Villagers of a poor community in central Cambodia are worshiping a cow believed to be divine because it was born with reptilian skin.The female calf was born on Tuesday and died Thursday in a remote village in the Pursat province, where residents helped pay for a funeral.--Associated Press
The 26-hour hunt for an escaped macaw ended on Sunday in Manhattan after the bird's babysitter, Frank Guido, 55, chased it from rooftop to windowsill to billboard while onlookers gathered below.--The New York Times
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt hit about 30 mph as he set world records last week. Meanwhile, the cheetah can reach a top speed of 70 mph and maintain it for about 200 to 300 yards.--Wall Street Journal
Sad news: An Illinois man drowned while trying to save his dog from Horsetail lake on Sunday. Vasily Fedorouk was untangling his dog from some vegetation near the water when he became entangled himself.--Chicago Sun Times