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  • A woman says she got an extra ingredient in a bag of potatoes purchased at Wal-Mart: a three-and-a-half-foot orange-and-white snake.

    According to a video from WTAE, Bonnie Raygor of North Huntingdon, Pa., bought a bag of potatoes from Wal-Mart about a week ago. The bag remained closed until she got out some of the spuds to cook on Thursday.

    That’s when she found the snake.

    “First I saw its underbelly, which is white. I thought I had a bad potato. Instead I had a snake," Raygor told WTAE. "The bag was sealed. ... So I'm assuming it was in there when I bought it. I screamed."

    The fast-thinking snake wrangler got the critter into a reptile enclosure she still had for previous pets. Based on Web research, she thinks it’s a “corn snake.”

    Raygor called the store to alert it of her unwelcome find.

    "First, they told me I should bring it to the lawn and garden department and they'd take care of it," Raygor said. "And then I was dissatisfied, so I called and asked to speak to a manager, and he

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  • An amazing rescue of a toddler falling from a five-story building was caught on video in Ninghai in China's Zhejiang Province.

    Five deliverymen heard the cries of the girl, named Qiqi, and then noticed her dangling from a window high above the sidewalk.

    The quick-thinking responders told her to let go. Security footage captures them grouping together to catch the falling child.

    MSN reports that the parents had left the girl sleeping by herself. But she woke up and crawled out the window. Luckily, the toddler suffered only a scratch.

    Two of the men who caught her were injured when they broke her fall.

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  • Naomi Martinez has been reunited with her mother after 40 years (Facebook)When Naomi Martinez was just 5, her father whisked her away from their home in Costa Rica and told her her mother never wanted to see her again.

    But 40 years later, KRQE News 13 reports, Martinez has been reunited with her mother thanks to Facebook and a surprising revelation about her past.

    Martinez had severely burned her arm as a child when her father, Curtis Dilas, took her to the United States under the guise of getting medical treatment for the injury. However, Martinez was never taken to a hospital for her burn and was instead told her mother had abandoned her.

    “I thought she abandoned me and didn't want me and was glad to have me out of her life,” Martinez told KRQE.

    That belief carried on for four decades until Martinez, 45, recently created a Facebook profile for herself. A few months later her siblings were reaching out to her with a very different story. Rather than abandoning her, Martinez learned, her mother had in fact been trying to locate her all this time.

    At first,

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