Oscar winner Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York's Long Island and was picked up by a US Coast Guard boat.
A van travelled for nearly an hour over busy New York City roads before its driver discovered the horrific cargo it had dragged almost 32km.
Thousands of movie goers who saw the film Night at the Museum are spending the day there, too. The American Museum of Natural History has experienced a 20% boost in attendance during the holiday season this year, and museum officials attribute some of the increase to the family film that stars Ben Stiller.
It is a funeral fit for a superhero. In the drizzling rain at Arlington National Cemetery, thousands of grieving patriots solemnly watch as the pallbearers -- Iron Man, the Black Panther, Ben Grimm and Ms Marvel -- carry a casket draped with an American flag. Yes, Captain America is dead and buried.