An elephant that once made its name by performing at Hindu festivals in India, lost years of work after one of its tusks cracked. Dentists managed to repair the crack with a special resin, although it took 47 tubes of the stuff.
The New York Jets were definitely thankful for their wide receiver Brad Smith. In the Thanksgiving Day game against the Cincinnati Bengals, he scored two touchdowns. In one touchdown run, he sprinted to the end zone wearing only one shoe after the other popped off.
Retailers opened their doors earlier than ever this Black Friday, launching an aggressive campaign to get consumers into stores.
Analysts estimate this year will be better than last holiday season, which was one of the worst in recent memory. But it's still too soon to tell whether deep discounts and early-bird hours will give retailers the boost they are hoping for.
Early signs pointed to bigger crowds at many stores, including Best Buy, Sears and Toys R Us.