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A man carrying what was described as a "samurai" sword was tackled by a worker inside a Pennsylvania bar.

Tina Malachi, a server in Rookie's Craft Burger Bar, said the man, who wasn't wearing a shirt, walked in and sat at the bar. When he got up and walked into the pool room she asked him to put on a shirt, which is when she saw the sword.

Another employee sitting at the bar stood up and looked at the man, and the man then raised the sword up with both arms, said the worker. The employee ducked under the man's arms and grabbed him from behind, tackling him to the ground, assisted by some customers. They held him down until police arrived.

The man was arrested for summary warrants and the sword was confiscated, said Capt. Gabriel Olivera of Harrisburg police.

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A group of students at the University of Michigan's Engineering program built what is believed to be the largest hand-solvable, stationary Rubik's Cube. The massive 1,500 pound puzzle was unveiled at the university's North campus in an event streamed on Facebook Live. "There is no other human-manipulable cube like this, to the best of our knowledge," a spokesperson for the group said. "So to be very precise, it is the world's largest stationary, human manipulable Rubik's cube." "It took over my life, but it no longer is a project," Noel Perkins, a professor of mechanical engineering, who served as an advisor for the group said. "My dream for the cube would be to bring joy and inspiration to anyone who ever uses it and solves it. If it does that, there's nothing I'd rather be behind at UM."

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Just like the famous story back in the day about how a mountail lion attacked Roy Rogers while he was out riding around his ranch and tore off one of his brand new boots a Northern California family also had a close call with one of the brazen mountain cats.

Mark Dolph said he was preparing a meal with his family in their rural, mountainous Pollock Pines, Calif., home when they heard their cats raising a ruckus by the front door.

"I look and I see the door ajar," Dolph said, "but then I looked down right here at the steps and the mountain lion had its head and front paws about three steps down."

Dolph quickly herded his family into a pantry, armed him- self with a pinata bat and called 911. Police arrived at the home about a half hour later, but the cougar had already left.

Dolph said the mountain lion made a mess in the kitchen, breaking several dishes and somehow managed to turn on the water faucet. He said the family's cats hid and survived the invasion.

The mountain lion, also referred to as a cougar, apparently got inside by opening an unlocked door, Dolph said.

The U.S. Forest Service says mountain lions prefer to avoid confrontation with humans and the chances of encountering one are quite small.

Other cougar encounters have occurred this year, however, including a particularly aggressive mountain lion that walked right up to a Canadian woman's home and bared its teeth -- while she filmed from the other side of the window.

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A British man who buys and restores old tanks made a surprising discovery in a former Iraqi Army tank -- five gold bars worth about $1.4 million. Nick Mead, a collector and owner of Tanks A Lot, a tank restoration business, said he recently saw the Chinese Type 69 tank listed on eBay and he was able to barter it for a retired British Army truck and Abbot self-propelled howitzer. Todd Chamberlain, one of Mead's mechanics, was working on the restoration when he found evidence that one of the fuel tanks might be filled with guns, a common discovery with retired military tanks. Mead joined Chamberlain and started filming, a practice he said is common when restorers think they might find illegal guns and want to make sure they have evidence of the discovery to show police. The video shows the restorers reaching into the fuel tank and pulling out the foreign objects, which turn out to be five gold bars weighing a total of about 70 pounds -- $1.4 million in gold. Mead said the gold, which may have been stolen by the Iraqi Army during the invasion of Kuwait and forgotten inside the tank, was turned over to police. It's not yet clear what will eventually become of the discovery.

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Sometimes a Great Selfie Involves a Little Risk

A young woman suffered injuries and was rushed to a hospital after falling from a bridge while taking selfies, according to police in California. The Placer County Sheriff's Office said that the woman, who was not identified, and a group of her friends from the Sacramento area, were walking on the girders underneath the Foresthill Bridge. The woman took a selfie and fell from the girders, landing on the trail approximately 60 feet below. She was rushed to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where she is being treated for broken bones. She is expected to survive. "The walkways under the Foresthill Bridge are closed for the protection of our residents and our community. Any trespassers found on the bridge will be cited. Be safe and tour the bridge from the sidewalks above. This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family," a spokesperson for the The Placer County Sheriff's Office said.