Incredible well rescues
A toddler in China falls into a 40-foot well.
April 2nd, 2012
11:54 AM ET

Incredible well rescues

We received harrowing video of a toddler in China who fell nearly 40 feet into an abandoned dry well. The 2-year-old was rescued by firefighters who had to pump oxygen into the well because the air was so thin at the depth the child was located. The dramatic episode brought back memories of the incredible rescue of Baby Jessica here in the U.S.

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Toddler falls into 40-foot well

With the well being only about 18 inches wide, see how the rescuers were able to save this toddler's life.

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1987: 'Baby Jessica' rescued from well

In 1987, Jessica McClure was rescued after spending nearly 58 hours in a well. Watch the final moments as rescuers bring Jessica to the surface.

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TV anchor gives interview after on-air dog bite
Denver news anchor Kyle Dyer received a severe dog bite on air.
February 24th, 2012
11:51 AM ET

TV anchor gives interview after on-air dog bite

A Denver news anchor is speaking out for the first time after being severely injured when a dog bit her on the face during a TV interview.  Earlier this month, Kyle Dyer was interviewing the owner of an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff who was rescued from icy waters. While petting the dog’s face, Dyer leaned in to kiss his nose when the dog lurched forward and bit her face.

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Gotta Watch: Bacon Mania
Bacon isn't just for breakfast anymore, as proven by today's Gotta Watch.
February 21st, 2012
11:51 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Bacon Mania

What food could you see being added to just about anything and making it better? If your answer is bacon, you are not alone. Wondering why bacon has become so popular, we reached out to Kat Kinsman, managing editor of CNN’s Eatocracy blog.

“Bacon, the food, is, full-stop delicious, but so are plenty of other foods. Bacon, the concept, has taken on a life of its own.” It's shorthand, Kinsman said, for, “Hey, I’m a food freak, but I don’t take myself too seriously.”

"Pork, fat and salt are pretty much the antithesis of what any nutritionist would counsel you to eat" Kinsman said.

But, as Pete Wells quoted a bacon maker’s wife as saying in his 2003 James Beard Award-winning essay, "Captain Bacon," “And if I can't have bacon on my salad, I just don't care about it."

From a bacon-wrapped pork dish to the fan-favorite Bakon Vodka, we’ve got your craving covered with today’s Gotta Watch.

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Baconpocalypse Now

Where else does a walking slab of bacon fit right in! The annual event known as “Baconpocalypse Now”, now in its fifth year, is a bacon festival for bacon lovers, by bacon lovers. If you think bacon and butterscotch cupcakes sound amazing, this video is for you.

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Bacon-n-booze

It’s tough to say what the oddest taste to pair with bacon would be but we’re pretty sure this would top most people’s list. The brain child of Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits, Bakon Vodka has recently become a hit.

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Bacon explosion

What do you get when you wrap a layer of bacon around a chunk of spicy sausage and crumbled bacon? A precursor to an angioplasty? Maybe. Or, a 5,000-calorie dish called the Bacon Explosion. Interested in creating this meat-lovers lunacy for yourself? This video will show you how.

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Gotta Watch: Racing with donuts, beer
A man crushes four donuts down into a more managable bite.
February 6th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Racing with donuts, beer

To many of us, completing a running race is tough enough. But for others, just running the race isn't enough. Sometimes you've got to add something fun into the mix.  In today's Gotta Watch, we look at three races that won't be featured in this summer's London Olympics.

Five miles, 12 donuts - We did the math on this charity event involving Krispy Kreme donuts and a five-mile run. Participants run 2.5 miles, then have to eat a dozen donuts before resuming their run.  Think you could complete this race?

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Gotta Watch: News making news
NBC's "Nightly News" host Brian Williams experiences a fire alarm in the studio
November 30th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Gotta Watch: News making news

As a journalist, the goal is to never become part of the story. The same goes for reporters and anchors.. deliver the news, but do not become the news. This becomes impossible when the studio you’re working at has other plans in store. From overhead fires to false alarms, you Gotta Watch these studio slip-ups.

False fire alarm- A journalist who's taken on world leaders and reported from battlefields may have had his toughest assignment yet. During last night's "NBC Nightly News" broadcast, anchor Brian Williams was live in the studio when the fire alarm kept going off.  What's most impressive, the veteran anchorman wasn't even fazed.

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Gotta Watch : Submerged Stunts
Bob the diving dog paddles to great depths to retrieve a prized toy.
November 18th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Gotta Watch : Submerged Stunts

What do hockey, pumpkin carving, and bone-fetching have in common?

Surprisingly, they can all be done underwater. Add a little liquid to these every day activities and see how different they become. Take a minute and dive into today's Gotta Watch videos.

Deep Diving Dog– Many dogs love water but this pooch is taking that love to a new depth. Check out this rescue pet's impressive spiral as he retrieves a toy from the bottom of the deep end.

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Gotta Watch: Diners, drive-throughs and dash cams
Video inside a North Carolina restaurant shows a car crashing through a wall.
November 11th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Diners, drive-throughs and dash cams

Cars, buildings and cameras. You’re bound to get some good footage when they mix. You Gotta Watch these cars roll into a bike shop, smash into a diner and crash through a house. Amazingly, nobody was seriously injured in these incidents.

Dash cam dash – An Oregon police officer was responding to a call when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house. Watch the incredible dash cam footage as the car flies into the building. Also see the homeowner’s response when he watches the video for the first time.

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