September 5th, 2012
05:22 PM ET

Mash-up: Moose on the loose

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Not a fan of paparazzi

Brent Olsen looked out his window in Westford, Vermont, and saw a bull moose placing a hoof on Olsen's car.

"I had run out in my shorts from the morning and I started hollering at it: 'Do not jump on my car, Mr. Moose,'" Olsen told CNN affiliate WCAX.

Once he was satisfied his car was safe, Olsen decided to shoot some video of the "cute" animal with ivy tangled in its antlers.

That's when the scene switched from a nature documentary to some kind of weird slasher movie. WCAX tells the rest of the story here.

How long can you hold your breath?

The first family, firsthand

Michelle Obama offered listeners an intimate look into how the presidency affects family dynamics and vice versa Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are - it reveals who you are.

Spectacular clouds follow storm

CNN iReporter Jim Jorstad in La Crosse, Wisconsin, saw an ominous yellow glow out the window of his house on Tuesday night and raced outside to see some impressive cloud formations.

CNN meteorologist Sarah Dillingham explains the pillow-like clouds are called "mammatus" for their "breast-like" appearance. "They are a typical cloud formation that we see with active or dying thunderstorms," she said. "These clouds typically appear most impressive as the sunlight shines behind a trailing thunderstorm and reveals their incredible structure."

On the horizon: Obama acceptance speech, VMAs

President Barack Obama will accept his party's renomination with a speech on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

MTV's Video Music Awards show will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales

1901 - President William McKinley is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York; McKinley dies eight days later.

1991 - The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

1995 - By playing in his 2,131st baseball game, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles breaks Lou Gehrig's record of most consecutive games played.

1997 - Funeral services are held for Diana, the Princess of Wales, at Westminster Abbey.

2003 - Mahmoud Abbas resigns as Palestinian prime minister.

2004 - Former President Bill Clinton has quadruple heart bypass surgery.

September 6 birthdays

Macy Gray

• Comedian Jo Anne Worley, 75

• Actress Swoosie Kurtz, 68

• Actress Jane Curtin, 65

• Comedian/actor Jeff Foxworthy, 54

• Actress Rosie Perez, 48

• Singer Macy Gray, 45

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  1. chrissy

    Happy birthday @ Jeff Foxworthy, lol, heres your sign! And awesome speech by Michelle Obama last night! Shes a class act!

    September 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Isn't that Bill Engval?
      I thought Foxworthy was "You May Be A Redneck"...but then, I get those two mixed up at times...here's my sign, lol.

      September 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    not me @ 5:43 not banasy at all, nor Hamsta and none of Marys posts are her either.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yep thats what i figured. What a strange way to get ones self off!

    September 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    That cop looks hialrious. Is dancing to Michael Jacksons Thriller ?

    September 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    This just in: A British woman spent nearly $6000 on an eyebrow transplant! This message brought to you by Lowbrow News. 😉

    September 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Did she get a uni-brow ?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Wait, what...eyebrow transplant?
    Huh uh, no way!
    Really?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Heck an eyebrow transplant. What's next for insecure women?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy, that was todays edition of quirky news, which supposedly is fact.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    God Chrissy, I would give her some of my eyebrows. I get them waxed every 3 months. Ouch.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lmao @ dazzle, can you say *OUCH!*

    September 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lol dazzle, GMTA. And i dont mess with my eyebrows. I tried plucking them once cuz my friends were, but i quickly failed to see the attraction in it. Lmao.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    @chrissy, you bet, beauty is pain. I finally found a good waxer but on our first try out, she stuffed a wash cloth in my mouth to keep the screams down. My brows are dark and can get heavy looking so they have to go. Tweezerman tweezers are in my bag.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    @Kenny Rogers, I would rather dumpster dive then go to your house even for a glass of water.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Oh my.
    My last CAR didn't cost $6000...
    Tweezing is free, if a bit painful...
    Unless someone looks like a mad professor, (or Trump), why bother?

    Reminds me of those women who get lip-line tattoos...yeah, that looks *totally* natural...

    September 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
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