Gotta Watch: Hang ten!
Surfers gather at the Snake River to ride the waves.
November 10th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Hang ten!

Surfing is already considered an extreme sport, but these riders are taking it to a whole new level. Check out one surfer breaking the world record for riding the largest wave, and others who sought out some unusual surfing spots.

Surf’s way, way up – Surfer Garrett McNamara rode a behemoth wave that is believed to be 90 feet tall. He broke the world record for the largest wave ever ridden. He didn’t realize how big it was at the time, but he says, “by the grace of God I made it through." Watch this unbelievable swell.

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Slaughtered geese to feed the needy
These geese aren't cooked, but some of their kind will be fed to Pennsylvania needy as part of a geese control plan in New York.
June 16th, 2011
08:23 PM ET

Slaughtered geese to feed the needy

The overpopulation of geese in New York City is going to help those in need in Pennsylvania this summer, according to a spokesman for the New York Department of Environmental Protection.

Last summer, 1,676 Canada geese were slaughtered in an effort to control the city's goose population and improve aviation safety, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. But this year, instead of being sent to landfills, the geese will be transported to Pennsylvania and used to feed the hungry there, DEP spokesman Farrell Sklerov said.

The USDA reached out to Pennsylvania on the city's behalf since New York state does not currently have a system in place to donate slaughtered geese to shelters, whereas Pennsylvania does. "It's something the city had always wanted to do, but there wasn't a process in place in New York," Sklerov said. "We're hopeful that by next year we should be able to feed people in New York."

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