Tom Brady signs a new deal, NASA explains strange boom in Texas, Woman in Poland claims to be Madeleine McCann, McCartney to join Stones on new album, unidentified orb washes up on Japanese beach, Video: Alligator attacks and kills 85-year-old woman walking her dog, and more news.
Ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots star quarterback has signed a new deal. No, it’s not to play football. Tom is still retired from the NFL. However, SiriusXM has announced it has signed a multi-year renewal with Brady’s podcast, “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray,” NJ.com reported. Brady’s podcast will air weekly on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio and SiriusXM NFL Radio channels. Afterward, podcast versions will be available in the SXM app. Brady is also set to begin another new gig in the broadcast booth with Fox Sports.
NASA has an explanation for a massive and mysterious boom that shook up residents and wildlife in South Texas on Wednesday – it was the result of a 1/2-ton, nearly 1,000-pound meteor that measured two feet wide that crashed down in the area, Fox News reported. NASA confirmed that the meteor broke apart as it fell through Earth’s atmosphere and plummeted near McAllen, Texas, around 6 PM. The resulting boom sent birds scattering in the region. The National Weather Service also reported capturing the flash from the meteor on a Geostationary Lightning Mapper before 5:30 p.m.
A woman in Poland claims she is the kidnapped British toddler Madeleine McCann. The parents of the child who went missing in Portugal on May 3, 2007, have agreed to a DNA test. This sensational claim by Julia Faustyna went viral on social media. She claims she was adopted at a young age and has very few childhood memories, the New York Post reported.
Back in the 1960s, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were considered rivals. Now, Paul McCartney, 80, will be playing bass on one track of the new upcoming Rolling Stones album, CNN reported.
An orb washed up on Enshu Beach in the city of Hamamatsu on Japan’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, measuring roughly 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) in diameter, with orange-brown patches that appeared to be rust, as well as two raised handles on its surface, the Guardian reported. Officials were worried the sphere could be a stray mine and immediately cordoned off the area and brought in explosive experts to investigate. X-rays revealed the object was hollow. After much speculation, including the potential of being surveillance devices, officials determined the object was likely a Chinese-made steel buoy by shipbuilding company Nantong Yangfan, Metro reported.
An 85-year-old woman was walking her small dog alongside a pond in a 55+ community in Florida when an alligator suddenly emerged and attacked her dog. As the woman attempted to protect her pet from the vicious reptile, she was knocked down, and the alligator snatched her by her leg and pulled her into the water. The incident was captured in a terrifying video obtained by Inside Edition. A “nuisance alligator trapper” captured and euthanized the reptile, which was estimated to weigh between 600-700 pounds, the New York Post reported.