2 hours

New York subway lines B and Q were shut down for two hours yesterday, in Brooklyn, as transit employees searched for two kittens that scurried down near the third rail. The kittens are now safe.(NY Post)


The going rate for a 10-foot alligator caught during Louisiana's alligator hunting season, which kicked off this week. The cost of a whole alligator could jump 10 percent over last year. (Marketplace)

20 million

The number of shares of stock that weren't processed by the Nasdaq on one day in 1987, after a squirrel touched off a power failure in Trumbull, Conn. That left the exchange offline for 82 minutes, and is being remembered this week after Nasdaq said software -- and not a squirrel -- was to blame for last week's outage. (NYT)

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