10 Weirdest Things That Have Ruined Your Commute Around Phoenix So Far This Year

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Police officers chasing birds on U.S. 60.
As if there wasn't enough traffic on Phoenix-area highways from people crashing into each other, there are also some weirder things that land on the highways and ruin your commute.

Thanks to the Arizona Department of Transportation's traffic cameras, we can show you the most bizarre things that have messed up your commute around Phoenix this year:

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Arizona's 10 Coolest Contributions to Science

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Arizona has had a lot to offer to the scientific community over the years.

From natural features, to discoveries, to inventions, and more, we bring you Arizona's 10 coolest contributions to the world of science:

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10 Worst High School Mascots in Arizona

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At some Arizona high schools, the powers that be decided not to choose some tired old mascot like the Bears or Eagles.

Instead, some high schools decided to branch out and pick something different, and years later, they've landed on New Times' list of the 10 worst high school mascots in Arizona.

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10 Time-Lapse Images of Phoenix Being Built Over 80 Years

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Camelback Mountain in 1953.


Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can watch more than 80 years of development take place in about five seconds.

Maricopa County keeps aerial maps dating back to 1930, and we've combined some into time-lapse images to show you how Phoenix has changed over the years:

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Arizona's Most Popular National Parks, Ranked

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More than 10 million people visited Arizona's national parks last year, according to new figures released by the National Park Service.

The Park Service says more than $773 million of spending occurred in Arizona thanks to tourism to the parks, supporting dozens of jobs. Check out which parks were the most popular:

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How to Split Arizona Into 10 States

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Now that there's a plan to slice up California into six states, it's time to unveil our plan to divide Arizona into multiple states.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the 10 states of Arizona:

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10 of the Largest Objects in America That Can Be Found in Arizona

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There's a saying that everything's bigger in Texas, and that's a lie.

Here are 10 things that are either the nation's or world's largest, and can be found right here in Arizona:

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10 Cities Where Summer Is More Miserable Than Phoenix

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We're at that point of the year where some people won't stop complaining about the heat until October.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of places where the summer season is much more miserable than it is in Phoenix. Check out 10 prime examples:

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Top Five Fourth of July Hazards for Dogs

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Pet experts wanting to get a little free publicity share some Independence Day safety tips spent the last couple days flooding our inboxes with reminders on how to keep your dogs sane this holiday.

Here are some of the hazards to avoid:


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Top 10 Ways to Be a Complete Cheapskate Around Phoenix

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Listen, money doesn't grow on trees. Nor does it grow on cacti.

If you want more ways to save a buck or two around Phoenix, we've got 10 methods to do so:

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