Hundreds of Philly bicyclists strip down for naked trek

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PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -- Hundreds of bicyclists of all ages and in various stages of undress took to the Philadelphia streets Sunday for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride.

For the seventh summer, bicyclists stripped down to their birthday suits or creatively painted their bodies to promote fuel-conscious consumption, positive body image and ...Read more

VIDEO: Superman flies by drone to patrol London

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LONDON (UPI) -- A caped superhero of comic book lore was caught patrolling the streets of London recently.

Barry Craig of London taped a Superman action figure to his Phantom 3 drone and shot a short video of it flying around the streets of the capital city.

Users on Youtube questioned the legitimacy of the stunt, arguing that the figure ...Read more

Nearly $100K raised for Syrian father seen in viral photo cradling daughter

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BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -- Heartbroken readers around the world have made a definitive statement after seeing a viral photo circulated on the Internet this week -- showing a Syrian father selling pens in the streets of Beirut while cradling his sleeping daughter.

And that statement so far has nearly six digits in it.

A Norwegian activist named ...Read more

Los Angeles man chronicles removal of 50,000 bees

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LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online of how the insects were removed from his home.

"I looked out my window and one day I noticed a bunch of bees flying around," Larry Chen said in the video he posted to YouTube.

Chen said he called in an expert, Mike "The Bee...Read more

National Bow Tie Day celebrated on social media

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Bow tie fans the world over took to social media Friday to celebrate their preferred style of neckwear for National Bow Tie Day.

The holiday, championed by website NationalBowTieDay.com, took social media by storm Friday, with famous bow tie fans including Bill Nye, Donald Duck and even NASA posting some of their finest bow ...Read more

Firefighters respond to cow with chair on its head

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BOUGHTON, England (UPI) -- Firefighters in Britain said two crews responded to a report of a cow with its head stuck in a garden chair.

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue tweeted a picture showing the cow with its head trapped in a plastic lawn chair about 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

The tweet said crews from Mounts and Wellingborough responded to the ...Read more

Shotgun shells designed to take out 'drone threats'

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BOISE, Idaho (UPI) -- An Idaho ammunition company is marketing "Drone Munition" shotgun cartridges designed to blast unwanted drones out of the sky.

Ammunition company Snake River started shipping specially-made 12-gauge shotgun ammunition this month under the name Drone Munition.

"Prepare for the drone apocalypse," the website for the ...Read more

Rattlesnake selfie attempt lands man in hospital

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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (UPI) -- A California man has been released from the hospital after an impromptu photo shoot with a rattlesnake ended with a predictable disaster.

Alex Gomez of Lake Elsinore was hospitalized Monday after he picked up a rattlesnake discovered in his back yard and took photos with the snake hanging around his neck.

The ...Read more

Oregon police hunt the serial-defecating 'Portland Pooper'

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PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) -- Police in Oregon said they are searching for a stink-peddling suspect branded the "Portland Pooper" by a business owner who caught him on camera.

The business owner, who requested anonymity, caught the man on surveillance camera after he was allegedly seen defecating near the business owner's office on multiple occasions...Read more

VIDEO: Drone user finds man sunbathing atop wind turbine

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (UPI) -- A man vacationing in Rhode Island decided to take a drone video of a wind turbine and discovered a man sunbathing on top.

Kevin, the man who uploaded the video to Vimeo, said he was visiting Rhode Island with his girlfriend when he decided to take a drone video of a wind turbine at the Portsmouth Abbey Monastery and ...Read more

'Screaming' marmot shocks mountain visitors

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (UPI) -- A visitor to British Columbia's Blackcomb Mountain captured video of a wild marmot letting loose with a bizarre "scream."

The "screaming" marmot, featured in a video uploaded to YouTube by Lone Goat Soap Co., starts the video by silently staring at the humans shooting the footage before projecting its high-...Read more

Japanese kids enter giant toilet to learn about poop

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OSAKA, Japan (UPI) -- Video from a toilet-themed exhibition at a Japanese museum shows schoolkids donning poop hats and sliding down an enormous commode.

The giant toilet, which was part of the Miraikan museum's "Toilet!? - Human Waste & Earth's Future" exhibit in Osaka, allowed children to learn about toilets and how they work by sliding into ...Read more

German cat snuggles, gently strokes snoring pig

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BERLIN (UPI) -- A German miniature pig owner shared video of one of her prized mini-hogs receiving a naptime snuggle and gentle stroking from the family cat.

The video, posted to YouTube by user Nicolle von Eberkopf, shows miniature pig Moritz taking a snore-filled snooze while his feline buddy cuddles him and strokes his face.

Nicolle said ...Read more

Grumpy Cat measured for Madame Tussauds animatronic

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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds released video of famed feline Grumpy Cat being measured for an animatronic addition to the museum's San Francisco location.

The video, posted to YouTube, shows how Grumpy Cat -- real name Tardar Sauce -- "tolerated" the Madame Tussauds team measuring her for the creation of the San Francisco museum's ...Read more

Celebrate 60 years of Guinness World Records with 10 of UPI's favorites

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LONDON (UPI) -- Guinness World Records, the world's foremost authority on record-breaking accomplishments, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding Thursday. To celebrate six decades of the weird and wonderful, UPI is looking back at 10 of our favorite Guinness-worthy records of the past year.

1. Hey, McFly!

Canadian inventor ...Read more

Japanese city posts toilet instructions for confused tourists

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KYOTO, Japan (UPI) -- Officials in a Japanese city said toilet instructions posted in public restrooms have successfully reduced messes created by confused tourists.

Kyoto officials said the signs, which instruct visitors on the proper use of Japanese-style squat toilets as well as Western sitting toilets, were posted in public restrooms in ...Read more

Bizarre 'Shark Girl' sculpture celebrates 'birthday' in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) -- Residents and visitors to Buffalo, N.Y., are celebrating the first "birthday" of an unusual attraction -- a shark-headed statue dubbed Shark Girl.

Shark Girl, created by Casey Riordan Millard and installed in the Canalside park by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, celebrated her first birthday Wednesday with fans on ...Read more

VIDEO: Segway-riding cameraman takes out Usain Bolt

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BEIJING (UPI) -- A cameraman at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing lost control of his Segway and struck Usain Bolt while the runner was celebrating his 200m win.

The Jamaican sprinter was celebrating with a victory lap Thursday after besting rival Justin Gatlin at the 200m when a cameraman on a Segway lost control of the vehicle and ...Read more

VIDEO: Kitten 'patiently' accepts some 'wet doggy love'

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WARSAW, Poland (UPI) -- A Polish dog owner who adopted a stray kitten that showed up at her door posted a video of the tiny feline "patiently" putting up with some wet doggy love.

The video, posted to YouTube by user Alto Dog, features Alto the shepherd dog and Apache the kitten getting to know one another shortly after the young cat ...Read more

Ohio pro-pot group's superhero mascot draws criticism

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio group supporting marijuana legalization is under fire from critics who say the group's new superhero mascot appeals to children.

ResponsibleOhio, a group supporting the state's Proposal 3 to legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21, recently unveiled the superhero mascot, dubbed Buddie, with pictures on ...Read more