WASHINGTON (UPI) -- In an effort to disrespect and mock the Islamic State, members of the Reddit group 4chan have been editing recruitment photos to recast the terrorist group as a gang of rogue rubber ducks armed with toilet brushes.
The effort, informally referred to "Allahu Quackbar," has 4chan fighting terrorism with memes, according...Read more
HUGH TOWN, England (UPI) -- A piece of a rocket, believed to be from the SpaceX Falcon 9 that exploded on takeoff from Florida in June, was found near Britain Friday.
The barnacle-encrusted metal section of the rocket, about 32 feet by 13 feet, was hauled onto a boat whose crew discovered it floating on the ocean's surface near the Scilly ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A man wrapped in the American flag jumped the White House fence Thursday while the president and his family were inside celebrating Thanksgiving.
Joseph Caputo draped a flag over himself, put a binder notebook in his teeth, then climbed and went over the north fence onto the White House lawn about 2:45 p.m. Thursday before ...Read more
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (UPI) -- Firefighters intentionally set a turkey on fire at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to raise awareness of safe cooking procedures for the holiday season.
During the demonstration held for U.S. Marines, firefighters from the Miramar Fire Department dropped an ice-cold turkey into an ...Read more
GREEN BAY, Wis. (UPI) -- A Wisconsin museum announced it is the new permanent home for a scale model of the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field made from more than 130,000 Lego pieces.
The Neville Public Museum in Green Bay announced the Lego Lambeau, which was built to 1:72 scale by students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering's ...Read more
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) -- Internet sensation Lil Bub has released a new song from her upcoming album Science and Magic, due out Dec. 4.
The track, entitled "New Gravity," was premiered by Yahoo Music and represents the first release from the famous cat's collaborative effort with musician Andrew WK.
The single's release comes a little over a ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Researchers at Tufts University said they are developing mechanisms for robots to perform a previously unheard-of task: saying "no" to orders from humans.
Gordon Briggs and Matthias Scheutz of Tufts University's Human-Robot Interaction Lab presented research last week at the AI for Human-Robot Interaction symposium in ...Read more
VAUGHAN, Ontario (UPI) -- Police in Vaughan, Canada arrested three men for stealing a tractor trailer full of cheese.
Harpreet Singh, Saurav Kumar and Kulvir Bains ages 36, 19 and 31 were arrested when York Regional police responded to a call at 1:10 a.m. on Wednesday reporting attempted theft of a tractor trailer parked along Highway 7.
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ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (UPI) -- A Tennessee pizza delivery driver who brought 10 pies to a church was brought up on stage and presented with a $1,400 tip from the congregation.
Domino's driver Audrey Martin, a single mother of three children under the age of 5, delivered 10 pizzas Sunday to Covenant Life Church in Rocky Top and she was asked when she...Read more
DALLAS (UPI) -- A meteorologist in Dallas Tx. compiled photos of 50 other meteorologists wearing the same dress into a photo collage that has since gone viral.
Jennifer Myers of FOX4 posted the photo to Facebook showing herself and various other news personalities from across the country wearing the exact same style of dress in different colors...Read more
SEATTLE (UPI) -- The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle said a newborn baby gorilla is "flourishing," despite a lack of interest from her mother.
The zoo said the female western lowland gorilla was born Friday to first-time mom Nadiri and keepers stepped in when the mother "did not show appropriate maternal behaviors" after the birth.
Zookeepers ...Read more
SOLDOTNA, Alaska (UPI) -- An Alaska woman was arrested after refusing to pay a cab fare while fleeing from a prior unpaid cab ride in Soldotna.
Alaska State Troopers responded to a call reporting an intoxicated woman, 32-year-old Gina R. Konig, fleeing on foot after refusing to pay a cab fare.
"AST responded to Gaswell Road and Jones Stub Road...Read more
SPRINGDALE, Pa. (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania court ruled that a woman must pay damages after throwing rocks at her neighbor's drone in August.
Sixty-five-year-old Martina Wlodarsky of Springdale, Pa., agreed to pay $600 after damaging her neighbor Mark Shock's drone while it flew across her driveway.
Wlodarsky claimed she threw "driveway gravel" at...Read more
HAMILTON, Ga. (UPI) -- A Georgia sheriff said a "politically incorrect" sign promoting Christian greetings outside his department is meant to stir people's belief and patriotism.
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley said he used his own money to pay for the sign, which reads: "WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say: Merry ...Read more
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario (UPI) -- A Canadian man was arrested after calling police to help start his car while intoxicated.
The 27-year-old driver called York Regional Police around 2:30 a.m. to ask for assistance with starting his car.
The police report says that the caller could hear the engine revving in the background over the phone.
When ...Read more
CANBERRA, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian man who uploaded a purported passport photo to Facebook claiming his real name is Phuc Dat Bich said online the name was a hoax.
The man, who claimed to be of Vietnamese descent, received international attention this week for his alleged plight to prove to Facebook that his real name is "Phuc Dat Bich,...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A home-buying website said its research indicates Black Friday brawls are most likely to break out in Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana.
Website Estately said it ranked each state 1-50 in two categories -- Facebook posts expressing an interest in Black Friday sales and frequency of aggravated assaults -- and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A California dog born with deformities that made walking difficult is learning to run for the first time in her life with the help of prosthetics.
Christian and Sheena Main, who operate a Facebook page for their dog, Daisy Underbite, posted a video to the page showing how Daisy's prosthetic limbs have made it easier for the...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- An abandoned baby briefly made a nativity scene inside a New York City church next to the real thing on Monday.
A newborn baby was left in the nativity scene of the Holy Jesus Child Church in Queens, New York wrapped in a towel with his umbilical cord still attached. The woman who left the child didn't speak to anyone and was ...Read more
ANTIGO, Wis. (UPI) -- Two turkeys in Wisconsin avoided a likely trip to the slaughterhouse after falling off of a truck on Sunday.
The truck continued driving after accidentally dropping the turkeys and the two birds were eventually discovered by Wausau police.
After failing to capture the birds, police received help from wildlife ...Read more
- Internet mocks Islamic State by editing rubber ducks into recruitment photos
- Firefighters cook a turkey wrong, set it on fire at Marine Corps station
- VIDEO: Man wrapped in flag jumps White House fence
- Woman forced to pay damages after throwing rocks at neighbor's drone
- Australian man's 'Phuc Dat Bich' name revealed as hoax