SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (UPI) -- A young visitor to a New Jersey beach learned a valuable lesson about feeding seagulls when a piece of food held over his head caused the birds to descend on him.
The video, posted to Twitter by user @ohthatstricia, shows a young boy, identified by the uploader as her cousin, AJ, walking on a beach in Sea Isle City ...Read more
LONDON (UPI) -- The British Treasury has joined Downing Street and the Foreign Office in naming a rescue cat to the office of Chief Mouser.
Gladstone the cat will join longtime government employee Larry and fellow new addition Palmerston in defending Britain's government offices from mice.
"Hello! I'm Gladstone, a charming, 18 month-old ...Read more
LONDON (UPI) -- A charity in London posted a job listing in their window, but their choice to abbreviate the word "assistant" drew some unintended attention.
The sign posted outside of a British Heart Foundation location in Bromley read "Ass manager needed in Sidcup," Christopher Morfill highlighted in a Facebook post.
The questionable ...Read more
TELFORD, England (UPI) -- A British dad fined about $80 for taking his child on a vacation during the school term protested the fee by paying it entirely in pennies.
The man had a friend film as he carried the bags of pennies -- 1-pence and 2-pence pieces -- into his local council office in Telford, England, and dumped them out on a desk.
"I ...Read more
DALLAS (UPI) -- A passenger on an American Airlines flight that made an emergency landing just after take-off from Dallas captured video of flames on the plane's wing.
American Airlines Flight 438 took off from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday and was supposed to head to Seattle, but the plane turned around and...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Customs officers in Los Angeles found more than 11 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the lining of a traveler's luggage.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced officers at Los Angeles International Airport searched the suitcase of a 27-year-old California woman returning from a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was...Read more
QUEENSLAND, Australia (UPI) -- A group of beachgoers helped to rescue a stranded baby whale from a beach in Australia on Thursday afternoon.
Emma O'sullivan shared video of the rescue to Facebook as the baby humpback whale was pushed out to sea after becoming stranded on some nearby rocks.
"Wow what an afternoon! We saved a little baby whale ...Read more
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) -- An off-duty Swedish police officer arrested a pickpocket who approached her as she was sunbathing with a group of friends.
Mikaela Kellner, who has served as a police officer for 11 years, shared a photo of herself apprehending the man while wearing only a bikini at Ralambshovsparken in Stockholm.
She told The Local ...Read more
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HANGZHOU, China (UPI) -- A Chinese traffic camera captured a moment that could be a tech lover's dream -- boxes filled with iPhones falling out of a truck.
The video shows a truck traveling down a Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, road July 15 when the rear doors of its trailer swing open.
Several boxes filled with iPhones fall out onto the road ...Read more
MANDEVILLE, La. (UPI) -- Police in Louisiana worked with wildlife officials to relocate an alligator that had been seen multiple times near a local harbor.
Mandeville Police shared photos of the gator that was discovered in the parking lot of the Pontchartrain Yacht Club.
"Police Officers assisted wildlife agents in capturing the alligator," ...Read more
NANTWICH, England (UPI) -- More than 5,000 different varieties of cheese were on display at the annual International Cheese Awards in Britain.
Footage from the Tuesday event in Nantwich, Cheshire, shows more than 250 judges making their way through a showroom featuring more than 5,000 cheeses competing in dozens of categories.
The judges ...Read more
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LIMA (UPI) -- A group of Peruvian fisherman were recorded on camera using their knives to free a whale tangled in a fishing net attached to buoy.
Nicolas Navarro Pazos said in a Facebook post he was out fishing in a small boat with Christhian Josue Navarro Fiestas, Cristian Vite De Alvarez, Alex Alfonso Puescas Ruiz and two other men July 21 ...Read more
LEVENWICK, Scotland (UPI) -- A visitor to the Scottish coast captured video of a quick-thinking seal pulling off an evasive maneuver to escape being made into a meal by a killer whale.
James Adamson posted a video to the Shetland Orca Sightings group on Facebook showing an orca in hot pursuit of a seal off the coast near Levenwick.
The killer ...Read more
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (UPI) -- More than 200 horses traveled through the water between two islands in Virginia as part of the 91st Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim.
United States Coastguard shared photos, as crew members helped create a safe path for the horses to swim between the Assateague and Chincoteague islands off the eastern coast of Virginia. ...Read more
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands (UPI) -- Residents of the Cook Islands captured footage of an unsettling encounter with a particularly large creepy-crawly -- a giant centipede.
The video, filmed July 15, shows the enormous centipede crawling through the yard on its many legs while two people watch.
"Giant centipedes live all over our property in the ...Read more
EMU POINT, Australia (UPI) -- A man had a close encounter with a shark while kayaking in Australia as he waited to be rescued while it circled around his boat.
Ian Watkins shared GoPro footage which showed the shark's fin briefly poking out of the water as he said it came to "say gidday" during his kayaking trip.
"The footage isn't that good ...Read more
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (UPI) -- A New Mexico volunteer firefighter washing his crew's truck captured video of a bear taking a ride on top of a moving garbage truck.
Caleb Johnson of La Cueva VFD Sandoval County District 5 said in a Facebook post he and some fellow volunteer firefighters were washing their engine July 21 in Los Alamos when a bear ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida man, arrested when police found suspected crystal meth on his floorboard, was cleared weeks later when the substance was revealed as doughnut glaze.
The police report of the Dec. 11 incident in Orlando says an officer staking out a 7-Eleven store for suspected drug activity pulled over Daniel Rushing, 64, after ...Read more
SAN DIEGO (UPI) -- A man created a "lifelike" interpretation of what Lego's miniature figures would look like with human-like skin.
YouTube channel Tested shared a video of Frank Ippolito wearing a life-sized silicon mask designed in the shape of a Lego figure head around San Diego Comic Con.
Ippolito said the character, which he named "...Read more
SURFERS PARADISE, Australia (UPI) -- An unwitting burglar in Australia went through an unnecessary amount of effort to break into a local bar.
Howl At The Moon bar shared surveillance video of a man ramming a keg into the glass before spending multiple attempts trying to enter the open door through the small hole while balancing a cigarette in ...Read more
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