HORN, Austria (UPI) -- An Austrian schoolteacher received heavy criticism from students and parents after killing two rabbits in front of his class as part of a biology lesson this week.
After killing the rabbits, he proceeded to dissect them.
According to reports, the middle school teacher breeds rabbits during his free time and brought the ...Read more
PURCHASE, N.Y. (UPI) -- Customers weren't laughing when they opened their SoBe tea and fruit juice to find an alarming message -- "Help me trapped in SoBe factory" -- under their bottle caps recently.
The beverage company, which also bottles enhanced water, includes humorous messages under its bottle caps, some of which are submitted by the ...Read more
LONDON (UPI) -- The official striped Wimbledon sweatband is apparently too colorful to be worn by athletes during a match.
Australian player Nick Kyrgios was reportedly asked to flip his green and purple striped gear inside out after officials said it violated the event's dress code.
On Friday, Kyrgios wore the designated Wimbledon sweatband ...Read more
MIAMI (UPI) -- A Miami-Dade judge recognized her middle school classmate during a bond hearing Thursday, and the reunion prompted a tearful reaction.
Arthur Booth, 49, was captured Monday by police on burglary, grand theft, fleeing and resisting arrest charges, NBC Miami reports. When he appeared before Judge Mindy Glazer in court later that ...Read more
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A French bakery has received an overwhelming order of one million doughnuts to be sent to a customer based in the United States.
The order -- to be sent to Los Angeles -- comes in to industrial baking company Berlidon just weeks after another American client, based in Las Vegas, reportedly recommended their sweet, deep-...Read more
CANBERRA, Australia (UPI) -- Get a firsthand look at what it's like to be a sea turtle swimming among the Great Barrier Reef thanks to a cleverly placed camera by the folks at the World Wildlife Fund.
The organization posted a video to its Facebook page Thursday as part of an effort to draw attention to a dumping ban at the Great Barrier Reef ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UPI) -- Bubble wrap just lost a little of its fun after its maker, Sealed Air Corp., announced a new, pop-free version. But don't worry, the noisy wrap will still be around.
Sealed Air Corp. introduced a new line of bubble wrap it's calling iBubble. The packaging material takes up about one-fiftieth of the space of traditional ...Read more
VICTORIA, British Columbia (UPI) -- An unnamed homeless man who returned over $2,000 in lost cash to authorities has decidedly turned down a separate $5,000 donation, insisting that it goes to charity.
After hearing of the man's initially recognized deed, Victoria local Mike Kelly decided to launch a GoFundMe page in his honor, raising ...Read more
The Case of the Halloween Heist (Magical Mystery Series) (Volume 1)Brenda Elser
When Eva, Lauren and Robert receive a mysterious note telling them that all the Halloween candy in their neighborhood has been stolen (and exchanged for dental floss?) they decide that the thief has messed with the wrong Junior Detectives!
They set off to track down and return the ...
MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (UPI) -- Hillary Rae Petroski could have turned into shark bait had it not been for a strong dive cage separating her and an 11-foot great white.
In a video uploaded to YouTube Tuesday, Rae films the curious shark making a grand attempt at taking a chunk out of a metal cage she was inside off the coast of South Africa's...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- American robot engineering collective MegaBots, Inc. has officially challenged Japan to an epic robot duel.
A video, uploaded Tuesday, calls on Suidobashi Heavy Industry of Japan to ready its giant robot, Kuratas, for combat against the American MegaBot Mark II. No word on Suidobashi's response has been made.
The two robots...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Guacamole lovers, including President Obama were dived on Wednesday when The New York Times suggested that readers should add peas to the traditional recipe.
In the posting, a NYT contributor wrote: "The peas add intense sweetness and a chunky texture to the dip, making it more substantial on the chip."
But she didn't win ...Read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) -- A former cemetery employee accused of stealing 150 gravestones belonging to deceased veterans is expected to plead guilty to federal charges.
Reports say Kevin Maynard, 59, has worked at the Rhode Island Veterans' Memorial Cemetery since 2005, and was aware of the proper procedures to follow when a gravestone was ...Read more
DANA POINT, Calif. (UPI) -- A dolphin missed its mark on Father's Day when it accidentally leaped into a family's boat and broke Chrissie Frickman's ankles as well as causing itself a few bloody injuries.
The Frickman family -- including their 12-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter -- was returning to Dana Point Harbor when a pod of dolphins ...Read more
MONTERREY, Mexico (UPI) -- A woman seen in a viral video climbing into a Mexican zoo's crocodile enclosure and poking one of the reptiles has been banned from the park, officials said.
A video shared on since-deleted Facebook account Stacy Boo shows a woman, identified by authorities as Stacy Alejandra Torres Cuellar, climbing into the ...Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI) -- A video posted online purports to show a hammerhead shark bumping its skull on a the trolling motor of a small boat just off the coast of Florida.
The video, posted to YouTube by Moore Extreme Sports, appears to show a hammerhead shark swimming near a boat just offshore in the Pensacola area.
The shark swims up to the ...Read more
MILWAUKEE (UPI) -- A Wisconsin art museum is defending the decision to display a controversial portrait of the previous pope composed entirely of condoms.
The Milwaukee Art Museum announced "Eggs Benedict," Niki Johnson's condom likeness of Pope Benedict XVI, will go on display starting in November.
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A tourist's GoPro selfie from atop New York's Brooklyn Bridge is raising concerns about security on the landmark ahead of the July 4 holiday.
The picture posted to Instagram by Tennessee man David Karnauch shows him using a selfie stick to snap a photo with his GoPro camera after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge.
Security expert�...Read more
ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (UPI) -- A deceased Illinois bovine formerly known as the tallest living cow has been posthumously dubbed the tallest cow ever by Guinness World Records.
Guinness said Blosom, a 74.8-inch-tall Orangeville cow dubbed the tallest living cow last year, has been dubbed the tallest-ever cow by Guinness after further investigation. ...Read more
AUBURN, Calif. (UPI) -- A 70-year-old woman made a last-minute finish in the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run by crossing the line six seconds before the cut-off time.
Gunhild Swanson of Spokeane, Wash., crossed the finish line of the race in Auburn, Calif., nearly 30 hours after beginning the race in Squaw Valley, Calif., making her the ...Read more
PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) -- A vlogger specializing in Apple products shared a video to answer the question, "How many iPhones does it take to stop an AK-74 bullet?"
Daniel, the owner of YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, lined up a group of iPhones -- and one Samsung Galaxy -- to test whether the phones could deflect a bullet from his assault ...Read more