Woman, 110, drank three Miller High Lifes a day for 70 years

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (UPI) -- A New Jersey woman marking her 110th birthday said a doctor's orders led her to drink three Miller High Life beers and a shot of scotch every day for 70 years.

Agnes Fenton of Englewood, who officially became a supercentenarian Saturday, credited God with helping her to reach her advanced age.

"When I was 100 years old...Read more

Drugs dropped by drone spurred Ohio prison yard fight

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MANSFIELD, Ohio (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a fight in a prison yard was found to be spurred by a package of drugs dropped into the facility by a drone.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said the drone flew over the north recreation yard at the Mansfield Correctional Institution July 27 and dropped a package containing ...Read more

Fired worker says town manager shared 'butt crack' photo

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CHADBOURN, N.C. (UPI) -- A former public works employee in a North Carolina town said the acting town manager took a photo of his partially exposed backside and showed it to colleagues.

Johnny King, a former public works supervisor for the Town of Chadbourn, said acting Town Manager Patricia Garrell took a picture of his partially exposed ...Read more

Meth lab remnants found inside Iowa Taco Bell

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (UPI) -- Police in Iowa said a Taco Bell worker and another man were arrested after officers found meth lab remnants inside the fast food restaurant.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said officers responded about 4:42 a.m. Tuesday to a report of suspicious persons at the Taco Bell, which was closed at the time...Read more

VIDEO: Golden retriever teaches puppy how to use a slide

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A playground-loving golden retriever was caught on video using some tough love to teach a puppy how to use the slide.

Pat O'Brien, who posted the video to YouTube, recorded her golden retriever, Lily, going down a playground slide on her own while puppy Layla seems more reluctant to trust the playground equipment.

O'Brien ...Read more

Kangaroo takes on flags at Australian golf course

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MELBOURNE (UPI) -- An Australian pro golfer captured video of a kangaroo that either had a grudge to settle with a pair of flags or was simply trying to straighten them.

Daniel Popovic posted a video on Twitter showing a kangaroo at Heritage Golf & Country Club in Victoria appearing to attempt to straighten a flag on the putting green until the...Read more

Sheriff offers drug dealers help with 'competition'

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (UPI) -- A Kentucky sheriff's office is circulating a flyer online offering drug dealers "a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition!"

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office posted a flyer to its Facebook page with a form asking drug dealers to fill it out with information about their "competition."

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Blackbird rides on hawk's back in photo from wildlife refuge

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior shared a photo from a wildlife refuge showing a red-winged blackbird hitching a ride on the back of a red-tailed hawk.

The photo, which was shared by the department on Facebook and Instagram, was snapped by eagle-eyed photographer Mike White at the DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife ...Read more

Video purports to show hitchBOT's Philadelphia demise

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PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -- A vlogger who was among the last to see hitchBOT intact shared purported surveillance footage of the hitchhiking robot's Philadelphia demise.

Jesse Wellens, one of the last people to give a ride to the Canadian robot, shared a video on Snapchat that purports to show the robot being destroyed by an unidentified man, and the...Read more

Michigan police officer saves skunk from yogurt cup

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ROCHESTER, Mich. (UPI) -- A Michigan police officer with a fearless nose was recorded by his dashboard camera freeing a baby skunk with its head stuck in a yogurt cup.

The Rochester Police Department shared a video on its Facebook page showing Officer Merlin Taylor's response to a Sunday call about a baby skunk in distress.

The video shows ...Read more

Giant inflatable Minion blocks highway in Ireland

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DUBLIN, Ireland (UPI) -- Baffled motorists north of Dublin, Ireland, reported being delayed by a bizarre traffic hazard -- a giant inflatable Minion that blew into the road.

The Minion, a character from the Despicable Me films and the Minions spin-off, was swept away from its spot at a fair by a gust of wind and carried to into the middle of a ...Read more

7-foot alligator emerges from the ocean in South Carolina

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (UPI) -- Authorities in South Carolina said a 7-foot alligator that came ashore on a beach was captured by experts and will be released back into the wild.

Pawleys Island police confirmed the alligator was reported by beachgoers Sunday and Rainer Hengst, who was photographing his family surfing, took photos and a video of ...Read more

VIDEO: Tech vlogger demonstrates DIY smartphone hologram projector

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LONDON (UPI) -- A British technology vlogger posted a video showing how to use household items to transform a smartphone into a 3-D hologram projector.

YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss posted a video showing how a 3-D hologram can be projected from a smartphone screen using a small accessory created using graph paper, a CD case, tape or super glue, a ...Read more

VIDEO: Little Pomeranian's big sneeze makes it a viral star

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BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -- The owners of a Louisiana Pomeranian puppy shared video of the compact canine's unexpectedly sizable sneeze.

Roux the Pomeranian, whose Instagram page says he loves "to play and eat a lot of treats," became an international viral star when a video posted to his YouTube account showed how disproportionate his sneezes ...Read more

Hitchhiking robot's journey ends with Philadelphia mugging

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PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -- The Canadian researchers behind the "hitchBOT" hitchhiking robot said a planned Boston-San Francisco voyage ended prematurely in Philadelphia.

The hitchBOT team said the robot, which previously hitchhiked across Canada for 19 days last summer and also had a successful hitchhiking experience in Europe, said they received a ...Read more

VIDEO: Endangered species projected onto Empire State Building

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A conservation charity projected 40-story-tall video clips of endangered species onto the south face of New York's Empire State Building.

The Saturday night event, dubbed "Projecting Change: the Empire State Building," featured footage from director Louie Psihoyos' upcoming documentary, Racing Extinction, being projected onto ...Read more

VIDEO: Motocross stunt rider surfs waves on modified dirt bike

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PAPEETE, French Polynesia (UPI) -- An Australian daredevil who surfs and rides motocross combined his interests in Tahiti by taking a modified dirt bike out to ride the waves.

Robbie "Maddo" Maddison, a professional stunt rider who has performed in motocross and supercross events, took a dirt bike modified to run on top of water out for a spin ...Read more

Winning lottery number shown on live TV before drawn

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BELGRADE, Serbia (UPI) -- The head of Serbia's state lottery resigned and several other employees are under investigation after a winning lottery number was shown on live television before it was drawn.

Aleksandar Vulovic said he was stepping down out of "moral obligation" and denies any wrongdoing after a winning ball, 21, was shown on screen ...Read more

Cable network to air first live exorcism in house that inspired 1973 horror film

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A reality television first is scheduled for the eve of Halloween this year: The telecast of a live exorcism.

Discovery's Destination America network will air Exorcism: Live! on Oct. 30. The program will revisit the real life story -- and the house -- that inspired William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel and William Friedkin's 1973 ...Read more

Texas man's bullet bounced off armadillo and hit him in the head

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LINDEN, Texas (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said a wounded man told them his bullet bounced off the animal's armored hide and hit him in the head.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office said the man told deputies he was shooting at an armadillo just before 3 a.m. Thursday when his bullet ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the head.

The ...Read more