West Virginia couple recreate wedding photos at Target for anniversary

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (UPI) -- A West Virginia couple expressed their love for each other and Target by recreating their wedding photos in the store for their one-year anniversary.

Photographer Callie Lindsey snapped the unique photos of bride and groom Lauren and Corey Rexroad after Lauren said the Target store was the only thing missing from ...Read more

JoeJoe the Capybara looks after baby chicks

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A reluctant capybara spent some time babysitting for a group of more than a dozen chirping baby chicks.

JoeJoe the Capybara managed to keep his composure and chew on a piece of lettuce as the rowdy chicks chirped and wandered about his bed.

"This is my life now!" JoeJoe's owners wrote, in response to his unwavering lack of ...Read more

Maine police officer recounts texting driver encounter with 'Missed Connections' post

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BANGOR, Maine (UPI) -- A Maine police officer shared a message for a woman spotted texting behind the wheel with a Craigslist-style "Missed Connections" post.

The Bangor Police Department published the "Missed Connections" post, authored by an officer only identified as TC, on its Facebook page.

TC, using flowery romantic language reminiscent ...Read more

Snake crawls down South Carolina woman's leg while driving

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FORT MILL, S.C. (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman had a startling encounter with a snake when the sneaky reptile crawled down her leg as she was driving.

Lisa Sheppard of Fort Mill said the snake appeared on the dashboard of her truck and proceeded to "play peekaboo" by poking its head out of the dash for several minutes before moving further ...Read more

Small plane runs out of gas, lands on Georgia highway median

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HAMPTON, Ga. (UPI) -- A small plane made a bumpy landing on a highway median in Georgia when it ran out of gas on its way to an airport to refuel.

Pilot Ian McMahon said he was flying from Hampton, Ga., to the West Georgia Regional Airport in Carrollton to fuel up the aircraft for an upcoming trip when the plane ran out of gas in mid-air.

"I'm...Read more

Disoriented deer bounces off the walls inside New Jersey high school

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (UPI) -- A young deer's quest for knowledge led to a difficult search for an escape route when it ended up trapped in the lobby of a New Jersey high school.

The deer was seen Friday morning bouncing off the walls of the lobby at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes after it somehow got into the building.

A student named ...Read more

Friendly deer tied up behind Texas home rescued by police

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FULSHEAR, Texas (UPI) -- A friendly deer formed a bond with police in Texas after being rescued from the back of a local home.

Fulshear Police shared video of the friendly animal after they received a call about a deer tied up to a tree behind a home that was under construction.

"Officer Zieschang made the scene and spoke with the construction...Read more

Siberian tiger captured after multiple sightings in Russian city

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VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (UPI) -- Authorities in Russia said a Siberian tiger was captured in the city of Vladivostok after several days of sightings, but residents said the big cat might not be alone.

Police in Vladivostok recently announced they were arming themselves with machine guns to hunt the tiger after several days of sightings culminated ...Read more

VIDEO: San Francisco inventor's bike lock designed to make would-be thieves vomit

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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- A San Francisco inventor is taking aim at bike theft with the SkunkLock, a lock designed to "fight back" by emitting a vomit-inducing odor.

Daniel Idzkowski is seeking funding on IndieGoGo for the SkunkLock, which he said was inspired by the recent theft of his friend's bike from outside a Whole Foods, despite being ...Read more

6-foot python removed from PGA tour golf course in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPI) -- Professional golfers at an event in Malaysia experienced an unusual hazard when a 6-foot long python appeared on the course.

The PGA Tour's Twitter account shared a photo of the massive snake which found its way onto the course during the second round of the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

"Imagine seeing this...Read more

VIDEO: Face-hugging octopus latches onto snorker's mask

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ATHENS, Greece (UPI) -- A Greek snorkler filming his underwater encounter with a small octopus recorded the moment the mollusk latched onto his face like a scene from Alien.

Nikolaos Kepesidis posted a video to YouTube showing him meeting the octopus underwater and coming in to take close-up footage when the octopus decides to go for a close-up...Read more

Seven female elk lead bull through Colorado strip mall

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (UPI) -- Shoppers at a Colorado strip mall were stunned to spot a group of unusual window-shoppers -- a bull elk and his seven female companions.

A video posted to Facebook by John Burns shows the bull bringing up the rear of the elk procession earlier this month at an outdoor shopping center in Estes Park.

Shocked shoppers ...Read more

Bear spotted wandering around Oregon neighborhood

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EUGENE, Ore. (UPI) -- A large bear was seen wandering about an Oregon neighborhood early Thursday morning, according to local police.

The Eugene Police Department shared a photo of the 200-300 pound bear, which was first spotted in a residential area at around 12:27 a.m., but police were unable to locate it.

Oregon State Police later advised ...Read more

Cyclist films truck losing load of trash in the road

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CARDIFF, Wales (UPI) -- A man riding his bicycle in Wales recorded the moment a truck dumped trash all over the roadway and kept driving.

Joshua Mullane was filming his Monday ride through the Rumney area of Cardiff when the truck in front of him started losing portions of its load.

Mullane was left dodging items including mattresses and ...Read more

Pair of puppies suspected of setting off burglary alarm

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (UPI) -- Police in California discovered a pair of suspected canine criminals at the site of a potential home burglary.

Santa Clara county sherriff's office shared a photo of two puppies who set off a burglary alarm at a local residence.

"Sheriff's Deputies responded to a burglary alarm," police said. [Deputies] located ...Read more

Pennsylvania man seeks record for world's largest Ouija board

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WINDBER, Pa. (UPI) -- A massive Ouija board constructed on top of a reportedly haunted hotel in Pennsylvania could be the world's largest.

Blair Murphy hopes to have his 44 foot-by-29 foot Ouija board, constructed atop his home in the Grand Midway Hotel, featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, according to CBS Philadelphia.

"Well, for ...Read more

Bears allow man to walk among them, but one hates the camera

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MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick (UPI) -- A brave Canadian promoted a safari park with an unusual video showing his friendly interaction with nine wild bears -- although one wasn't fond of his phone.

George Hachey posted a video to Facebook showing him feeding and interacting with nine black bears at New Brunswick's Little Big Bear Safari park last ...Read more

Divers film as great white shark breaks into their underwater cage in Mexico

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ENSENADA, Mexico (UPI) -- Members of a cage diving expedition off Mexico's Guadalupe Island captured footage of a great white shark breaking into a cage filled with divers.

Dive master Katie Yonker of Bluewater Travel said in a blog post the group was on its second day of observing sharks from two underwater cages last month when a female shark...Read more

Hong Kong 'Starbucks uncle' becomes viral hero for sipping coffee in a flooded cafe

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HONG KONG (UPI) -- An elderly man has become Hong Kong's latest hero and meme and thanks to a photo of him enjoying his newspaper and coffee at a flooded Starbucks.

The man, dubbed "Starbucks uncle" on social media, was photographed by Kristy Chan, 23, whose picture was shared on the popular TV Most page on Facebook. The man was reading a ...Read more

Friendly giraffe interrupts woman's selfie video in South Africa

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EAST LONDON, South Africa (UPI) -- A woman traveling through South Africa shared the moment her selfie was video-bombed by a wild and very friendly giraffe.

The video, recorded earlier this year, shows the woman pointing her video camera at her own face for a selfie shot.

"Life is great," the woman says.

A giraffe then ducks its head down to ...Read more