Christmas elves attacked during lighting ceremony in London

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FORMBY, England (UPI) -- Entertainers dressed as Christmas elves were attacked by a group of teenagers during a Christmas lighting ceremony in England.

The group of performers, which included a 13-year-old, were cursed at and assaulted by a group of 15 teenagers during a ceremony in Formby on Sunday.

Reports said that the performers had their ...Read more

Japanese McDonald's to offer 48 piece McNuggets meal

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NIIGATA, Japan (UPI) -- McDonald's restaurants in Japan have begun to offer a 48-piece bucket of chicken McNuggets to accompany a promotional campaign for a national pop group.

Locations in Niigata are offering the massive 48-piece meal, which is significantly larger than the usual Japanese serving size of five or 15 pieces. The choice to ...Read more

$17,500,000 underground bunker for sale in Georgia

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TIFTON, Ga. (UPI) -- A recently renovated nuclear bunker in Georgia has been listed for sale with a price of $17.5 million.

The 20 acre property, listed on real estate site Harry Norman,features three-foot thick hardened concrete walls and was designed to withstand a 20 kiloton nuclear blast.

The property was designed in 1969, and was ...Read more

Conjoined piglets born on Chinese farm

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GUIGANG, China (UPI) -- A farmer in western China who noticed two of his pig's newborn babies were sticking close together discovered the piglets were conjoined twins.

The farmer, from a village near Guigang in Guangxi province, said the sow went into labor Nov. 18 and gave birth to 20 piglets, two of which appeared to be sticking unusually ...Read more

China's longest escalator ride lasts 2-1/2 minutes

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CHONGQING, China (UPI) -- A video recorded by a visitor to a Chinese subway station documents the 2 1/2-minute ascent of an escalator believed to be China's longest.

The video recorded at the Chongqing Railway Station shows the resident board the moving staircase and riding for a full 2-1/2 minutes before reaching the top.

The escalator was ...Read more

Georgia man runs himself over attempting to steal beer truck

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (UPI) -- A Georgia man was injured and arrested while attempting to steal a beer truck from a local gas station.

55-year-old Gregory Miller was apprehended after attempting to steal a Coors Light delivery truck from a Circle K gas station in Columbus, Georgia around 6 a.m. Monday.

Miller drove the vehicle to a Bojangles ...Read more

New York building super caught on video stealing, sniffing panties

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A New York woman suspicious of her disappearing undergarments used a hidden camera to catch her building super stealing and sniffing her panties.

Ashley Chase, 26, said she concealed an iPhone with a motion-sensing video camera app in her apartment after bras and panties started disappearing from her residence.

Chase said the...Read more

Woman's plea for Christmas cards for her mother goes viral

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TORONTO (UPI) -- A Canadian woman is looking to brighten her elderly mother's holiday by asking her Facebook friends to send her mother Christmas cards.

Jane Gilbert's 85-year-old mother Doreen had a tradition of lining the walls with Christmas cards, but the number of cards she received began to dwindle as many of her friends passed away. So ...Read more

Freighter's anchor malfunction caught on camera

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ATHENS, Greece (UPI) -- A video going viral online shows how the loss of an anchor can cause apparently malfunctioning equipment to catch fire on the deck of a freighter.

The video, posted to YouTube, shows an anchor and its large chain being slowly lowered from a freighter by a mechanism operated by a member of the crew.

After about a minute ...Read more

Florida restaurant fires 13 workers with group text message

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CLERMONT, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida restaurant is coming under fire after the newly-hired general manager fired 13 employees with a group text message.

Former servers at Lilly's on the Lake in Clermont said they received a text message Friday informing them that they were being fired from the restaurant.

The message read:

"Hello Everyone,

As ...Read more

Indian women protest menstrual scanner with #HappyToBleed campaign

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NEW DELHI (UPI) -- A feminist group in India launched a Facebook campaign in response to a controversial statement from the chief of the Sabarimala Temple in regards to women's menstruation.

Prayar Gopalakrishnan, president of the Travancore Devaswom Board, said that he would think about letting women into the temple if a machine that could "...Read more

Kickstarter campaign raises $200,000 for cat music

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- David Teie, an accomplished orchestral cellist, put his theory on music appreciation in mammals into action by launching a Kickstarter campaign to compose an album designed to appeal specifically to cats.

Teie's campaign became a massive success raising over $200,000, 10 times itsoriginal goal, after just a month on ...Read more

Moray eel attempts 'lightning fast' ambush on fish

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FREMANTLE, Australia (UPI) -- A man using a baited camera to film fish in Australia recorded the surprise attack of a moray eel.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by Stargazer Pictures, shows fish investigating a baited camera lowered into Fremantle Harbor in Western Australia.

The fish are swimming close to the camera and nibbling at the bait ...Read more

Police: Robber in Darth Vader costume foiled by jar of salad dressing

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (UPI) -- Move over Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader has a new nemesis -- salad dressing.

Police in Florida said the Force was not with a Darth Vader wannabe who was pelted with a jar of salad dressing during an alleged robbery attempt.

Investigators said a man dressed as the Star Wars villain and armed with a silver handgun...Read more

'Doo Doo the Clown' saves women from violent attacker

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TORONTO (UPI) -- A famous Canadian clown helped save two women from a violent attacker in downtown Toronto on Sunday.

Shane Farberman, also known as "Doo Doo the Clown", noticed a shirtless man jumping over cars and pushing pedestrians, so he decided to investigate in his Hummer. He then witnessed the man violently confronting two women in an ...Read more

London man wins trip to space at One Young World conference

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BANGKOK (UPI) -- A British man was awarded the chance to travel to space in 2018 as the winner of One Young World's Rising Star award.

Hussain Manawer, 24, received the award at the annual One Young World conference and will travel between Earth's atmosphere and space in 2018.

Manawer expressed his gratitude for being chosen in a Facebook post...Read more

Chinese trees coated in frozen fog glisten with hard rime

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JILIN CITY, China (UPI) -- The onset of winter weather in northeastern China covered a row of street-side trees in hard rime, frozen fog that crystallizes on contact with solid objects.

Dashboard camera footage taken Sunday by a man named Mr. Wang along a Jilin Province street near the Songhua River shows the trees covered in frozen fog that ...Read more

Zoo's escaped red panda recovered after two days on the loose

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EUREKA, Calif. (UPI) -- A California zoo announced a young red panda is "safe and sound" after going on the run for two days and being spotted by a resident.

The Sequoia Park Zoo said Masala the red panda, who was found to have escaped from her enclosure at the Eureka, Calif., facility Thursday, was recaptured late Saturday after resident ...Read more

VIDEO: 14-year-old solves Rubik's cube in 4.9 seconds, beating world record

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CLARKSVILLE, Md. (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Rubik's cube whiz solved the puzzle in 4.9 seconds, setting a new world record.

Lucas Etter, 14, smashed the world record of 5.25 seconds Saturday at the River Hill Fall 2015 competition in Clarksville, Md.

Etter, whose accomplishment was filmed and posted to YouTube, followed the official rules for the ...Read more

VIDEO: Artificial fire tornado filmed at super-slow speed

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LONDON (UPI) -- A pair of British YouTubers specializing in slow-motion stunts shared video of an artificially-created fire tornado slowed to 2,500 frames per second.

Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, aka The Slow Mo Guys, posted a video to YouTube featuring a simulated version of "the most interesting natural disaster," a fire tornado.

The duo ...Read more