Internet sensation Lil Bub cat to release first album 'Science & Magic'

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) -- Famous Internet feline Lil Bub is releasing a new album called Science & Magic on Dec. 4.

The album will be released via distributor Joyful Noise and will feature 10 tracks including "Assimilation," Good Job and Rebirth.

Musician Andrew W.K. collaborated with Lil Bub on this album. He said that although...Read more

Man named 'Something Long and Complicated' proves identity to Facebook

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LONDON (UPI) -- A British man whose legal name is Something Long and Complicated said Facebook suspended his account and refused to believe his driver's license.

Something Long and Complicated, 30, who was born William Wood and changed his name legally in 2007, said in a Facebook post after his account was reinstated that he has been on ...Read more

ASU asks students to avoid blackface at 'blackout' game

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TEMPE, Ariz. (UPI) -- Arizona State University is asking students to refrain from face painting for the annual "blackout" football game to avoid comparisons to blackface performers.

The annual "blackout" game, which is scheduled for Saturday, typically involves fans dressing in all black to show support for the ASU Sun Devils as they don their ...Read more

Audit: Scientists in Antarctica prone to alcohol-fueled fights, indecent exposure

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- An audit of the U.S. Antarctic Program revealed alcohol-fueled "unpredictable behavior" by scientists including fights and indecent exposure.

The health and safety audit, conducted by the National Science Foundation's Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Antarctic Program, said "alcohol consumption" on ...Read more

Los Angeles police catch miniature horse running in traffic

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LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said officers were called to wrangle a runaway miniature horse reported running loose in traffic.

Officer Jack Richter of the Los Angeles Police Department said officers were called about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday to the Northridge neighborhood, where witnesses reported the pint-sized equine was running loose in ...Read more

VIDEO: Virginia zoo cheetah cub paired with rescue puppy

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MOSELEY, Va. (UPI) -- A Virginia zoo shared video of a hand-raised cheetah cub playing with his designated animal companion, a lab mix puppy from a rescue group.

The Metro Richmond Zoo, which posted the video to YouTube, said cheetah cub Kumbali was bottle fed and hand-raised after zookeepers determined his mother, Khari, was not producing ...Read more

Tourists flee as Chinese mountain's glass walkway cracks

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JIAOZUO, China (UPI) -- Tourists on China's recently-opened glass walkway on a cliff face 3,540 feet above the ground ran for their lives when a visitor's mug cracked the glass.

The walkway on Yuntai Mountain in Henan Province, which opened to the public in September, is closed for repairs after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug Monday ...Read more

VIDEO: 2,000 form human peace sign for Lennon tribute in New York

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, gathered about 2,000 people in New York to form an enormous peace sign in tribute to the late musician.

Guinness World Records said the Tuesday event in Central Park fell short of the at least 5,000 needed for an official record, but Ono said the late Beatle, who would have turned 75 Friday, ...Read more

VIDEO: Fire ants escaping South Carolina floods by forming 'islands'

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (UPI) -- South Carolina ants seeking to stay afloat amid flooding in the state are creating their own refuge by forming into "islands of ants."

A photojournalist for WHNS-TV spotted what appeared to be mud floating in Greenville County flood waters Sunday, but he soon discovered the clump was actually an "island of ants."

A ...Read more

Researchers: Butt dials keeping 911 dispatchers busy

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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Researchers looking into an increase in 911 calls in San Francisco said about 30 percent of calls to the emergency number are accidental butt dials.

The Google researchers said they shadowed 911 dispatchers in San Francisco and discovered 30 percent of the calls received in a particular window of time were accidental ...Read more

California governor signs 'beer bike' bill, takes a spin

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SACRAMENTO (UPI) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill legalizing street use of "beer bikes" -- mobile bars with room for up to 15 seated passengers to peddle.

Brown's office tweeted a photo,nw} Sunday of the governor signing the bill on a Sacramento beer bike's bar with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, and their two dogs.

The governor then ...Read more

Homecoming flyers raise eyebrows with dress tightness quote

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FORT MILL, S.C. (UPI) -- A South Carolina high school shocked some parents with a quote on Homecoming dance flyers addressing the issue of dress tightness for female attendees.

The flyers promoting the upcoming Homecoming dance at Nation Ford High School included a quote from fashion designer Edith Head: "Your dresses should be tight enough to ...Read more

VIDEO: Texas girl's nonstop sneezing baffles doctors

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ANGLETON, Texas (UPI) -- The family of a 12-year-old Texas girl who has been sneezing up to 20 times per minute for the past month said doctors are stumped by the condition.

Angleton resident Katelyn Thornley,12, said her sneezing fits began about a month ago and she has since been sneezing up to 20 times per minute -- about 12,000 times per ...Read more

Burger King's black bun blamed for customers' green poop

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MIAMI (UPI) -- Burger King customers sampling the new Halloween Whopper said the burger's black bun carried an unexpected side effect -- it turned their poop green.

The fast food chain unveiled the Halloween Whopper last month, saying the bun's black color comes from A1 steak sauce, but some customers posting on social media said another, ...Read more

Chinese firm's $1,600 gene-edited micro pigs raise questions

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SHENZHEN, China (UPI) -- A Chinese biotechnology firm said it plans to market its gene-edited micro pigs for $1,600 each, but some experts said they have concerns about the process.

The Shenzhen-based company, BGI, presented its pigs in late September at the Shenzhen International Biotech Leaders Summit and revealed the swine, which grow to a ...Read more

VIDEO: Camera affixed to helicopter rotor shoots trippy panorama

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A video going viral online showcases the dizzying effect of putting a camera on a helicopter rotor for a distorted panoramic video.

The video, posted to YouTube, shows a person affix the camera to what appears to me a miniature helicopter rotor and start the flying device's engine.

The camera records a speedy panorama ...Read more

VIDEO: Rutting bull moose fight on residential Anchorage street

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI) -- An Anchorage, Alaska, man captured video of two moose brawling their way down a residential street amid the animals' mating season.

Bill Tyra and his son, Josh, captured video Friday of the two moose fighting their way through the Goldenview Park subdivision in the southern part of the city.

The video was partially ...Read more

Alaska Airlines misplaced its own CEO's luggage

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The head of Alaska Airlines, which proudly touts a baggage delivery guarantee policy, made an embarrassing confession -- his own airline misplaced his luggage.

Chief Executive Bradley Tilden admitted on stage last week at an airline summit in Washington, D.C., that his own airline misplaced his luggage on his flight to ...Read more

VIDEO: Danish 'Do It For Mom' ad suggests sex vacations for adult children

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (UPI) -- A Danish travel company's "Do It For Mom" campaign is encouraging parents to send their adult children on vacations to make more babies.

Travel firm Spies released an ad titled "Do It For Mom" that encourages aspiring grandparents to sponsor vacations abroad for their children by citing studies that suggest ...Read more

Pepsi to release 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired Pepsi Perfect

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PURCHASE, N.Y. (UPI) -- Pepsi announced it is paying tribute to Back to the Future Part II with the release of Pepsi Perfect, the formerly fictional beverage featured in the film.

The company announced Pepsi Perfect, which contains Pepsi Made with Real Sugar and features packaging consistent with the beverage served to Marty McFly in Back to ...Read more