NEW YORK (UPI) -- A series of images commonly used on internet message boards depicting a cartoon frog were designated as hate symbols by the Anti-Defamation League.
Images of the character "Pepe the frog" portrayed with a Hitler-like moustache, wearing a yarmulke or a Klan hood aimed at Jews and other groups were added to the ADL's online ...Read more
YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories (UPI) -- A Canadian lottery winner said his $38,194 winning ticket almost went unclaimed after he forgot about it for months.
Maximo Ramos of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, said he won $38,194 in the Western 649 drawing, but he was unaware of his win for several months while the ticket languished ...Read more
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) -- A park-dwelling Canadian rooster named Ricky is getting around without discomfort thanks to a pair of special shoes designed to relieve his arthritis.
Ricky, found as a stray in Vancouver's Stanley Park, was rescued by park employees and now makes his permanent home at the facility.
The rooster was found to...Read more
TAIPEI, Taiwan (UPI) -- A pair of men in Taiwan braved the strong winds and rains of typhoon Megi as they attempted to casually complete a number of routine tasks.
Aivaras Lukosius and his brother Marius attempted to show off "Things you still can do on typhoon Megi," in the video shared to Instagram.
Lukosius placed a cafe chair in the middle...Read more
ORCHARD HILLS, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian photographer taking in the scenery at a suburban Sydney glade captured video of two kangaroos ruining the tranquility with a fistfight.
Karen Jack posted a video to Instagram showing the majestic landscape of Orchard Hills, New South Wales, having its peacefulness interrupted by the boxing ...Read more
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (UPI) -- Firefighters in Michigan helped rescue a newborn kitten trapped underneath a concrete culvert.
The city of Farmington Hills shared photos of the firefighters as they pulled out the tiny black kitten that had been trapped 10 feet inside the hole.
"While our focus is obviously providing the best possible fire ...Read more
HAHNDORF, Australia (UPI) -- A koala joey that stranded itself at the top of a chain-link fence called out for help and received some assistance from its patient mother.
A video posted to Facebook by The Farm Barn shows the baby koala climbing to the top of the fence in Hahndorf and squealing for assistance when it found itself unable or ...Read more
SEATTLE (UPI) -- A man in Seattle, Wash., was arrested after attempting to claim a misplaced briefcase filled with cocaine.
According to the Seattle police department blotter, a man brought the briefcase to officer Doug Jorgenson saying another man left the briefcase behind after walking his dog.
Jorgenson opened the briefcase in hopes of ...Read more
Flaherty's CrossingKaylin McFarren
Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother's death. While racing home, Kate's car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion ...
SYDNEY (UPI) -- An Australian man was deemed "the most unlucky guy in the country" after a spider bit his penis for the second time in five months.
The 21-year-old tradesman identified only as Jordan was bitten by what was believed to be a redback spider while using a portable toilet on a building site in Sydney.
"I'm the most unlucky guy in ...Read more
EAST PALATKA, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida teen's daredevil skills are gaining him viral fame after a video showed him being wakeboarding through a flooded ditch while being pulled by a horse.
The video, posted to Facebook by Jody Counts, shows Jett Counts, 17, wakeboarding through a flooded farm ditch in East Palatka while being pulled by a horse ...Read more
TORONTO (UPI) -- Home Depot stores in Canada will no longer sell a Halloween decoration depicting a "peeping Tom" following a complaint.
The $30 "Scary Peeper Creeper" decoration depicts a foot-long image of a hooded man's life-like face appearing to peer into a window.
According to the product overview, the hanging window prop is "perfect for...Read more
YISHUN, Singapore (UPI) -- A golfer attempted to scare away a pair of birds who angrily defended a golfball they mistook for an egg.
Pranjal Borkotoky shared video of himself swinging at the disgruntled birds at Orchid Country Club in Singapore.
"Those who think golf is not an adventure sport, meet Mr. and Mrs. Birdies who put up real bad ...Read more
PITTSBURGH (UPI) -- Authorities in Pittsburgh used a hydraulic jack on a metal fence to free a deer that somehow trapped itself between the bars.
Pittsburgh police said officers responded along with Animal Care and Control officers and a Public Works crew about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday when a doe was found trapped with her head and front legs on one ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A couple will forever have a unique engagement story after their engagement ring briefly disappeared during a proposal at a New York Yankees game.
Yankee fan Andrew planned to propose to his girlfriend Heather during the Wednesday game against the Boston Red Sox, but when he opened the box, the ring was nowhere to be found.
KALBARRI, Australia (UPI) -- A young surfing champion in Australia said a dolphin that jumped out of the water and landed on his board seemed to be "almost as shocked" as he was.
Jed Gradisen, 13, Western Australia's under-14 state surfing champion, was being filmed by his father while shredding waves earlier this month off Kalbarri when a ...Read more
GLENDALE, Calif. (UPI) -- A man trying to scare off a garbage-picking bear in southern California ended up being the one to run when his air horn malfunctioned and the predator charged.
Frank Ramos said he decided to try to frighten the bruin with an air horn when he spotted it feeding from trash placed at the curb for pickup in his Glendale ...Read more
AUBURN, Wash. (UPI) -- The Washington State Patrol said a trooper pulled over an alleged carpool violator who had affixed a cardboard photo of Donald Trump to the passenger seat.
Trooper Rick Johnson, public information officer for the Washington State Patrol in King County, said in a Twitter post Trooper Greg Ulrich pulled a vehicle over ...Read more
SECHELT, British Columbia (UPI) -- A grizzly bear stopped for a visit in the backyard of a home in Canada and enjoyed some fruit despite a barking dog.
Elk House Farm shared video of the large bear as it snacked on fruit while the dog, Andy, continuously barked in an attempt to scare off the intruding grizzly.
"Holy batman....look at the size ...Read more
MILTON, Ontario (UPI) -- Police in Canada warned residents of a loose goat seen in the Ontario area on Tuesday morning.
The Halton regional police shared a photo of the escaped goat as they attempted to track and capture the animal.
"We have a loose goat in Acton around Alice & Bower St. Drive carefully as we try and get the goat back to it's ...Read more
CAMPBELLVILLE, Ontario (UPI) -- A duck at a Canadian animal sanctuary has developed a friendship with the farm's pigs.
Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Ontario shared video of the fowl known as "Moby Duck" preparing to nap with his pig friends Bear and Len.
"Not only does Moby Duck prefer the company of pigs, but he prefers their schedule...Read more
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