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Police probe drone that crashed through New York woman's 27th floor window

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A New York woman received an unusual fright when a drone crashed through the window of her home -- on the 27th floor of a Manhattan high rise.

Police said the 66-year-old woman was using her computer Saturday afternoon when the drone crashed through a window of her 27th floor apartment in the Kips Bay neighborhood and landed ...Read more

Carriage-pulling horse feeds the birds in New York

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A tourist visiting New York captured video of a friendly horse feeding some pigeons by spitting some of its food at their feet.

The video shows a carriage-pulling horse eating some food out of a bucket near Trump Tower in Manhattan while surrounded by pigeons.

The size of the horse's head relative to the size of the bucket ...Read more

Construction workers take on dizzying 'Cement Mixer Challenge'

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SUTTON COLDFIELD, England (UPI) -- A group of British road construction workers came up with a new way to keep themselves amused -- and somewhat nauseous -- "The Cement Mixer Challenge."

A video recorded by the workmen Tuesday at a road construction site in Sutton Coldfield, England, shows one of the men sit with his rear end inside the small ...Read more

Fast friends: Tortoise becomes guardian of wandering baby bunny

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MARANA, Ariz. (UPI) -- The ancient rivalry between tortoise and hare seems to have ended after an upscale Arizona hotel's pet tortoise appointed itself guardian of a wandering baby bunny.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hotel in Marana posted photos to Facebook of Wamba, the hotel's longtime pet tortoise, keeping a close watch on the wild-born ...Read more

Elephant throws tree branch at safari group in South Africa

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SUNGULWANE, South Africa (UPI) -- A safari group in South Africa captured video of an aggressive elephant that picked up a large tree branch and threw it at their Jeep.

The video, filmed Feb. 14, shows the tour group stopped in their open-top vehicle during a game drive in the Sungulwane region.

The bull elephant shows signs of aggression ...Read more

Paddleboarder fends off bag-snatching raccoon in Florida

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WEEKI WACHIE SPRINGS, Fla. (UPI) -- A woman paddleboarding in Florida was recorded struggling with a sneaky raccoon that climbed onto her board and tried to steal her bag of food and clothing.

Janna Breslin posted a video to YouTube that was recorded by a friend during their paddleboarding trip in Weeki Wachee Springs.

The video shows the ...Read more

Woman returns security camera, gets video emails from inside stranger's home

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FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) -- A California woman who returned a security camera that is supposed to email video to its owner said she is now receiving footage inside a stranger's home.

Deanna Meraz of Fresno said she was frustrated when she was unable to get her Netgear Arlo security camera system, which she purchased in December, to email her alerts...Read more

Dilapidated Jeep Wagoneer removed from sand dune after 40 years

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TRURO, Mass. (UPI) -- The Jeep Wagoneer buried beneath a Massachusetts sand dune for 40 years has been removed from its tomb, but time has taken a noticeable toll on the vehicle.

John Musnuff, whose mother Barbara, inherited the property on Truro's Ballston Beach from family in 2014, said the white Jeep Wagoneer with green interior was parked ...Read more

Woman who crashed into deputy's SUV was allegedly distracted by puppy

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SUNSET, Utah (UPI) -- A Utah sheriff's office said a driver who crashed her car head-on into a deputy's SUV had wandered out of her lane because she was playing with a puppy.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office posted photos to Facebook showing the aftermath of the car's head-on collision with the deputy's patrol SUV Thursday in Sunset.

"Around ...Read more

'Train surfing' teens cling to back of Australian train

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MELBOURNE (UPI) -- Australian police said they are investigating a video showing two teenagers "train surfing" by clinging to the back of a train.

A video recorded by a witness at the Yarraville Station in Melbourne shows the two youths clinging to the back of the stopped train at the station and ducking to prevent being seen through the train'...Read more

Nearly 100-year-old woman 'arrested' to fulfill bucket list item

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NIJMEGEN-ZUID, Netherlands (UPI) -- A Dutch woman approaching her 100th birthday convinced local police to "arrest" her to fulfill an item on her bucket list.

Nijmegen-Zuid police said the woman, Annie, told police she is nearly 100 years old and has never been arrested, but always wanted to know what it was like to "experience a police cell ...Read more

St. Louis moves 122-year-old home seven-tenths of a mile

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ST. LOUIS (UPI) -- The city of St. Louis, Mo., moved a 122-year-old house about seven-tenths of a mile to make room for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new campus.

The home of Charlesetta Taylor, 81, was loaded onto a truck Sunday morning and slowly driven through the city's streets to its new location.

Taylor had been a vocal ...Read more

Australian cyclist's GoPro captures smiling quokka's adorable leap

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ROTTNEST ISLAND, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian cyclist who stopped to look at a quokka chasing after him was wearing a camera that captured the seemingly-smiling animal's leap into his arms.

Campbell Jones, 21, of Landsdale, said he was riding his bicycle on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, when he stopped for a second ...Read more

Young dolphin makes rare visit to River Thames in London

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LONDON (UPI) -- Visitors to the River Thames were treated to a rare sight around midday Sunday -- a young dolphin swimming through London.

Staff at the Thames Rib Experience, which offers speed boat rides from Embankment Pier, said the dolphin was first spotted around midday.

"The staff were at Embankment Pier and then one of the ladies, ...Read more

VIDEO: Puppy in rocking chair goes 'ice skating' on frozen lake in Canada

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MAPLE RIDGE, British Columbia (UPI) -- A Canadian dog owner shared video of a Labrador puppy "ice skating" with the help of a human and a fold-up rocking chair.

The video shows Molly the Labrador puppy looking contented on the rocking chair while being pushed around British Columbia's frozen Whonnock Lake by her owner's son's girlfriend, who ...Read more

Australian teen 'snake boy' grabs snake from under SUV

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QUEENSLAND, Australia (UPI) -- A daring teenage boy in Australia earned the nickname "snake boy" after pulling a large snake from the undercarriage of an SUV.

Video uploaded to Facebook by Yogi McDougall from Queensland shows the teen Oli Wardrop pulling the lengthy snake from underneath the vehicle before leaving for school.

The teen wrestles...Read more

Grandpa builds miniature electric Lamborghinis for grandson

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ZHENGZHOU, China (UPI) -- A Chinese man concerned about his young grandson's safety on a scooter engineered a solution -- miniature Lamborghini replicas with electric engines.

Guo Liangyuan, 53, said he became concerned about the safety of his young grandson while riding a scooter, so he turned to Lamborghinis for inspiration to design the boy ...Read more

'Iron Crotch Kung Fu Master' shows off ability to take groin hits

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LUOYANG, China (UPI) -- A Chinese martial artist shared video of he and his students taking repeated blows to the groin as means of promoting his unusual form of kung fu.

Master Wei Yaobin, known as the "Iron Crotch Kung Fu Master," appeared in a video alongside some of his students taking strong kicks to the groin, as well as being hit in the ...Read more

Thieving alligator steals large fish from young fisherman's line

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A hungry alligator stole a large fish off the line of a young boy attempting to reel in his catch from a pier.

A video posted to Facebook by Bass Masters And Fish Experts shows an excited young boy attempting to reel in a large fish while fishing with two men from a pier.

One of the men warns the boy, Conner, that there's ...Read more

VIDEO: Drone records surfers' near miss with stalking great white shark

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BALLINA, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian state government released drone video of a great white shark chasing an oblivious surfer who was saved by a well-timed wave.

The New South Wales government's Department of Primary Industry Fisheries posted a video to YouTube showing the footage captured by a shark-spotting drone hovering over Ballina's ...Read more