Company offers to 'Fake a Vacation' with doctored photos

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(UPI) A Nebraska-based business is offering to bolster social media pages with expertly faked photos of the user on vacations they never took.

The company, Fake a Vacation, offers packages starting at $19.99 for a service to superimpose the photos of a social media user in front of famous landmarks at popular vacation spots including Las Vegas,...Read more

Bread delivery route leads woman to $10,000 lottery jackpot

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(UPI) An out-of-work Connecticut woman helping her boyfriend on his bread delivery route said a couple of lucky stops led her to a $10,000 lottery prize.

Stephanie Buzbee of Stratford told Connecticut Lottery officials she has been laid off from work since January, so last week she went along with her boyfriend to help him make bread deliveries...Read more

Arizona police bust HOV lane driver with dummy passenger

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(UPI) Another one Busted! Don't let this be you.... A driver was cited for HOV lane violation along the SR 202 at Alma School, for having a dummy masquerade as a passenger. pic.twitter.com/97xZVyi9dC— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) April 24, 2019

Police in Arizona shared a photo of a driver caught cheating on the highway by using a ...Read more

Massachusetts 10-year-olds aim to save lives with 3D crosswalks

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(UPI) A pair of Massachusetts 10-year-olds are hoping to save lives with a crosswalk they designed to capture the attention of drivers with a 3D illusion.

Isa, a fourth grader at Brooks Elementary School in Medford, said she and her friend Eric came up with the idea for the 3D crosswalk when Eric's brother had a close encounter with a car.

The...Read more

Giant potato sculpture converted into Big Idaho Potato Hotel

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(UPI) A giant potato sculpture built to promote Idaho's spud farmers is being converted into the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, a single-room accommodation.

The Big Idaho Potato sculpture, which measures 28 feet long, 12 feet wide and 11-1/2 feet tall, was constructed by the Idaho Potato Commission to mark its 75th anniversary in 2012 and was taken on...Read more

Barista makes 420 cappuccinos in one hour for Guinness World Record

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(UPI) An Australian barista broke a Guinness World Record when she made 420 cappuccinos in the space of a single hour.

Liza Thomas, who attempted the record to mark the opening of the Returned and Services League of Australia's new Social Cafe on Bribie Island, Queensland, captured the Guinness World Record for most cappuccinos made in an hour ...Read more

Runaway kangaroo on the loose in Texas

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(UPI) Police and neighbors in a Texas town are searching for an unusual escaped animal -- a kangaroo that went hopping away from its owner's home.

Constable Ray Helm of Hays County Precinct 3 said he initially thought the Facebook post he saw about the missing kangaroo was a joke, but he soon changed his mind.

"I said, 'Wow, this is real," ...Read more

Woman discovers opossum living in daughters' closet

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(UPI) An Ohio woman said she thought her young daughters' imaginations were running wild for three days until she discovered an opossum living in their closet.

Caitlin Burch said in a Twitter post responding to Chrissy Teigan's escaped pet hamster story that she had her own struggle with a loose animal in the house.

Burch shared a photo of the...Read more

VIDEO: Great white shark close encounter caught on camera in Florida Keys

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(UPI) A passenger on a boat off the Florida Keys captured video of a hungry great white shark that approached the vessel for a quick snack.

Suzy Grumbo said the boat was near Summerland Key and Looe Key when the shark, which experts identified as a female great white, was lured in by the chum dangling at the side of the boat.

Grumbo captured ...Read more

Colorado couple wakes to bear trying to get into bedroom

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(UPI) A Colorado couple woke early Tuesday morning to loud noises on their bedroom deck and looked out to discover the culprit -- a bear.

The Steamboat Spring residents said they looked out the window when the noises woke them up in the wee hours and came face to face with a black bear trying to claw its way inside.

The bear's attempted break-...Read more

Maryland man claims third big lottery prize in two years

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(UPI) A Maryland man collected a $10,010 lottery jackpot -- his third major prize in the span of only two years.

The 57-year-old man from Largo, Prince George's County, told Maryland Lottery officials he had a gut feeling that led him to play the Trifecta numbers 12, 7 and 9 on five races in virtual horse racing game Racetrax.

The final race ...Read more

10-foot alligator disrupts games at South Carolina golf course

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(UPI) Golf games at a South Carolina course came to an abrupt halt when a 400-pound alligator decided to brazenly stroll across the course.

Cory Grimes, assistant golf pro at Long Cove Club's Pete Dye golf course on Hilton Head Island, said golf games were halted Tuesday to give the 10-foot alligator a wide berth as it traveled across the ...Read more

Apple Watch lost in the ocean found six months later, still works

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(UPI) A California man who lost his Apple Watch while body surfing in the ocean said it was returned to him six months later -- and it still works.

Robert Bainter said he was at Huntington Beach about six months ago when he caught a big wave.

"A huge wave came and you know I was loving it, rode it and then I pick up my arm and like 'Oh my god,...Read more

Pig on the loose causes chaos in New York state

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(UPI) [AMHERST, NY] -- Police responded to an Amherst neighborhood to corral a pet pig that got out. A short time later officers located the owner and the pig was returned safely home.

Yes...we get the humor! #lol pic.twitter.com/ZRYFBG0XWs— AMHERST POLICE (@amherstpoliceny) April 22, 2019

A 250-pound escaped pig caused a ruckus in a New...Read more

Antelope temporarily escapes Louisiana zoo enclosure

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(UPI) A Louisiana zoo said an African antelope had to be tranquilized and the facility temporarily closed when the animal escaped from its enclosure.

The Baton Rouge Zoo said the male Nile Lechwe antelope, an endangered species, broke through a portion of the railing surrounding its enclosure just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and escaped into the ...Read more

100-year-old shipwreck remains wash up on North Carolina coast

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(UPI) The remains of a century-old shipwreck were uncovered on a beach in North Carolina, town officials said.

The Town of Surf City shared photos of the wooden remains of the ship, known as the William H. Sumner, which washed up about 150 miles off of Barnacle Bill's Pier.

The remnants are usually uncovered "once or twice" a year and are ...Read more

Oklahoma fisherman lands 170-pound alligator gar

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(UPI) Wildlife officials in Oklahoma shared a photo of a fisherman's "prehistoric" catch -- a giant alligator gar weighing in at 170 pounds.The Oklahoma Game Wardens said Zackary Sutterfield of Durant was bowfishing on Lake Texoma when he encountered the 6-foot, 7-inch leviathan.The post said family members Nic Sutterfield and Billy Sutterfield ...Read more

Mom's mistake about child's age leads to $78,000 lottery jackpot

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(UPI) A Michigan woman said she owes her $78,000 lottery jackpot to a mistake she made about her own child's age.Antoinette Ousley of Inkster was one of two people to match all numbers in the Fantasy Five drawing April 15, earning her half of the $156,090 jackpot, $78,045.Ousley told Michigan Lottery officials she recognized her numbers right ...Read more

VIDEO: Runaway cow jumps over pedestrian in Texas

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(UPI) A runaway cow led Texas police on a miles-long chase through city streets and was caught on video hurdling over a pedestrian.

The Paris Police Department said the young cow made a run for it while being loaded into a sale barn and police were called to help chase the runaway animal.

A police dashboard camera recorded the cow running at a...Read more

Skydiver reunited with prosthetic leg lost in mid-air

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(UPI) An unlucky skydiver was reunited with an important possession after the prosthetic leg he lost in mid-air turned up at a California lumber yard.The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that workers at a lumber yard in Cloverdale were baffled when they discovered the intact prosthetic leg Monday and deputies contacted a ...Read more


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