(UPI) A Florida church is drawing attention for a weekly service welcoming some unusual parishioners -- dogs.
Father Albert Cutie, rector at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Plantation, said the facility has been holding "dog-friendly" 6 p.m. Saturday services for about 10 years.
"Can you really pray and leave a loved one behind?" Cutie told...Read more
(UPI) An annual illusion is drawing tourists to Yosemite National Park to view the unusual phenomenon known as a "firefall."
The firefall, which results from the sun hitting the water flowing from Horsetail Fall, makes it appear as though a stream of lava is flowing from the cliff in the evening.
National Park Service officials said the ...Read more
(UPI) An Ontario man donned 260 T-shirts at the same time to raise money for his children's school and break a Guinness World Record.
Ted Hastings said he was flipping through a Guinness Book of World Records with his 11-year-old son when they came across the record for most T-shirts worn at one time.
"Not wanting to disappoint my son, we set ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers in Britain responded to a home where they removed a snake that had turned blue from cleaning products inside a toilet.
The RSPCA said a family renovating the home they just purchased in Basildon, England, discovered there was a snake in the bathroom when the reptile knocked over a lit candle.
An animal collection officer ...Read more
(UPI) A loose emu spotted was spotted wandering a Pennsylvania neighborhood, but in the end it was able to give neighbors and police the slip.
Gary Willders said he spotted the emu in his front yard, just outside of Dover, about 1 p.m. Monday, and he watched as the large flightless bird ventured into a neighbor's pasture and spooked some horses...Read more
(UPI) A driver on a road in Thailand stopped speeding highway traffic to rescue a stray kitten he spotted stranded in the middle of the road.
Teera Potisat, 28, said he was driving home Tuesday with his girlfriend, Kessarapawn Inpang, 26, when they spotted the kitten dodging cars in the middle of the highway in Bangkok.
A video shows Potisat ...Read more
(UPI) A professional reptile handler was called to a neighborhood in India where locals found a cobra with its head trapped in a beer can.
Mirza Mohd, a professional snake rescuer, responded Tuesday to the neighborhood in Bhadrak district, Odisha state.
A video filmed at the scene shows Arif cutting through the beer can with a knife and using ...Read more
(UPI) Customs officials in Texas said they seized nearly $13 million worth of meth concealed inside a shipment of frozen strawberries.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a 42-year-old Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries was referred for further inspection at the Pharr International Bridge.
Officers found the ...Read more
(UPI) Firefighters in Florida came to the rescue of a puppy who spent most of a day trapped in wet concrete that was slowly drying around him.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the puppy, named Benji, was stuck in wet concrete for hours before firefighters arrived to help.
The Station 17 crew and a CARES community assistance team chipped away...Read more
(UPI) A North Carolina couple said they bought their first-ever lottery ticket and ended up winning a $110,000 jackpot.
Angel and Sarah Martinez of Statesville told North Carolina Education Lottery officials the Quick Pick Cash 5 ticket they bought from Home Run Market in Statesville was the first lottery ticket they had ever purchased.
"A ...Read more
(UPI) A New Mexico man captured video when he came across an unusual weather phenomenon -- a swirling "snownado."
Antonio Chiquito posted a video to Facebook showing the "snownado," a mini tornado sweeping snow high up into the air, he spotted while herding sheep on the Navajo reservation near Tinian.
"I was giving hay to the sheep and saw it ...Read more
(UPI) A dog missing since the Camp Fire in California was found 101 days later, and is believed to have survived by hunting skunks.
The Ballejos family said the dog, Kingston, jumped out of the back of their pickup truck while they were evacuating from their Paradise home when the Camp Fire started last year.
The family started searching when ...Read more
(UPI) A Kentucky man's confusion is going viral after his wife revealed that he got her turnips instead of tulips for Valentine's Day.
Nina Harris of Hartford said her husband, Allan, told her in the early morning on Valentine's Day that her gift had arrived.
"When I got up, I had my first cup of coffee, and he said, 'Oh, your turnips are here...Read more
(UPI) Wildlife authorities in India captured a leopard that wandered into a populated area and climbed a wall into a shopping mall.
Officials with the Forest Department said the leopard is believed to have scaled a perimeter wall into the Korum Mall in Thane and was seen leaving the shopping center about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Forest ...Read more
(UPI) A Tennessee police department is seeking volunteers willing to get drunk for a training exercise, with drinks and transportation provided.
The Coopertown Police Department said six volunteers will be treated to a day of drinking to help officers learn to make decisions during traffic stops and DUI checkpoints.
Sgt. Parker of the ...Read more
(UPI) A Peru department store chain broke a Guinness World Record by creating a pair of jeans roughly the size of a 22-story building.
The Paris department store chain, owned by Cencosud, teamed with fashion brand Kansas to create the massive pants, which were unveiled at the Mall del Sur in San Juan de Miraflores.
The creators said it took a ...Read more
(UPI) A Thailand man preparing to leave for work had to call for help when he discovered a huge python attached to the bottom of his truck.
The man said he was preparing to leave his Chonburi home when he noticed the big snake's tail hanging down from underneath his black Isuzu truck.
A snake handler was summoned to the man's home and ...Read more
(UPI) A Kentucky woman whose package was taken from her porch reviewed security camera footage and identified the unexpected culprits -- her own dogs.
Ashley Craig Hymer said she ordered a package from Amazon and began to grow suspicious when it never showed up.
Hymer reviewed security camera footage and discovered the thieves were her own 3-...Read more
(UPI) A trio of wandering cows strolled into a supermarket in Hong Kong and were caught on camera feasting on produce.
A video captured by a witness at the Fusion store in Mui Wo shows the three cows eating fruits and vegetables while shoppers look on in amusement and surprise.
A representative for Park'n'Shop, which operates the Fusion store,...Read more
(UPI) A vegan bride-to-be's unusual wedding stipulation is going viral after she revealed that she uninvited all meat eaters from the ceremony -- including her own mother.
The 20-year-old Australian woman wrote in a now-viral post in a Facebook group called "Vegan Revolution" that she banned all omnivores from her wedding ceremony, including ...Read more
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