(UPI) Firefighters in West Virginia came to the rescue of 11 baby ducks found stranded in a storm drain while their mother stood nearby.
The Teays Valley Fire Department said in a Facebook post that crews responded to a call for "an animal rescue" Sunday on Great Teays Boulevard.
The firefighters determined there were 11 ducklings trapped in ...Read more
(UPI) A Maryland woman won a $25,000 prize from a Pick 5 lottery ticket that she received for free as part of a promotion.
The 36-year-old Baltimore woman told Maryland Lottery officials she was pleasantly surprised to receive a free Pick 5 ticket as part of the lottery's Try Pick 5 promotion, which randomly dispenses free Pick 5 tickets to ...Read more
(UPI) A group of Australian knitters came together to knit the world's largest tea cozy, measuring 16.7 feet tall with a circumference of 63.3 feet.
The Knit-A-Row-And-Go knitting group, based in Frankston, Victoria, teamed up with knitters in West Australia and Queensland to knit the massive cozy.
The finished product was made from more than ...Read more
(UPI) An Alabama couple who spotted the main body of a helicopter on Facebook Marketplace decided to buy the aircraft -- and converted it into a camper.
Blake Morris and Maggie Morton, both U.S. Coast Guard helicopter pilots stationed in Mobile, saw the helicopter body for sale from a Florida man on Facebook Marketplace and started getting ...Read more
(UPI) A woman born with her right arm missing below the elbow broke a Guinness World Record by climbing a vertical distance of 1,229 feet and 9 inches using only one arm on a climbing wall.
Anoushe Husain, who grew up in Luxembourg and now lives in London, took on the record at The Castle Climbing Centre in London.
Husain said the most ...Read more
(UPI) A front desk worker at a Colorado condo complex captured video when a bear wandered into the office through an open back door.
Kailee Duryea said the back door had been left open to let the warm breeze inside at The Lodge at Steamboat condo complex in Steamboat Springs and there were some cookies left out on the lobby's coffee tables.
(UPI) World Turtle Day, celebrated annually on May 23, was started in 2000 by a rescue group aiming to protect the habitats of turtles and tortoises around the world.
The holiday was inaugurated in 2000 by the nonprofit American Tortoise Rescue, which said on the holiday's official website that it was created as "a yearly observance to help ...Read more
(UPI) An Idaho man donned a blindfold and managed to catch a beach ball thrown by a neighbor 35 times in one minute.
David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, previously broke the record for most blindfolded beach ball catches in 30 seconds with neighbor Johnathan "Hollywood" Hannon throwing.
(UPI) Police in Ohio came to the rescue of a young raccoon found trapped in an outdoor drain.
The Broadview Heights Police Department said in a Facebook post that Patrolman Kevin Pozek responded to a report of a raccoon in distress and arrived to find the animal was trapped inside an outdoor drain.
Pozek took the exhausted raccoon to the ...Read more
(UPI) Multiple cougar sightings have been made in Kennewick, Wash., over the last three days.
The Kennewick Police Department and the Benton Country Sheriff's Office responded to a cougar sighting on Sunday morning after a woman said she saw one on her live security system.
Authorities were unable to find evidence of a cougar after searching ...Read more
(UPI) Firefighters in Woolwich, N.J., were called to wrangle a 4-foot lizard from a tree in a residential neighborhood.
The Woolwich Fire Company uploaded photos from the rescue on Facebook including shots of firefighters heading up the tree and the large lizard itself.
A resident at the High Hill estate development noticed the lizard sitting ...Read more
(UPI) More than 2,000 students from three Indiana high schools came together Friday to attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest game of Duck, Duck, Goose.
The Vigo County School Corp. said students from the district's three high schools convened Friday morning at Terre Haute South to play a massive game of Duck, Duck, Goose.
School ...Read more
(UPI) A British library said a book checked out more than 60 years ago was finally returned to the facility after being found at another library in Croatia.
Vedran Levi, an employee of Dubrovnik Libraries, found a copy of The Loving Couple by Virginia Rowans in a bag of apparent donations left at the Croatian library.
He discovered the book ...Read more
(UPI) A pair of extremely distressed sneakers offered by luxury brand Balenciaga are drawing attention online for their "full destroyed" look and their hefty price tag: $1,850.
The "Paris High Top Sneaker Full Destroyed" is being offered at Balenciaga's website in either white or black with a price tag of $1,850 per pair.
The shoes are ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers in Texas fished a muddy dog out of a storm drain and were able to reunite the canine with his owner.
The Austin Animal Center said in a Facebook post that a pair of animal protection officers were dispatched on a report of a dog trapped in a storm drain and they arrived to find the animal was "mired in mud at the bottom of...Read more
(UPI) An 82-year-old Maryland woman achieved a longtime dream by walking across the stage to accept her bachelor's degree.
Mae Beale, 82, who had a long career as a licensed practical nurse, returned to school in her late 70s to pursue a degree in business management from the University of Maryland Global Campus as a means of helping to grow ...Read more
(UPI) Animal rescuers were summoned to a warehouse office in Australia when a mother kangaroo with a joey in her pouch somehow found her way into the building.
Andrew Hargreaves said he went into the back of his office in the Richmond area of Adelaide to find a customer's order and was shocked to come face to face with a kangaroo.
"I gave it ...Read more
(UPI) National Bike to Work Day, celebrated annually on the third Friday in May, started in 1955 to promote healthier commuting habits.
The holiday was founded in 1955 by the League of American Bicyclists, a nonprofit cycling organization, as part of the celebrations of Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month.
National Bike to Work Day was ...Read more
(UPI) An unidentified woman in Maryland cured her boredom by buying a lottery ticket that led to $25,000 in winnings.
The woman purchased a $6, one-draw, nine-spot Keno ticket with the Super Bonus feature and matched eight of the nine numbers.
The 36-year-old said she plays the lottery every now and then and that boredom struck her just in ...Read more
(UPI) The Saint Louis Zoo have announced the birth of two critically endangers Amur leopard cubs.
The female newborns are the first cubs born at the zoo since 2010. Their births help the Amur leopard population in North American zoos as they are considered to be one of the most endangered cats in the world.
The Saint Louis Zoo uploaded to ...Read more
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