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Man finds box of $27,000 outside Michigan credit union

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(UPI) A Michigan man leaving the drive-through ATM at a credit union investigated a plastic box in the middle of a road and discovered it contained $27,000.

George Condash said he was leaving the Westland Federal Credit Union in Westland when he spotted the plastic box in the roadway.

"Well, first, I just thought it was trash. For some reason ...Read more

Brewery using beer cans to find homes for shelter dogs

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(UPI) A Florida brewery is finding homes for local shelter dogs by putting photos of adoptable canines on cans of beer.

Motorworks Brewing teamed with Manatee County Animal Services to put photos of dogs from the shelter on cans of Cruiser golden lager.

The brewery said proceeds from sales of lager 4-packs are being donated to Manatee County ...Read more

Virginia man's long-lost class ring found after 14 years

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(UPI) A Virginia man who lost his class ring while a high school senior was reunited with his long-lost possession 14 years later.

Turner King said he was playing on the Roanoke Catholic basketball team in 2005 when the team's bus broke down near Charlottesville and he and his teammates were stranded for hours at a hotel in Charlottesville.

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Maryland woman collects her second lottery jackpot

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(UPI) A scratch-off lottery ticket sent a Maryland woman to the winner's circle to collect a jackpot -- for the second time.

The 61-year-old Indian Head woman told Maryland Lottery officials she's a devoted scratch-off player and selected a $5 Super Ca$h ticket during a recent visit to her favorite retailer, Mutts Liquor in Indian Head.

The ...Read more

Firefighters rescue escaped cow from drowning in slurry

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(UPI) Firefighters in Britain rescued a cow that broke through a fence with some fellow bovines and nearly ended up drowning in slurry.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said crews from Leek, Cannock, Stafford and Newcastle responded to the slurry pit in Stafford along with members of animal rescue group Unimog and a water rescue team when four ...Read more

South Africa restaurant sets Guinness record with 207 milkshakes

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(UPI) A South Africa restaurant was awarded a Guinness World Record after proving the authenticity of its menu's most impressive boast: 207 different types of milkshakes.

Guinness announced Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town was awarded the record for the most varieties of milkshakes commercially ...Read more

Civil War era 'witch bottle' found under Virginia highway median

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(UPI) Researchers said a glass bottle found during an archaeological dig on a Virginia highway median is believed to be a Civil War era "witch bottle" designed to ward off evil spirits.

The William & Mary Center for Archaeological Research said the bottle was discovered during a 2016 archaeological dig for Civil War artifacts prior to a ...Read more

Puppy rescued from spare tire predicament in California

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California said they saved a puppy found with its head stuck through the middle opening of a spare tire.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said a crew responded to a report of a puppy with its head stuck through the middle of a spare tire Wednesday.

The Australian cattle dog was taken to Coachella ...Read more

Police officer rescues deer from Kentucky swimming pool

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(UPI) Police in Kentucky came to the rescue of a deer that fell into a swimming pool at a resident's home and was unable to climb out on its own.

The Lexington Police Department tweeted a video Wednesday showing the scene that unfolded two days earlier when an officer responded to a report of a deer trapped in a swimming pool at a rural home.

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Man accidentally buys identical Powerball tickets, wins twice

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(UPI) A Delaware man who accidentally bought two identical Powerball tickets for the same drawing had the mistake pay off when they each won him a $50,000 prize.

The 61-year-old Newark man told Delaware Lottery officials he asked his son to fill out some playslips for the Jan. 18 Powerball drawing, but when he got to Malin's Market in Newark he...Read more

Pizzeria cooks 340-foot pizza to raise money for Australian firefighters

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(UPI) The owners of an Australian pizzeria cooked a nearly 340-foot pizza to raise money for firefighters battling the country's bushfires.

Siblings Pierre and Rosemary Moio, owners of the Pellegrini's Italian pizzeria near Sydney, New South Wales, used a conveyor oven Sunday to cook the 338-foot Margherita pizza on a road in Kirrawee.

The ...Read more

Utah reinstates HIV campaign without controversial condoms

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(UPI) The Utah Department of Health announced its HIV awareness campaign is being reinstated, but without the risque condom packages that sparked controversy.

The department's "H is for Human" campaign, aimed at promoting awareness of human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS, initially launched with a website, HIVandMe.com, and ...Read more

VIDEO: Alaska man flees into shed to escape moose

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(UPI) An Alaska family's home security camera was recording when a man barricaded himself in a shed to escape an approaching moose.

The video shows Curtis Phelps taking the trash out earlier this month when a large bull moose wanders onto the Anchorage man's property.

The moose walks toward Phelps, leading him to flee into a nearby shed and ...Read more

Pole sitter breaks own Guinness record with 67 days in a barrel

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(UPI) A South African man broke his own Guinness World Record by spending 67 days in a barrel atop a pole -- and he's still going.

Vernon Kruger set the Guinness record in 1997, when he spent 67 days living in a barrel at the top of a pole, and he surpassed his own record this week atop an 80-foot pole in Dullstroom.

Kruger said he does not ...Read more

Coyote delays three flight landings at Arizona airport

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(UPI) Officials at an Arizona airport said three arriving flights were delayed briefly when a coyote was spotted wandering near the runway.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport said three flights circled the airfield Monday morning while airport employees worked to remove the coyote.

A spokesman said the workers were able to guide the ...Read more

South American tapir found wandering loose in Trinidad and Tobago

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(UPI) Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago said they are trying to figure out how a 500-pound South American tapir ended up wandering near a village.

Game wardens, police officers and officials from the Emperor Valley Zoo announced they tranquilized and captured the large animal Monday near the community of Ramjattan Trace, Penal.

Authorities ...Read more

National Weather Service warns of falling iguanas in Miami

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(UPI) The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned people in South Florida of the possibility of falling iguanas in advance of cold weather.

"This isn't something we usually forecast, but don't be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s," the Miami National Weather Service office wrote in ...Read more

Arctic seal rescued after long journey to Iceland

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(UPI) Police in Iceland responded to an unusual call when an Arctic seal wandered far away from home and ended up in a harbor.

The Southern Peninsula Region Police said in a Facebook post that officers responded Friday to a report of a seal pup acting strangely in Njarovik harbor.

Police took the seal to the Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo, ...Read more

Lighthouse keeper had to wait two months to collect lottery jackpot

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(UPI) A British Columbia man said he had to wait two months to collect his lottery jackpot of over $700,000 because he couldn't get leave from his job as a lighthouse keeper.

Ivan Dubinsky told the British Columbia Lottery Corp. he buys his tickets online because he has to be present at the lighthouse near Port Hardy to perform duties including...Read more

VIDEO: Two deer crash through furniture store in Kentucky

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(UPI) The owner of a Kentucky furniture store said about $5,000 worth of damage was caused by two deer that broke through the glass door into the business.

The owner of Maple Leaf Furnishings said employee Kelly Smith was inside the store with her newborn Saturday when two deer crashed through the glass door into the shop.

Smith said her ...Read more