Projected light creates huge dragon in Chinese fountain

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TIANJIN, China (UPI) -- A fountain in China is drawing attention for its unique use of projected light to make it appear as though an animated dragon is bursting from the water.

A video of the fountain in Tianjin shows the detailed dragon image being projected on a canvass of water thrown into the air by the fountain's jets.

The dragon ...Read more

Dog gets a piggy back ride from bike-riding owner

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KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, England (UPI) -- A British man shared video showing how his lazy dog gets around -- by taking a "piggy back ride" while he rides his bicycle.

The video, filmed Saturday in Kingston upon Hull, England, shows the pet owner lift the small dog, Nippa, onto his shoulders.

Nippa holds onto the man's back like a small child as he ...Read more

Rampaging bull elephant chases Jeep for more than 1-1/2 miles

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (UPI) -- A Jeep driving through a South African national park was chased for more than 1-1/2 miles by a rampaging bull elephant.

A video filmed last month by a passenger in the Jeep shows the elephant chasing the Jeep down a paved road through Kruger National Park.

The passenger can be heard pleading with the...Read more

Cannibal bull sharks come close to shore to feed on third shark

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BLACKSMITHS, Australia (UPI) -- A visitor to an Australian channel captured video of two cannibalistic bull sharks coming right up to shore to feast on the carcass of a third shark.

Daniel Poka posted a video to Facebook showing the scene he and his fiance, Samantha, encountered when they went to the shore of the Swansea Channel in Blacksmiths,...Read more

China's 'Kung Fu Grandma' still teaching martial arts at 93

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ZHEJIANG, China (UPI) -- China's 93-year-old "Kung Fu Grandma" has been practicing martial arts for 89 years and says she has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Zhejiang province resident Zhang Hexian, 93, dubbed the "Kung Fu Grandma," said she started learning kung fu from her father when she was only a toddler.

"I started when I was four years ...Read more

Virginia police warn of fake blackmail scam claiming evidence of infidelity

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RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) -- Virginia police are warning of a fake blackmail scheme after a man received a letter from someone claiming to have evidence he cheated on a nonexistent wife.

Henrico County Police said in a Facebook post that many local residents received letters claiming to be from someone who has evidence of marital infidelity.

"The ...Read more

VIDEO: Skydiving instructor catches falling toddler with one hand

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HOUSTON (UPI) -- A Texas skydiving instructor is being applauded after a security camera recorded him saving a falling toddler with a one-handed catch.

Security cameras at iFLY in Houston shows Jesse Leos helping some customers at the counter Wednesday night when a toddler standing on the counter tumbles backward.

Leos reaches out an arm and ...Read more

Man's tongue-in-cheek plan to sue Walmart over falling 'P' goes viral

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EDINBURG, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas man's tongue-in-cheek plan to sue Walmart is going viral thanks to a photo of him waiting for the "P" in Pharmacy to fall on his head.

Manuel Garcia of Weslaco posted a photo of himself to Facebook Tuesday showing him standing outside the Edinburg store where the "P" in Pharmacy Drive-thru is ...Read more

Colorado town to get state's first drive-through marijuana store

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PARACHUTE, Colo. (UPI) -- A small town in western Colorado has given the go-ahead to a local business to open the state's first drive-through marijuana dispensary.

The Tumbleweed Dispensary in Parachute said the Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru is expected to open sometime next month in a former car wash located across the street from the pot shop...Read more

Georgia church sign takes viral inspiration: 'Cash God inside, howbow dah?'

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (UPI) -- A Georgia church is turning heads with a sign inspired by a Dr. Phil guest's viral catchphrase: "Cash God inside howbow dah?"

Alex Jones, 20, whose father, Tim Jones, is the pastor at Britt David Baptist Church in Columbus, said he was inspired by viral clips of Danielle Bregoli, 13, challenging audience members to a ...Read more

Bureau of Labor Statistics uses data to map Panem from 'The Hunger Games'

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put real data in a fictional context by using "location quotients" to map out the districts of Panem from The Hunger Games.

The bureau said in a blog post on its official website that it used data collected from around the country to determine likely locations of the 12 districts of Panem,...Read more

Connecticut police apprehend 'suspicious' cows outside resident's front door

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SUFFOLK, Conn. (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut warned of "suspicious males going door to door selling dairy products" after a pair of escaped cows were snapped by a resident's front door.

The Suffolk Police Department shared a photo to Facebook Sunday morning of the two escaped steers hanging out by the front stoop of a home.

"Early this ...Read more

Runners strip down in 37 U.S. cities for Cupid's Undie Run

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- Runners in 37 U.S. cities and 12 Australian cities stripped down to their skivvies to run through the streets and raise money for cancer research.

Cupid's Undie Run, an annual event timed to coincide with Valentine's Day, took place Saturday afternoon in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Salt Lake ...Read more

Speeder caught using mannequin to cheat carpool lane in Washington state

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TACOMA, Wash. (UPI) -- The Washington State Patrol said a speeder was also ticketed for carpool cheating when the "young lady" riding shotgun was found to be a lifelike mannequin.

Trooper Todd Bartolac, the state patrol's public information officer, said on Twitter the man was pulled over Friday for speeding in the high-occupancy lane of ...Read more

1,000 day-old chicks found abandoned in England field

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PETERBOROUGH, England (UPI) -- Animal welfare inspectors opened an investigation after some 1,000 day-old chicks were found abandoned in an open field outside Cambridgeshire in eastern England on Friday.

The bright yellow chicks were found huddling in large groups to stay warm, inspectors said. Some were dead or dying but most survived. ...Read more

Pennsylvania library waives $554 fee after book returned 75 years late

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania library said it waived a $554 late fee for a book that was returned by a man whose father checked it out more than 75 years ago.

The Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre said in a Facebook post that the book, Val Rides the Oregon Trail by Sanford Tousey, was checked out on Dec. 2, 1941 -- five days ...Read more

Couple's pregnancy announcement with 452 IVF needles goes viral

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas couple's pregnancy announcement after a long struggle with fertility issues featured their 452 IVF needles -- and two onesies for their coming twins.

Lauren Walker, 28, announced in a Facebook post, which has since gone viral, that she and her high school sweetheart, Garyt, are expecting twins after years ...Read more

Rutgers apologizes to students booted from job fair for violating dress code

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (UPI) -- Rutgers University on Friday apologized to students who were turned away from a career fair for dress code violations, including blue suits and brown shoes.

Business School Dean Lei Lei issued a written apology after an estimated 40 students were turned away from a Feb. 10 job fair for violating the event's ...Read more

VIDEO: dog joyfully teaches herself how to sled down hill

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AURORA, Colo. (UPI) -- A fun-loving Colorado dog was caught on camera teaching herself how to sled after watching her human friends ride down hill.

The video, posted to YouTube by user A Day, shows Lacey the dog dragging her sled to the top of a small hill.

The dog jumps onto the sled, riding a short distance down the hill until she falls off....Read more

Restaurant offers family five percent discount for polite children

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ROME (UPI) -- The owner of a restaurant in Italy discounted a family's bill due to their children's polite behavior.

Antonio Ferrari shared a photo of the family's bill which included a five percent discount for "bimbi educati," or polite children.

"It's just so unusual!" Ferrari said.

Ferrari said the behavior of the table of 11, which ...Read more