ZHENGZHOU, China (UPI) -- A Chinese man concerned about his young grandson's safety on a scooter engineered a solution -- miniature Lamborghini replicas with electric engines.
Guo Liangyuan, 53, said he became concerned about the safety of his young grandson while riding a scooter, so he turned to Lamborghinis for inspiration to design the boy ...Read more
LUOYANG, China (UPI) -- A Chinese martial artist shared video of he and his students taking repeated blows to the groin as means of promoting his unusual form of kung fu.
Master Wei Yaobin, known as the "Iron Crotch Kung Fu Master," appeared in a video alongside some of his students taking strong kicks to the groin, as well as being hit in the ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A hungry alligator stole a large fish off the line of a young boy attempting to reel in his catch from a pier.
A video posted to Facebook by Bass Masters And Fish Experts shows an excited young boy attempting to reel in a large fish while fishing with two men from a pier.
One of the men warns the boy, Conner, that there's ...Read more
BALLINA, Australia (UPI) -- An Australian state government released drone video of a great white shark chasing an oblivious surfer who was saved by a well-timed wave.
The New South Wales government's Department of Primary Industry Fisheries posted a video to YouTube showing the footage captured by a shark-spotting drone hovering over Ballina's ...Read more
CAGDIANAO, Philippines (UPI) -- Experts said a mysterious hair-covered carcass that washed up on a Philippines beach could be the badly decomposed remains of a dugong or a sperm whale.
The massive carcass, which measures 15 feet long, washed up Wednesday on a beach in Cagdianao, part of the Dinagat Islands, sparking rumors about the potential ...Read more
NAMPA, Idaho (UPI) -- A pair of goats dressed in snuggies were found roaming around an Idaho town unattended.
Nampa Police Department shared a photo of an Animal Control Officer holding the two escaped animals, each donning its own blue snuggie, in hopes of tracking down their owner.
"Have you lost your goats? Or your Snuggies? If so, we found...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A martial artist from Pakistan set a world record by crushing nearly 80 drink cans using his elbow.
Muhammad Rashid quickly delivered several mighty elbow strikes as he crushed a total of 77 full cans to set the Guinness World Record for "Most drink cans crushed with elbow in one minute."
He sent foamy liquid splashing into...Read more
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (UPI) -- Animal control officers in Maryland tracked down and captured a loose dog many residents believed to be a wolf.
Prince George's County police shared photos which concerned several citizens due to its large size and wolf-like appearance.
Police managed to track down and capture the animal at about 10:30 a.m. on ...Read more
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CARROLLTON, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas police department shared a photo of a "tough pup" recovering after it was found suffering from a heroin overdose in its owners' truck.
The Carrollton Police Department said in a Facebook post the young dog was found suffering from a heroin overdose on the floorboard of his owners' truck in a Home Depot parking...Read more
MANCHESTER, N.H. (UPI) -- A group of kindergarteners in New Hampshire gathered together to hold a wedding for a pair of ducks.
The two ducks, Plumpty and Pierre, were hatched in a kindergarten classroom at Weston Elementary School in Manchester two years ago and returned to visit the school several times before the students decided to celebrate...Read more
MAGDALENA BAY, Mexico (UPI) -- A tourist on a whale watching bout in Mexico was filmed planting a kiss on the nose of a friendly whale that popped up to say hello.
Todos Santos Eco Adventures posted a video to Facebook showing the American man leaning out of his boat to share a smooch with the curious aquatic mammal in Magdalena Bay.
The whale...Read more
OXFORD, England (UPI) -- Oxford Dictionaries announced the addition of 300 new words, including "squad goals," yas, untag, Kodak moment, and drunk text.
The Britain-based publisher said "craptacular," drink the haterade, and fitspo also made this year's cut.
The new words include:
cat lady noun: An ...Read more
HOPEMAN, Scotland (UPI) -- Residents of a neighborhood in Scotland have armed themselves with hairdryers and reflective vests to combat speeding drivers.
People in the village of Hopeman posed as police officers using speed guns to prevent speedy drivers, who have placed residents in danger by exceeding speeds of 60 miles per hour along a ...Read more
SHANGHAI (UPI) -- A driver stopped at a traffic light in China was recorded leaning out the window of his van and using a slingshot to take out a traffic camera.
The CCTV traffic camera footage shows the man, identified by the surname Li, stopped at a Shanghai red light in his blue minivan.
Li can be seen reaching a slingshot out the van's ...Read more
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) -- A politician in Sweden has proposed that the country's workers be provided an hour-long break to go home and have sex.
Per-Erik Muskos, 42, of the Swedish Social Democrat Party proposed the idea in a council meeting in the northern city of Overtornea, stating couples in Sweden don't get to spend enough time together ...Read more
VAALWATER, South Africa (UPI) -- A group of people traveling on a South Africa road captured the moment a territorial hippopotamus charged their vehicle at a high speed.
The video shows the people stopped in the road last month in Vaalwater and watching the hippo from a distance.
The hippo initially does not appear threatening, but ...Read more
CAPE HENRY, Va. (UPI) -- A group of boaters watching humpbacks off the Virginia coast ended up soaked when a whale took a giant leap out of the water and splashed them.
Teresa Gibson and her husband, Jeff Brown, were filming their whale-watching trip Sunday near Cape Henry when a humpback jumped out of the water right next to their boat.
The ...Read more
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Illinois softball player taught her teammates a painful lesson -- don't play dodgeball against a pitcher.
Adyson Slayback's father, softball coach JJ Slayback, filmed the Bloomington-Normal Girls Softball Association's Angels travel team blowing off some steam recently with a game of dodgeball and posted...Read more
TORONTO (UPI) -- A Canadian driver was fined after he said his GPS caused him to drive more than 2,000 feet into a streetcar tunnel.
Brad Ross of the Toronto Transit Commission shared photos of the vehicle, which had to be extracted from 2,624 feet inside Union Station on Thursday morning after the driver left the scene.
"This will take some ...Read more
ARKHYZ, Russia (UPI) -- A Russian snowboarders helmet camera was rolling when his downhill run was brought to an end by an unexpected collision with a wandering sheep.
A video posted to YouTube by Shevchenko Kirill shows his helmet-cam footage from a downhill run at a ski resort in Arkhyz, a village in southeast Russia.
Kirill's trip down the ...Read more
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