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Caiman Islands snorkeler follows squid to man's lost wedding ring

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(UPI) A woman snorkeling in the Cayman Islands said a squid led her to a wedding ring that she was later able to reunite with its owner.

James Ross said he had only been wearing his wedding ring for about six months when he lost it while scuba diving with his wife, Kirsty McMillan, at Eden Rock.

"I lost it at some point during the dive, and ...Read more

Oregon dog's 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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(UPI) An Oregon woman's black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou's ears were "extravagantly long," but she only decided to ...Read more

Ohio farmer's pumpkin breaks state record at 2,195 pounds

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(UPI) An Ohio pumpkin festival kicked off with a state record being broken by a giant pumpkin that weighed in at a staggering 2,195 pounds.

Jeff Theil, of Dillonvale, took the top spot in the 57th Barnesville Pumpkin Festival's King Pumpkin weigh-off Wednesday night, when his gargantuan gourd tipped the scales at 2,195 pounds, more than 100 ...Read more

Man wins $1M lottery jackpot months after collecting $100,000 prize

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(UPI) A Pennsylvania man said his wife dubbed him "the luckiest person she knows" after he collected a $1 million lottery prize just months after winning $100,000.

Ray Boose Jr., of Cumberland County, told Pennsylvania Lottery officials his latest win came when his wife asked him to stop at the Ugo store in Mount Holly Springs.

"The day I won ...Read more

WATCH: Pet detective reunites Florida woman with dog missing for 59 days

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(UPI) A Florida woman was reunited with her Yorkshire terrier 59 days after the canine went missing thanks to a pet detective.

Anita Maharaj said her dog, Milo, went missing from her Lake Worth Beach home in August, after a security guard in her subdivision spotted the canine leaving through an open gate.

"It was heartbreaking," Maharaj told ...Read more

Strongman pulls 33,400-pound bus in New York for Guinness record

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(UPI) A 58-year-old Canadian strongman broke a Guinness World Record in New York by pulling a 33,400-pound bus 16 feet by using his upper body.

Kevin Fast, appearing on ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, pulled a 40-foot, all-electric Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus on West 67th Street in Manhattan to break the record for heaviest ...Read more

Wallaby escapes Scottish petting zoo, visits nearby pub

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(UPI) A wallaby escaped from a Scottish petting zoo just hours after being delivered to the facility and was spotted hopping outside a local pub.

Nikki Johnstone, who runs the Waulkmill Menagerie petting zoo near New Deer, Aberdeenshire, said 6-month-old wallaby Eddie was one of two wallabies brought to the attraction Sunday night alongside a ...Read more

Escaped bull captured after two months on the loose in Long Island

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in New York said a bull that was on the loose for two months after escaping slaughter in Long Island has been captured and is headed to a new home at a sanctuary.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the bull, nicknamed Barney or Barnie by locals, was located Wednesday night at a former ...Read more

South Carolina man posts photo to find lost engagement ring's owner

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(UPI) A South Carolina man posted a photo on Instagram in hopes of finding the owner of a lost engagement ring, WYFF 4 reported.

The man from Greenville, S.C., found the engagement ring earlier this week on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22-mile walking and biking trail along the Reedy River, and posted it on social media accounts, including an ...Read more

Packers' Aaron Rodgers explains reason for long hair, cites 'hero'

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(UPI) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a specific reason for his rugged appearance this NFL season, which includes long hair and an unshaven face. He plans to dress up like one of his "heroes" for Halloween.

The reigning NFL MVP told The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday that he started preparations for his costume a year ago with ...Read more

WATCH: Another Maryland resident spots zebra on the loose

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(UPI) A resident spotted one zebra in a Maryland county on the loose this week after other residents spotted three zebras last week.

Chris Horrell told Fox 5 DC he spotted a zebra on Croom Road in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George's County, Md., which is under 10 minutes away from where he lives, Tuesday night, and captured a video of it...Read more

Maryland man wins $100,000 from Ravens X5 scratch-off ticket

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(UPI) A Maryland who called himself "Touchdown Joe" won a $100,000 top prize in the state's new Ravens X5 scratch-off game.

The 57-year-old Silver Spring man purchased the $5 ticket at an Annapolis Wawa, where he and his wife were playing scratch-off games. He uncovered a football emblem on the bottom of the ticket and one of seven top prizes ...Read more

Maryland authorities capture python near playground

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(UPI) Authorities in a Greenbelt, Md., wrangled a 4-foot ball python spotted near a children's play area.

Public Works Department employee Brian Townsend saw the snake on a sidewalk between Buddy Attick Park and the public works headquarters and called for help, WUSA-TV reported. Townsend helped police and animal control officers capture the ...Read more

South Carolina beachgoer encounters octopus in shell

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(UPI) A South Carolina beachgoer had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter when she picked up a shell and found an octopus nestled inside.

Lori McGee was walking on the Isle of Palms when she picked up a whelk shell and checked to see if there was a crab inside, WCIV-TV reported. An octopus crawled out of the shell and onto McGee's arm.

McGee posted ...Read more

WATCH: Suriname's vice president sets record for oldest soccer player

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(UPI) Suriname Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk, 60, became the oldest player in history to play in an international club soccer game when he appeared in a CONCACAF League match in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Brunswijk started at center midfield for Inter Moengotapoe, a team he owns, in its 6-0 loss to Olimpia on Tuesday at Frank Essed Stadion.

He ...Read more

Australian woman wins $72,300 from lottery ticket she got for free

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(UPI) An Australian woman found picking up a lottery ticket for her mother paid off when she was awarded a free bonus ticket that earned her more than $72,000.

The Clare, South Australia, woman told The Lott officials she hadn't actually intended to buy a lottery ticket for herself when she stopped at Clare Pharmacy to buy a Lucky Lotteries ...Read more

WATCH: Confused kangaroo rescued from lake in Australian capital

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(UPI) A pair of Australian men came to the rescue of a confused kangaroo that was having trouble finding its way out of a lake in the country's capital.

Witnesses said the kangaroo was spotted shivering in the cold waters of Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin early Tuesday morning.

Bystander David Boyd captured video as two other men waded out ...Read more

N.C. State basketball coach helps football fan find lost wedding ring

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(UPI) A North Carolina State University football fan who lost his wedding ring while tailgating before a game received some help from an unexpected source: Wolfpack basketball coach Kevin Keatts.

Will Yadusky, of Raleigh, who recently celebrated his 16th wedding anniversary, and said he was tailgating outside Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh ...Read more

Indiana parks department seeks couple from lost-and-found wedding photo

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(UPI) Parks officials in Indiana took to social media to find the rightful owners of an unusual piece of lost property: a wedding photo.

The New Haven Parks Department said in a Facebook post that the photo, which depicts a couple on their day of their wedding, has been in the department's lost-and-found office and officials are now hoping to ...Read more

Monkey briefly on the loose in Indiana hotel parking lot

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(UPI) A rumored monkey spotted in an Indiana city was confirmed to exist when it was caught on video in a hotel parking lot.

Bloomington Animal Care and Control said the first monkey sighting was reported Sept. 8, when several people reported seeing a man riding a scooter with a monkey on his back.

Reports of the scooter sighting also were ...Read more