(UPI) A British cyclist set a new world record by biking around the world in less than 80 days.
Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont rode his bicycle 18,000 miles, across 16 different countries in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes to set the Guinness World Record for fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (male).
"This has been, without doubt, ...Read more
(UPI) A London-based artist is seeking help launching a line of fanny packs featuring images of pudgy, hairy bellies.
The "Dadbag" promises the wearer convenient travel storage as well as an instant dad bod in six different styles.
The silly fashion accessory is not yet available for sale, as creator Albert Pukies is still looking for ...Read more
(UPI) A Missouri man got more than he bargained for when he bought a winning lottery ticket while attempting to break a $100 bill.
Brandon Eaton from Grant City bought the $20 scratch-off ticket to win $100,000 while seeking change for the large bill at a Country Corner convenience store on Sept. 10.
"I had a $100 bill that I needed to break ...Read more
(UPI) Many Amazon customers were met with an unexpected email about a baby registry they never set up after a system error.
Amazon inadvertently sent out emails informing customers "a gift is on the way" from a baby registry including a link to view their thank you list.
Many recipients noted the email, which featured a generic stock photo of ...Read more
(UPI) A police department in Scotland went viral for their response to a commenter who pointed out an officer's poor parking job.
Facebook user Callum Smith shared a photo of a police vehicle parked on a curb to Dumfries Galloway Police Division's profile.
"Some parking at Tescos Dumfries tonight," he wrote.
The police department responded by...Read more
(UPI) A handful of lucky winners were given the opportunity to stay in a hostel made entirely out of sand in Australia.
Mad Max and The Blue Lagoon World production designer Jon Dowding designed the "Sand Hostel" open from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 on The Gold Coast, Kurrawa Terrace.
"Hostelworld North America and Destination Gold Coast have ...Read more
(UPI) A home inspired by the cottage from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is on sale in Washington.
The four-bedroom and five-bathroom home in Olalla, Wash., featuring a design ripped directly from the 1937 animated film is listed on Top Ten Real Estate Deals for $775,000.
"Located on five wooded acres on a dead-end street behind a ...Read more
(UPI) The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received an unexpected surprise after being called to a home to retrieve a large snake.
RSPCA animal collection officer Monica Faloona rushed to the home in the Dartford area after receiving a frantic call about a large snake, but discovered the intruder was merely a caterpillar. ...Read more
The Empty PulpitSandra Arrants
Fourteen year old Sherman Thompson has stumbled upon the body of his pastor. Laid out, dead, on the front lawn of the parsonage, Reverend Archibald Temple had a voice of thunder that has been rendered silent forever. Sherman and his sister Grace are determined to find out who killed him and ...
(UPI) A Dungeons and Dragons group brought their playing space into the digital age with a homemade high-tech gaming table.
Tumblr user Caethial shared a photo Saturday of the setup, featuring a touch screen computer to run a digital Dungeons and Dragons program and a 40-inch television as the game board.
"The Setup for my Home D&D game, table...Read more
(UPI) A firefighter in Florida helped rescue an endangered Key deer by offering it a much needed drink of water.
Monroe County BOCC shared video of Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Lieutenant Nicholas Johnson providing a bottle of water to the thirsty Key deer in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Johnson was surveying damage to residential ...Read more
(UPI) A man whose neighbor crash-landed their drone on a roof used his own quadcopter and a makeshift hook to rescue the crashed device.
Saulius Zaura said his neighbor came to his home for help when their drone crashed on a rooftop and was stranded.
Zaura's drone captured video of its trip into the air and to the nearby rooftop.
The drone ...Read more
(UPI) A runner in a Washington state marathon is being praised for her determination after barrel rolling across the finish line moments after taking a bad fall.
Philip King, a spectator at the Tunnel Vision marathon in North Bend, posted a video to Facebook showing runner Devon Bieling barrel rolling across the finish line.
King said the ...Read more
(UPI) A man filming a great white shark in South Africa captured the moment the undersea predator's attention turned from a bait ball to the camera itself.
The man said he was filming the great white shark, known locally as Scarlet, on Friday when he managed to attract the shark's attention with a bait ball.
The video shows the bait ball being...Read more
(UPI) Hundreds of people combined thousands of ingredients to create the world's largest serving of guacamole.
Mexican wholesaler Empacadora de Aguacates Sierra del Tigre set a Guinness World Record with the roughly 6,500-pound serving of guacamole in Jalisco, Mexico earlier this month.
A total of 815 people worked together to convert the 25,...Read more
(UPI) A group of firefighters in China descended into a sewer to rescue a 330-pound pig that fell into the opening.
A video recorded Sept. 12 in Bijie, Guizhou Province, shows firefighters descending deep into the sewer to tie a rope around the trapped pig.
The firefighters then use the rope to hoist the 330-pound porker out of the pit.
The ...Read more
(UPI) A Canadian couple has recruited several corporate sponsors to help cover the cost of their dream wedding.
Jason Mielke and his bride-to-be Rebecca Hansen, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan sought out financial help from various companies to fund their November wedding after Mielke lost his job in January.
"I still want to give you the dream ...Read more
(UPI) A snake rescuer called to remove a cobra from a businessman's property in India made an unusual discovery -- a smaller snake stuck in the serpent's nostril.
Anand Chitti, a snake rescuer in the city of Belagavi, said a local businessman summoned him Sept. 11 to some industrial land, where a cobra had been sighted.
Chitti filmed the ...Read more
(UPI) A crab with a strong will to live was filmed climbing out of a pot of heating water and switching off the hot plate to save its comrades.
The video, filmed Sept. 5 at a home in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, shows the acrobatic crab climbing out of the pot of water as it heats on a hot plate.
The crab swings around to the hot plate's ...Read more
(UPI) A visitor to South Africa's Kruger National Park captured video of a territorial white rhino charging at a car and nearly smashing into the vehicle as it flees.
The video, recorded Sept. 11, shows cars stopped on a road running through the park while a rhinoceros watches the vehicles from nearby.
The filmer's vehicle slowly creeps toward...Read more
(UPI) An Australian snake catcher shared video of a deadly eastern brown snake attempting to get into a hair salon's window.
Stew Lalor of Snake Catcher Brisbane, Logan & Redlands -- Elite Snake Catching Services posted a video to Facebook showing the snake attempting to get in through a window at the salon before a small dog runs and barks at ...Read more
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