(UPI) A man taking drone video off an Australian beach captured footage of three surfers oblivious to the shark swimming right beneath them.
David Findlay posted a video to the CLEARSKIESTV channel on YouTube showing three surfers off the coast of Kiama, New South Wales, floating on their boards without any apparent knowledge of the shark ...Read more
(UPI) Doctors at a Chinese hospital said they removed an 8-inch metal spoon from the stomach of an 18-year-old student who accidentally swallowed the utensil.
Footage from the hospital in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, shows doctors reviewing X-ray images of the long spoon inside the teenager's body before she underwent surgery to remove it.
The ...Read more
(UPI) A Seattle woman who received a badly damaged $20 bill from an ATM examined the cash more closely and discovered it was a movie prop.
Darcy Fox said she withdrew $300 from the ATM at a Bank of America in the Wedgwood neighborhood Monday and quickly noticed one of the $20 bills she received was badly frayed and was being held together with ...Read more
(UPI) A Colorado Whole Foods has gone to great lengths to protect a mother goose that decided to form her nest outside the supermarket.
Employees at the store in Littleton placed caution tape and traffic cones around the median where the goose decided to settle down and lay her eggs.
Employees have been doing their best to protect her until ...Read more
(UPI) A Pennsylvania school district confirmed a high school student's photo of a dead worm in his school lunch was authentic, but cafeteria workers were not to blame.
East Lycoming School Superintendent Michael D. Pawlik said Tuesday the 3/4-inch corn earworm was found Monday in a popcorn chicken bowl entree being eaten by a student in the ...Read more
(UPI) A man in Mississippi was startled to find a large alligator was lurking near his newly trimmed backyard flower bed.
Dr. Chip Holbrook called the Simpson County Undersheriff to his property after he was raking clippings from the flower bed and discovered the nearly 9-foot gator hiding inches away from where his son had been trimming the ...Read more
(UPI) A Florida sheriff's office said members of its Agricultural Crimes Unit responded to a muddy ditch to rescue a cow that was nearly submerged.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said members of the unit responded Monday afternoon to the ditch in Wahneta, where they found a cow stuck belly-deep in the mud.
The rescuers used equipment from ...Read more
(UPI) A pair of wildlife rescuers in Australia were called to investigate a dead kangaroo and ended up rescuing a newborn joey from the marsupial's pouch.
The video, posted to YouTube by Unheard Voices, shows a couple freeing the newborn joey, or "pinkie," from the pouch of its fallen mother Monday in Sydney.
The footage shows a woman ...Read more
(UPI) Police in Arkansas responded to a Walmart where they rounded up about 40 snakes someone apparently dumped in the parking lot.
Paragould Police Detective Jack Hailey said officers responded Sunday night to the Walmart store in Paragould on a report of multiple snakes slithering around the parking lot.
Witnesses posted warnings on Facebook...Read more
(UPI) A restaurant in Oregon created a Ninja Turtles-inspired pizza made using more than 100 different types of cheese.
Scotties Pizza Parlor concocted the Centouno Formaggio, or 101-cheese, pizza as part of Portland Pizza week.
The restaurant said it was inspired by the Novantanove Formaggio or 99-cheese pizza from the 2014 Teenage Mutant ...Read more
(UPI) A 16-foot great white shark was filmed feasting on a bloated humpback whale carcass off the coast of California for more than 18 hours.
Keith Poe, who runs SharkTagger.com, said he and his crew were alerted to the carcass' location about 14 miles off Dana Point Thursday and they headed out Saturday morning to see if the humpback would ...Read more
(UPI) Retailer Nordstrom is drawing criticism online for its latest foray into the world of unusual pants -- mud-caked jeans priced at $425.
The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans from fashion company PRPS are priced at $425 on Nordstrom's website, which says the "heavily distressed" jeans embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-...Read more
(UPI) The last surviving male northern white rhino has joined the dating app Tinder in an effort to save his species.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nairobi, Kenya, and Tinder teamed up for "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World" campaign allowing users to match with the 43-year-old male rhino, Sudan, to help their breeding efforts.
"Sudan is not ...Read more
(UPI) A south Texas couple whose son was distraught about the closing of their local Blockbuster Video cheered the boy up by recreating the store in their home.
Javier Zuniga wrote in a Twitter post that his 20-year-old brother, who has autism, was upset about their local Blockbuster in Mission closing for good this week, so his parents decided...Read more
(UPI) A mother duck in Texas watched carefully as a police officer helped rescue her dozen ducklings from a storm drain.
Pearland Police Department shared video as officers Adam Carroll and Matthew Web responded to the scene to rescue the distressed ducklings.
Carroll spotted the mother duck "going crazy" and pacing back and forth near the ...Read more
(UPI) A North Carolina family said their barking dog alerted them to an unusual sight: A black bear lounging at their backyard picnic table.
Christina and Rocky McCormack of Lake Lure, in the western part of the state, said they were in their home about 7 p.m. Monday when their dog, Wilbur, started backing at a window facing the back yard.
(UPI) A traveler on a Florida highway captured video of a boat being towed by balancing on a small platform instead of a wheeled trailer.
The video, posted to Facebook by Kenneth Keegan, shows the Jeep traveling at a high speed Sunday in Hudson while toting a boat propped up at an angle on a small platform behind the vehicle.
The platform ...Read more
(UPI) A referee at a girls' soccer championship game in Iowa avoided interfering with play by doing the splits and ducking under the ball.
A video posted to Twitter by Iowa Rush Soccer shows the referee observing play at the Iowa Rush Champions Cup during the weekend.
The soccer ball flies straight toward the referee, who manages to get under ...Read more
(UPI) A group of friends visiting a small Pennsylvania lake used a homemade slingshot to "pass" a beer to their friend on the other side of the water.
The video, recorded at the shore of a small lake in Grove City, shows three men operating the homemade slingshot, made from surgical tube, to launch a can of beer.
The beer flies across the lake...Read more
(UPI) An artist collective known as "AnonyMouse" has constructed a tiny, mouse-size amusement park in Sweden.
The group shared a photo of the diminutive "amousement park" named Tjoffsan's Tivoli, after a character created by famous children's author Astrid Lindgren, which they constructed in Malmo.
"Last night Tjoffsans Tivoli Amousement park ...Read more