Virginia woman wins lottery while husband is on shutdown furlough

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(UPI) A Virginia woman whose federal employee husband is currently furloughed can breathe a little easier after claiming a $100,000 lottery jackpot.

Ashburn resident Carrie Walls, whose husband is not currently being paid due to the government shutdown, won $100,000 plus a new SUV in the Virginia Lottery's Ford Expedition Plus $100K Promotion. ...Read more

Stranger drops by Texas home to return lost wallet

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(UPI) A Texas family's doorbell camera was recording when a stranger dropped by to return their son's lost wallet.

The Tomball couple said the man, who identified himself as Oscar, dropped by their house recently while they weren't home and explained through the doorbell camera that he had found a lost wallet.

The wallet contained the couple's...Read more

Island lighthouse owners seek bed & breakfast operators

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(UPI) The owners of a lighthouse on a small California island are searching for a couple to make $130,000 living at the facility and operating a bed and breakfast.

The East Brother Light Station, located on a small island near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, said current operators Che Rodgers and Jillian Meeker will be leaving in April, and ...Read more

Egg photo cracks Kylie Jenner's Instagram record

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(UPI) A simple photo of an egg has stolen Kylie Jenner's Instagram crown after breaking her record for most likes on a single post.

The account @world_record_egg, which uses the display name Egg Gang, posted a photo of a single brown egg with a caption calling on Instagram users to like and share the photo to beat the world record of 18 million...Read more

Commuters shed trousers for annual No Pants Subway Ride

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(UPI) Hundreds of commuters in two dozen cities around the world dropped their trousers for the annual Global No Pants Subway Ride.

The No Pants Subway Ride, which began in 2002 as a stunt by "prank collective" Improv Everywhere, was held Sunday in cities including London, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires, Chicago, San Francisco and Berlin.

The ...Read more

Cat rescued from commercial rat trap

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(UPI) Animal rescuers were called to a location near a Welsh hotel to help a curious cat that got its head stuck inside a rat trap.

The RSPCA said officers responded about 2:25 a.m. Wednesday when they received a call about a cat with its head stuck in a commercial rat trap near Langstone's Premier Inn in Newport.

The rescuers brought the cat ...Read more

New York man rewarded for turning in lost $10,000

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(UPI) A New York man who turned in $10,000 he found at a subway station was rewarded by the money's grateful owner at a police station.

Richard Taverna, who brought the Chanel bag containing $10,000 cash to New York Police Department's 20th Precinct station after finding it at the 66th Street subway stop in December, was called to the station ...Read more

Grandma's Christmas gift wins student $150,000

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(UPI) A South Carolina student is starting the semester a little more comfortably after a Christmas gift from his grandmother won him $125,000.

Collin Goff, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, told South Carolina Education Lottery officials his grandma gifted all of her grandchildren each two scratch-off tickets at the family ...Read more

Wandering lions block road in South Africa

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(UPI) A surprised driver in South Africa captured video of a pride of lions wandering out into a road and blocking traffic.

The video, recorded on a road through Kruger National Park in South Africa, shows a group of four male lions strutting through the lanes of traffic.

Vehicles are shown slowing and stopping to make way for the lions, which...Read more

Costco selling 27-pound bucket of mac & cheese

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(UPI) Costco is appealing to comfort food lovers and emergency preppers alike with its latest product: A 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese.

The wholesale retailer's website is now listing the Chef's Banquet brand bucket, which contains 180 servings of mac 'n' cheese packaged into separate pouches.

The unopened pouches have a shelf life of...Read more

Wild monkeys do high wire act in Japan

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(UPI) A group of macaque monkeys in Japan are going viral after they took a snowy day stroll atop some electrical wires, to the surprise of onlookers.

A video posted to Twitter by the filmer's son shows about 20 Japanese macaques walking across an electrical wire near a residential neighborhood in Mutsu City, Aomori prefecture.

The Twitter ...Read more

Surfer joined by pod of playful dolphins in California

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(UPI) A California surfer was unexpectedly joined by a pod of curious dolphins and their encounter was captured by a drone video.

Craig Badger was using his video drone off the California coast, near Ventura, on Wednesday when he spotted a group of dolphins jumping out of the water near surfer Alden Blair.

"Good times were had," Badger wrote ...Read more

Engineering firm helps moose escape ice skating track

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(UPI) A moose that became stranded on an outdoor ice skating track was rescued by workers at a nearby engineering firm that spotted the animal's plight.

Workers at DOWL in Anchorage said they watched outside their office window Wednesday as a moose wandered into the oval-shaped ice skating track at Cuddy Midtown Family Park, located next to ...Read more

Self-driving Tesla collides with autonomous robot in Las Vegas

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(UPI) A Russian robotics company said one of its autonomous Promobots was taken out by a self-driving Tesla on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Promobot shared a video recorded outside of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino showing one of its namesake machines at the side of a driveway at the facility.

Multiple cars ...Read more

Unexpected python makes a scene at highway toll booth

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(UPI) Security cameras at a toll booth on a Thailand highway captured the moment a vehicle's path was blocked by a slithering python.

The CCTV footage from the highway in Chonburi shows a red Mercedes approach the toll plaza and then pull away, leaving the python in its place.

The video shows the snake slither up a curb and into the gap next ...Read more

Wild elephant blocks road, steals from trucks

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(UPI) A wild elephant in Thailand was caught on camera blocking traffic on a road through a wooded area and stealing crops from passing trucks.

The video shows the elephant, known to local park rangers as Auan-tia, wandering out into a road through the wildlife sanctuary in Chachoengsao and blocking the path of a truck.

The thieving pachyderm ...Read more

Texas sheriff using cardboard deputies to deter speeders

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(UPI) A Texas sheriff is taking on speeders in his county by placing cardboard cutouts of deputies next to roads rife with lead-footed drivers.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody tweeted a video showing one of the cutouts, which he said depicts one of the department's real-life deputies, giving the appearance of a police presence next to a ...Read more

Taco night brings Virginia woman $150,000 lottery prize

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(UPI) Taco night turned out to be a lucky meal for a Virginia woman who had to make a trip to the store for supplies and won a $150,000 lottery jackpot.

Linda Barnes told Virginia Lottery officials she agreed to make tacos for her granddaughter, but she discovered she was lacking some of the necessary ingredients so she took a trip to the Food ...Read more

Medical conference sets Guinness record for sanitary pads

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(UPI) A medical conference in India set a Guinness World Record by arranging 10,105 sanitary pads in a line to promote menstrual hygiene.

Participants in the 62nd All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which began Wednesday, arranged the sanitary pads in a 3,536-foot-long line surrounding packages of pads arranged into the shape of a ...Read more

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