(UPI) A California woman who dreamed that she had to swallow her engagement ring to protect it from thieves woke up to find she really had ingested the piece of jewelry.
Jenna Evans of San Diego said she had a dream Tuesday night that her fiance, Bobby Howell, told her to swallow her engagement ring to protect it from some "bad guys" on a high ...Read more
(UPI) A Guinness World Record was broken at a food festival in Japan when 18 vendors participated in cooking up the world's largest serving of fried chicken.
The Karaage Festival in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, featured 18 restaurants specializing in karaage, Japanese fried chicken, cooking up a total 3,675 pounds of fried chicken Sunday to break ...Read more
(UPI) An arctic wolf that escaped from a North Carolina conservation charity has resurfaced after two months without any sightings.
Lisa Meredith, owner of the Meredith Wolf Education and Conservation Den in Onslow County, said the 12-year-old wolf, Buster, escaped from his enclosure in June and hadn't been seen in two months until being ...Read more
(UPI) A British sporting goods manufacturer broke a Guinness World Record when it created a nearly 20-foot long rugby ball designed to official specifications.
Aramis Rugby was presented with a Guinness certificate Sunday when the giant rugby ball was lowered via helicopter to the ceremony in South Molton, Devon, England.
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(UPI) Authorities in California are trying to identify the origins of an emu found running loose along a stretch of highway.
The California Highway Patrol said officers responded to reports about a large flightless bird, initially thought to be an ostrich, wandering along the shoulder of southbound Highway 99, near Avenue 17 in Madera County.
(UPI) A New York woman was surrounded by family as she celebrated an uncommon milestone -- her 112th birthday.
Supercentenarian Ermisna Theodore, who moved to the United States from Haiti in 1984, was surrounded by family members Thursday as he celebrated turning 112 years old at the Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center in Queens.
Theodore ...Read more
(UPI) A Los Angeles brewery posted a job opening for someone seeking to "get paid to watch football" at Los Angeles Rams games.
Golden Road Brewery said its "Chief Beer Officer" will be paid $150 per event to attend every Los Angeles Rams home game and promote the brewery's products -- especially the new Whose House?! Blonde Ale.
"You need to ...Read more
(UPI) A Florida farm said it expects more than 500 people to participate in its attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world's largest goat yoga session.
Debbie Canton, 56, who owns Grady Goat Farm in Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, with her husband, Rob, said more than 500 people and 110 goats are expected to participate in the ...Read more
(UPI) A New Zealand man who was told he could bring someone along for support to a meeting where he expected to be fired spent more than $100 hiring a professional clown.
Joshua Jack said he received an email from bosses at Auckland ad agency FCB telling him a meeting was being held to discuss his future at the company and he could bring a ...Read more
(UPI) Workers at a pharmacy in Britain were left baffled when they found a large crab had been abandoned live in the alley outside their store, rescuers said.
The RSPCA said workers at the pharmacy on Coney Street in York, England, found the crab in the alley behind the store around lunchtime Monday and called for rescuers.
RSPCA Inspector ...Read more
(UPI) A man who bought 25 identical tickets for the same Virginia Lottery Pick 4 drawing had his gamble pay off when he won a total $125,000.
David Maiocco of Alexandria told Virginia Lottery officials he bought 25 plays for the Sept. 3 Pick 4 day drawing and he chose the numbers 0211 for all of the tickets.
Maiocco said he was on hold waiting...Read more
(UPI) Police in Connecticut rescued an orphaned baby squirrel from a road and welcomed him to the department as "Officer Nibbles."
The Glastonbury Police Department posted a video to Facebook showing the squirrel taking a nap in a "squirrel condo" outfitted with some snacks and a police department T-shirt for padding.
"Tonight our officers ...Read more
(UPI) A Florida driver is turning heads on local roads while cruising around in an unusual vehicle -- a "boat car."
The boat car, owned by Pensacola man Gerry Moore, was made from a decommissioned boat and the bottom half of a Ford Expedition SUV.
Moore's wife, Karen, said he did the work himself.
"Took him three days. Three days, he drove it...Read more
(UPI) A driver's dashboard camera captured video of a fireball glowing in the night sky over North Carolina.
The video shows the fireball streaking toward the horizon for about three seconds as the driver traveled on Raleigh Road in Wilson at about 8:07 p.m. Thursday.
The American Meteor Society said there were about 20 reports of fireball ...Read more
(UPI) A Turkish free diver broke a Guinness World Record for the longest underwater walk with one breath when she went underwater and strolled for 267 feet, 8.6 inches.
Bilge Clingigiray broke the record in the female category, and even surpassed the male category record-holder, whose walk went on for 267 feet, 3.24 inches.
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(UPI) An animal control officer responding to a report of escaped livestock in a Virginia road discovered an unexpected animal -- a yak.
Nelson County Animal Control Officer Kevin Wright said he was expecting a black angus cow or another livestock animal more common to the area when he responded to the call about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
"They didn't ...Read more
(UPI) A Wisconsin police officer came to the rescue of a raccoon that went dumpster diving and ended up with a glass jar stuck over its head.
The Madison Police Department said an officer was flagged down by citizens Tuesday who spotted a raccoon about 20 feet up in a tree with its head stuck inside the jar.
The officer summoned an animal ...Read more
(UPI) Today a moose decided it was not too cool for school and broke its way in and out of a Ft. St. John School District office. Why we are not sure. Unfortunately the moose had not learned how to open doors prior. The moose was located and determined to be fine all things considered. pic.twitter.com/nPWMOvkLqa— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) ...Read more
(UPI) The National Weather Service shared radar images showing massive swarms of migrating dragonflies over three states.
The NWS' Cleveland Office tweeted radar images showing the insects creating storm cloud-like shapes over Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Norman Johnson, a professor of entomology at Ohio State University, said the ...Read more
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