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Goats Ride Together On Tandem Surfboard

PISMO BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — A California goat owner said he was proud to get both of his animals to ride the waves together on a tandem surfboard. Dana McGregor of Pismo Beach said he consulted with tandem surfing duo Mark and Debbie Gale to see if his goats, who have both previously spent time […]

Eatery Ordered To Ditch 'Olympic' Name

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — The owner of a Philadelphia lunch counter at a public market said the U.S. Olympic Committee is forcing him to remove the word “Olympic” from its name. Athens Voulgaridis, whose family bought the Olympic Gyro eatery at Reading Terminal Market in 1984, said he received a cease-and-desist e-mail from the U.S. Olympic […]

Police: Man Demanded Ammo For Gun

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a man who brought his pistol to a Walmart store and demanded employees sell him ammunition. Winter Haven police said Rodney Gene Lewis, 24, was seen drinking a beer outside of the store July 3 before walking inside and placing his revolver on the […]

Man Accused Of Stealing $1.89 Candy Bar

BRADENTON, Fla., (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a man accused of stealing a $1.89 Snickers bar apologized to the arresting deputy for wasting police time. The Manatee County Sheriff’s office said a deputy responded to a 7-Eleven store Tuesday where Edward Hodapp, 42, of Bradenton was accused of stealing a large Snickers bar, the […]

Town Bans Feeding Wild Turkeys

HAINESPORT, Pa., (UPI) — Officials in a Pennsylvania town plagued by wild turkeys said a new ordinance imposes fines of up to $2,000 for feeding the birds. The Hainesport Township committee passed an ordinance Tuesday night making it illegal to feed the nuisance turkeys and imposing fines for violations, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, reported Wednesday. Many of […]

Stolen Car Recovered After 42 Years

DALLAS, (UPI) — A Texas man said an exotic car stolen from him nearly 42 years ago in Philadelphia turned up at a Los Angeles auto dealership. Bob Russell said his 1967 Austin-Healey was stolen from a Philadelphia apartment complex in 1970, when he was a graduate student at Temple University, and he searched for […]

Invented Language Inspired By Colbert

EVANSTON, Ill., (UPI) — Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., said they have invented a language named for famed alumni Stephen Colbert. Viorica Marian, associate professor of communication sciences, said her team needed to invent a new language to conduct research into whether knowing multiple languages makes learning a new language easier, and they […]

Volvo Nears 3 Million Mile Mark

PATCHOGUE, N.Y., (UPI) — A New York state man said he is only 34,000 miles short of reaching the 3 million mile mark in his 1966 Volvo P1800S. Irvin Gordon, 72, of Patchogue, a retired schoolteacher, said he is in no rush to reach the milestone, which is believed to have never been attained by […]

Teen Jumps From Skyride To Dodge Storm

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., (UPI) — A New Jersey teenager who jumped 35 feet from a boardwalk ride that lost power said she was afraid of an oncoming thunderstorm. Melanie Rossomando, 17, said she was on the Sky Ride at Seaside Heights’ Casino Pier amusement park to celebrate her birthday when the ride lost power and […]

Suspect Gets Tangled In Window Blinds

ALBUQUERQUE, (UPI) — Albuquerque police said a suspected burglar was arrested after getting caught in window blinds while attempting to flee. Police said they received a call Sunday about a man trying to break into Central New Mexico Community College and they arrived to see Thomas Molina, 38, attempting to flee, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, reported Tuesday. […]

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