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Adventurer Posts Pics From Atop Skyscraper

LONDON, (UPI) — A U.S. man who said he and two friends eluded security at the Shard skyscraper in London has posted pictures taken from the top of the 1,016-foot structure. Bradley Garrett described the adventure on his blog, Place Hacking. He said he and two friends only had to evade a single guard when […]

Pre-Orders Begin For Presidential Barbie

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., (UPI) –  California toy maker Mattel said this year’s version of the Presidential Barbie was dressed by a designer who has made clothes for Michelle Obama. Cathy Cline, vice president of Barbie Brand Marketing in North America, said presales for the 2012 Presidential Barbies began Thursday and the doll, the fifth version […]

Woman Called 911 Over ‘Nasty’ Burger

ROCKWOOD, Tenn., (UPI) –  Police in Tennessee said a woman was arrested for abuse of the 911 system after twice calling the emergency number to complain about an eatery’s “nasty” food. The criminal complaint filed March 29 in Roane County general Sessions Court said Donna Marie Nichols, 50, called 911 twice to report the food […]

Woman Who Collected Benefits Not Blind

LIDO DI VENEZIA, Italy, (UPI) –  Police in Italy said a woman, 60, was arrested on an aggravated fraud charge for collecting $654,000 in benefits by falsely claiming to be blind for 40 years. Investigators said the Lido di Venezia woman, whose name was not released, had received monthly disability checks over the years, ANSA […]

Vietnamese Men Buy Wyoming Town

BUFORD, Wyo., (UPI) –  Two Vietnamese businessmen purchased a Wyoming town billed as the smallest in the United States with a bid of $900,000. The town has a population of one. Tonjah Andrews, a real estate broker hired to represent the men, said they heard about Thursday’s auction for the town of Buford from media […]

Egg Hunt Tossed Because Of Violent Adults

MACON, Ga., (UPI) –  An annual Easter egg hunt in Central City Park in Macon, Ga., was canceled this year because of unruly parents, officials said. The annual Easter egg hunt in Central City Park, which would have been held Saturday, was one of the largest in Middle Georgia, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph reported. However, […]

Florida Mayor Says Dealership Can Keep Flags

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (UPI) –  The mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., said an ordinance will be re-evaluated after a car dealership was cited for flying 11 U.S. flags. Mayor Bill Foster said Tuesday enforcement of the sign ordinance, which allows businesses to fly no more than three flags, will be suspended and officials will re-evaluate […]

$4.76 Sketch Turns Out To Be A Warhol

TIVERTON, England, (UPI) –  A British man who bought a handful of sketches at a Las Vegas rummage sale for $4.76 said one of them turned out to be an Andy Warhol worth $2.06 million. Andy Fields of Tiverton, England, said he bought a few pieces of art from the sale in 2010 and later […]

‘World’s Smallest Town’ For Sale In Wyo.

BUFORD, Wyo., (UPI) –  A Wyoming town with a gas station, convenience store, cellphone tower, post office boxes and five buildings is up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000. Auctioneers Williams, Williams & McKissick Cos. said the town of Buford, which has been dubbed “The World’s Smallest Town,” is being auctioned Thursday with […]

Funniest Town Names: Tightwad, No Name

BOSTON, (UPI) –  A Boston-based Web site has compiled a list of the world’s 10 funniest town names, including Tightwad, Mo., and No Name, Colo. said local legend holds Tightwad received its name in the early 1900s when the town’s postmaster was angry about being cheated in a watermelon sale and No Name locals […]


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