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108-Year-Old Vacuum Cleaner Still Works

TIMPERLEY, England (UPI) — A British man who rescued a 108-year-old vacuum cleaner from ending up in a landfill said the machine is still in working order. Harry Cox, 53, of Timperley, England, who is now believed to be the owner of the world’s oldest working vacuum cleaner, said he found the 1904 American Sturtevant […]

Man Finds Jesus Image On His Tortilla

ESPANOLA, N.M. (UPI) — A New Mexico man said he discovered the image of Jesus Christ on a tortilla he was preparing on Ash Wednesday. David Sandoval of Espanola said he was shocked to discover the face of Jesus on his food, but he has always been a believer in Christianity, KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, reported Thursday. […]

Couple To Stay At Waldorf For $16.80

NEW YORK (UPI) — A couple who spent their wedding night at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria are spending their 60th anniversary at the hotel for the 1952 price of $16.80. Isidore Schwartz, 88, and his wife, Joan, 82, said they are taking advantage of a service offered by the Waldorf to spend their 60th anniversary at […]

Spell-Checked Text Closes Two Schools

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (UPI) — Officials shut down two schools in Gainesville, Ga., Thursday after an auto corrected text message appeared to threaten a terrorist act. The message — which said “gunman be at west hall today” — was sent to the wrong number around noon, and it wasn’t even intended for West Hall Middle and […]

Firm: Workers Distracted By March Madness

CHICAGO (UPI) — A Chicago outplacement firm said employers should be aware of lost productivity from fans who follow the NCAA March Madness tournament. Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said employers across the country can expect to lose millions of hours worth of productivity while the Division 1 men’s basketball championship tournament is ongoing due […]

Free Baby Craigslist Post Was A ‘Joke’

CLINTON, Miss. (UPI) — Police in Mississippi said a Craigslist posting offering a baby boy free for the taking was “a bad practical joke” by a high school student. Clinton Police Chief Don Byington said officers tracked the cellphone number in the posting to an 18-year-old Clinton High student and discovered a friend of the […]

Deer Rescues Woman From Attack

OXFORD, Ohio (UPI) — Police in Ohio said a startled deer became an accidental hero when it scared off a man who was attempting to choke a woman and drag her away. Oxford Police Sgt. Jon Varley said the woman left a party early Sunday in the 500 block of Poplar Street and a man […]

Couple, Ages 98 And 95, Set Wedding Record

INDIO, Calif. (UPI) — A California couple calling themselves “the Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens” said they set a Guinness World Record with their Leap Day wedding. Lillian Hartley, 95, and longtime sweetheart Allen Marks, 98, married Wednesday in a brief civil ceremony at the Riverside County Administrative Center in Indio, The (Palm Springs, […]

Tacos-For-Harmonicas Swap Gets Man Stabbed

WHITFIELD ESTATES, Fla. (UPI) — Police say a Florida man stabbed another man he had given a ride home from a bar, thinking his passenger had swapped a bag of tacos for his harmonicas. Sarasota County sheriff’s deputies said Bruce Richard Hood, 52, of Whitfield Estates agreed to give a man a ride home from […]

AKC: Beagles Spike In Popularity

NEW YORK (UPI) — The New York-based American Kennel Club said Labrador retrievers topped its list of the most popular U.S. breeds, followed by German shepherds and beagles. The AKC said Labs and German shepherds also topped the list last year, while beagles rose from fourth to third this year and golden retrievers moved up […]

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