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Swedish Post-It War Inspired By French

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A Swedish office worker said the Post-it art war he started with a neighboring building was inspired by a similar contest between French workers. Bo Isaksson, who works at an IT building near the Stockholm government buildings, said reading about the French Post-it war led him to use the […]

WVU Cracks Down On Couch Burning

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Students at West Virginia University who engage in the traditional couch-burnings to celebrate big football games could face arson charges, officials say. Morgantown officials say they have decided this year to use the state fire code, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. In the past, students who set couches on fire […]

Family Fights For Wilbur The Pig

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Houston-area family says their Vietnamese potbellied pig is a pet, not livestock, and are fighting a neighborhood association’s attempt to evict him. The fight has made Wilbur, named after the hero of E.B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web,” a celebrity, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. Fans follow him on […]

Woman Punches Bear To Save Dog

JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Alaskan woman said she punched a black bear in the face when she spotted it attacking her dachshund in her yard. Brooke Collins, 22, of Juneau, said she let her dogs outside at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and she ran outside when she heard her dachshund, Fudge, barking […]

Man Arrested For Early Morning Mowing

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Oklahoma man arrested for mowing his lawn and that of a neighbor at 4:30 a.m. said he was just trying to do a good deed. Phil Ray Gage, 40, of Oklahoma City, who was arrested on a disturbing the peace charge after a neighbor complained about the noise […]

Baby Lamb Named Irene Hope After Storm

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Workers at New York’s Central Park Zoo said they named a baby lamb born during Hurricane Irene preparations Irene Hope. Susan Cardillo, assistant curator of the zoo, said zookeepers showed up early Saturday to prepare the facility for the coming storm and discovered the 8-pound newborn lamb next to […]

Twin Impostor Won’t Get Hockey Shot Cash

FARIBAULT, Minn., Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Minnesota 11-year-old who made a $50,000-winning hockey shot while posing as his twin brother will not receive the money, the event’s insurance company said. Odds on Promotions said it spent three weeks considering whether Nate Smith, 11, would receive the money for making the shot Aug. 11 at […]

Nude Model Arrested In Times Square

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A model who was arrested while wearing nothing but body paint in New York’s Times Square was released without charges and says she did nothing “truly wrong.” Zoe West, 21, stood nude at 44th Street and Broadway for 2 1/2 hours Tuesday while being painted by artist Andy Golub […]

Minnesotans Play ‘Cow Plop Bingo’

WELLS, Minn., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Minnesota city said its “cow plop bingo” event, a licensed form of charitable gambling in the state, raised about $2,000. The Wells Chamber of Commerce said it made about $1,000 from the event last week while the Kiester Civic and Commerce Association, which sponsored the fifth annual bingo […]

Feds Take Woman’s Lemon Tree

WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Wisconsin woman says she’s more than a little sour now that the U.S. government has forced her to turn over her lemon tree on grounds it could spread disease. Bridget Donovan bought the tree online for $70 nearly three years ago and planted it in the yard of […]

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