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Dutch Reporter Falls Off Boat During Interview

KAMPEN, Netherlands (UPI) — A Dutch reporter was interviewing the mayor of Kampen on a boat when she leaned a little too far over and fell in the water. The reporter was able to tread water and the mayor tried to assist her with his golden mayoral necklace until someone tossed her a life saver. […]

New Hampshire Teacher Resigns Rather Than ‘Unfriend’ Students On Facebook

CLAREMONT, N.H. (UPI) — A 79-year-old substitute teacher chose to resign from teaching after a very unfriendly dispute with school administrators in Claremont, N.H. Carol Thebarge opted to give up her job after 35 years instead of “unfriending” her students on Facebook. “Do we have the right as teachers, when we respect our students and […]

Florida Official Arrested With Meth Pipe Stashed In His Rectum

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) — The former purchasing director of a Florida city panicked while he was being pulled over in downtown Fort Lauderdale in December and stashed a glass methamphetamine pipe in the only place he could think of — his rectum. Carlos López, who was working for the city of Hialeah at the […]

‘Butt-Dialing’ Burglary Suspects In Minnesota Caught After Accidental 911 Call

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (UPI) — Some Minnesota burglary suspects who accidentally “butt-dialed” a 911 dispatcher during an alleged crime on April Fools’ Day probably wish that cellphones were never invented. Justin G. Evans, 38, and Todd J. Weiss, 32, are both charged with third-degree burglary after they were arrested during an apparent break-in attempt that they […]

NYC Subway Rat Causes Commuters To Freak Out

NEW YORK (UPI) — Commuters on the A train going downtown on the New York subway freaked out when they saw a rat in the train car. The furry fiend crawled into the car when the doors opened. Riders didn’t notice the sewer rat until the doors had closed and they were in the tunnel. […]

Four Paraplegic Men Move Their Legs

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Four men suffering from chronic, complete spinal cord injuries — legs paralyzed for years — moved their legs after being implanted with an epidural stimulator. Researchers from the University of Louisville; University of California, Los Angeles; and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology said the epidural stimulator delivers a continuous electrical current […]

Food Poisoning More Likely At A U.S. Restaurant Than At Home

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Outbreak data for food poisoning — Botulism, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, hepatitis A or Listeria — indicate Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington nonprofit group, said it analyzed “solved” […]

Researchers Discover Mummy With Brain But No Heart

MONTREAL (UPI) — With the help of several CT scans at the Montreal Neurological Institute, scientists have confirmed that a mummified Egyptian woman is without a heart and other vital innards — her brain is the only major organ left. The woman, who likely passed away in her 30s or 40s about 1,700 years ago, […]

Kayakers Capture Video Of Elusive Oarfish

BAJA, Mexico (UPI) — Oarfish, a long eel-like fish, or lamprid, populate temperate to tropical oceans but are rarely seen, preferring to stick to the deeper, murkier depths — between 650 and 3,000 feet. But two kayakers paddling through the coastal waters of Baja, Mexico, happened upon two oarfish swimming in the crystal clear shallows […]

Greece Will Resume The Sale Of Long-Term Bonds

ATHENS, Greece (UPI) — Greece will come out with a five-year bond issue for the first time since it was granted an international bailout of €240 billion bailout four years ago. The Greek Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the government had reached out to international banks “for an imminent five-year bond issue.” The officials gave […]

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