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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
By United Press International
Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment

Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Russian artist known for stapling his scrotum to the ground as a protest last year has now cut off his ear lobe in protest.
Thor Benson
Watch: Atlanta firefighters sing prevention tips

Watch: Atlanta firefighters sing prevention tips

ATLANTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Fire Department is taking aim at prevention with a YouTube video featuring firefighters singing an altered version of the Doors' "Light My Fire."
Ben Hooper
Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show

Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Ohio State University marching band wowed the crowd at the Buckeyes game against Rutgers Saturday with a classic rock-themed halftime show.
Aileen Graef
Firefighters free alleged intruder from chimney

Firefighters free alleged intruder from chimney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Firefighters said they used jackhammers and dish soap to free a home invasion suspect who turned out to be less skilled than Santa Claus at chimney climbing.
Ben Hooper
Watch: Dragon battles giant spider in Beijing

Watch: Dragon battles giant spider in Beijing

BEIJING, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A giant robot dragon battled a giant robot spider at Beijing's Olympic Park to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic ties between China and France.
Ben Hooper
In-store tailor enlarges pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

In-store tailor enlarges pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese telecom branch enticed customers to try out the larger iPhone 6 Plus by having an in-store tailor available to enlarge purchasers' pants pockets.
Ben Hooper
Actors portray the dead to promote cemetery

Actors portray the dead to promote cemetery

PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Illinois cemetery is attempting to draw potential customers by having actors put on shows portraying some of the people buried at the cemetery.
Ben Hooper
Alleged drunk driver thought jail was a bar

Alleged drunk driver thought jail was a bar

PAW PAW, Mich., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said an alleged drunk driver pulled into the county jail parking lot and thought she had arrived at another bar.
Ben Hooper
Paralyzed groom walks down aisle with exoskeleton

Paralyzed groom walks down aisle with exoskeleton

DEWITT, N.Y., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A New York state man who has been paralyzed since 2011 was able to walk down the aisle at his wedding thanks to a robotic device.
Ben Hooper
'Flying man' reported by airplane crew

'Flying man' reported by airplane crew

MACCLESFIELD, England, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- British investigators said they were unable to identify a "flying man" reported by the pilot and first officer of a plane.
Ben Hooper
Chili's worker fired over shirtless kitchen pics

Chili's worker fired over shirtless kitchen pics

VALRICO, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Chili's spokesman confirmed a Florida worker was fired for taking shirtless pictures in the restaurant's kitchen and posting them on Facebook.
Ben Hooper
Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China

Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China

JILIN, China, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese farmer said a piglet was born with an "elephant trunk" and no mouth at his farm in the city of Jilin.
Ben Hooper
Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog

Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Alberta weather forecaster's on-air struggle with a boisterous canine has gone viral online and brought in offers to adopt the dog.
Ben Hooper
The Almanac

The Almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
By United Press International
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