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Man follows up $5,000, $10,000 lottery prizes with $1 million jackpot
Odd News // 51 minutes ago
Man follows up $5,000, $10,000 lottery prizes with $1 million jackpot
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Maryland Lottery player collected a $1 million lottery jackpot after a months-long winning streak that included prizes of $5,000 and $10,000.
Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness
Odd News // 1 hour ago
Iowa family's 26.6-inch-tall bull dubbed world's shortest by Guinness
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa family's 5-year-old bovine has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's shortest bull, standing at only 26.6 inches high.
Airlines expect record 17.5M travelers over Labor Day holiday
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
Airlines expect record 17.5M travelers over Labor Day holiday
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A record number of travelers will take airline flights over the Labor Day holiday, an aviation trade group said Tuesday.
U.S. Steel to lay off 200 workers in Michigan
U.S. News // 2 hours ago
U.S. Steel to lay off 200 workers in Michigan
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Steel has said it plans to lay off as many as 200 plant workers in Michigan by the end of next month.
Suggestively-named town seeks to stop adult toy company from using signs
Odd News // 2 hours ago
Suggestively-named town seeks to stop adult toy company from using signs
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Residents of a Newfoundland and Labrador town with a famously suggestive name are petitioning to stop a sex toy company from using their sign for advertisements.
Italian PM Conte slams deputy, says he'll resign over political crisis
World News // 2 hours ago
Italian PM Conte slams deputy, says he'll resign over political crisis
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Amid a political crisis and another election, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he'll resign -- as the nation is being driven into chaos by a deputy who's only interested in advancing his own prospects.
Kenyan chef cooks for 75 hours straight to break Guinness record
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Kenyan chef cooks for 75 hours straight to break Guinness record
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Kenyan chef broke a Guinness World Record when she prepared meals for 75 consecutive hours, completing 400 individual recipes.
Massachusetts woman surprised by snake in her bathroom
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Massachusetts woman surprised by snake in her bathroom
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Police were summoned to a Massachusetts home where a woman found a live snake slithering around inside the washbasin in her bathroom.
Report: China boosts food aid to North Korea
World News // 3 hours ago
Report: China boosts food aid to North Korea
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- China is to increase the volume of food supply to North Korea and is encouraging Chinese tourism to the country following President Xi Jinping's first state visit to Pyongyang, according to a Japanese press report.
Hand sculpture atop New Zealand art gallery dubbed 'disturbing'
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Hand sculpture atop New Zealand art gallery dubbed 'disturbing'
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some residents of the New Zealand capital said they were disturbed by a sculpture of a hand with a face installed atop the city's art gallery.
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