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Norwegian official apologizes for making 2020 an hour longer
Odd News // 2 hours ago
Norwegian official apologizes for making 2020 an hour longer
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Norwegian official responsible for Daylight Saving Time in the country apologized for adding an additional hour to what "has already been a very demanding year."
Runaway parrot rescued from atop New Jersey city hall
Odd News // 3 hours ago
Runaway parrot rescued from atop New Jersey city hall
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Firefighters were summoned to a New Jersey city hall to rescue a macaw perched on the building's roof.
Woman runs mile in under 6 minutes while 9 months pregnant
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Woman runs mile in under 6 minutes while 9 months pregnant
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A California athlete's speed is going viral for an unusual reason after she ran a mile in under 6 minutes -- while 9 months pregnant.
Massachusetts man grows record-breaking 470.5-pound gourd
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Massachusetts man grows record-breaking 470.5-pound gourd
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man said a prize item from his garden could be headed for the Guinness Book of World Records after he grew a 470.5-pound bushel gourd.
Air pollution killed nearly a half-million newborns last year, study says
World News // 5 hours ago
Air pollution killed nearly a half-million newborns last year, study says
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- New research Wednesday says air pollution is the leading cause of death for newborns in their first month of life, and was responsible for killing nearly a half-million babies last year.
Report: Mortgage applications fall for 2nd week
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Report: Mortgage applications fall for 2nd week
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Mortgage applications fell 0.6% last week from the week before, making the second straight weekly drop in the face of slight increases in rates, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
South Korea police launch investigation into delivery worker's death
World News // 5 hours ago
South Korea police launch investigation into delivery worker's death
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean authorities are investigating the death of a delivery driver who left behind a note detailing unfair contract terms with his company.
South Korea skipped U.N. North Korea human rights meeting, report says
World News // 7 hours ago
South Korea skipped U.N. North Korea human rights meeting, report says
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korea opted out of North Korea human rights discussions at the United Nations earlier this month, according to a South Korean press report.
Two raccoons ejected from inside California bank
Odd News // 7 hours ago
Two raccoons ejected from inside California bank
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in California made an early morning visit to a bank to chase away an unusual pair of "masked bandits" -- young raccoons.
Obesity increases risk for COVID-19 among Black people in U.S., study finds
Health News // 7 hours ago
Obesity increases risk for COVID-19 among Black people in U.S., study finds
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Black people in the United States who are obese are three times as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as obese White people, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open.
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