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World's first commercially printed Christmas card on sale for $25,000
Odd News // 12 hours ago
World's first commercially printed Christmas card on sale for $25,000
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The world's first commercially printed Christmas card, originally marketed in 1843, is being sold through a Boston-based book dealer for $25,000.
House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana; faces long odds in Senate
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana; faces long odds in Senate
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The House on Friday voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level Friday, though Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he's unlikely to take up the legislation in the upper chamber.
World's first 'Star Wars'-inspired lightsaber earns Guinness record
Odd News // 13 hours ago
World's first 'Star Wars'-inspired lightsaber earns Guinness record
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Canadian YouTuber earned a Guinness World Record by taking his engineering skills to a galaxy far, far away, and building the world's first retractable proto-lightsaber.
Dog rescued from floating ice on North Dakota river
Odd News // 14 hours ago
Dog rescued from floating ice on North Dakota river
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies and firefighters rescued a dog spotted stranded on a floating chunk of ice in a North Dakota river.
Man tops 66 mph in electric wheelchair for Guinness record
Odd News // 15 hours ago
Man tops 66 mph in electric wheelchair for Guinness record
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A British man who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2013 broke a Guinness World Record when he took his prototype electric wheelchair to a top speed of 66.826 mph.
2 federal marshals wounded in NYC gun fight; fugitive dead
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
2 federal marshals wounded in NYC gun fight; fugitive dead
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Two federal marshals were injured in a shootout in New York City on Friday when they attempted to capture a fugitive from Massachusetts, authorities said.
Airplane in trouble lands in middle of freeway near Minneapolis
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Airplane in trouble lands in middle of freeway near Minneapolis
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Drivers on an interstate near Minneapolis were presented with quite a sight this week -- a small airplane, with engine trouble, coming down to land right in the middle of the highway.
SEC fines Cheesecake Factory for misleading investors on COVID-19
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
SEC fines Cheesecake Factory for misleading investors on COVID-19
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators announced Friday they have settled charges against The Cheesecake Factory for making misleading disclosures about the impact of COVID-19 on its restaurants.
Cow rescued from Connecticut swimming pool
Odd News // 16 hours ago
Cow rescued from Connecticut swimming pool
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Connecticut made a late night visit to a home to rescue a cow that escaped from its pen and fell into a resident's backyard swimming pool.
Bangladesh starts moving Rohingya refugees to remote island
World News // 17 hours ago
Bangladesh starts moving Rohingya refugees to remote island
Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bangladeshi authorities have begun to relocate 1,500 Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns from the United Nations and other human rights groups.
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