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Venomous snake stows away 4,000 miles from Pakistan to England

Animal rescuers in Britain said they rescued a highly venomous snake that stowed away from Pakistan to England in a shipment of bricks. The RSPCA said workers at Manchester, England, business Manchester Brick Specialist spotted the saw-scaled viper in a container of bricks that had been shipped in from Pakistan the previous month. Logistics manager […]

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Top 10 Odd News stories of 2021: Cow stuck in tree, ‘testicle bath’

When historians write the book on 2021, they might not remember the 12-year-old Lego master, the Massachusetts alligator or the cow stuck in a Louisiana tree. Fortunately, UPI Odd News is here to help. The year proved to be unusual in numerous ways, including the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of President […]

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Months-old Powerball ticket worth $50,000 found while cleaning out bag

A Florida woman said she was cleaning out a backpack when she found a forgotten Powerball ticket she purchased months earlier in Maryland, and it turned out to be a $50,000 winner. The 32-year-old Naples woman told Maryland Lottery officials she had been visiting family in Maryland during the summer when she bought a ticket […]

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Northern Ireland man’s message in a bottle turns up 23 years later

A Northern Ireland man’s message in a bottle was found nearly 23 years later after traveling only about 18 miles. Stephen Caulfield, 44, said he was single and living in Rostrevor when he wrote the message reading: “I am 22 years old. Please write to me if you are a girl. Thanks!” Caulfield said he […]

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Asia-native Steller’s sea eagle spotted in Massachusetts for first time

Wildlife officials in Massachusetts confirmed a Steller’s sea eagle, a species native to Asia, has been spotted in the state for the first time. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife said the Steller’s sea eagle was first spotted last week along the Taunton River in Massachusetts. Birders have since been flocking to the area […]

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Woman goes from a bobby pin to a Tennessee home in 28 trades

A San Francisco woman who put a single bobby pin up for trade on Craigslist in May 2020 said it took her 28 exchanges and about a year and one-half to trade up to a Tennessee home. Demi Skipper, 30, who chronicled her “Trade Me Project” on TikTok, said she was inspired by Kyle McDonald, […]

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Wire-biting squirrels force Minnesota park to scale back Christmas lights

A Minnesota park has scaled back Christmas decorations this year, and members of the nonprofit that maintains the park said fat squirrels are to blame. Lee Ann LaBore, co-chair of the Friends of Mears Park, said the annual holiday display in the St. Paul park had to be cut back this year when vendors refused […]