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79-year-old golfer breaks Guinness World Record at driving range

79-year-old golfer breaks Guinness World Record at driving range

A 79-year-old Arizona golfer broke a world record and raised money for charity by hitting 1,050 drives at least 200 yards inside a 35-yard grid.Bob Kurtz, whose include golfing 1,850 holes in one week, went to the TopGolf Scottsdale driving range on Thursday 1,000 drives in 12 hours.Kurtz, nicknamed "Golf's Ironman," said Guinness rules stipulated each of his drives had to travel at least 200 yards and remain within a 35-yard-wide grid.The record attempt raised money for A New Leaf, a charity offering domestic violence, homelessness, behavioral health and youth programs.Kurtz ended up...

Mar 26
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Goat that led police on chase through Las Vegas adopted

Goat that led police on chase through Las Vegas adopted

A goat that led police on a chase near downtown Las Vegas has been adopted and is now headed to a new permanent home, animal rescuers said.The 1-year-old goat, dubbed Buzi, led police and animal control officers Saturday in a neighborhood near the city's downtown.Buzi was taken in by the Animal Foundation, which treated the animalThe foundation said Buzi will still need treatment after being transferred to his new home, but he is expected to make a full recovery.The Animal Foundation said investigators attempted to identify Buzi's owners, but he Thursday when no one came forward to claim...

Mar 19
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Dog driver blamed for crashing owner's Jeep into Wisconsin building

Dog driver blamed for crashing owner's Jeep into Wisconsin building

A 5-year-old Australian shepherd named Callie is being blamed for crashing her owner's parked Jeep into nearby business Pearl of Door County.A Jeep crashed into a building in Wisconsin and the incident is being blamed on the inexperience of the vehicle's driver: a dog.Sturgeon Bay Police said officers responded Wednesday to art museum Pearl of Door County, where a Jeep had crashed into the building.The vehicle's owner told police his Jeep had been parked at a gas station while he went across the street to the Sunflower Bakery, and when he came outside the vehicle had crashed into Pearl.The...

Mar 16
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Late businessman's dog inherits $5 million

Late businessman's dog inherits $5 million

A Tennessee dog is living the comfortable life after inheriting $5 million from her late owner, who stipulated in his will that his money should go to his pet.Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie, of owner Bill Dorris, a Nashville businessman who died late last year at age 84.Martha Burton, 88, a neighbor who often cared for Lulu while Dorris was away, was named as the canine's caretaker in Dorris' will, which states Burton will be reimbursed for "reasonable" monthly expenses."I don't really know what to think about it to tell you the truth. He just really loved the dog," BurtonBurton said she...

Feb 12
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Chicago man freezes pants to reserve parking spots

Chicago man freezes pants to reserve parking spots

A Chicago man's unusual method of calling "dibs" on a parking space is gaining attention on social media after he perfected a method of freezing his pants so they stand on their own.Adam Selzer of West Ridge posted photos to Twitter showing him reserving a shoveled-out parking space using pairs of frozen pants that he shaped to stand up on their own. is common in Chicago, with residents often using lawn chairs of traffic cones to mark the spots they shoveled."Polar vortex fun: pants with nobody inside them! Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in...

Feb 9
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Ultrasound photos left in leased car returned to parents 2 years later

Ultrasound photos left in leased car returned to parents 2 years later

An Illinois couple said what initially seemed to be junk mail from a local car dealership turned out to be the first ultrasound images of their daughter, which they lost two years earlier.Elyse Peterson Deerfield said she received a piece of mail last week from local dealership Toyota on Eden's and she initially thought it was junk, but inside were some ultrasound photos and a handwritten note from Michael Townsend, ."Mr and Mrs. Peterson, I believe the enclosed imaging is very significant to you. It may have come from a vehicle returned. It's from some time ago," Townsend wrote.Townsend...

Jan 22
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Australian friends win $750,000 using lottery numbers from a hat

Australian friends win $750,000 using lottery numbers from a hat

Two friends from Point Cook, Victoria, Australia, said the lottery numbers that earned them a $758,127.12 jackpot were chosen by picking them out of a hat. Photo courtesy of The LottA pair of Australian friends are celebrating after winning a lottery jackpot of more than $750,000 by using numbers they picked out of a hat.The friends, a man and a woman from Point Cook, Victoria, they have been playing the lottery together for several years after settling on a group of numbers they selected through unusual means."We've been using the same numbers all this time. He gave me some numbers, then I...

Dec 28
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City auctioning off demolition of former Trump casino

City auctioning off demolition of former Trump casino

The mayor of Atlantic City, N.J., announced the city is auctioning off the opportunity to virtually push the button that will cause the demolition of a shuttered casino formerly owned by President .Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced Thursday that will be invited to virtually push the button to implode the former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, which closed permanently in 2014.Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Boys & of Atlantic City."Personally, I'm a pretty ambitious guy. I want to raise at least a million dollars," Small said in a news conference that wasSmall said the property...

Dec 18
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Boy Scouts create COVID-19 'hug booth' for Texas nursing home

Boy Scouts create COVID-19 'hug booth' for Texas nursing home

A Texas Boy Scout troop is helping residents at a nursing home get a little closer to their visitors with a "hug booth" designed with safety in mind.Heartis Clear Lake, an assistant living facility in Webster that is one of several such homes to following a surge of COVID-19 cases at nursing homes, is now allowing residents and their loved ones some limited physical contact through the booth created by Boy Scout Troop 848.The booth has a plexiglass window that allows guests to stick their hands through large, sanitized gloves for hugging and other physical touches."They build it exactly the...

Dec 14
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Driver pulled over for using folding lawn chair as car seat

Driver pulled over for using folding lawn chair as car seat

Just when you think you have seen it all. Yes that's the drivers "seat".Our Traffic Officers stopped this unfit vehicle this morning on Appleby Line.Licence plates removed, car towed, and driver summonsed to court for Unsafe Vehicle and Seatbelt Inoperative ^MRT — HRPS Burlington (@HRPSBurl)Police in Ontario, Canada, shared photos of a vehicle that was pulled over and impounded when the driver was found to be sitting on a folding lawn chair.The said officers in Burlington pulled a car over Monday when something seemed off about the vehicle's driver's seat.A closer look revealed the driver's...

December 1, 2020
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