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California man takes jet ski for a spin on flooded Fullerton street
Ben Hooper
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A California man took advantage of flooding in his neighborhood to fulfill a longtime dream: riding his jet ski up the street.

Sea lion climbs atop car in Washington state, takes a nap
Ben Hooper
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington state woman captured video of an unusual parking lot scene involving a sea lion that refused to budge from the top of a car.

'Edge of the World Swing' suspended 300 feet over Amsterdam
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A swing attached to a building in Amsterdam is being touted as Europe's highest, with a distance of more than 300 feet between it and the ground below.

Sky diver drops camera at 3,000 feet, makes lucky catch with legs
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A sky diver in Portugal was recording with his GoPro when he dropped the camera mid-flight and made an incredibly lucky catch with his legs.

Australian beach visitor captures rare video of koala swimming
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A visitor to an Australian beach captured video of a koala displaying some very unusual behavior: swimming in the ocean.

Napping bat found clinging to bottle of sauce in South Africa
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A South African woman shared video of a bat she found taking a nap while clinging to a bottle of sauce in her kitchen.

Message in a bottle returns to Florida man after 34 years
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida man who tossed a message in a bottle into the ocean while serving in the Navy said the finder contacted him 34 years later.

Man uses Honda Civic engine as vacuum to clean up rice
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man who attempted to use his car engine as a vacuum to clean up spilled rice ended up in a smoky situation.

Frozen forest becomes tree-filled skating rink in Canada
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Nova Scotia couple who discovered a forest with a thick coating of ice responded in the Canadian fashion -- by grabbing their hockey gear and going skating.

Utah 11-month-old rises to viral fame as 'The Hoverboard Baby'
Ben Hooper
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Utah baby is going viral after showing off an unusual feat for an 11-month-old -- riding his parents' hoverboard.