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'Minions' sign at village of same name taken down amid picture safety concerns
Ben Hooper
MINIONS, England, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The village of Minions, England, removed a sign featuring the yellow cartoon creatures of the same name amid safety concerns from people stopping for photos.

Harry Potter fans 'trying to free' Dobby with socks in London
Ben Hooper
LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harry Potter fans taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London are "trying to free" Dobby the house elf by placing socks outside his glass case.

Researcher puts sea turtles in swimsuits to collect fecal samples
Ben Hooper
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers at Australia's University of Queensland dressed sea turtles in homemade swimsuits so they could collect the animals' feces for research.

The Titanic's last lunch menu sells for $88,000
Ben Hooper
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A menu from the last luncheon aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic exceeded expectations by fetching $88,000 in an online auction.

Nunchuk assault perpetrator arrested in sword-wielding incident
Ben Hooper
SEATTLE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Seattle woman recently released from jail following a nunchuk attack is again behind bars for allegedly threatening a fellow bus passenger with a sword.

Australian artist to alter sexual cheeseburger mural
Ben Hooper
MORELAND, Australia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An Australian building owner said the street artist behind a controversial mural of a cheeseburger filled with copulating human bodies will alter the piece.

Dolphin retrieves dancer's phone from Atlantic Ocean
Ben Hooper
NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Miami Heat dancer whose phone was dropped into the ocean in the Bahamas shared video of a friendly dolphin returning the device.

New York Jets bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London
Ben Hooper
LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Officials with the New York Jets confirmed the team brought 350 rolls of toilet paper to London so they wouldn't have to use the thinner, British version.

Russian man pries up cobblestones to rescue trapped dog
Ben Hooper
ROSTOV, Russia, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Russian man who heard cries coming from beneath a recently-repaired cobblestone sidewalk rescued a dog named Squirrel from beneath the stones.

Denver airport evacuated over 'TNT' wedding favors
Ben Hooper
DENVER, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The TSA said a 20-minute evacuation at a Denver airport was caused by wedding favors labeled "TNT" and designed to look like explosives.