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Canadian police arrest man for flight in lawn chair attached to balloons
Danielle Haynes
CALGARY, Alberta, July 6 (UPI) -- Police in Calgary, Canada, arrested a man who went for a flight Sunday after attaching 150 helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair.

'Giant butt' touring U.S. to bring 'randomness' to 'bleak world'
Ben Hooper
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 6 (UPI) -- A giant sculpture of a human rear-end spotted in Virginia is on a cross-country tour to bring "randomness" to this "tough" world.

Man rescued from Phoenix chimney after prank goes wrong
Ben Hooper
PHOENIX, July 6 (UPI) -- Phoenix firefighters used drills and a sledgehammer to punch a hole in a house and rescue a man who became stuck in a chimney as part of a prank gone wrong.

'Puppies' adopted by Chinese man turn out to be Asian black bears
Ben Hooper
KUNMING, China, July 6 (UPI) -- A Chinese man turned his pets over an animal rescue group after the two "puppies" he adopted two years ago grew up to be Asian black bears.

Seal tries to steal shark from fishing line in California
Ben Hooper
VISTA, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- A California man taking video during a family fishing trip captured footage of a not-so-sneaky seal trying to steal a baby shark off his brother's fishing line.

A new, thinner Oreo cookie is set to hit shelves
Germaine Benson
EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 6 (UPI) -- Oreo is launching a brand new cookie the company hopes will appeal to more adults, Oreo Thins.

Florida man captures lightning strike on Gainesville Wendy's
Ben Hooper
GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- A Florida man taking video of a Gainesville rainstorm captured the moment lightning apparently struck a Wendy's fast food restaurant.

Japanese firm accepts mecha robot battle challenge from United States
Ben Hooper
TOKYO, July 6 (UPI) -- Japanese firm Suidobashi Heavy Industry has accepted a challenge from Boston's MegaBots for a giant armored mecha robot "duel."

Early 90s prototype 'Nintendo PlayStation' purportedly discovered by Redditor
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A Reddit user in the United States shared pictures and video of a "Nintendo PlayStation" console from an aborted partnership between Sony and Nintendo.

Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf
Ben Hooper
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 6 (UPI) -- A viral video purportedly shot somewhere in the Persian Gulf region shows the dangers of attempting a nursing camel selfie in easy kicking range of the mother.