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1,000 day-old chicks found abandoned in England field
Amy R. Connolly
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Authorities opened an investigation after some 1,000 day-old chicks were found abandoned in an open field outside Cambridgeshire in eastern England.

Pennsylvania library waives $554 fee after book returned 75 years late
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania library said it waived the $554 late fee for a book returned by a man whose father checked it out of the facility more than 75 years ago.

Couple's pregnancy announcement with 452 IVF needles goes viral
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Texas couple's pregnancy announcement after a long struggle with fertility issues featured their 452 IVF needles -- and two onesies for their coming twins.

Rutgers apologizes to students booted from job fair for violating dress code
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Rutgers University on Friday apologized to students who were turned away from a career fair for dress code violations, including blue suits and brown shoes.

Dog joyfully teaches herself how to sled down hill
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A fun-loving Colorado dog was caught on camera teaching herself how to sled after watching her human friends ride down hill.

Restaurant offers family five percent discount for polite children
Daniel Uria
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The owner of a restaurant in Italy discounted five percent from a family's bill due to their children's polite behavior.

Train's dashboard camera captures motorcycle's demise, rider's near miss
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An Australian train driver's camera captured the moment a train plowed into a motorcycle after its owner narrowly jumped out of the way.

British inventor creates 'Fire tornado firework launcher'
Daniel Uria
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- British inventor and YouTube star Colin Furze created a device to launch fireworks using a massive cylinder of fire.

Hammerhead shark tries to eat video camera in the Bahamas
Ben Hooper
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A visitor to the Bahamas captured footage of a hammerhead shark mistaking his GoPro for a tasty morsel and trying to eat the camera.

13-year-old Palestinian 'Spider Boy' sets contortion world record
Daniel Uria
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old boy from Palestine set a world record for his superior skills as a contortionist.