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English man refuses to be sentenced in Wales due to thick accents
Ben Hooper
SWANSEA, Wales, July 28 (UPI) -- A convicted drug dealer from England refused to travel to Wales for his sentencing because he can't understand the local accent.

World's oldest panda turns 37 with specially-made cake
Ben Hooper
HONG KONG, July 28 (UPI) -- A Hong Kong zoo's giant panda Jia Jia celebrated her 37th birthday by being dubbed the oldest-ever panda in captivity and eating a specially-made cake.

Bear beats the heat with a dip in California family's pool
Ben Hooper
MONROVIA, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- A California woman snapped pictures of an uninvited pool guest that just couldn't bear the heat without an afternoon dip.

ATM-filling workers forget bag of $141,000 on a lawn
Ben Hooper
MAHWAH, N.J., July 28 (UPI) -- New Jersey authorities are searching for a man who walked off with $141,000 accidentally left on a lawn by workers refilling ATMs.

Kazakhstan drift racer takes enthusiastic 5-year-old for a ride
Ben Hooper
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 28 (UPI) -- A drift racer in Kazakhstan made his 5-year-old son into a viral star by taking him for a high-speed spin and filming his reaction with a dashboard camera.

Bouquet-seeking wedding guest drops baby
Ben Hooper
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 28 (UPI) -- A young wedding guest desperate to catch the bride's bouquet was caught on camera dropping a baby to dive for the flowers.

Slow-speed motorized animals race at Polish mall
Ben Hooper
KALISZ, Poland, July 28 (UPI) -- A viral video filmed at a Polish mall follows competitors in full motorcycle racing gear in a slow-speed struggle atop motorized animals at a mall.

NASA tests new camera with effervescent bubble experiment
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- A NASA astronaut showed off the International Space Station's new ultra-HDTV camera with a video of an effervescent being added to a floating water bubble.

Wildlife cam catches genet riding on black rhino's back
Ben Hooper
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 28 (UPI) -- A South African wildlife charity shared "world first" video of an elusive genet riding on the back of a critically endangered black rhinoceros.

Stockholm cyclist lifts car to clear bike path
Ben Hooper
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 28 (UPI) -- A video going viral online purports to show a Stockholm cyclist lifting the rear end of a car to move it out of a bicycle lane, where it had been parked.