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British inventor builds homemade hover bike
Daniel Uria
LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- A British inventor constructed a metallic hover bike that uses propellors to allow it to float a few inches off of the ground.

External wall peels from side of Chinese high-rise
Ben Hooper
SHENYANG, China, April 29 (UPI) -- Huge chunks of a Chinese high-rise's external wall peeled off the side of the building and plummeted 15 stories to the ground below.

Woman returns library book 67 years late
Daniel Uria
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 29 (UPI) -- A woman in New Zealand returned a book that she had checked out from a library more than 60 years ago.

Loose alpaca captured in Massachusetts
Daniel Uria
SHIRLEY, Mass., April 29 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts are seeking the owners of an escaped alpaca seen wandering near a local road.

Dog bumps bottom of trampoline to help bird bounce
Ben Hooper
HANOVER, Md., April 29 (UPI) -- A Maryland dog owner captured footage of the helpful pooch pushing on the bottom of a trampoline to help a bird learn to bounce.

Real-life 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' devour watermelons whole
Ben Hooper
NAGASAKI, Japan, April 29 (UPI) -- A Japanese zoo showed off the jaw power of some real-life Hungry Hungry Hippos by demonstrating their ability to devour whole watermelons.

Lioness vexed by remote-controlled car at South African park
Ben Hooper
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, April 29 (UPI) -- Officials with a South African national park sharply criticized a visitor who broke rules by using a remote controlled car to taunt a confused lioness.

Brooklyn pizzeria to sell pizza box made entirely out of pizza
Daniel Uria
NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- A Brooklyn pizzeria developed a delicious and ecologically friendly alternative to cardboard pizza boxes by creating a box made entirely out of pizza.

Purse stolen 14 years ago found in garbage can and returned to owner
Daniel Uria
SEABROOK, N.H., April 29 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire woman received a resolution to a more than decade-old crime when her stolen purse was returned to her.

Wisconsin fishermen find 60-year-old Budweiser six-pack in river
Ben Hooper
FREMONT, Wis., April 29 (UPI) -- A trio of friends fishing in a Wisconsin river made perhaps the most Wisconsin-appropriate catch of all time -- a 60-year-old six pack of beer.