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Ebola plush toys are big sellers
Danielle Haynes
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ebola plush toys are selling so fast the company that makes them, Giantmicrobes, can't keep them stocked.

Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store
Aileen Graef
ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A one-month old bear cub surprised shoppers as he strolled through a Rite Aid pharmacy in Oregon Sunday.

Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week
Ben Hooper
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A woman getting over a breakup in China nursed her broken heart by spending a week eating chicken and sleeping at a 24-hour KFC near her home.

Town cancels trick-or-treating due to polar bears
Ben Hooper
ARVIAT, Nunavut, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian town has canceled trick-or-treating in favor of an indoor event due to the threat of polar bears wandering the streets.

44,000 pounds of beer stolen from Miller High Life big rig in Florida
Aileen Graef
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida truck driver broke down in tears after his semi carrying 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer was stolen from a truck stop in Orange County Monday.

Automated Vladimir Putin doll headed for auction
Ben Hooper
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A mechanical Vladimir Putin doll that signs the treaty to annex Crimea to the tune of a "traditional Russian waltz" is headed for auction in Germany.

Clown-masked suspect shot pellets, played trombone
Ben Hooper
BLAIR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said a drunken man in clown mask was reported shooting a gun into the street and playing the trombone from his garage.

Man falls off dock in background of news broadcast
Ben Hooper
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A man attempting to take a selfie in the background of a Lebanese news interview ended up falling off a dock and into the water while on camera.

'Quadriplegic' fraudster caught on camera walking
Ben Hooper
SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Welsh man who pretended to be quadriplegic and frequently comatose for two years to avoid standing trial was recorded walking around a grocery store.

Video: Tick, moth removed from inside man's ear
Ben Hooper
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A video showing a moth and a tick being pulled from a man's ear with tweezers has gone viral on YouTube.