So-called “pedal pubs” are popping up in more than two-dozen cities across the country. And in some of those places, riders can sip on an alcoholic beverage while sitting across a bar from fellow cyclists. What exactly is a pedal pub? USA Today reports they are sort of like a modern day trolley meets the
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‘Pedal pubs’ catching on; should you be able to imbibe and ride?
CHICAGO (AP) — A manager of Chicago’s Navy Pier rode the tourist spot’s Ferris wheel for more than two days — 384 times, up and around — bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
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Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) – A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late on Saturday, but there was no immediate word about who won one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history. The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11. The odds of winning were put at 1 in 175 million. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa, according to the Florida Lottery. …
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Winning ticket for $590.5 million Powerball lottery sold in Florida
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans lamented their unexpectedly poor showing at the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance in the euro zone crisis for their failure to win any points from 34 of the 39 countries voting. Denmark's Emmelie de Forest won the event, watched by around 125 million people across Europe, with 281 points while German act Cascada was 21st out of 26 countries, getting just 18 points from Austria, Israel, Spain, Albania and Switzerland. …
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Germans blame euro zone crisis for Eurovision debacle
Brad Josephs was on the Alaskan peninsula shooting video for a new BBC special when a grizzly bear decided to start chewing on his camera. Luckily for Josephs, he wasn’t holding the camera at the time. Instead, he had planted his GoPro in order to some close-up shots of the bears to use in the
Grizzly bear puts camera inside its mouth (VIDEO)
NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a New York luxury apartment building are livid over an exhibition of photos secretly snapped through their apartment windows.
A Portland, Ore., police officer in pursuit of a speeding car, put the chase on hold to help a duck in distress. In a dash-cam video released by the Portland Police Bureau, viewers are treated to what looks like the beginning of an exciting high-speed chase. A car zooms past a hiding police cruiser, and
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Portland police officer stops car chase to help duck
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – A man less than two weeks into a planned journey to dribble a soccer ball from his home city of Seattle to Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 World Cup, died on Tuesday after being struck by a car in Oregon, police and the man’s supporters said. Richard Swanson, 42, was struck as he walked on the shoulder of a road on the outskirts of Lincoln City just east of the Oregon coast, said Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver. Swanson’s soccer ball was found nearby, Weaver said. …
“Star Wars Kid” was one of the first breakthrough Internet memes. But whatever became of the kid parodied by millions as he clumsily swung his imaginary lightsaber with reckless abandon? He recently spoke out publicly for the first time, sharing his thoughts on being arguably the first large-scale victim of cyberbullying. “What I saw was
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10 years later, ‘Star Wars Kid’ speaks
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's celebrity baby panda Lin Ping is almost 4 years old now. It's time to move to China, find a mate and have cubs.
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Celebrity panda at center of Thai-China deal