Japan city uses loudspeakers to recall toxic blowfish

Japan city uses loudspeakers to recall toxic blowfish A Japanese city used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver. The fish, known as fugu, is an expensive winter delicacy but requires a license… Continue reading

Butcher locked in freezer uses black pudding to escape

Butcher locked in freezer uses black pudding to escape Jan. 12 (UPI) — A British butcher who found himself locked inside his walk-in freezer escaped his predicament by using a frozen black pudding to strike the frozen release button. Chris McCabe, 70, said he was retrieving an item from the… Continue reading

Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The digital economy’s big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage the show’s organizers blamed on a glitch caused by heavy rains the day before in usually… Continue reading

Men carry huge refrigerator on motorcycle after raffle win

Men carry huge refrigerator on motorcycle after raffle win Jan. 9 (UPI) — A pair of men who won a refrigerator at a raffle in Thailand were faced with the problem of carrying it home on the back of a motorcycle. The men, Thammarat Thumphat and Ritti Kiatmongkol, were filmed… Continue reading

Alligators poke noses out from under ice to survive cold

Alligators poke noses out from under ice to survive cold Jan. 9 (UPI) — A North Carolina rescue group posted a video showing the unusual way their their alligators survive in icy conditions. The Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach posted a video to Facebook and YouTube showing… Continue reading