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Woman rescued from backyard sinkhole in Australia

Woman rescued from backyard sinkhole in Australia - UPI.com: A woman hanging laundry on a clothesline in a Melbourne, Australia, back yard fell 10 feet into a sinkhole and had to tread water at the bottom, rescuers said.

Melissa Beaumont said her mother, Christina Beaumont, 52, was visiting an elderly friend to help with household chores Tuesday when she fell into the backyard sinkhole.

Emergency responders said it was about 20 minutes before a neighbor heard her screams and called for help.

Ambulance Victoria paramedic Stephanie Palamberis said Beaumont landed in water.

"At one stage her head was under the water," Palamberis told The Age. "The woman told us she couldn't touch the bottom of the hole, so was trying to swim and stay afloat to avoid the risk of further mud collapse."

Country Fire Authority operations officer Paul Carrig told news.com.au Beaumont "escaped without injury" but "was obviously shaken up" by her ordeal.

Pillow fight record set with help from NSYNC alum

Pillow fight record set with help from NSYNC alum - UPI.com: The Guinness World Record for largest pillow fight was broken at South Dakota State University with 4,201 people, including NSYNC's Joey Fatone, organizers said.

Motel chain Super 8, which sponsored the attempt Saturday to celebrate its 40th anniversary, said the number of participants topped the previous record, set only a few months ago, by just one person.

The attempt took place Saturday at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium during a game against rivals University of South Dakota.

Fatone gave a countdown on the stadium's screen and the pillow fight then lasted for the Guinness-mandated 60 seconds.

Holiday-hating squirrels chew up zoo lights

Holiday-hating squirrels chew up zoo lights - UPI.com: Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo said a pack of Grinchy squirrels are countering their holiday cheer by taking down their festive lights.

Chad Yelton of the Cincinnati Zoo said squirrels gnaw on the LED light strands workers put up for the holiday season and the animals seem intent on keeping the facility's Bear Hill from being bathed in festive illumination.

"This is by far the number one spot for squirrels," Yelton said of Bear Hill. "We've had many a night where it's completely dark."

Yelton said the zoo lost 300 strands of lights in one recent year, "and most of that was on Bear Hill." Officials said the squirrel problem has been going on for several years. Before the switch to LED lights, the squirrels would unscrew the incandescent bulbs, apparently mistaking them for nuts.

Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest

My Way News - Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest: A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary.

KOB-TV reports that Christopher Banegas recently was arrested and charged in connection with the September 2013 heist at an Albuquerque home.

Police say they lacked any leads until the victim recently saw pictures of his stolen guns on Banegas' Facebook page.

The two had been friends, and the victim tells police he didn't check Banegas' Facebook page because he didn't suspect him.

Banegas is facing charges of aggravated burglary, larceny of a firearm, and tampering with evidence.

Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

My Way News - Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. According to Major League Eating, the food equivalent of the NFL, he bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds of turkey in November 2011.

Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 today, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world.

He took home a $5,000 check after stuffing his face with turkey. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

My Way News - Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home: Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.

Iowa City police say 19-year-old Jailin Turner is charged with possession of a controlled substance and other crimes. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the officers were sent to investigate a report early Friday morning about a woman yelling and banging on an apartment window. She told them she'd lost her keys.

The officers said in the complaint that when firefighters broke into the apartment, two bongs were in plain view. Officials also said they found a scale, potted marijuana plants and grow lights.

Shock gave boy X-Men villain Magneto's powers

Shock gave boy X-Men villain Magneto's powers - UPI.com: A 12-year-old Russian boy may become the first real-life X-Men hero after an electric shock apparently magnetized his body.

Nikolai Kryaglyachenko, 12, said he leaned on a lamppost with faulty wiring on his way home from school one day and the resulting electric shock turned him into a living magnet that attracts metal objects.

"When I woke up the next day and got out of bed, I found some coins that had been lying on the mattress had stuck to my body. Then when I was having breakfast and dropped my spoon, it stuck to my chest.  I don't have a lot of control over it. Even when I do not want to do it, I still attract things. Once I even attracted a glass -- it just moved towards me," he said.

Stories of human magnets stretch back to the 19th century, with one woman being recorded in 1990 supporting 15 pounds of weight with her palm held vertically. However, some scientists have said stories of human magnetism can be attributed to nothing more than unusually sticky skin.

Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine

My Way News - Lost New Mexico kitten ends up in Maine: A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery.

The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.

Spice's owner was tracked though an implanted microchip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jennifer Brown of the Animal Refuge League tells the Portland Press Herald she talked to the owner, who said Spice bolted on Halloween when she opened her door for trick-or-treaters.

The owner, who didn't want to be identified, said she's never been to Maine and doesn't know anyone from Maine.

Spice, meanwhile, remains in Westbrook because the owner can't afford to fly her home.

Monty Python top funeral song chart

Monty Python top funeral song chart | Orange UK: Over in the UK, Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life has replaced Frank Sinatra's My Way as the most popular song played at funerals.

The irreverent track, from the controversial 1979 film The Life of Brian, was the most requested final song in a survey of 30,000 funeral parlours.

Football anthems, TV theme tunes and pop songs also made the funeral top 20 but the more sombre The Lord is My Shepherd was second with Abide with Me in third place.

According to research by Co-op Funeralcare, Queen was the most requested band with nine tracks in the final farewell charts and Elvis Presley the most requested solo artist.