How did my dog Hendrix end up on a plane from Newark to Ireland, asks owner in Arizona

Hendrix the dog arrived in time for St Patrick’s Day (Picture: KNKV/CNN)
By the time he got to Phoenix, Hendrix the dog had been quite a bit further than his American owner was expecting.
The springer spaniel was sent by plane to the city in Arizona from Newark, New Jersey – but ended up in Ireland after an airline blunder.
He touched down in the Emerald Isle in time for St Patrick’s Day.
But if he was hoping to take advantage of the mishap to join in with the craic, he was in for a disappointment.

‘Miracle’ chicken lays mega half a pound egg with two yokes and another egg inside

The egg weighs in at almost half a pound (Picture: ITV)
A ‘miracle’ chicken in China has amazed locals after it laid a mega egg that contained two yokes and another full egg inside.
The double egg surprise is usually only found in chocolate Easter eggs, so the residents were astounded when a hen laid a large offering that was three times the size of a normal egg and weighed in at almost half a pound.
The mega egg contained two yokes and another smaller egg (Picture: ITV)

Mayor elected after name drawn out of wicker basket

The mayor was elected after his name was drawn out of a wicker basket (Picture: Alex Lentati)
The city of Helper has come up with a novel way of deciding who should be mayor – by randomly picking a name out of a basket.
Ed Chavez Jr was eventually elected mayor of the Utah city after there was deadlock when he and councilman Kirk Mascaro received two votes each.
An election was being held because the sitting mayor Dean Armstrong had resigned after a DUI arrest but the council was split on who should take the top job.

Tourist 'upset' at Buddha tattoo row

A British tourist with a Buddha tattoo on his arm says he is "shocked and upset" after being deported from Sri Lanka for "disrespect".

Mississippi man's obituary goes viral

Harry Weathersby Stamps lived a life of the Every Man, but in death, he's become an internet sensation thanks to a cleverly worded obituary written by his daughter.

Bat-eating spiders not as rare as we thought: Study

If bats began migrating to the Antarctic - the only continent where they don't live - there'd be an explanation for that.

Giant Easter Egg Poached From City Centre

The eye-catching red and yellow painted egg, worth up to £10,000, was stolen while on display in Glasgow city centre.

FDA shuts New Jersey bakery for sugar in "sugar free" treats

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (Reuters) - Federal authorities shut down a New Jersey bakery after finding sugar in its "sugar free" goods and saturated fat in its "fat free" treats, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

Leprechaun Gallery Reveals A Pot Of Facts

Leprechauns average about three feet in height according to Irish folklore, but they will be larger than life this weekend, thanks to St. Patrick's Day.

The fact that the Irish-themed hangover holiday falls on a Sunday means people who usually pretend to be Irish for one day a year could stretch it out an extra 24 hours or so.

If you are one of those weekend warriors, it might be good to brush up on your leprechaun lore before you wear your green or spend your green.

Planning A UFO Hunt? Here's Some Close Encounter Advice

So you think you can just waltz into an open field tonight and little green men are going to come to you, huh?

You're wrong. In fact, you need the right tools to capture UFOs -- whether alien in nature or not -- if you want anyone to actually believe your epic story. Luckily, HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list for you. Here's what you need on your UFO hunt tonight:

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