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Mass. college student sets ‘joggling’ record

BOSTON

It won’t land him a spot in the Olympics, but a Massachusetts college student has run one of the fastest miles while juggling – an endeavor called “joggling.”

Zach Prescott ran a 4 minute, 43.2 second-mile May 8 while juggling three lacrosse balls. The junior business student, who is on Boston University’s track and cross country squads, told The Boston Globe it’s all about focus and rhythm. Once he gets used to the speed when he’s running, “you’re pretty much just juggling in place.”

If verified, his time would beat the previous world record by 0.6 seconds.

A Guinness World Records spokeswoman says the organization is aware of Prescott’s feat and is working to determine whether he beat the current record, set in 1986, a process than can take several months.

Mummified monkey from air duct to go display

MINNEAPOLIS

A mummified monkey found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.

The Star Tribune reports the Science Museum of Minnesota plans to show the monkey in its St. Paul lobby, which requires no admission fee.

The remains were discovered in the ducts of what used to be the flagship store for the Dayton’s department store chain, which was owned by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s family.

Dayton recalled working at the store in the 1960s when one of the floors was transformed into a rainforest display, complete with live monkeys and birds. He said a monkey got loose and scurried into an air duct. It was not seen again.

Angry woman leaves utility worker in lift

RIDGEWOOD, N.J.

Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable TV worker and left her stranded in the air. Police say the dispute started in Ridgewood between a woman and an Optimum employee. The Record reports the 59-year-old woman turned off the worker’s truck while she was in the lift, leaving her stuck in midair.

Police say the woman took “utility property” before walking away.

Optimum says in a statement that the safety of its employees is their top priority, and they’re pleased their worker wasn’t harmed.

The woman was charged with harassment, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. She was released from custody with a pending court date.

No names have been released.

Associated Press

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