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October 31, 2017

An Ohio university has apparently set a world record for the number of people dressed in penguin costumes.

The Vindicator reports 972 Youngstown State University students, alumni and community members gathered on the school's campus Saturday in their best penguin finery to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary as a university.

Youngstown State's nickname is the Penguins.

Saturday's waddle of faux birds apparently broke a mark recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records when 624 people dressed as penguins gathered at a children's hospice in England in 2015.

One of the organisers of Saturday's event said half of the participants were school alumni.

Police have cited a Wisconsin man who began drinking after he got locked inside a convenience store's beer cooler.

USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports police were called to a Marshfield Kwik Trip early Wednesday after a customer noticed a man in the cooler. Employees opened the door around 6 a.m. and he fled.

The store manager told police the 38-year-old man drank a beer and three malt beverages before he got out.

Police later located the man. According to their report, the man said he wanted to buy beer and got locked inside the cooler just before midnight Tuesday. He said he figured he might as well stay inside and drink.

Police cited him for theft. The report notes the cooler had a glass door and he could have knocked on it for help.