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Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. | Feb 16, 2017 8:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down BOSTON (Reuters) - New versions of Monopoly will no longer give players the option of using a tiny silver-colored thimble as their pawn on the board, after fans voted to drop the piece that had featured in the game since its introduction in 1935.
Reuters | Feb 16, 2017 3:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bell-Boeing contracted for V-22 sustainment and upgrade planning Ryan MaassFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Bell-Boeing, a joint venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, received a $58 million order to provide services for the U.S. Navy's V-22 Osprey aircraft.
United Press International | Feb 15, 2017 9:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tired of screen addicts, Vienna cafe says phone juice costs extra VIENNA (Reuters) - Grumpy waiter service is as traditional as apple strudel in Vienna, but a cafe in one of the city's most recognizable landmarks has caused disquiet with what seems to be an Austrian first: charging customers for charging their phones.
Reuters | Feb 15, 2017 4:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Atlanta zoo welcomes baby cockroach 'Tom Brady' (Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons fans no doubt were calling Tom Brady all sorts of names after this month's Super Bowl, and now the city has a cockroach named after the New England quarterback.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2017 8:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo PARIS (Reuters) - France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the Boeing 747 even as questions pile up over the future of the industry's biggest jets.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2017 3:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bike-promoting Belgian minister finds own cycle stolen BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian minister arrived by bike to a news conference to promote cycling on Tuesday, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an hour later.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2017 2:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Very old, charming - er - thing goes on display in Athens ATHENS (Reuters) - A bird-like statuette dating back 7,000 years has mystified archaeologists in Greece who still do not know exactly what it is, or where it came from.
Reuters | Feb 13, 2017 11:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alec Baldwin pic used in paper instead of Donald Trump Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation - just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. | Feb 12, 2017 6:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazilian woman dragged by hair in walk of shame The walk of shame took on a whole new meaning for a humiliated Brazilian woman. | Feb 12, 2017 01:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend