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Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection (Reuters) - Conservationists in Tanzania are using an unorthodox way of keeping elephants from wandering into human settlements - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at them.
Reuters | Aug 12, 2016 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chinese couple dangle from suspension bridge for wedding (Reuters) - A Chinese couple marked their wedding day in their own special way -- by dangling underneath a glass bottom suspension bridge overlooking a gorge.
Reuters | Aug 11, 2016 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable toilet filled with marijuana plants. | Aug 11, 2016 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bright green Olympic pool overshadows events RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The water in the Olympic diving pool was bright green on Tuesday, baffling at least one competitor who said she could not see her partner underwater, although organizers said that it did not pose any danger to health.
Reuters | Aug 9, 2016 10:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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1 in 5 patients released from hospital with unstable vital signs: Study Stephen FellerDALLAS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Some patients are being released from the hospital too early, with unstable vital signs, resulting in increased rates of rehospitalization and death.
United Press International | Aug 9, 2016 8:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PETA wants Eggs and Bacon Bay to change its name to something vegan-friendly ... no, seriously Animal rights group PETA has taken exception to the name of a tiny Tasmanian community called Eggs and Bacon Bay, and has recommended it be changed to Apple and Cherry Bay, to promote a healthier, vegan diet. And it's not even joking. | Aug 9, 2016 5:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Proposal on Plane and Then an In-Flight Wedding Somewhere between Vienna and Greece, a chorus started crooning and Nathaly Eiche's boyfriend sunk on to one knee.
MSNBC | Aug 9, 2016 12:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Self-driving car saves man after pulmonary embolism A 37-year-old Missouri man credited his self-driving Tesla for taking him to the hospital when he suffered a pulmonary embolism behind the wheel. | Aug 8, 2016 9:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Researchers find evidence of animal butchering by Stone Age hominins Brooks HaysVICTORIA, British Columbia, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- For the first time, researchers have discovered direct evidence of hunting and butchering of animals using stone tools by early hominins.
United Press International | Aug 8, 2016 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Southern California fire grows to nearly 5K acres as crews fight for containment Andrew V. Pestano and Doug G. WareSAN BERNARDINO , Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An aggressive Southern California wildfire has led to mandatory evacuations and smoke advisories, as the flames burned thousands more acres by Monday afternoon.
United Press International | Aug 8, 2016 7:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend