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Mexican taxi driver seeks to ride Pokemon Go craze MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican taxi driver has jumped on the Pokemon GO craze sweeping the world by driving smartphone-armed customers around in search of the augmented reality game's target creatures.
Reuters | Jul 15, 2016 11:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Man jailed for 29 days when cops mistake soap for cocaine: Court docs Court documents show the Pennsylvania State Police have paid US$195,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New York man who spent 29 days behind bars after troopers mistook homemade soap for cocaine.
Canoe.ca | Jul 15, 2016 4:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Phil Mickelson so close to history at Open Championship The Sports Xchange Phil Mickelson was the improbable leader of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland.
United Press International | Jul 15, 2016 04:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Researchers take a closer look at the 'ouzo effect' Brooks HaysTWENTE, Netherlands, July 14 (UPI) -- To get a better idea of the fluid behaviors underlying the so-called ouzo effect, researchers decided to study the phenomenon on a hydrophobic surface.
United Press International | Jul 14, 2016 4:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
German woman in trouble after filling out avant-garde crossword at Neues Museum A 91-year-old woman is in trouble with a German museum after taking an art work depicting part of a crossword too literally.
Canoe.ca | Jul 14, 2016 2:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nudist Camp Beats the Heat and Misconceptions, Barely As the summer sun is heating up in Louisiana, one community is stripping down. WDSU's Heath Allen reports.
MSNBC | Jul 14, 2016 03:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Remote Islanders Replace Street View with Sheep View Tired of waiting for Google to arrive, the Faroe Islands tourist board sent out sheep with 360 degree cameras to map the area.
MSNBC | Jul 14, 2016 12:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Crisis-hit Greece to recruit man's best friend to sniff out tax dodgers ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will be recruiting dogs to sniff out potential tax dodgers trying to take cash out of the crisis hit country, where mass bank withdrawals prompted capital controls last year.
Reuters | Jul 13, 2016 7:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Pokemon Go' nude selfies are a thing! It didn't take long to make the latest gaming fad X-rated.
Canoe.ca | Jul 13, 2016 7:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One man gored in leg during bull run in Pamplona PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - One man was gored in the leg and seven people treated for minor injuries in the seventh bull run in this year's San Fermin festival in Spain, which featured fewer runners after overnight rain left the streets more treacherous t
Reuters | Jul 13, 2016 08:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend