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Welcome to 'Cat Island,' Where Felines Outnumber Humans The Japanese island of Aoshima has turned into tourist attraction with day-trippers coming to see the local population of cats.
MSNBC | Apr 13, 2017 03:19 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ice cream-eating squirrel - nicknamed Putter - amazes North Carolina beach-goers A junk food-loving squirrel that lives along North Carolina's shore is garnering worldwide acclaim.
Canoe.ca | Apr 12, 2017 7:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Condom-clogged pipe provides police clue in cracking Texas brothel AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of condoms that clogged a city sewer pipe led police to raid a massage parlor in Texas and arrest two people for prostitution and other crimes, police documents released on Tuesday showed.
Reuters | Apr 11, 2017 7:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China internet outcry over United passenger fiasco China social media users were in an uproar Tuesday over viral footage of a passenger dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, after some reports suggested he was of Chinese origin. The videos taken on the plane and posted to Twitter showed the ma
Yahoo! News | Apr 11, 2017 3:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Runners brave cold and snow for North Pole marathon (Reuters) - Wrapped warmly against the cold, a group of runners set off for the barren white landscape for one very cool race - the North Pole Marathon.
Reuters | Apr 11, 2017 12:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Masters green jacket bought for $5 in T.O. sells for US$139,000 An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a Toronto thrift store has sold at auction for more than $139,000.
Canoe.ca | Apr 10, 2017 11:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bank of Canada gets nerdy to celebrate anniversary OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada may not be known for its humor but it marked the nation's 150th anniversary with a bit of whimsy, embedding a computer code in its website that lets users unlock a digital celebration.
Reuters | Apr 10, 2017 10:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Doggy ice cream has tails wagging in Mexico City MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Dogs with a sweet tooth can finally satisfy their ice cream cravings - at the Don Paletto parlor in Mexico City.
Reuters | Apr 10, 2017 4:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Slovak media face fines for referring to 'Britain' instead of UK BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak media covering the Brexit process are facing fines of up to 6,600 euros ($6,987) for using the unofficial but widely known name for the country in question, Britain, rather than the official United Kingdom.
Reuters | Apr 10, 2017 1:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Paddlers get creative for Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny in Port Hope, Ont. Spray foam, chicken wire and pool noodles made up the Crazy Craft of Chris Jones and Dylan Hurleurt from Port Hope.
Canoe.ca | Apr 9, 2017 12:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend