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New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture.
Reuters | Nov 29, 2016 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thriving on raw eggs, world's oldest person marks 117th birthday in Italy VERBANIA, Italy (Reuters) - Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a day.
Reuters | Nov 29, 2016 3:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Runners brave snow, ice and cold for Antarctic Ice Marathon (Reuters) - Wrapped up warmly with layers of clothing, gloves, hats and goggles, the runners await the blasting siren marking the start of the race before heading off onto the barren track.
Reuters | Nov 29, 2016 11:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Frog Forced to Marry Indian Rain God The reluctant-looking frog married a figure of Indra in a ceremony to ensure adequate rainfall.
MSNBC | Nov 28, 2016 4:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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OSU lifts lockdown after suspect killed; nine victims hospitalized Andrew V. PestanoCOLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ohio State University lifted a lockdown on campus after a suspect in an active shooting incident was fatally shot and 9 victims injured, school officials said.
United Press International | Nov 28, 2016 3:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
5,000 frozen dead fish in ice at Japan skating rink cause uproar About 5,000 dead fish packed in the ice at a skating rink in western Japan are causing an uproar. | Nov 28, 2016 2:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Outrage as 5,000 Dead Fish Frozen Into Ice Rink Outraged customers at Space World demanded the animals be removed from the Japanese attraction.
MSNBC | Nov 28, 2016 10:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This festival is Austria's Nightmare Before Christmas Germanic folklore celebrates Krampus, an anamorphic goat-beast, who beats misbehaving children rather than giving them coal in their stockings for Chr
MSNBC | Nov 27, 2016 06:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'River Rat' Burger all the Rage in Russia Moscow's latest food craze is a burger made of nutria, or river rat.
MSNBC | Nov 27, 2016 04:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Some 'aloe vera' products sold at Walmart, Target contain no aloe at all, study finds If you've ever had a minor burn or wanted to soothe a skin rash, you may have reached for aloe vera gel, but what you've been applying may not be aloe vera at all. | Nov 24, 2016 01:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend