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She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

October 16, 2018   ·   0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the ...

Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a ...

And the fattest bear in Alaska is … 409 Beadnose

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known ...

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

PARIS (Reuters) – A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can ...

Purrfect job; Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

MOSCOW (Reuters) – It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town’s approximately 70 stray cats. Some ...

Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city’s ...

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit ‘Wooferendum’

LONDON (Reuters) – Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote ...

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable – turning it into a red ...

Paddle your own pumpkin: German racers swap boats for vegetables

LOHMAR, Germany (Reuters) – With a look of apprehension, a blond woman clad in a wetsuit wobbles her way onto a lake in western Germany ...

Whoops! Typos on highway signs vex drivers from New York to Ohio

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When a typo appears on a road sign, fixing the error is not as easy as hitting “backspace” or opening a ...

Houston officials block brothel from featuring sex dolls

(Reuters) – The Houston City Council on Wednesday prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from ...

Houston officials nix brothel featuring sex dolls

(Note: Story may contain material objectionable to some readers) FILE PHOTO: Women look at a sex doll at a booth at the China International Adult ...

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ...

Boris and Brexit gym punchbags help Londoners vent their rage

LONDON (Reuters) – Londoners fed up with Brexit can vent their rage with a special gym routine that includes high-intensity exercises like pummeling punchbags bearing ...

U.N. debut for New Zealand’s ‘First Baby’: diaper change, peace summit

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – With a mock security pass that lists her as the “First Baby” of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her ...

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