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Pet deaths in Japan: dignified but dog-gone expensive

September 19, 2017   ·   0 Comments

(Reuters) – In Japan, caring for pets goes beyond the grave. At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors ...

Geneva toilets flush with cash

GENEVA (Reuters) – Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $ 100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, ...

Staying fit: Japan’s elderly hits record in challenge to labor market

TOKYO (Reuters) – Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their ...

Liquid cats, crocodile bets and didgeridoos win Ig Nobel science prizes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether ...

Sock horror! Terrifying lizard turns out to be dirty clothing

LONDON (Reuters) – It was seven inches long, two inches wide, pink, stripy and the English family who discovered it hiding under a bed thought ...

Venezuela’s new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and ...

Portable Czech brewery brings home-made beer garden dreams a step closer

PRAGUE (Reuters) – For beer lovers who dream of brewing their own pint, a portable brewery from the Czech Republic may be just the thing ...

No more monkey business: lawsuit over macaque’s ‘selfie’ is settled

(Reuters) – A novel U.S. legal battle over who owned a famous smiling “selfie” taken by a critically endangered monkey six years ago – the ...

Monster “fatberg” found in east London sewer

LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest “fatbergs” ever seen in Britain – a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches – has ...

Accelerator? Brake?: Elderly driver trashes German petrol station

(Reuters) – A German pensioner had a lucky escape after losing control of his car and repeatedly crashing into a petrol station, causing nearly 50,000 ...

A mother’s invention, Barbie-like doll recites Quran verses

DUBAI (Reuters) – French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so ...

Tree surgeon branches out with own ‘Little Britain’ in Germany

KRETZHAUS, Germany (Reuters) – An English tree surgeon has reacted to Brexit by transforming his German home into a quirky homage to Britain, complete with ...

Mexico breaks world record with 3-tonne guacamole

CONCEPCION DE BUENOS AIRES, Mexico (Reuters) – The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole? 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them. That is what avocado ...

Prost! German beats his own world record for carrying beer steins

(Reuters) – A new world record has been set for carrying mugs of beer in southeastern Germany. In Bavaria, which is also home to Oktoberfest, ...

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

2 Min Read MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were ...

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