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German shoppers sample burgers made of buffalo worms

April 21, 2018   ·   0 Comments

AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) – Supermarket shoppers in the western German city of Aachen have stepped out of their comfort zone to sample insect burgers made ...

Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

TOKYO (Reuters) – Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make ...

Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship

LONDON (Reuters) – With the final brass “toad” nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the ...

‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Norway tells high school graduates

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers “too much ...

Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most famous ...

You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it’s an option

DURHAM, N.C. (Reuters) – Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint. A tarantula ...

Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune. Created by strategically laid “rumble ...

Chinese aviation buff builds full-scale Airbus replica

KAIYUAN, China (Reuters) – A man in northeastern China who always wanted to own an aircraft is doing the next best thing: building a full-scale ...

Japanese man, 112, recognized as world’s oldest male

ASHORO, Japan (Reuters) – A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as the ...

Temasek stake values ‘Salt Bae’ Turkish restaurant owner at $1.2 billion

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Singapore’s Temasek and Britain’s Metric Capital have bought into Nusr-Et steakhouse owner D.ream in a deal valuing the Turkish firm at $ ...

UK Wife Carrying champ beats the mud to win place in world final

DORKING, England (Reuters) – With a sliding dive worthy of a rugby try, Chris Hepworth flung himself and his partner over the finishing line to ...

Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film posted ...

Slovenia claims world’s first blockchain monument

KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) – The first monument to the blockchain technology that underpins crypto-currencies took center stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities ...

‘The cat of the match’ gets Besiktas in trouble with UEFA

(Reuters) – Turkish soccer club Besiktas ended up in trouble with European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, on Thursday, a day after a cat sneaked on ...

Reporter’s eye-roll steals spotlight at Chinese parliament

BEIJING (Reuters) – A TV reporter’s theatrical eye-roll during another journalist’s question at a news conference stole the show this week during China’s annual parliament ...

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