What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba

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How can an entire country run out of butter? When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying "Cheese!" some say "Butter!" These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning. It is being rationed. Grocery stores are limiting each customer to a maximum of two packages of butter. Last week the government announced i... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Scientist opens mummy coffin, finds more than dust Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. The conservator at Chicago's Field Museum and three other scientists had just used clamps and pieces of metal to create a cradle... - Posted on December 12, 2014
It's not the Hogwarts Express, but it's close You can't board these trains in London and get off at Hogwarts. But their engines looks pretty much the same as in Harry Potter. And if you're a steam train enthusiast, the ride is almost as magical. Every day, steam engines more than 60 years old defy their age and pull wag... - Posted on December 9, 2014
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help move the airplane to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboar... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help move the airplane to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard... - Posted on December 2, 2014
How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million? A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil. The mascot for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair. It's meant to represent the vast diversity of the flor... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Would you grow a beard if you could? Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a global trend. The 21-year-old got his hair and beard trimmed at a new shop with a hip retro vibe, the Barberian Academy & Barber Shop. It opened in Warsa... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq Ann Khalid did not feel well. But she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet. That's no easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "M... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Would you pay to put your music on the moon? It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission has begun. It offers the public the chance to take part. For as little as $15, Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs. The discs will be buri... - Posted on November 24, 2014
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014