Consider the life of a performing monkey

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People in Mexico pamper their pooches Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress. She played with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the cake arrived she barked at the single flickering candle. This provoked a similar reaction from ... - Posted on April 17, 2014
Argentina’s new tigers are a triple treat Argentina’s Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats. The male is nearly pure white. Zoo veterina... - Posted on April 16, 2014
Solar plane could fly forever – theoretically The Swiss have built an airplane for the first round-the-world solar flight. It has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a car. A fully loaded 747 weighs almost 500 times as much as a small car. The Solar Impulse 2 was unveiled at Switzer... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Selfies: Pope says OK, Obama says no way! Pope Francis marked Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square. He ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Tiny cup costs big bucks: $36 million A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million for a rare Ming Dynasty cup. It is claimed to be the "holy grail" of China's art world. The dainty, white cup from the 15th century measures just 3.1 inches in diameter. It is known as a "chicken cup" because it's decorated with... - Posted on April 9, 2014
Londoners love kitty cat cafe Would you like some kitten with your coffee? Feline company is exactly what one of London's newest cafes is offering. And the city's stressed-out residents are lapping it up. "People do want to have pets and in tiny flats, you can't," said cafe owner Lauren Pears, who... - Posted on April 7, 2014
Finnish gibberish: What foreign languages sound like A 19-year-old Finnish supermarket cashier has millions of new Internet fans. She earned them with her language imitation YouTube video. Now she is heading to America hoping her gibberish hit will open up a new career. In two weeks, Sara Maria Forsberg's "What languages sound... - Posted on March 21, 2014
Japan’s “Beethoven” admits he’s a fake The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized last week. It was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf. In contrast Ludwig van Beethoven was completely deaf when he composed his fam... - Posted on March 9, 2014
Reindeer get glowing antlers, but no red noses The country of Finland wants to reduce the number of car accidents at night. The accidents are caused by roaming caribou. So Rudolph the reindeer is getting a glittering antler makeover. But reindeer are not getting red noses. Instead, they are getting fluorescent antlers.... - Posted on March 2, 2014
Consider the life of a performing monkey Performing monkeys are a part of daily life in many cities in Pakistan. They can be seen doing tricks and entertaining people. Typically, they are dressed up in sparkly outfits and clothes. Pakistan is a poor country. For Pakistanis who raise and train the monkeys, they are ... - Posted on February 23, 2014