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1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again
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Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel”
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Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle
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Fan returns home run ball, gets bat instead
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Don't expect another winter like last one!
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Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not?
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Students give pizza driver $1,200 tip
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World's tallest cow is taller than most people
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Boyz II Men go back to their high school
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Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car!
Ever seen a wirehaired viszla? The wirehaired viszla and the coton de tulear are the latest breeds to be added to the nation's premier dog competition. It's the Westminster Kennel Club show, set for Feb. 16-17. The wirehaired viszla is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian w... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Would you pay $46,532 for jeans? Levi's did. Tourism officials in Nevada are planning a festival in Reno next fall to celebrate the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown Reno tailor shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. pate... - Posted on October 6, 2014
Falcon couldn't see. Now it flies with better eyes. With a huff, and a puff, and a turn of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced Monday afternoon that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now? Banner belongs to Jim and Nancy Cowan at the Ne... - Posted on October 3, 2014
Flying for 15 hours nonstop – fun or boring? The world's biggest passenger plane has been placed on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia. The plane's journey had been 8,578 miles. The... - Posted on October 3, 2014
How much Harry Potter stuff is enough? A man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, w... - Posted on October 3, 2014
How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Dolphins aren't like fish, which can breathe underwater. They're mammals and they have to get to the surface to breathe air periodically. And a lot of them – like everyone's favorite, the bottlenosed dolphin – can only hold their breath for seven minutes or so.... - Posted on October 2, 2014
Violinist wants kids to have music in their lives Seven years ago, the well known violinist Joshua Bell performed for tips in a Washington subway station. Almost no one stopped to listen. The underground performance was an experiment with The Washington Post. The newspaper wanted to see if commuters would notice some of the... - Posted on October 2, 2014
Want a job with no pay, lousy hours and stinky? Help Wanted: No pay, hours can be lousy, and sometimes it stinks. That plea from animal shelters and rescues across the country doesn't sound very appealing. But thousands of volunteers answer the call every day. "I don't know how we could function without volunteers,... - Posted on October 1, 2014
Would you go bowling if they changed the rules? About a month and a half ago, Kevin Dornberger and his Swedish friend Christer Jonsson were watching a tournament in Hong Kong. They made it through most of the afternoon before Jonsson, the secretary general of the World Tenpin Bowling Association, looked at Dornberger, the presid... - Posted on October 1, 2014
How do you cheer up an unhappy ape? With a harp! Terri Tacheny long enjoyed taking her young daughters to Como Zoo in St. Paul, except for the Primate House, where she thought the gorillas, orangutans and monkeys often seemed to lack energy. Her solution was a little music. Now Tacheny, a volunteer, plays once a month for ... - Posted on September 30, 2014
US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men Elana Meyers Taylor has long wanted a chance to jump in a bobsled and compete against men on an icy track. That time might have arrived. So Meyers Taylor was thrilled with the announcement that bobsled's governing body will consider the 4-man event gender neutral. It'... - Posted on September 30, 2014