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Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles
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Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles
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How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million?
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How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million?
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Who wouldn't play baseball for $25 million a year!
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Would you grow a beard if you could?
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What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba
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Would you pay to put your music on the moon?
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Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq
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Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road that runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge of the Wabas... - Posted on November 25, 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, meant to represent the vast diversity of the flora in ... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Who wouldn't play baseball for $25 million a year! The Miami Marlins baseball team has persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes to the most lucrative deal ever for an American athlete. He will be paid an average of $25 million per season for 13 years. Stanton agreed to terms on a $325 million contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria... - 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
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
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
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, not an easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "My sc... - Posted on November 24, 2014
“You can be cool and you can be smart” Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonde... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book! A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature. But not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game. "Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released in March by HarperCollins Children's Books. The honor roll student fr... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit A seal with a fondness for New Jersey beaches, and the food-sharing fishermen and beachgoers that come with them, is headed for Detroit after becoming a little too friendly. Since March, the 100-pound female gray seal had stopped on Long Island, New York, and New Jersey beac... - Posted on November 19, 2014
She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog A District of Columbia woman has spent more than $35,000 in a year-long search for her beloved missing dog. Janet Mihalyfi, 39, of the Georgetown section of Washington has hired psychics and private investigators, posted thousands of fliers, installed cameras in the woods an... - Posted on November 19, 2014
No cash for gifts? Share you taste in music instead Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. Armstrong makes a CD that he shares with friends and family each Christmas. It contains songs that reflect the places he's visited or how he's f... - Posted on November 18, 2014
Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota. She is having students whip ou... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Can you believe bubbles made Toy Hall of Fame? It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The plastic pretend soldiers have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and soap bubbles. The trio of toys takes its place alongside other classics including Bar... - Posted on November 12, 2014
100-day-old panda cubs weigh 11 pounds each The world's only giant panda triplets were doing well. They turned 100 days old Wednesday. Each weighs more than 11 pounds, up from just over 100 grams at birth. They started teething at around 80 days old and have two small teeth each. The cubs were born on July 29 w... - Posted on November 11, 2014