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Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming! It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim. The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bags or buoyant jugs as they cross the Heran River, where in some p... - Posted on August 19, 2014
12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000 A 12-year-old girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000. That shattered last year's fair record of $62,000. Large companies like AT&T, Monsanto and DeK... - Posted on August 16, 2014
Who owns this photo…Man or Monkey? When a monkey takes a selfie, who owns it? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a dispute. It's between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer. He wasn't amused that the popular images are being used for free. This is called a co... - Posted on August 12, 2014
“But officer, I was only trying to help!” Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser, he pulled it over. Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger newspaper the luxury Italian vehicle's body was painted black an... - Posted on August 12, 2014
He's 16. And he's the mayor of his town. A 5-year-old boy's run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Robert "Bobby" Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won. His name was drawn from the ballot box du... - Posted on August 6, 2014
Tiny words are huge gift to Scrabble players To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word "te" as a variant of "ti," is the seventh tone on the musical scale. It is a little gem among 5,000 words to be added to "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" next week. The dictionary's l... - Posted on August 6, 2014
If you were a crab, what color would you be? A rare blue-colored red king crab has been caught. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot July 4. The crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. People show up to have their photos taken with it. Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Barking couldn't save deaf boy, so dog licked him A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids. ... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Does tower of ketchup need mountain of mustard? How would you like to own a towering ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The landmark once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill. It's old, 65 to be exact. And it's tall, 170 fee... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Rats overrun home of Mona Lisa Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the world famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight. The hot weather in Paris has brought many visitors to the garden. Their garbage is a feast for the rats. The lush area gives a rat plenty of plac... - Posted on August 5, 2014
What's wrong with this selfie? Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp... - Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ... - Posted on June 16, 2014
Detour lets toads cross road without croaking It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side. That is where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads.... - Posted on June 13, 2014
How do noise cancelling headphones work? Just by covering your ears, headphones help block the sounds around you. But active noise cancellation takes a little bit more work. Different sounds have different waveforms. And a microphone on noise cancelling headphones registers the waveforms coming from the sounds aro... - Posted on June 13, 2014
Are you attached to a brother or sister? They were! For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche. That was basically the first 10 months of their life. On Tuesday, Emily and Caitlin Copeland, who were born conjoined at the liver, celebrate their 18th birthday. They enjoyed the success of a separation... - Posted on June 10, 2014