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Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not? Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his adventures, and seek out his address, 221B Baker Street. It seems a logical deduction that the fictional detective's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, must have k... - Posted on October 22, 2014
Students give pizza driver $1,200 tip A pizza delivery driver in Marion, Indiana, was shocked to receive a $1,268 tip. It happened right in front of thousands of Indiana Wesleyan University students last week. Keith Newman, Indiana Wesleyan's CEO of Residential Education, was speaking to about 3,000 students at ... - Posted on October 21, 2014
World's tallest cow is taller than most people Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled as their official Guinness World Records photo was taken after the animal was recognized as the world's tallest cow, at 6-foot-4. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought th... - Posted on October 21, 2014
Boyz II Men go back to their high school Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds, a performing arts high school they attended and remember being just like the TV show "Fame." "You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-... - Posted on October 19, 2014
Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car! A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a tournament record at an annual pumpkin contest in Northern California. John Hawkley, 56, grew the winning pumpkin and entered it at this year's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in California's Napa Valley. ... - Posted on October 18, 2014
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs? The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate. It also includes "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms, and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows. What looked like a Halloween trick was actually a... - Posted on October 18, 2014
How far would you peddle for the environment? It took 68 days for Satyen Das to pedal his rickety bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world at a 17,600-foot Himalayan pass. His goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option. As he pedaled toward the top... - Posted on October 17, 2014
Teen wins Nobel Peace Prize, youngest winner ever Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. They risked their lives to fight for children's rights. The announcement made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. The news set o... - Posted on October 16, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted. His grades tanked. His parents fretted. A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset... - Posted on October 9, 2014
Historian retells tale of rare Lincoln photo It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs. That's because no one knew the picture of the president existed until nearly a century later when a 14-year-old boy found it. Now Ronald Rietveld, the boy who made the discovery, who is now a retired historian, will do... - Posted on October 8, 2014