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6 Oct. 2019
Owners present pets to Philippines priest for blessing
Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.
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13 Sep. 2019
Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts
Two octopuses in Obira, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, have predicted the hosts of the Rugby World Cup will not progress from their pool when the tournament begins later this month.
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9 Oct. 2019
Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos
Squirreling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a couple in the United States, after they discovered a hoodful of walnuts and grass in their car.
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2 Mar. 2020
Look: RSPCA officer uses dish soap to free deer from metal gate
An animal rescuer in Britain said she used dish washing liquid to help a deer that found itself wedged between the metal railings of a gate.
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2 Mar. 2020
Maryland Lottery player wins $50,000 Fast Play jackpot on first try
A Maryland woman won a $50,000 jackpot on her first first attempt at the Maryland Lottery’s new Fast Play games.
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4 Mar. 2020
Man brings tux-wearing llama to sister’s wedding
An Ohio man made his sister into a viral star when he made good on a 5-year-old threat to bring a tuxedo-clad llama as his plus-one to her wedding.
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14 Sep. 2019
Thieves steal $5 million gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace
Burglars have stolen a fully-functional 18-carat gold toilet from Britain’s Blenheim Palace, where it had been installed as an art exhibit, police said on Saturday.
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2 Sep. 2019
UK PM Johnson to the rescue: girlfriend adopts a rescue puppy
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, revealed on Monday that they had adopted a rescued Jack Russell puppy.
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5 Mar. 2020
Look: Moose rescued after falling through ice of frozen pond
Conservation officers in British Columbia said they enlisted the help of bystanders to rescue a moose that fell though a frozen pond into frigid water.
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24 Sep. 2019
Loo and behold! Japan’s high-tech toilets bemuse fans
Japan may not win their home Rugby World Cup but they have already proved themselves world beaters when it comes to toilets.
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28 Sep. 2019
China’s ‘national flag baby’ raises flag, captivates millions
Feng Jianhan, 9, puts on his olive-colored army uniform, cap and white satin gloves each morning, and goosesteps across his living room.
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3 Mar. 2020
Change from sandwich purchase leads to $500,000 lottery jackpot
A Michigan man bought a sandwich for lunch and decided to spend his change on a lottery ticket that earned him $500,000.
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