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CAPRICORN: July 16-21 Tuesday, July 15
  Architects in ancient Rome used concrete to create many durable structures, some of which are still standing. But the method of how to make concrete was forgotten for more than 1,000 years …
CRAPPY JOB Wednesday, July 16
Municipal engineers in Melton Mowbray, England, were called out in June to fix a lingering sewer overrun caused by, they found, "hundreds" of tennis balls that had apparently each been flushed down toilets. Said the project manager, "We expect …
BROWNIE POINTS Wednesday, July 16
After two third-graders wet their pants on May 15 at Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, they blamed teachers for too-strictly enforcing their classroom's "rewards" system, in which good behavior earns students points redeemable for, among …
CHIP-FACED Wednesday, July 16
Japanese snack company Calbee recently staged a promotion around popular singer Nana Mizuki, giving away 10 backstage passes to her Aug. 3 Yokohama concert to the purchasers of 10 lucky bags of secretly marked potato chips. Her perhaps-hugest fan, …
SEE FOOD Wednesday, July 16
Britain's news website Metro.co.uk, combing Facebook pages, located a full photo array from prominent 23-year-old German body art enthusiast Joel Miggler, whose various piercings and implants are impressive. His centerpieces are the portholes in …
CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TRUE Wednesday, July 16
Until the New York governor and legislature addressed the problem recently, it was legal in the state for narcissistic animal owners to force their dogs and cats to endure permanent, decorative tattoos and piercings. At press time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo …
FIRED UP Wednesday, July 16
Kayla Oxenham, 23, was arrested in Port Charlotte in June, charged with using a stick to burn "brands" into the skin of her two children, ages 5 and 7. Among her explanations to police: so she could identify them as being hers and because she …
ARIES: June 18-24 Tuesday, June 17
  If you were alive 150 years ago and needed to get a tooth extracted, you might have called on a barber, blacksmith or wigmaker to do the job. (Dentistry wasn’t a formal occupation …
NONE OF YER DAMN BIDNESS Wednesday, July 16
The American Red Cross boasts of being "transparent and accountable" for the way it spends donations from compassionate people moved to help those in need. However, when public policy watchdog ProPublica asked for some details on how the Red Cross …
TAURUS: June 18-24 Tuesday, June 17
  “My music is best understood by children and animals,” said composer Igor Stravinsky. A similar statement may be made about you in the weeks ahead: You are best understood by …
 
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