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Stories That Never Get Old Wednesday, February 12
Following the early-January winter storm in East Kingston, N.H., emergency crews came to the aid of a 12-year-old girl who had a "what would happen" moment and tried to lick a metal flagpole in her front yard.
A NOTW Classic, November 2010 Wednesday, February 12
Can't Be True: Kyle Johnson shattered his skull so badly in a high-speed longboard accident in June (2010) that ordinary "decompressive craniectomy" (temporarily removing half of the skull to relieve pressure) would have been inadequate. Instead, …
Modest Meat Wednesday, February 5
The International New York Times edition published in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 22 carried a page-one story noting increased worldwide demand by meat processors for pigs raised in the fresh air rather than enclosed in pens — illustrated by a photograph …
The Entrepreneurial Spirit! Wednesday, February 5
The convenience beverage market got jumbled recently when, first, Oregon-based Union Wine Co. announced in November that it would soon sell its Underwood pinot gris and pinot noir in 12-ounce cans and, second, London department store Selfridges …
Marketing Challenges Wednesday, February 5
"Does Germany really need a gourmet restaurant for dogs?" asked Berlin's Bild newspaper. Regardless, Pets Deli in Berlin's Grunewald neighborhood offers servings for about $4-$6, either take-out or arranged in metal bowls on Pets Deli's floor. Said …
Swimfan Wednesday, February 5
Around Tokyo, "idle boredom is an impossible option," wrote Vice.com in December, as a reporter described a resort just out of town where one could swim in a pool of green tea, coffee, sake or (the most popular) wine. "A giant bottle of merlot" …
The Joy of Research Wednesday, February 5
A team of Czech Republic researchers led by Vlastimil Hart, writing in Frontiers in Zoology in December, reported that dogs (among a few mammals), dealing with a nature's call, spontaneously align their body axis with the Earth's magnetic field. To …
If We Can Do It, We Should Do It Wednesday, February 5
ThinkGeek.com has introduced the Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter, at a suggested $29.95, for helping to achieve straight-line precision in those difficult four-cut (eight-slice) pizza formulations.
The Animal Kingdom Wednesday, February 5
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Fulham, England, admitted in December that Barney, a rescued Staffordshire bull terrier, had a ladies' underwear-eating habit and that potential adopters should keep him away from laundry baskets. o
Man's BFFs Wednesday, February 5
Australia's Cairns Veterinary Clinic warned in December of several reports of dogs becoming addicted to licking cane toads (which notoriously protect themselves with a venomous secretion that can be hallucinogenic). One vet told Brisbane's …
 
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