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She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

LONDON (Reuters) - Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship. Learn More


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No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. More »


Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets. More »


Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state. More »


Purrfect job; Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats. More »


A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

PARIS (Reuters) - A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It's creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see? More »


And the fattest bear in Alaska is ... 409 Beadnose

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - In an Alaska clash of tubby titans that has become a social media sensation, a shaggy, brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018. More »


Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

LONDON (Reuters) - Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain's parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union. More »


Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red wine that has proven popular with customers in several African countries and even as far away as Germany. More »


Whoops! Typos on highway signs vex drivers from New York to Ohio

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When a typo appears on a road sign, fixing the error is not as easy as hitting "backspace" or opening a giant container of Wite-Out. In some cases, it can take more than 50 years. More »


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