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Quirky Bunny on Mandela Statue Causes Stir

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears.

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Chocolate Castle, Beetles Among Gifts to UK Queen

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Crystal vases, brooches, books: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II received dozens of traditional gifts last year, but she also got some unusual items, from a chocolate Windsor Castle to some enameled beetles.

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Swedish Doctors Transplant Wombs Into 9 Women

Posted: 01/13/2014 - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.

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Danish Cinnamon Rolls Too Spicy For EU Rules

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Easy on the cinnamon! That advice from Denmark's food authority has rankled pastry chefs whose cinnamon rolls were found to violate the European Union's spice rules.

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Insane Clown Posse Sues Feds Over Gang Label

Posted: 01/08/2014 - The Insane Clown Posse sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the rap-metal duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished their fans' reputations and hurt business.

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Peacock Freezes to Tree After Zoo Escape

Updated: 01/08/2014 - An adventurous peacock had to be rescued by Chicago-area firefighters after he flew from his heated pen to a nearby tree and froze to a branch in subzero temperatures.

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Naked Aussie Freed From Washer with Olive Oil

Posted: 01/07/2014 - A naked Australian man who became stuck in a washing machine as part of an ill-planned practical joke was freed from the appliance with the help of an unusual rescue device: olive oil.

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Diapers in Dump Truck Trigger Radioactive Alarms

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Austrian hazmat specialists called in after Geiger counters showed alarmingly high readings for a dump truck arriving at an incinerator have found the problem - radioactive adult diapers.

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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer Unearthed

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Egypt's minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old.

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Brewery Responds to Starbucks Letter with $6 Check

Posted: 01/02/2014 - A small Missouri brewery has responded to a cease and desist letter from Starbucks by sending the coffee chain a check to cover what it calls the profit from use of the word "Frappicino" - a check for $6.

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6 Arrested in California Police Impersonation Prank

Posted: 12/31/2013 - Authorities say they arrested six teens accused of posing as Southern California police officers and ordering people out of their cars by using megaphones and high-powered flashlights to obscure their real identity.

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Police: No Beer Led to Ceramic Squirrel Stabbing

Posted: 12/30/2013 - South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for returning home without beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.

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