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'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains - 8 Nov 2018 at 6:04am - A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death.

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting F... - 4 Nov 2018 at 4:52am - The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert.

Indian diamond merchant makes gift of 600 cars to staff with Modi's help - 26 Oct 2018 at 4:59am - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped a diamond merchant hand over hundreds of cars as gifts to his employees on Thursday.

Eggs with benefits: Sydney's same-sex penguins become parents - 26 Oct 2018 at 2:27am - Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday.

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers - 18 Oct 2018 at 5:59am - Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money.

She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown - 16 Oct 2018 at 2:44am - 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.

Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman - 15 Oct 2018 at 12:56am - 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.

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine - 14 Oct 2018 at 5:35am - 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.

A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why? - 11 Oct 2018 at 10:41am - 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?

Purrfect job; Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays - 10 Oct 2018 at 2:41pm - It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats.

Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles - 10 Oct 2018 at 5:15am - 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.

And the fattest bear in Alaska is ... 409 Beadnose - 9 Oct 2018 at 11:57pm - 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.

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum' - 7 Oct 2018 at 3:20pm - 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.

Whoops! Typos on highway signs vex drivers from New York to Ohio - 4 Oct 2018 at 12:07pm - 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.

Houston officials block brothel from featuring sex dolls - 3 Oct 2018 at 5:29pm - The Houston City Council on Wednesday prevented what was billed as the first brothel in the United States equipped with sex dolls from opening in the Texas city, altering a local ordinance to block the business and any others like it.

Paddle your own pumpkin: German racers swap boats for vegetables - 3 Oct 2018 at 12:32pm - With a look of apprehension, a blond woman clad in a wetsuit wobbles her way onto a lake in western Germany in a huge, hollowed-out vegetable.

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work - 2 Oct 2018 at 11:36am - Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee.

Boris and Brexit gym punchbags help Londoners vent their rage - 28 Sep 2018 at 12:58pm - Londoners fed up with Brexit can vent their rage with a special gym routine that includes high-intensity exercises like pummeling punchbags bearing photographs of some of the main players like Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker.

Frenchman lands job after 'just-go-ask' advice from Macron - 27 Sep 2018 at 4:08am - A jobless young Frenchman told by Emmanuel Macron that all he needed to do to find a job was cross the road and ask has landed a position after video of his exchange with the president went viral online.

U.N. debut for New Zealand's 'First Baby': diaper change, peace summit - 26 Sep 2018 at 5:43pm - With a mock security pass that lists her as the "First Baby" of New Zealand, 3-month-old Neve Te Aroha made her United Nations debut on Monday when her mother - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - spoke at a peace summit in the General Assembly.