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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Haircuts of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Disabled friends plant thousands of trees in China
A once-barren bank of the Ye river in central China now has 12,000 trees irrigated by a small canal, thanks to unlikely but dedicated gardeners: two friends, one blind and one without arms.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Pyramid reborn... as Bass Pro Shop
Shaped like an Egyptian wonder, the Memphis landmark known as the Pyramid stopped being a regular venue for basketball games and concerts in 2004.
Daredevil Wallenda walks giant Florida Ferris wheel
The performances of daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda have taken him between Chicago skyscrapers, over Niagara Falls and across a gorge near the Grand Canyon. He can now add a spinning Ferris wheel to the list.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Residents of Peruvian 'Venice of the Jungle' live half-year on the water
Residents of the Peruvian Amazon community nicknamed "Venice of the Jungle" live half the year on the water, with canoes replacing motorcycle taxis as the most popular form of transport. Teenagers swim in the same areas where they played soccer during the other six months of the year.
US Civil War marked way down south of Dixie
It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov accepted a new honorific title, the "People's Horse Breeder," on Sunday at celebrations for the Day of the Horse in the isolated Central Asian country.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Loons and superheroes liven up UK election
There's something about a British general election that brings out oddballs, loons and eccentric buffoons who dream of making it to parliament.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
2 dogs from Texas sniff out snails in Galapagos
When Darwin the Labrador retriever crashed out of a service dog program for people, conservationists found him a very different sort of job: sniffing out giant African land snails that are threatening crops on the most visited of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Pooches come from far and wide to compete for  beautiful bulldog award
The pups came from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: "Beautiful Bulldog."
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