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S. Koreans shun tech in 'space-out' competition
Dozens of people in one of the world's most wired nations took part Sunday in South Korea's "space-out" competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.
 
Butt hurt
A giant egg, three times the normal size, is seen here on Saturday, May 21. The egg was laid by a Tainan hen.
 
Ivy League dorm chef graduates to a hungry new world
As a student at Columbia University, Jonah Reider wowed foodies and rankled city health officials by opening an exclusive supper club in his dorm.
 
Longest pizza record set
Neapolitan pizza makers set the record for the longest pizza in a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples, Italy on Wednesday, May 18. For the wood-fired pizza, which measured two kilometers, they used 2,000 kilograms of flour, 1,600 kilograms of tomatoes, 2,000 kilograms of mozzarella, 200 liters of oil and 30 kilograms of fresh basil. The record-breaking snack measured up at exactly 1,853.88 meters, smashing the previous record of 1,595.45 meters set at last year's World Expo in Milan, Italy's food and agriculture board Coldiretti said.
 
All fired up
Members of the emergency services get involved in a rescue training situation at Minsk international airport, Belarus, Thursday, May 19. Rescue services conducted training extinguishing various types of fires, searching for victims, and the emergency removal of the aircraft from the airfield.
 
NYPD uses bulldozers to wreck renegade cycles
Police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers Tuesday to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy riders.
 
Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb.
 
US woman sells domesticated bison she let wander indoors
A 1,000-pound (454 kilogram)"domesticated" bison that was allowed to roam in her owner's Dallas-area home has moved on to pastures new. Bullet the bison was transported Saturday from Karen Schoeve's home in Argyle to her new home, which she will share with two cows, 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) away in Flower Mound. Schoeve says she was struggling to balance work and looking after Bullet and her two paint ponies, so she sold off the horses and two months ago advertised Bullet for sale on Craigslist for US$5,960.
 
MIAMI - A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital Sunday after being bitten by a shark -- with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported.
 
Poster at Lithuanian eatery shows Trump locking lips with Putin
A street artist in Lithuania has adorned a barbecue restaurant with a poster showing Donald Trump locking lips with Vladimir Putin.
 
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