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How to age gracefully? Ask a bowhead whale
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To learn the secret behind aging gracefully, you may want to check out the bowhead whale, the majestic denizen of the Arctic waters that boasts a lifespan topping 200 years.
Have you heard the one about the Arizona sasquatch?
PHOENIX (Reuters) - A photo posted on Facebook depicting what Arizona officials said may have been a family of sasquatches, attracting hundreds of comments from skeptics and believers alike, was just a joke, authorities said on Monday.
Australian Scrabble squabble: ruling body forced to eat its words
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A long-running war of words between an Australian and the official Scrabble body has finally been declared a draw by a state court.
Nude man arrested in Oregon over home break-ins
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man was still nude when he was arrested this weekend on accusations of breaking into a home, stripping off his clothes, soaking in a hot tub, taking a shower, then burglarizing another nearby residence, police said on Monday.
Minnesotan who lived on yacht, collected aid, gets 21 months in prison
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A Minnesota man who collected food stamps and other public assistance while living with his wife on a yacht valued at $1.2 million, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison.
Sarah Palin photos of son stepping on dog trigger online outrage
(Reuters) - Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof.
Argentina to start 2015 with lapdogs flying high
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez chose an unexpected theme for her year-end message to the country: a change in policy at the state-run airline to allow passengers to carry their already notoriously-pampered lapdogs with them on flights.
Penny for her thoughts: Puppy heads home after 2,400-mile U.S. road trip
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A puppy called Penny could be reunited with her worry-stricken U.S. owners by week's end after she went on a nearly 2,400-mile road trip that took her to an Iowa truck stop and a Pennsylvania pet hospital, her family said on Tuesday.
India to track toilet use with tablets
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online program to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive.From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with results uploaded onto a website in real time.
Ice-cream shop closure stirs Venezuela's economic blame game
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Tourism Ministry denied on Monday that a famous ice-cream store had closed due to lack of milk, the latest quirky twist in the bitter national debate over who is to blame for the nation's economic problems.
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