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Not your ordinary garden-variety spiders

My cousin in the UK had a chance encounter with a spider. This was no ordinary arachnid. I could scare you with the startling details of its size, hairiness and speed, but I won’t. 317 more words


London turns its classic red phone boxes green

London’s famous red telephone boxes are turning green thanks to a new phone booth unveiled Wednesday that runs on solar power and allows people to charge up their mobile devices. 318 more words


China body-searched 10,000 pigeons: report

BEIJING, China – The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China’s National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks. 421 more words


Chill penguin takes Vancouver Satan statue's place

Despite his comparatively formal attire, a statue of a penguin installed on a pedestal in Vancouver has suffered the same fate as his phallic predecessor. 95 more words


Customers let vending machine choose their ink at Toronto's Okey Doke Tattoo Shop

Karly Madill is waiting her turn at the Okey Doke Tattoo Shop to get a new design inked onto her ankle, but doesn’t know yet what it will be. 524 more words


Nozzle tov! Baby delivered at Innisfil gas station

Caleb Arsenault was born to his parents, Jeff and Beth, at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, smack dab on his due date — and too early for his parents. 476 more words