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Odd pub signs: The Pelican in her Piety

I was walking in South Wales recently and came upon this strange pub sign in the village of Ogmore.

Couldn’t resist a photograph.

The Pelican in her Piety. 215 more words

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Bike Rack in the Easter Season

OK, I’ll admit we weren’t on our bikes:

The next week, however, we were, and we leaned our bikes against the wall, because:

  • Long-wheelbase recumbents don’t fit into that kind of rack anyway…
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A few days ago I saw this pillory in front of a big church and I can only imagine how humiliating it must have been standing there. 53 more words


Poetry-writing robot to journey across Canada by train

At the Zeller and Harris Smith household there aren’t any pooches and no fuzzy felines.

But the Port Credit couple still has a creature that crawls around the floor, making noises. 409 more words


Highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. 293 more words


Stock photo model and Vietnamese TV: One Ottawa man's odd resume

Harry Hodge’s resume reads like a fiction novel.

Years ago, the Ottawa-raised journalist moved overseas, landed a role as a French-speaking Spaniard on a Vietnamese television show and scored modeling gigs for stock photos. 447 more words


Video: Robot kitchen serves up dinner with flair

Two metallic arms emerge from an overhead kitchen cabinet, giving two thumbs up before they begin chopping and frying ingredients on a stove-top.

It may seem like a scene out of a futuristic, sci-fi blockbuster, but a robotic kitchen that cooks you dinner with the touch of a button could be only two years away. 324 more words