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'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains

WARWICK, England (Reuters) - A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save trapped amphibians from certain death. Learn More


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Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the worst. Or so says the expert. More »


Indian diamond merchant makes gift of 600 cars to staff with Modi's help

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped a diamond merchant hand over hundreds of cars as gifts to his employees on Thursday. More »


Eggs with benefits: Sydney's same-sex penguins become parents

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday. More »


She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

LONDON (Reuters) - Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship. More »


No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. More »


Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets. More »


Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state. More »


Purrfect job; Russian town hires cat chief to attend to strays

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It was an unusual job advert. Wanted: Cat chief. Location: Zelenogradsk, Russia: Duties: Tending to the town's approximately 70 stray cats. More »


A wagging finger sticking out of your mobile phone is creepy. Why?

PARIS (Reuters) - A French researcher has invented a robot finger that attaches to your mobile phone. It can wriggle across your desk. It can stroke your hand. And guess what? It's creepy. No, really, watch the video. Creepy, see? More »


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