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How many ballerinas can dance on tiptoes in one place? A world record 353 at New York's Plaza Hotel

Hundreds of young dancers in white tutus and tightly coiffed hair gathered in New York’s Plaza Hotel to break the world record for dancing on pointe in one place More »


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Cloning makes three: Two more endangered ferrets are gene copies of critter frozen in 1980s

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says two more black-footed ferrets have been cloned from the genes used for the first clone of an endangered species in the U.S. These three slinky predators are genetically identical to a single animal frozen back in the 1980s More »


Q&A: Phish's Trey Anastasio on playing the Sphere, and keeping the creativity going after 40 years

Phish has been performing to thousands of dedicated fans for decades and prides itself on never playing the same show twice More »


A vehicle backfiring startled a circus elephant into a Montana street. She still performed Tuesday

The sound of a vehicle backfiring spooked a circus elephant while she was getting a pre-show bath in Butte, Montana More »


Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

The coffee that picked you up this morning is 600,000 years old More »


Endangered Bornean orangutan born at Busch Gardens in Florida

An endangered Bornean orangutan baby has been welcomed into the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida More »


Berlin zoo celebrates the 67th birthday of Fatou, believed to be the world's oldest gorilla

Berlin’s zoo is celebrating the 67th birthday of Fatou the gorilla, its oldest resident, who it believes is also the oldest gorilla in the world More »


Ancient sea turtle housed at Boston aquarium for more than 50 years passes another physical

Myrtle, an ancient green sea turtle that has delighted visitors to the New England Aquarium in Boston for more than 50 years, is in good physical shape More »


Istanbul airport provides anxious travelers with paw-sitive experience by hiring 5 therapy dogs

Istanbul Airport has made five new hires to provide a stress-free travel experience for anxious passengers: therapy dogs that are ready to offer support with snuggles, belly rubs and sloppy kisses More »


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