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Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

COUERON, France (Reuters) - In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door. Learn More


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Tired Londoners rent sleep pods for some zzz's

LONDON (Reuters) - Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour. More »


Soccer: Players rescue ambulance in Brazil league match

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Players from Flamengo and Vasco da Gama came to the rescue of an ambulance on Saturday after the vehicle, which was transporting an injured player to hospital, refused to start. More »


Rumor has it Chinese 17-year-old wants to be a billionaire

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crackdown on online rumor-mongers and fraud has snared a fresh target - a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders. More »


Homeless vet to get all cash raised by New Jersey couple: GoFundMe

(Reuters) - A homeless veteran who spent his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman will receive the more than $400,000 which she and her boyfriend raised for him, online fundraiser GoFundMe and his lawyer said, after the couple was accused of spending most of the money on themselves. More »


Guinness World Records celebrates oldest trapeze artist, highest-jumping dog

LONDON (Reuters) - An octogenarian flying trapeze artist, the owner of the world's fastest jet-propelled go-kart and a dog named Feather with a flair for jumping are among the record-breaking stars to win a place in the latest edition of Guinness World Records. More »


Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday. More »


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