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south carolina woman pushes double stroller in 10k race
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman may have broken a Guinness World Record after finishing a 10K race while pushing two babies in a double stroller. ... read more
elephant steals from passing trucks in thailand
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A wild elephant in Thailand was caught on camera blocking traffic on a road through a wooded area and stealing crops from passing trucks. ... read more
goat captured after crossing busy interstate
Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police in California said they wrangled a goat that successfully crossed a busy highway and ran loose through city streets. ... read more
instead of "we are what we eat', the science of kindness says "we are what we see' in daily life
Instead of "We Are What We Eat', the Science of Kindness Says "We Are What We See' in Daily Life ... read more
raccoon dog lived under deck for two months
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British family contacted animal rescuers when they discovered the animal living under their deck was an Asian raccoon dog. ... read more

 url expander (education/technology/computers)

You might find this as useful as I just did: ... read more

 phone scam to make you say yes (education/news, technology/crime, phones)

Another phone scam to be aware of ... After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' "All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can," said Hughes, but she says this is exactly what you ... read more
read woman's heartfelt open letter to flight attendant who extended simple offer of kindness 17 years ago
Read Woman's Heartfelt Open Letter to Flight Attendant Who Extended Simple Offer of Kindness 17 Years Ago ... read more

 big pharma in maryland (life/health/safety)

Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine. via ... read more
listen to woman's incredible story of how an accidental phone call pulled her out of drug addiction
You never know who is willing to offer a helping hand – Auburn Sandstrom learned this when she was a young mother neck-deep in the throes of drug addiction. ... read more

 spend time instead of money (life/money/shopping)

Great idea! ... around the world, people are using a system of exchange that requires something everyone is, for the most part, given equally, every day: Time. via are-you-tired-banks-credit-cards-and-debt-consider-system-tradin ... read more

 how did moscow's stray dogs learn to navigate the metro? (life/travel, animals/traffic)

Interesting. Of Moscow's 35,000 odd stray dogs, about 20 are thought to travel regularly on the city's underground rail system. These dogs seem to be able to identify which trains to board, and where to alight. It appears that they ... read more
alligator removed from neighborhood storm drain
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A search for a missing cat in a Mississippi neighborhood led to a far more surprising animal discovery -- an alligator in a storm drain. ... read more

 culture (culture//)

we have none. we can't even capitalize the first letter in a sentence. ... read more
blue light reduces blood pressure, just as effectively as medication — uk study
An exciting new study says that exposure to blue light is an effective, non-pharmaceutical treatment for high blood pressure, which simultaneously reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. ... read more
judge proposes ways for pg&e to prevent wildfires
Judge proposes ways for PG&E to prevent wildfires. See ... read more