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What do you do with $50,000 worth of broccoli?

Yahoo News
Someone got way more than the recommended daily serving of vegetables when a refrigerated trailer loaded with $50,000 worth of broccoli was stolen.

The 48-foot trailer disappeared from its rented parking space in the Chicago suburb of Villa Park sometime between Sunday and Tuesday morning, police said.

Detective Ed Zorich said the thief was probably after the trailer, not the vegetables.

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Pardon?

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Up, up and away!— not

 International Herald Tribune
Brazilian holiday travelers, incensed about an overbooked flight, stormed an airport tarmac to prevent a commercial jet from taking off…

Wednesday’s protest happened after a group of about 30 travelers with tickets from Sao Paulo to the northeastern city of Recife waited more than 40 minutes aboard an airline transport bus outside a Tam Linhas Aereas SA jet at one of Sao Paulo’s two airports, Brazil’s Globo TV reported.

When the crew closed the jet’s door because the plane was full, some of the passengers got off the bus in an attempt to stop the plane from leaving. Police removed them from the tarmac, but the flight was delayed for more than two hours. Last week, Brazilians invaded runways at several jammed airports plagued by delays just before Christmas.

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Rubber Sidewalks

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rubbersidewalk1.jpgMayor Richard M. Daley’s [Chicago] green initiative is gaining ground yet again — this time with two new infrastructure technologies…

Cheri Heramb with the Chicago Department of Transportation said the aim of the initiative is to become the “greenest city in the world.” Chicago is taking one more step toward that goal with new green infrastructure technology.The DOT has kicked off a pilot program to test 550 feet of recycled rubber sidewalk over the next year, right across the street from the Chicago Center for Green Technology on the city’s West Side.

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Cheese cam

The Daily Record via Ananova
A round of cheese going slowly mouldy for a year could be a surprise internet hit. Cheese fans can log on to watch the 20kg lump of cheddar mature under a webcam, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cheddarvision is the brainchild of the West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers group. And chairman Philip Crawford admitted: “Its better than watching paint dry – just.”

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There’s more at the link — if you can stand the excitement.

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