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Chopstick test

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chopsticks1.jpg A girls’ school in Japan is refusing entry to students who are not experts with chopsticks. Entrants must be able to transfer marbles, beads and beans from one plate to another using chopsticks.

According to the Hisatagakuen Sasebo Girls’ High School in south Japan, the way a person handles chopsticks reflects their lifestyle habits.

The rules apply to all 15 or 16-year-old candidates wishing to attend the school, reports Metro.

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Bulgaria’s worst crook — in more ways than one

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A car thief with just one arm has been jailed for the seventeenth time in Bulgaria after he was spotted trying to force open a car door.

Police in the Bulgarian capital Sofia say one-armed bandit Rumen Dimitrov, 50, is just not suited for crime, but can’t seem to give it up. The court heard Dimitrov has 16 previous convictions for theft dating back to 1973 and after his latest attempt to steal a Mercedes was jailed yet again.

A police spokesman said: “We knew it was him the moment we got descriptions from people who said they had seen a one-armed man trying to get into the car. He’s probably Bulgaria’s worst criminal.”

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First things first: wedding guests cancel for Saints game

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saintslogo.jpg Tara Chauffe understands shell have some competition on her wedding day. Shes getting married in New Orleans Saturday evening, the same time the Saints will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the Superdome. Chauffe says shes already had a dozen guests who’ve canceled because of the playoff game.

She knows they have tickets and she’s trying to be sympathetic. But two bridesmaids and a groomsman who have seats for the game are giving them up to attend the wedding.

Chauffe and husband-to-be Corey Boland say theyll probably have a TV at the reception, so guests can track the Saints fortunes. But they’ll turn the sound down so there wont be any cheering interrupting their first dance.

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Kudos to an honest man

As a plumber for the past 24 years, Medford [Mass.] native Shawn Walker has reached his hand into a lot of places the rest of us wouldn’t touch. So when he saw a filthy sock under the floor boards of a Medford bathroom Tuesday he didn’t bat an eyelash before grabbing it. But this time, the plumber’s mystery find was nothing nasty. Inside the dirty white sock was a wad of dough that, even with some wear and tear, counted out to $2,750.

“I was amazed,” he said. “It was filled with cash. I don’t know how it got there or who put it in there,” Walker said…“I gave it to the woman of the house,” he said.

The owner, who asked that his name not be used, said his father put the money there years ago and forgot about it. “I could tell it was his by the sock and by the way he wrapped the money,” he said. “It’s great. I think it was really honest of him. If he had taken it we wouldn’t have even known about it.”

The owner said his father, who is still alive, is from a generation that often stashed extra cash for a rainy day…

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