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NewsRoom Finland
The harsh winter in Finnish Lapland has proven too much for automatic speed cameras. Provincial daily Aamulehti reported on Friday that the first cameras installed in the northern province literally froze soon after installation in January.

The speed cameras emit a small amount of heat, which causes frost to form onto the device. The respite enjoyed by drivers is to be short lived, however, as special heaters have been ordered for the cameras.

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It’s enough to make you stop eating chicken

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Police cited a driver for a…rendering plant Wednesday after mounds of chicken parts and intestines spilled from the rear of his truck, nearly causing two crashes…

As [he] drove the tractor trailer along [a highway] shortly after 4 p.m., a large amount of rendered chicken parts and intestines spilled from the trailer, police said. So many chicken parts spilled from the truck that the road became slick and two vehicles following behind nearly crashed, police said.

Police said when they stopped [the truck}, the trailer had a flat tire on the passenger side. [The driver] told police each time he shifted gears, the chicken parts spilled onto the road. There was no cover on the top of the traile…[and]… the front of the vehicle appeared to be covered with chicken feathers.

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Cat with an attitude

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Man sentenced to five years and to life on same day

Yahoo! News
With help from a judge, David Kite got five years in prison and a life partner. After sentencing Kite on Wednesday to prison for stealing a lawnmower from a home, St. Clair County Circuit Judge John Baricevic obliged the 23-year-old man’s request and married him to girlfriend Victoria Smith in the same courtroom.

The groom sported an orange jumpsuit, shackles and handcuffs during the five-minute civil ceremony; the bride had on a T-shirt and sweat pants.

A day later, Baricevic described the short ceremony as polite, with no visible grudge toward him by the lovestruck man he’d just punished with prison.

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Dog hair coats

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That fur trim on your jacket that you think is fake? Tell it to Fido. An animal advocacy group says its investigation has turned up coats — some with designer labels, some at higher-end retailers — with fur from man’s best friend. Some retailers were set scrambling to pull the coats from shelves, take them off Web sites and even offer refunds to consumers.

The Humane Society of the United States said it purchased coats from reputable outlets, such as upscale Nordstrom, with designer labels — Andrew Marc, Tommy Hilfiger, for example — and found them trimmed with fur from domestic dogs, even though the fur was advertised as fake.

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