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World’s oldest dog?

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A couple claim their Labrador cross is the oldest dog in the world. The owners of Bella say that she is at least 29 years old, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Owner David Richardson, 76, said he got the mixed breed dog from an animal home about 26 years ago when she was at least three years old. That would make Bella’s age more than 200 years in canine years.

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May 26, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on World’s oldest dog?

The original Indiana Jones?

As Indiana Jones returns to our screens, John Preston looks at the Nazi archaeologist who inspired Spielberg’s hero, and finds a story more bizarre than anything the director could have dreamt of…

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Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not

An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo has a large package of cannabis in their luggage – courtesy of a bungled [Japanese] Customs training exercise.

An officer at Narita International Airport yesterday stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly-selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight so that the animal could detect it.

“The dog couldn’t find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in,” a Customs office spokeswoman said.

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Now this is freaky… stalking a recorded voice

A Japanese man was arrested for calling a food company’s toll-free number 500 times in 16 months because he wanted to hear the woman’s voice on the automated tape, police said on Monday.

The 38-year-old plumber, who was arrested on Sunday, made 3,100 hours worth of free calls to the company, costing it almost 4 million yen [$40,000] in phone bills, a police spokesman in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo, said.

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$200,000 squirrel overpass bridge…tax money at work

Ministers are planning to build a £100,000 wildlife bridge over a new road to protect Scotland’s dwindling red squirrel population.

The 375ft Kingcausie Wildlife Overbridge will span a section of the new Aberdeen bypass, near the ancient Cleanill Wood.

It will allow squirrels and other wildlife to safely scamper above the road.

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Now they’ll need to hire someone to teach the squirrels to use it.

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