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Pretty crappy ornaments if you ask me…

The Christmas ornaments for sale at the Miller Park Zoo’s gift shop are partly manufactured by reindeer. Honest

Staffers make decorations out of droppings from the zoo’s two reindeer, Ealu and Rika. The droppings are dried, then clear-coated and either painted or rolled in glitter.

via ornaments from reindeer droppings

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Let’s just take another peek at those instructions…


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…And you thought plumbing was boring?

The day after Thanksgiving, always busy for retail stores, also is the busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter, a national plumbing and drain service that reports about 50 percent more calls, nationwide, than on any other Friday…

Ask Benjamin Franklin’s local plumbers what they have seen down drains, and you’ll get all sorts of answers: Eggshells – Cat litter – Potato peels – Hot Wheels cars – A headless Barbie doll – Grease buildup – A diamond ring – And plenty of cell phones in toilet lines.

“Cell phones are famous for plugging up bathrooms,” said Joel Mullen, operations manager for Ace-Hi Plumbing. “Especially at Wal-Mart.”

via Our Strange World


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Never too late for love

A Devon couple with a combined age of 179 have become Britain’s oldest newlyweds. John Dawkins, 89, and his bride Penny Cooper, 90, wed nine months after she took advantage of a Leap Year and proposed to him, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The wartime navy veterans have become the most senior sweethearts in the country to exchange vows, according to Statistics Authority records.

via Britain’s oldest newly-weds

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Or maybe she was about to wake up anyway?

A Chinese man believes that he woke his wife from a coma by gently biting her toes…for ten years. After trying many other things he remembered hearing that the feet are “home to many nerves” and figured it couldn’t hurt. So he faithfully gently bit her toes for ten years when she suddenly woke.

He attributes her waking to the toe biting. It seems far more likely that she awakened on her own.

via Ananova

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Barking up the right tree?

Russian dog owners are being collared by advertising agencies to turn their pets into walking billboards. The Promo Dog project in Novosibirsk, Siberia, pays owners a fee in return for their pooches wearing specially designed clothes with ads on them.

A spokesman for the Promo Dog project said: “We have launched this project in a time of financial crisis as an alternative to traditional advertising…

“Dogs go everywhere and are highly visible on the streets. There is also the novelty value of seeing a dog wrapped in an advertisement so people will stop and look. It is an excellent way of raising the profile of a company or product.”

via Ananova

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