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If you are snowed in there’s worse places than a pub

To some, it might seem like a silver lining to a terrible winter storm.

Two pub patrons and five employees have been stuck inside the Lion Inn in Blakey Ridge, located in the North York Moors National Park, 185 km northeast of Manchester, England, since being snowed in Nov. 28.

via Brits trapped in pub for almost a week – World – Canoe.ca.

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December 5, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | | Comments Off on If you are snowed in there’s worse places than a pub

Creepy crawly caper

A German man who allegedly shipped hundreds of live tarantulas into the United States through the mail was charged on Friday with illegally importing wildlife.

Sven Koppler, a 37-year-old German national, was arrested by federal agents late on Thursday, shortly after arriving in Los Angeles to meet an associate, U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek said in a written statement.

Mrozek said the investigation into Koppler began in March, when a routine inspection turned up about 300 live tarantulas in a package mailed to Los Angeles.

More via  Reuters

December 5, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Creepy crawly caper