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After a 33-Year Absence, a Lost Beach Returns to Ireland

A storm washed the beach away in 1984—and another one brought it back last month.<p>Locals amazed as lost beach in Ireland reappears 33 years after …

Time Travel

This site will send your ashes to a Republican congressperson if Trumpcare kills you

Are you one of 24 million people who could lose healthcare coverage under the American Healthcare Act (AHCA)? Should the measure replace Obamacare …

Health Care

Color-Blind Highschooler Makes Millions Selling Custom Socks Online

17-year-old Brennan Agranoff started his custom sock business in middle school, with a small loan he got from his parents. He has so far sold over $1 …

Color Blindness

The World's Fastest Camera Shoots Five Trillion Photos Every Second

Everything’s cooler in slow motion, but high frame-rate photography is an essential tool for scientists studying phenomena that occur in the blink of …

Particles

McDonald's Invented 'Frorks' And The Internet Can't Stop Talking About Them

Naturally, lots of people are wondering: "What the Frork?"<p>We already have spoons, forks, knives and sporks, McDonald’s. We didn’t need “Frorks.”<p>And, yet, here we are: living in a world where Frorks exist.<p>Frorks came about as part of a McDonald’s campaign to “get the word out that sandwiches in its …

$27,000 melons? Japan's luxury fruit obsession | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It looks like a jewelry shop with its high-end exterior.<p>But a peek inside the sparkling glass display cases at any of Sembikiya's Tokyo outlets reveals expensive treasures of a surprising kind.<p>From heart-shaped watermelons to "Ruby Roman" grapes, which are the size of a ping pong ball, this …

How Paul Oakenfold Trains for a Gig on Mount Everest

The English DJ has juggled late nights on tour with early-morning exercise six days a week ahead of his trip to Nepal<p>The eighth stop on Paul Oakenfold’s Generations World Tour, which kicked off Feb. 24, is his most ambitious gig in three decades as a DJ. As the 53-year-old partyhops around the …

Mount Everest

LOOK: The Ravens' April Fool's prank was so good that fans actually fell for it

Don't ever believe anything you read on April Fool's Day<p>As most people know, the first rule of April Fool's Day is don't believe anything you read on …

Japan's elderly offered funeral discount to stop driving

<b>Elderly drivers in Japan are being offered discounts on funeral services if they agree to surrender their licences, it's reported.</b><p>The Japanese authorities have been trying to encourage older people to give up driving after a recent spate of accidents, some of which involved drivers confusing the …

Swedish hotel chain offers 'divorce refunds'

<b>A Swedish hotel chain is offering a refund to couples who get divorced within a year of staying at one of its places.</b><p>The Countryside Hotels group initiative is actually meant to encourage spouses to spend time together and work on their relationship, the Swedish NWT news website reports. It's …

Solid gold coin worth $4m stolen from Berlin museum

<b>A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.</b><p>The Canadian coin, nicknamed the "big maple leaf", has a face value of $1m - but because it is 100kg (220lb) of pure 24-carat gold, its value is much higher at today's price for gold bullion.<p>…

Hanoi rejects ministry's King Kong statue plan

<b>Hanoi's municipal government has rejected a plan by Vietnam's culture ministry to erect a "life-size" King Kong statue by an iconic lake in the city.</b><p>The ministry hoped the model would tap into the popularity of recently released blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, which was partly filmed in Vietnam, …

Romania dictionary altered to thwart exam cheats

<b>The administrators of an online Romanian dictionary have altered the definitions of some words over suspicions that students were using the tool to cheat in mock exams.</b><p>On Monday, Grade 8 students in Romania sat practice papers for the National Evaluation, a nationwide test for 14- and …

'Rules of conduct' for tourists in historic Dutch towns

<b>Tourists visiting photogenic old towns near Amsterdam are being given guides on good conduct to try to make life easier for locals, it's reported.</b><p>The communities, known collectively as Old Holland for their windmills and historic buildings, are popular attractions for day trips, but the visitors …

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

<b>Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position.</b><p>The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why.<p>Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland round out the top …

Cow falls 40ft and then swims to The Rumps

<b>A pregnant cow has been rescued after falling down a 40ft cliff and then swimming to an "isolated island".</b><p>The cow spent a night down on the rocks before being sedated at The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall.<p>After a nine-hour rescue, the rare White Park cow was winched back up to the top of the cliff …

The Week in Review: Dutch Election Ripples Across the World

The Netherlands took to the polls this week and voted for current Prime Minister Mark Rutte to stay in power. Over 80 percent of the population, or 10.3 million people, cast their ballots to elect 150 members of the House of Representatives.<p>Rutte faced competition from a variety of opponents but …

Someone cut the whole 'Breaking Bad' series into a two-hour feature film

While there's plenty of films that run for ages (looking at you, <i>Lord of The Rings</i> trilogy) it's not easy to fit a television series into a …

A long-lost satire by F. Scott Fitzgerald perfectly mocks the fake news of the 1920s

Nearly 100 years ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a short story mocking what we now might call “fake news.” The story, never published, remained in the archives until today.<p>This morning, the New Yorker published “The I.O.U.,” a satire written in 1920 about the way publishers chase sensational …

Literature

Dutch man told to remove 80 goldfish from canal

<b>A man who released dozens of goldfish into a Dutch canal has been told he has to scoop them out again.</b><p>The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has given Hans van Manen one month to pluck the creatures from the waterway in the central town of Veenendaal, De Gelderlander news website reports. The fish …

Mexican Congressman Climbs And Sits Atop Border Wall To Prove How Useless It Is

One Mexican congressman has taken a stand against his country's border wall with the U.S. by climbing it.<p>Like this gallery?<br>Share it:<p>Mexican …

Immigration

Grand Egyptian Museum to open in mid-2018: antiquities minister

The Grand Egyptian Museum will be opened by mid-2018, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany declared, saying the ministry needs LE2 billion to open 20 …

Egypt ad campaign backfires over 'spinster' billboards

<b>An Egyptian company's attempt to tackle gender stereotypes has backfired after its latest advertising campaign was accused of reinforcing negative attitudes towards women.</b><p>"Are you a spinster?!" reads one billboard promoting Sunny cooking oil, alongside a picture of a young woman looking down in …