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German shoppers sample burgers made of buffalo worms
AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Supermarket shoppers in the western German city of Aachen have stepped out of their comfort zone to sample insect burgers made of buffalo worms.

Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women
TOKYO (Reuters) - Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.

You want tarantula with that? At U.S. burger joint, it's an option
DURHAM, N.C. (Reuters) - Kristin Barnaby, a self-described arachnophobe, found a way to overcome what she dreads at a North Carolina burger joint.

Marx birthplace cashes in on 0 euro notes for anniversary
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German city of Trier is struggling to keep up with demand for 0-euro notes, bearing the face of its most famous son and communism's creator Karl Marx, and sold for 3 euros each as part of celebrations for his 200th birthday.

Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship
LONDON (Reuters) - With the final brass "toad" nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the air to chest bump after becoming world champions at one of Britain's more obscure pub games.

'No to sex on roundabouts', Norway tells high school graduates
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers "too much of a surprise", the national transport regulator said on Wednesday.

Japanese man, 112, recognized as world's oldest male
ASHORO, Japan (Reuters) - A 112-year-old Japanese man born months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity was recognized on Tuesday as the world's oldest man.

Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune.

Chinese aviation buff builds full-scale Airbus replica
KAIYUAN, China (Reuters) - A man in northeastern China who always wanted to own an aircraft is doing the next best thing: building a full-scale replica of an Airbus A320 jet.

Far from war, Basra's cats lap it up in their own hotel
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A world away from Iraq's battlegrounds, Basra's cat-lovers have found a haven for their favorite pets.

 

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