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  1. It may be the mother of all strudels.

    It may be the mother of all strudels. Hermann Heindl, a baker from the Vienna suburb of Himberg, made a run at the Guinness World Records with a 1,239-kilogram apple strudel, Austrian media reported Friday. Although his giant confection still needs official approval, it appeared to...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:48 PM
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  2. SpongeBob kidnapped, held for ransom

    On Nov. 18 the Little Falls Police Department responded to a call that a large SpongeBob was missing from the top of the Burger King Restaurant. In place of SpongeBob was a ransom note stating in part, “We have SpongeBob. Give us 10 crabby patties, fries and milk shakes,” signed Plankton....

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:52 PM
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  3. Room at the Inn for Mary and Joseph

    Room at the inn for Mary and Joseph A hotel is offering any couple called Mary and Joseph a free night's stay over the Christmas period. Travelodge bosses say they are trying to make up for the hotel industry not having any rooms left on Christmas Eve, all those...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:57 PM
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  4. Beauty contest for prisoners

    Beauty contest for prisoners A Brazilian city is hosting a beauty contest - for female prisoners. As well as physical beauty, inmates will be judged on their personalities and their poetry writing. Prison authorities in Sao Paulo are behind the move...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:56 PM
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  5. Dolphins 'protect' lifeguards from great white

    Four New Zealand lifeguards say a pod of dolphins provided a protective barrier around them when they were threatened by a great white shark. Rob Howes and three other lifeguards were on a training swim about 100 metres off shore at Ocean Beach on NZ's north-eastern coast when the dolphins...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:04 PM
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  6. For those who like to Tie One On

    Tie maker launches penis cravat A Serbian tie maker is planning to launch a new range of penis cravats for the man who has everything. Designer Neven Vrgoc said: "The ties are of a special shape and do not go around the neck of the man, but around his member. "I hope male customers...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:05 PM
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  7. Groom-to-be stole, hocked fiancee's ring, police say

    Is the wedding still on? That's one of the unanswered questions in the case of a man who police say staged a break-in at his own home so he could sell his fiancee's engagement ring. George Rich, 43, was charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an incident and providing a false statement....

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:07 PM
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  8. Blonde jokes to be banned?

    Blonde jokes to be banned? Blonde jokes are set to be banned in Hungary after blonde women staged an angry protest outside parliament. The protestors handed in a petition claiming they were being discriminated against in every walk of life by bad taste blonde jokes....

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:00 PM
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  9. Moose hunter banks on bagpipes

    A Swedish man is hoping to become a champion moose hunter with the aid of bagpipes. Gosta Johansson, from Gardsjona, told Aftonbladet that he believes the sound of the bagpipes is identical to the mating call of a randy moose. His believes a piper will prove an irresistible lure to make...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:14 PM
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  10. Man kills self with own electric chair

    A 74-year-old Lithuanian man apparently killed himself by using a homemade electric chair he put together, police said Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, was discovered Monday by his relatives who, concerned that they had not heard from him, broke down the door to his apartment in Kaunas,...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:49 PM
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  11. 28,000 paid for grilled cheese sandwich

    A online casino owned by a Canadian-based company forked over $28,000 US Wednesday to the owner of a 10-year-old, partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to be embedded with the image of the Virgin Mary - and then sent the "religious icon" on a world tour. secured the winning bid...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:44 PM
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  12. Santa banned from skydiving near Disneyland

    Santa Claus can build toys, shimmy down a chimney and harness flying reindeer. But one thing he can't do any more is skydive near Disneyland. The annual Jingle Bell Jump, with Santa parachuting to the Anaheim Town Square shopping centre with gifts and greetings, was cancelled for a second year...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:46 PM
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  13. A drink in every State of the Union ~ it took 21 years

    A drink in every State of the Union ~ it took 21 years Richard Matthews and Simon Dickens claimed victory this weekend in their 21-year quest to have a drink in every state in the union. With a clink of their pint glasses and a sip of Trout River Rainbow Red Ale,...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 02:59 PM
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  14. Woman takes nine years to pass her driving test

    A woman has finally passed her driving test on her 10th attempt. Dawn Forster has had 1,300 driving lessons costing £7,000 over a nine year period, reports the Mirror. Dawn from Middlesbrough said: "I'm so used to them saying 'You've failed.' I had to look twice and I pinched...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:19 PM
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  15. Employees: Boss Spanked Us for Mistakes

    Two young women complained to police that they were spanked by their 57-year-old employer for mistakes on the job, and the boss now faces criminal charges. One of the women told police that on her first day at the Tasty Flavors Sno Biz, before any spanking, owner Paul Eugene Levengood made her...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:01 PM
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  16. Huge Grinch erected on lawn after neighbours complain about Christmas display

    MONTE SERENO, Calif. (AP) - For six years, Alan and Bonnie Aerts transformed their Silicon Valley home into a Christmas wonderland, complete with surfing Santa, jumbo candy canes and a carol-singing chorus of mannequins. Visitors loved it. Last year, more than 1,500 cars prowled the...

    Started by Cass, 11-27-2004 08:14 AM
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  17. Man with only 78cents in Bank wins Lottery!

    With just 78 cents in his savings account and $44,000 owed to creditors, parking attendant Juan Rodriguez plunked down $1 on a lottery ticket. Good thing he wasn't pinching pennies: He won a $149-million lottery jackpot. Rodriguez, 49, of Queens bought his Mega Millions lottery ticket about one...

    Started by Cass, 11-27-2004 08:15 AM
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  18. Urine may cause bridge to collapse

    A landmark bridge in Indonesia's Sumatra island may collapse because too many people are fond of urinating on one of its steel pillars, a report says. Public works officials have found that the Ampera bridge, the landmark of Palembang city, has begun to lean on an angle and rocks slightly when...

    Started by Cass, 11-27-2004 08:18 AM
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  19. Beavers make big-bucks dam

    These eager beavers had a whole new slant on money laundering. A bag of bills stolen from a casino was snapped up by beavers who wove thousands of dollars in soggy currency into the sticks and brush of their dam on a creek in eastern Louisiana. “They hadn’t torn the bills up. They were...

    Started by Cass, 11-26-2004 03:17 PM
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  20. Chocolate Room

    German artists have unveiled a "Biedermeier"-style room made entirely of chocolate and marzipan, complete with panelling, vases, cutlery and pictures all fashioned from the confectionery. The eight artists at a chocolate factory in the eastern city of Halle took three months and used 1,764...

    Started by Cass, 11-27-2004 08:32 AM
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