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Egyptian man grows 'Beard of Bees', hopes to promote apian benefits

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:21 -0500

SHIBIN EL KOM, Egypt (Reuters) - Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the "Beard of Bees". To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen's hormones strapped to his chin.(image)

Philippines president pines for motorcycle, doubts will ride again

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:17:13 -0500

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte spoke of his sadness on Friday at having to forfeit his beloved motorcycles in becoming president, and offered tips on handling two wheels and why a Honda was better than a Harley.(image)

Bank of England asking supplier of currency to find animal fat alternative

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:29:07 -0500

(Reuters) - The Bank of England said its supplier of currency, Innovia, is working toward removing the use of animal fat in the production of its new plastic five pound note after objection raised by thousands of vegetarians.(image)

Police threaten Nickelback music on Canadian drunk drivers

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:20:04 -0500

TORONTO (Reuters) - If getting charged with impaired driving is not enough, police in a small Canadian town are hoping adding Nickelback music to the punishment will be enough to keep drunk partiers away from the wheel.(image)

New York thief grabs pot of gold off armored truck: police

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:27:02 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police are searching for a green-clad man who swiped an 86-pound (39 kg) pail of gold flakes off an armored truck two months ago and disappeared with the estimated $1.6 million in treasure.(image)

Hit that iceberg: China group readies Titanic simulation

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:24:02 -0500

DAYING COUNTY, China (Reuters) - You too may soon be able to feel what it was like to hit an iceberg on the Titanic.(image)

Sutter Home sues Shmaltz Brewing over 'Menage a Trois' trademark

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:41:02 -0500

(Reuters) - Shmaltz Brewing Co says some of its beer names, including several with Jewish themes, "can be a bit unorthodox." Now a large California winery wants one of those names to be reformed.(image)

New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:26:23 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture.(image)

Thriving on raw eggs, world's oldest person marks 117th birthday in Italy

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:16:52 -0500

VERBANIA, Italy (Reuters) - Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a day.(image)

Runners brave snow, ice and cold for Antarctic Ice Marathon

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:47:59 -0500

(Reuters) - Wrapped up warmly with layers of clothing, gloves, hats and goggles, the runners await the blasting siren marking the start of the race before heading off onto the barren track.(image)