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Sunday, March 22, 2009

BBC News | Science & Environment | Pink elephant is caught on camera

Family of elephants with a pinkish baby walking amidst them

A pink baby elephant has been caught on camera in Botswana.

A wildlife cameraman took pictures of the calf when he spotted it among a herd of about 80 elephants in the Okavango Delta.


Saturday, March 21, 2009 | Retired barber promotes Christian salt instead of kosher salt

CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) - You've heard of kosher salt? Now there's a Christian variety.


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Friday, March 13, 2009

BBC News | UK | Military penguin becomes a 'Sir'

A penguin who was previously made a Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Army has been knighted at Edinburgh Zoo.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BBC News | Europe | Germany stunned by shooting spree

Germany is in shock after a heavily armed 17-year-old opened fire on pupils and teachers at his former school in a killing spree in which 15 people died.


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Lifetime Portrait Of Shakespeare Discovered

Professor Stanley Wells, Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and one of the world’s leading experts on Shakespearian studies, today announced the discovery of a portrait of William Shakespeare, which he believes is almost certainly the only authentic image of Shakespeare made from life.

cont. | Secret Message Found In Lincoln Pocket Watch

WASHINGTON — For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. On Tuesday, museum curators confirmed it was true. A watchmaker used tiny tools to carefully pry open the antique watch at the National Museum of American History, and a descendant of the engraver read aloud the message from a metal plate underneath the watch face.