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The Rugged Robin

(Video Link) Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear holds the Reliant Robin, a British subcompact car, in contempt. Faithful Robin fans cried out for vengeance. Their call was answered by Bernard Reeves, a car restoration expert. He modified a Robin into a heavily-armed offroading half-track: The result is the ‘Rugged Robin’ – a go-anywhere Reliant complete with tank-like [...]

Man Catches Girl Who Falls from Third Story Window

(Video Link) Steve St. Bernard, a bus driver in New York City, saw a 7-year old girl standing on a window air conditioner. He positioned himself right below her and, when she fell, caught her: The incident occurred Monday afternoon and was captured on amateur video, which soon surfaced online. It shows the girl, who neighbors said [...]

Car Thief Tried to Steal Judge’s Car

Ooh, the nerve of some people! Judge Lillian Sing of San Francisco released a convicted auto thief with some stern warnings, only to get this as payback: Phillip Bernard was in Community Court on Tuesday for a check of [...]

John Lennon Was a Crazy Cat Lady

John Lennon was crazy about cats. Over the years, he owned several, plus a few dogs. These are their stories. Elvis Growing up, Lennon had a cat named Elvis, who was owned by his beloved mother, Julia. Julia was worshiped by young John, and they were both crazy about Elvis Presley. The Lennons realized they had misnamed [...]

Rodent, or NOT a Rodent?

According to Grandpa, any wild mammal that invades your home or garden is a rodent, often lovingly referred to as a “varmint.” This turns out to be not quite so. We know that mice, rats, and hamsters are rodents, but other animals that resemble mice or rats may or may not belong to the order [...]

Tongue Wrestle Mania: The Art and Science of French Kissing

If you want to give a kiss to impress for Valentines Day, you should brush up on what you think you know and what you don’t know about French kissing. Above all, you don’t want to be one of the types of kissers guaranteed to be a turn-off. The Saint Bernard–someone who slobbers way too much, [...]

Medical Researchers Working on Regrowing Breast Tissue after Mastectomy

Scientists at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne, Australia, are developing an implantable device that they hope will regenerate lost breast tissue. In The Daily Telegraph, Bonnie Malkin writes: During the world-first trial surgeons will implant a chamber containing a sample of the woman’s fat tissue into the chest, which will act a “scaffolding” [...]