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White elephant discovery ‘a positive omen’

A rare white elephant captured in Burma is being hailed as a positive omen by the country’s media. Only 5 white elephants have been caught in ten year…

The Carved Baseball Bats of Peter Schuyff

Artist Peter Schuyff, among other activities, carves baseball bats. When asked about the origins of this idea, he wrote: The whole thing started with carving sticks on my walks. I’ve made long walks in New Guinea, the Amazon, Burma, jungles, I like jungles. At the end of the day there’s not much to do and I [...]

The Secret Lives of Game Show Hosts

They’ve got gleaming, flawless teeth, hair that could withstand hurricane-force winds and emotions that run high when giving away a case of Turtle Wax. But scratch just below the surface of a classic game show host, and you may be surprised at what you find. Regis Philbin When you think of “Regis Philbin” and “game show,” the [...]

China’s Last Tiger Eaten

There’s no way of knowing whether the tiger that made a meal for five men was really the last Indochinese tiger in China, but no one has seen any others in years. Kang Wannian of Yunnan Province in China claims he killed the tiger in self-defense last February. Then he ate it. The only known wild [...]