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Lobsters must be comfortably numb before cooking: Swiss government

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland has banned the common culinary practice of throwing fresh lobsters into boiling water as part of an overhaul of its animal protection rules.

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United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

(Reuters) – A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

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Growing obsession: Palestinian stuffs pillows with 67 years of hair

TUBAS, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian mother Ezzeya Daraghmeh opens up a pillowcase and pulls out large clumps of her multi-colored hair that she has kept for nearly seven decades.

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Prickles and a paunch: Israel’s overweight hedgehogs go on diet

RAMAT GAN, Israel (Reuters) – Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the streets of Israel they struggled to curl up into a ball to fend off predators.

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Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas – as long as he doesn’t try to deliver too many presents in one go.

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