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Thank You, Cavemen, For Teaching Us How to Yawn — Health Check

The mystery of why yawning is contagious may finally have been solved: an Italian study says it’s linked to empathy.

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Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors Buried With Shipmates

In one of the most poignant reminders of that "day that will live in infamy", more old sailors who survived the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor have died, and have been taken back to Hawaii to be buried in their sunken ships with their shipmates.

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True Story: Legless Man Denied Power Wheelchair

There are bureaucrats, there are dumb bureaucrats, and then there are the health ministry bureaucrats in Sweden who've taken mindless bureaucratic stupidity to new heights.

They denied a request for a powered wheelchair from a man who had both legs amputated because of diabetes complications. You won't believe their reason for rejecting him.

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African Hoax: Flesh Eating Bananas

Sales of bananas in the east African nation of Mozambique have fallen through the floor since someone started sending e-mails and text messages claiming bananas grown in South Africa are infected with "flesh eating bacteria."

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Queen’s Pay Frozen in UK Austerity Measures

Times are hard the whole world over. In a sign of dire economic times across the pond, Buckingham Palace is doing some historic belt tightening.  Let's just say it's not as much fun to be a "royal" as it used to be.

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De-Classified 1941 Navy Memo Hints US Knew Hawaii Attack Was Coming

Did President Franklin D. Roosevelt know the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was coming?  A newly de-classified memo to FDR reveals there were signs that something was going to happen at Hawaii, but no one knew what it would be or when it would happen.

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Prince William to the Rescue! Sailors Saved by Lt. William Wales

The dashing Prince William added to his allure on Sunday when he was part of a four-man team that rescued a pair of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.

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Airline Forces Passengers to Pay $31,500 for Fuel — Or Be Stranded [VIDEO]

Flying the friendly skies is one thing. Being forced to pony up the cash to do it while en route is something else entirely.

But that’s what happened on a flight operated by Austria-based carrier Comtel earlier this week.

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