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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.
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. Yo…
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."
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.
What if Asteroid Hits Earth?
Let’s pretend the fly-by asteroid strikes Texas. What happens next?  Today’s the big day, when Asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within about 200,000 miles of our fair planet, and come slightly closer to the moon tomorrow.

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