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Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

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Rosa Ferrigno’s new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags. Read More

California man uses nude mannequins to send message to ‘nosey’ neighbor

Homeowner Jason Winduce attempts to keep a sign he wrote from tipping over in the wind after he set up a display of nude mannequins in his Santa Rosa, Calif., yard, stemming from a neighbor’s complaint to the city that a six foot-tall fence was a code violation. Read More

Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver’s cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down. Read More
 

Man returns library book 53 years late

A New Jersey man says he has returned an overdue library book — 53 years after he first borrowed the book. Read More

Squirrels damaging Northeast maple syrup operations

Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations. Read More
 

Tel Aviv deploys ‘zombie lights’ for mobile-obsessed walkers

Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of “smartphone zombies,” installing special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring at their phones when they can walk and when they should stop. Read More
 

In deceit proposal: Feds say man wed panhandler to stay in U.S.

Prosecutors say a couple was panhandling along a North Carolina road when a foreigner pulled over with a proposal for the woman: Marry him so he could stay in the country, and they’d receive $12,000 along with payments for a house and car. Read More
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Puppy stabbed during break-in ‘getting lots of love,’ police say

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Police in New Hampshire say a 3-month-old puppy who was stabbed during a break-in at a home has had surgery and is recovering. Read More

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