Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

November 23, 2014

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds of meat off the bone...
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UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

November 23, 2014

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel. The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday’s game against the University of New Hampshire. It even...
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Bighorn sheep escapes Los Angeles Zoo, dies after car strikes it

November 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park on Saturday and dashed around the hills in the park for hours before it ended up on a residential street where it was struck by a car and died, a zoo spokeswoman said. The sheep got free from...
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Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

November 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — State police say a man stripped inside a women’s bathroom at Boston’s Logan Airport, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding. A motive for the bizarre behavior that occurred Saturday in Terminal C...
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City’s ‘ugly’ Christmas tree prompts public outcry

November 22, 2014

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading’s spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group...
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Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

November 22, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear’s unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn’t get much media attention in Poland until...
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Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

November 22, 2014

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World reports (http://bit.ly/11LEBA8 )...
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