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Businessman charged in dramatic duping of Broadway "Rebecca"

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a shadowy plot worthy of Mrs. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper in "Rebecca," a New York businessman was charged on Monday with defrauding the drama's Broadway musical production by creating a fictional cast of characters in an elaborate financial ruse. Mark Hotton "faked lives, faked companies and even staged a fake death,...

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Man finds 1.2-carat diamond in mud from friend’s well | The Sideshow

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Man finds 1.2-carat diamond in mud from friend’s well | The Sideshow A Wisconsin man sifting through mud from a friend's well stumbled across a find that turned out to be a real gem. Dan Fagnan of St. Croix County, Wis., was panning for gold flakes in wet mud from a 120-foot well which his friend had recently drilled. "Everyone thinks I'm a fruit loop for panning [...]...

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Pandas 'Hunted And Eaten By Prehistoric Man'

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A Chinese scientist claims excavated fossils show early humans killed the bears for food....

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‘Cave man’ living in Texas canyon could probably use lawyer | The Sideshow

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‘Cave man’ living in Texas canyon could probably use lawyer | The Sideshow A half-naked man living in a cave in a canyon outside of El Paso, Texas, scared a group of hikers on Sunday when they say he jumped out of the cave and chased them away. Residents of an apartment complex at foot of McKelligon Canyon say the man has been living in the cave for [...]...

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Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

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Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventorMOSHAV AHITUV, Israel (Reuters) - A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says. Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who...

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In America, pudgy pets hit the treadmill, too

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the obesity rate soars among Americans, their dogs are getting potbellied, too, encouraging fitness companies to come up with a range of equipment and classes to get pampered pets back into shape. From canine-tailored treadmills, to puppy pedometers and group fitness classes, there's no shortage of tools to trim and tone...

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