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Three-toed sloth crossing the road in Costa Rica.
*sweet* picked by Bornbad 5 months ago
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 Costa Rica Leads 'Happy Planet Index'
Costa Rica Leads 'Happy Planet Index'
Costa Rica tops the "Happy Planet Index," a ranking of ecological efficiency among the world's nations, survey officials say.
Of the 143 nations surveyed for the Happy Planet Index, the United States ranked 114. picked by kakana 2 years ago
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 Iconic Beatles zebra crossing faces axe
Iconic Beatles zebra crossing faces axe
The zebra crossing which featured on the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album should be removed because fans are causing too many accidents, politicians have claimed.
Local councillors are proposing to move the crossing altogether over fears that the number of people posing for photographs in the middle of the road is causing accidents and holding up traffic. picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 &quot;Billie&quot; the turtle wins Costa Rica sea race
"Billie" the turtle wins Costa Rica sea race
A leatherback turtle called Billie won the first Great Turtle Race from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands, swimming at a leisurely 5 to 6 kilometres per hour, organisers say. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Nicaragua Blames Google Maps for Accidental Invasion of Costa Rica
Nicaragua Blames Google Maps for Accidental Invasion of Costa Rica
Oops! Nothing like relying on technology to plan an invasion...using incorrect information. picked by suebe 11 months ago
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 Five-Million-Year Old Sloth Fossil Found In Peru
Five-Million-Year Old Sloth Fossil Found In Peru
The nearly intact fossil of an ancient sloth that lived 5 million years ago has been unearthed in Peru, a find about 4 million years older than similar ones discovered in the Americas, researchers said.

The sloth was found beneath the cement floor of a house in the Andean region of Espinar in southern Peru when workers were installing a water system. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Crews rescue man after road melts
Crews rescue man after road melts
A 19-year-old man had to be rescued after his lower leg became stuck in melted tar on a road outside his house in Greater Manchester.

Graham Merrington's foot and shin disappeared down the hole as he tried to cross Angleside Avenue in Burnage. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Men on road to extinction
Men on road to extinction
Men are on the road to extinction as their genes shrink and slowly fade away, medical students heard today.

A researcher in human sex chromosomes said the male Y chromosome was dying and could run out within the next five million years. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 Troubled EMI put Abbey Road Studios up for sale.
Troubled EMI put Abbey Road Studios up for sale.
Abbey Road, the most famous recording studios in the world where The Beatles recorded most of their music, has been put up for sale, by cash strapped EMI. picked by Bornbad 2 years ago
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 Motorists drive by as woman is sexually assaulted in the middle of a busy road
Motorists drive by as woman is sexually assaulted in the middle of a busy road
As she struggled with the brutal attacker trying to rape her, the terrified victim might have hoped that help was only a few feet away. The 20-year-old woman had been pinned to the ground on a road which, even though it was 1am, was well lit and busy. Yet not one of the passing motorists stopped to go to her aid. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 History Of Left- And Right-Side Driving
History Of Left- And Right-Side Driving
The reasons that countries around the world drive on either the left side of the road or the right side of the road are outlined chronologically.
A table of countries lists every country and whether they drive on the left side of the road or the right side of the road. picked by Kitsune86 5 years ago
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 Japanese Two Story Transforming RV Takes Road Trip Across Japan
Japanese Two Story Transforming RV Takes Road Trip Across Japan
Anybody with a set of XY chromosomes dreams of ditching everything after high school or college, and taking an RV with some buddies to travel around the country in a massive road trip adventure. Few follow through on this dream of dreams, but these guys from Japan decided to build a two story, fully outfitted, transforming masterpiece of travel to do just that. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 Building Their Own Road
Building Their Own Road
Frustrated villagers in northeast India have been waiting 20 years for the government to build a critical road to the main city. The villagers decided to take the matter into their own hands. picked by 2manyusernames 2 years ago
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 Cat survives nearly 3 weeks crossing Pacific Ocean without food or water
Cat survives nearly 3 weeks crossing Pacific Ocean without food or water
A cat whose owners thought was lost spent nearly three weeks crossing the Pacific Ocean in a shipping container with no food or water — and appears to be fine. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Honda Creates Music, Residents Reject It, You Can Watch It
Honda Creates Music, Residents Reject It, You Can Watch It [video]
Honda goes out and makes some really neat music on a rural road in Lancaster, CA by cutting groves in the road that when driven over plays the William Tell Overture. The residents complained and now its getting paved over. Here is a video of the musical road. (Other musical roads in comments) picked by muppetmaker 3 years ago
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  Newborn piglet rescued from road
Newborn piglet rescued from road
A newborn piglet was rescued from an untimely death on the road -- and the slaughterhouse -- when a driver found it in central England. Staffers there said they believe it was born in a truck that was hauling its mother and then rolled off. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Thousands Donate Hair to Fix Myanmar Pagoda Road
Thousands Donate Hair to Fix Myanmar Pagoda Road
The campaign _ led by the Buddhist monks overseeing the upkeep of the remote Alaungdaw Kathapha pagoda _ will use proceeds from the sale of hair to repair sections of a road and build bridges leading to the popular pilgrimage site which is said to contain the remains of one of Buddha's disciples. picked by suebe 2 years ago
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 Crossing guards hired for Purdue
Crossing guards hired for Purdue
Seems college students don't know how to look before crossing the street, so they hired crossing guards.

Wasn't that something they were supposed to learn in kindergarten? picked by jhordie 1 year ago
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 Road construction: the Japanese way
Road construction: the Japanese way
The March 11th earthquake demolished a stretch of the Great Kanto Highway in Naka, leaving a 150 meter crater-like crack. Construction workers and engineers arrived at the damaged highway on March 17th, and 6 days later it looked like the road never even had a pothole. picked by delta 7 months ago
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 It Was 40 Years Ago Today
It Was 40 Years Ago Today
The Beatles crossed Abbey Road.

Watch the crossing picked by suebe 2 years ago
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  Survey finds Miami worst road rage city
Survey finds Miami worst road rage city
For the second consecutive year, rude Miami drivers have earned the city the title of worst road rage in a survey released Tuesday. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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