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Peppery tang with hint of squid ink tempt your taste buds? Burger King Japan has meal for you

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TOKYO (AP) -- The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King Japan is going black on black....

This year's Ig Nobel winners: Pork as way to stop nosebleeds, banana peel slipperiness

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BOSTON (AP) -- There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center....

2014 Ig Nobel Awards: Banana skins, nosebleed-curing pork, Jesus in toast inspire winners
The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine:...





Company to pay for dog's flight from Oregon back to Pennsylvania

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania....

46 years after it was stolen, Jaguar convertible found on cargo ship; owner to get it back

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love....

Beer gets skunked: Animal gets head stuck in can, is rescued by Ohio animal control officer

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio....

Police say Pennsylvania man called 911 repeatedly with false alarms because he was lonely
HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up....

Citrus distress: Sour-smelling lime juice leak sends emergency responders to Alaska airport
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) -- A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport....

Police: Video shows suspect robbing store with banana he swiped from counter near cashier
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place....

Police: Man dared to do doughnuts caused $14K in damage to other vehicles by kicking up rocks
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot....

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