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Two donkeys at a zoo in Poland which were separated because their love-making was objected to by some visitors have now been reunited in a single pen together.... MORE

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Calendar Oct 31

Oct 31, 1995

A prisoner in Oklahoma sued his jail authorities for denying him the right to wear women's knickers, which he said he needed for medical reasons.Forcing him to wear white cotton was, he claimed, a 'cruel and unusual punishment'.

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Saturday morning, although occurring at regular and well-foreseen intervals, always seems to take this railway by surprise.

W.S. Gilbert,
1836-1911 (in a letter to the station-master at Baker Street on the Metropolitan Line.

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QUACKING

QUACKING

In 2004 the police were called when people in the town of Wiesbaden, Germany, saw a distressed mother duck quacking after two of her ducklings had fallen through a manhole cover and became trapped in a sewage pipe.

Two officers succeeded in leading the ducklings to safety by imitating duck noises. Apparently their quacking was more convincing to the ducklings than that of the mother duck.

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