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Dormant Volcano Erupts in Chile

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Residents of the Chilean towns of Chaiten and Futaleufu were in for a real shock on Friday when a long-dormant volcano came to life. Nobody knows for sure when the Chaiten volcano last erupted - estimates range from 400 to over 9,000 years ago. But now that it has erupted, there seems to be no letting up.

Beauty the Bald Eagle to Receive a New Beak

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Beauty, a 7-year old bald eagle is lucky to be alive. The 15-pound eagle was found in Alaska a few years ago, with its upper beak completely destroyed by a gunshot.  Without a full beak, the poor bird was having a hard time cutting or grasping food or even drinking water.

Visitors Help Build World's Tallest Lego Tower

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the colorful Lego brick, visitors to the Legoland Park in Windsor, U.K. were invited to help build the World's tallest Lego Tower.

Not exactly world class soccer - but fun anyway!

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They may not be the next David Beckham or Mia Hamm, but these little robot soccer players are sure fun to watch. Last week 49 senior teams and 116 junior teams came together to compete in the regional Robocup Soccer Championships held in Hannover, Germany.

Chunky Monkeys!

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No we are not talking about the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor, but a serious issue facing officials at the Omaha Park in Osaka, Japan. Thanks to the incessant (constant) feeding of junk food by tourists, monkeys residing here have become obese.

Mother's Day Special - The World's Biggest Photo!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 is Mother's Day; when mothers in most parts of the world are appreciated for all they do for their families.  One Chinese Company is taking the celebrations to a new level, by printing what is believed to be the biggest photograph in the World - of a mother of course!

A sneak peak at the world's most expensive home

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In most parts of the world a $2 billion U.S. Dollar house would be built in the middle of a sprawling estate, surrounded by lush greenery.  At the very least it would at least have a decent playground!.  However in Mumbai, India, a country where land is scarce, it means a 27-floor skyscraper, situated right in the middle of a busy downtown area.

The Formula One Technology Challenge

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They are too young to compete in a Formula One (F1) race, but perfectly qualified to design and build a model F1 racecar. This week twenty-four teams of students ranging from 11-18 years of age, from across the world, gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to compete in the finals of the Formula One Technology Challenge. 

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