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It's The Season . . .

Last week, we brought you Europe's largest Christmas tree. This week we bring you what has officially been declared by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's largest floating Christmas tree."

Christmas card arrives after 93 years

Talk about snail mail! A card mailed on December 23rd, 1914 from Alabama took 93 years to travel to what should have been a 750 mile journey to its final destination in Oberlin Ohio. 

China's Hip-Hop Grandmothers

Meet the hip-hop grannies, China's new generation of grandmothers, who shun "Tai Chi" in favor of grooving to the beat of hip-hop music.

"Life Saver" bottle designed to really save lives

This simple looking bottle costs almost $300 US Dollars, but it's inventor Michael Pritchard says the "Life Saver"  will get rid of any kind of impurities and turn even the murckiest and yuckiest water into drinking water ! 

Plight Of The Antarctic Penguins

The fascinating documentary "March of the Penguins"  touched on some of the issues faced by the "Emperor Penguins", due to global warming. Now scientists are predicting even more dire(dismal) consequences if some preventive measures are not taken soon.

It's the Season . . .

As you prepare your Christmas shopping list, don't forget your pet! Increasingly it seems people in the US and around the world are adding their dogs or cats to their Christmas lists and not just for any stuffed animal picked up at the grocery or pharmacy, but for high-end gifts from exclusive stores.

The Intelligent Soccer Ball!

Was the ball in or not?  Did the referee make a mistake?  A lot of times these are crucial questions asked in soccer matches where the outcome may well depend on a judgment call by a referee. Now this intelligent soccer ball from Adidas promises to take the guessing out of the decision.

Maine Philantrophist Keeps Giving!

During his lifetime, Harold Alfond donated more then $100 million US Dollars to schools, hospitals and charitable causes in his home State of Maine. His generosity continues even after his recent death at the age of 93.

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