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Avon gentleman calling! Cosmetics company enters a new era

This Florida-based Avon rep wears a hard hat and carries a pile of company catalogues to his day job on a construction site, encouraging the men to buy their ladies a little something.

Perfume and lingerie are his top sellers. Oh, and he won't go a day without the women's wrinkle cream. Meet Bobby McKinney. Your local Avon man.

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B.C. pot prices hit by rising loonie

The rising Canadian dollar is affecting different markets — not all of them legal.

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World's most expensive dessert priced at $14,500

This dessert may be a little too rich for you, but you're probably not rich enough for it. A Sri Lankan resort is charging $14,500 US for what it calls the world's most expensive dessert, a fruit-infused confection complete with a chocolate sculpture and a gigantic gemstone.

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New twist technology to generate ice

Coca-Cola may be adding a new twist to its bottles, using new technology that creates instant ice when the bottle is cracked open.

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Sale of Dracula's Castle draws debate

Romanian legislators began debating Wednesday whether the Transylvanian fortress commonly known as Dracula's Castle was legally returned to an heir of the country's royal family and whether he is allowed to sell it.

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McDonald's to use garbage to generate power

McDonald's restaurants in South Yorkshire, England, are rerouting their discarded wrappers and waste from landfills to an energy recovery facility that will convert the garbage into electricity.

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U.S. cities starting crackdowns on low-slung pants

It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle — low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.

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California College Offers YouTube Class

Here's a dream come true for web addicts: college credit for watching YouTube.

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$1.8M synagogue seats fail to draw bids

An eBay auction for two lifetime, front-row seats to services at a synagogue in Miami has failed to fetch any bids at the starting price of $1.8 million US.

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Smile shutter camera captures fast-fading grins

Electronics company Sony has unveiled a camera for shutterbugs too slow to capture smiling subjects.

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Lock of Che Guevera's hair to be sold at auction

A former CIA operative and Cuban exile plans to auction what he says is a lock of Che Guevara's hair, snipped before the Argentinian revolutionary and friend of Fidel Castro was buried in 1967.

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