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April 2008 Archives

No bull: Florida legislators to ban testicles as truck ornaments

They're proudly displayed by any self-respecting bull, but dangling big metal ones on the back end of a vehicle could be banned in Florida.

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For Canadians, jackpots and jobs go hand-in-hand: survey

A $5-million lottery windfall would not be enough to prompt many Canadians to hand in their resignation papers, according to a survey released Friday.

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Couple offers home as prize in $100 essay contest

A New Mexico couple has decided to give away their home to the winner of an essay contest. The catch: It costs $100 US to enter, and the home will go only if at least 2,500 people sign up.

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Central Park on the sea

New York City's famed Central Park is moving to the ocean - sort of.

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Wayne's World car kabob up for grabs on eBay

A towering sculpture of eight cars made famous in the movie Wayne's World is up for sale on eBay.

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Crayola unveils new giving tree, super happy crayons

Laser lemon, screamin' green – make way for super happy and giving tree, the newest crayons to be included in the Crayola 64 Box.

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Absolut apologizes for provocative ad

The Absolut vodka company has apologized for an ad campaign depicting the southwestern U.S. as part of Mexico amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers.

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Lincoln letter fetches $3.4M at auction

A poignant letter written by former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to a group of schoolchildren sold for $3.4 million US at a Sotheby's auction in New York Thursday.

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From pinstripes to SpongeBob, yarmulkes go beyond basics

Looking for a black satin yarmulke like the one your grandfather used to wear? Sure, you can still get it. But why would you want to, when stylish and offbeat options abound?

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Take a nap – in the overhead storage bin, jokes WestJet

The overhead storage bins on WestJet's fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft would double as sleeper cabins, the Calgary-based airline announced in an April Fool's Day press release.

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