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Sun aligns with streets for ‘Chicagohenge’ phenomenon

WT24 Desk Monday marks the beginning of a twice-annual phenomenon known as “Chicagohenge,” when the sun aligns photogenically with the grid of Chicago’s streets, UPI reports. The phenomenon, which coincides with the spring and fall equinoxes — March 21 and Sept. 21, respectively — lasts for about a week and features the sun rising and setting in line with the ...

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Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal

The resort where the couple were staying confirmed that a male guest drowned while freediving alone outside the underwater room WT24 Desk An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater on holiday in Tanzania, Agencies report. Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island, reports ...

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New Jersey man wins a second lottery top prize two years later

WT24 Desk A New Jersey man collected a $250,000 lottery jackpot just two years after taking home a $2 million prize from another scratch-off ticket, UPI reports. Freddie R. of Newark told New Jersey Lottery officials his usual tickets weren’t bringing him any luck recently, so he decided to buy a few tickets that he doesn’t usually try at the C-Town Supermarket ...

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Caiman spotted swimming in Michigan school’s pond

WT24 Desk Students and community members are being warned to keep a safe distance from a Michigan school pond, where an “alligator-type reptile” — a caiman — was spotted swimming, UPI reports. Bedford Public Schools said a teacher spotted an “alligator-type reptile” swimming in the Biology Pond on the campus of Bedford Senior High School and Bedford Junior High School. The ...

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World’s largest artichoke salad assembled in Peru

WT24 Desk A university in Peru set a Guinness World Record when it assembled an artichoke salad weighing 1,729.59 pounds, UPI reports. San Ignacio de Loyola University gathered 200 volunteers in the Plaza de Armas de Trujillo to assemble the artichoke salad on a tray measuring 16 feet long and 5 feet wide. Guinness World Records confirmed the 1,729.59-pound result was a new record for ...

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Michigan company amassing world’s largest ball of lint

WT24 Desk A Michigan-based business is aiming for a Guinness record with a gargantuan ball of lint that will be set on fire after weighing, UPI reports. Dryer Vent Wizard, based in Farmington Hills, said it has been collecting lint from its 95 franchises around the country since April and the stash will be officially weighed Thursday at the company’s headquarters. The ...

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Rome stall owner refuses reward for €2,000 cash find

WT24 Desk A young man who found a wallet containing €2,000 (£1770; $2200) in cash on the street in Rome refused a reward after returning it to its owner, BBC reports. Mossan Rasal, a 23-year-old Bangladeshi citizen, went directly to the police after spotting the item on the pavement in the Italian capital on Friday. It was then arranged for ...

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9th-grader in Khulna exemplifies honesty

Where corruption runs amok, doing the right thing makes headlines WT24 Desk A class-IX girl made herself an example of honesty by returning Tk 2 lakh she found on the on roadside back to its original owner. Her act of honesty has won admiration from all corners, Agencies report. The incident took place at Hogolbunia of Batiaghata upazila here on ...

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Farm takes aim at goat yoga world record with 500 expected in class

WT24 Desk A Florida farm said it expects more than 500 people to participate in its attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest goat yoga session, UPI reports. Debbie Canton, 56, who owns Grady Goat Farm in Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, with her husband, Rob, said more than 500 people and 110 goats are expected to participate ...

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