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US man celebrates 101st birthday by going to same job he's worked for 73 years

EAST HANOVER, N.J. - Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job....

posted: August 18,2014





Oddities

Owl enters 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, kills pet canary in cage, residents say

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said....


Captain of the corn maze: Farm honours Derek Jeter by carving his likeness into 5-acre field

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. - As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat....


Sweet job: Cambridge University seeks doctoral student to study the fundamentals of chocolate

LONDON - Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?...


Don't be silly: UK councils asked to reveal policies on ghosts, exorcists, dragons and meteors

LONDON - Is your town safe from dragon attack? Inquiring minds want to know....


Santa Claus and Rockettes stop traffic in NYC to promote Radio City Music Hall show

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The calendar says August, but that didn't stop Santa Claus from visiting midtown Manhattan and snarling a section of Sixth Avenue, much to the bafflement of tourists and the frustration of drivers forced to idle their...


Caretaker charged with drinking more than $102,000 worth of valuable whiskey dies, ending case

GREENSBURG, Pa. - The former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion has died, ending criminal charges that he drank more than $102,000 worth of old whiskey that he was supposed to be guarding....








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