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Offbeat Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins Cute chick rover: A new way to spy on shy penguins
Emperor penguins are notoriously shy. When researchers approach, these penguins normally back away and their heart rate goes up. That's not what the scientists need when they want to check heart rate, health and other penguin parameters.
Offbeat Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13 Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13
A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.
Offbeat Ha-ha! Finland comic win's world's funniest competition Ha-ha! Finland comic win's world's funniest competition
The winner of the Funniest Person in the World competition is a brown-haired, slightly rotund stand-up comic from Finland who boasts he has hit on the perfect solution to the planet's international monetary woes.