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Politicians risk waking up: Ottawa to shut off fluoride to water

Ottawa's drinking water has been without cavity-fighting fluoride for extended periods in recent months because of a shortage of the chemical across North America.


Drink-Drive Suspect Eats His Socks

A suspected drunk driver has shocked police in Canada by using some strange tactics to avoid a breath test.

The 19-year-old man drank contact lens solution and tried to eat his socks when he was stopped by an officer in Walkerton, Ontario.

The suspect has been found sitting in his car with the lights off on a country road.

He was arrested when a police officer approached the vehicle and concluded the man was drunk.

As the officer prepared breath test equipment, the suspect grabbed a contact lens case in his car.


Rural climate change sceptics shock kayaker

A man paddling and pulling his kayak from Brisbane to Adelaide to promote the need for action on climate change says he is disappointed with the sceptical nature of outback Australians.


Beheaded snake sends man to hospital

PROSSER - Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous. That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.

Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.


Man Living in Car Since '00 Upsets City

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Steve Graham might not be in the doghouse over a dispute with his wife, but as far as his neighbors are concerned, he's not far from it. For the past seven years, Graham, 55, has been living in his car parked in the backyard of a house he and his wife, La Donna Graham, own.


UK Great white shark lie exposed

A great white shark allegedly seen off the coast of Britain has turned out to be a great white lie.

Nightclub bouncer Kevin Keeble this week admitted that frightening photos he claimed were taken near Cornwall were snapped on a fishing trip off the coast of South Africa.


Skateboarding Enumclaw rooster ordered to clam up

ENUMCLAW, Wash. - A controversy is brewing in this Cascade foothill town involving a famous bird on four wheels.

Hanna Dahlquist's pet rooster is one bird that's got game.

"He skateboards," says Hanna. "He thinks he can go faster when he's aerodynamic."

A skateboarding rooster named Tony Chickenhawk has won awards for his bizarre skill.

In fact, the rooster rides so well, Hanna named him Tony Chickenhawk.

"I named him after Tony Hawk because he is like a really famous skateboarder and my chicken skateboards," says Hanna.


Texas: Rowdy 'Redneck Games' Irk Neighbors

DALLAS - There have been more than a few athletes accused of doping over the years _ but the competitors at the "Texas Redneck Games" might just be dopes.


Giant Lego Man rescued from sea

A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.



Crocodile falls from window in Russian nuclear town

Residents in the Russian nuclear research town of Sarov got a jaw-dropping surprise on Tuesday when a crocodile fell from the twelfth-storey apartment of its owner, the emergency situations ministry said.

The one-metre (3.3-feet) caiman crocodile landed on a pavement after leaning too far out of the window of the apartment where it had lived for the last 15 years, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted an official with the local branch of the ministry as saying.