Snake on a plane? No, it's Smaug the dragon!

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Would you give up your country for gold? A South Korean speedskater had a falling out with the officials running his country's team. So he picked a new one – as in a new country – Russia. Now, with a new name, Viktor Ahn has returned to the top of his sport at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. He won the gold meda... - Posted on February 18, 2014
Rare white alligators travel from Florida to France Two incredibly rare albino alligators have arrived at their new home. “Albino” means having no color. That's why the alligators appear to be white. Their new home is a Paris aquarium. They were purchased from a reptile collector in Florida. The snappy new ... - Posted on February 13, 2014
Dogs in Brazil hope to hang twenty – sort of Selva the surfer wore a lime-green life vest. Her colleagues braved the waters without protection. But any of them could at least doggie paddle if they fell off their boards. About a dozen four-legged practitioners of stand-up paddle boarding took to the waves with their hum... - Posted on January 19, 2014
Would you buy a used Harley from the Pope? A Harley-Davidson motorcycle was donated to Pope Francis last year. It was signed by the Pope on its tank. Now it will be sold at auction in Paris. The auction sales will raise money for Caritas Roma, a Catholic charity based in Rome. The money will be used for a soup kitch... - Posted on January 14, 2014
Zoo animals chill out with ice cream, frozyo It's mind-bogglingly cold in the Northern Hemisphere. But the sweltering weather on the opposite end of the Earth has man and beast alike dreaming of ice. Brazil is sizzling. With the heat index sometimes soaring above 120 F, keepers at the Rio de Janeiro zoo are giving the ... - Posted on January 9, 2014
Pope Francis is named Time's Person of the Year Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year for 2013. It says the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution. And he did it in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden f... - Posted on December 12, 2013
Snake on a plane? No, it's Smaug the dragon! New Zealand's national airline unveiled a giant image of the dragon Smaug on one of its planes. They are celebrating the premiere of the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy. Air New Zealand showed the 177-foot image that's featured on both sides of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft. ... - Posted on December 4, 2013