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A bunch of bananas pose in this file photo. Source: Facebook

Unusual tradition in Scottish town sees bananas ‘banned’ for one day

Banana fans at a Scottish seaside town will have to wait a whole day before their favorite yellow fruit is permitted to be eaten again, in honor of a strange superstition during the annual boat festival. Located in Aberdeenshire, the town of Portsoy has played host to the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival each year since […]

December 29, 2016 United Kingdom
An early design of the proposed statue. Source: Facebook

Plans for an 80-foot statue of ‘Mother Canada’ stir online debate

In news that has environmental activists chomping at the bit, there are plans currently underway in Canada to build a 24-meter high statue of a figure known as ‘Mother Canada’. The purpose of the statue is to commemorate the Canadian soldiers that perished during battles, but there are vocal critics of […]

December 29, 2016 Canada
A newlywed same-sex couple. Source: Facebook

Christian couple in Australia plan to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalised

A married couple in the Australian capital of Canberra have made headlines after announcing that they’ll get divorced if laws to allow same-sex couples to legally married are passed. The Christian couple, Nick & Sarah Jensen, have been married for over 10 years, and told journalists that they have a […]

December 28, 2016 Australia
Prisoners at work on the farm. Source: Facebook

50 retired racehorses due to be put down find new home helping to rehabilitate prisoners

In the world of horse racing, once a horse reaches the end of its professional career, it very seldom has the opportunity for a quiet and peaceful retirement. Once they grow too old or become too injured to continue competing, most owners opt to put their horses down rather than […]

December 28, 2016 Australia