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A pile of Chinese coins pose in this file photo. Source: Facebook

Chinese man purchases US$100k car with 500,000 coins

In news that has scared the wits out of bank tellers across China, one man has decided to purchase a shiny new vehicle, valued at over US$100,000, with over half a million 1 yuan coins. Spare a thought for the poor folk who had to count up all those coins! […]

December 28, 2016 China
A selection of donuts pose in this unrelated file photo. Source: Facebook

New York bakery specializing in ‘low-fat donuts’ goes bust

In news that would surprise absolutely nobody, ever, a donut store in Manhattan’s Seventh Avenue that specialized in baking low fat and low calorie treats went bankrupt after one year of operations. The outlet was the first physical location for Holey Donuts, a bakery that previously exclusively handled all business through online […]

December 28, 2016 US
One of the rare frogs posing in nature. Source: Facebook

Frog resembling ‘Kermit the Frog’ discovered in Costa Rican cave

Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center have made an amazing discovery – a frog that bears an uncanny resemblance to the most famous of all frogs, Kermit. Costa Rica was already well known for being home to a diverse range of frogs, but the recent discovery of Hyalinobatrachium dianae has caused […]

December 28, 2016 Costa Rica
The greedy snake was dissected after being discovered. Source: Facebook

South African snake dies after failed attempt to eat 10kg porcupine

It was a case of biting off more than he could chew for a South African python last Friday, after his late supper of a large porcupine proved fatal. The African rock python, a resident of Lake Eland Game Reserve, had a case of the munchies and made the unwise decision […]

December 28, 2016 South Africa