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‘No cash, Carney?’ Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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I went to Brazil for a bath, says McLaren reserve Norris

(Reuters) – A canceled Formula One tire test meant McLaren reserve Lando Norris effectively flew all the way from Britain to Brazil this week just to take a bath. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train

LONDON (Reuters) – British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($ 1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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Australia ‘brings a smile’ with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – In the grand tradition of Britain’s Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney’s world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some union workers aren’t amused. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

LAMU, Kenya (Reuters) – The beaches of Kenya’s idyllic Lamu island are dotted with traditional Swahili stone and coral houses, mansions built by European royalty, the odd donkey and, increasingly, tidal lines of plastic trash. Reuters: Oddly Enough

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‘That’s art?’ Baby turns heads in Manhattan auction house window

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sculpture of a baby sleeping in an unusual New York City exhibit has Park Avenue window-shoppers alerting auction house staff that a child has been “forgotten in the display.” Reuters: Oddly Enough

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Axe to grind? Paris hangout has a better idea: throw one

PARIS (Reuters) – Parisians are famous for their love of art, fashion, good food and fine wine, so obviously they’ll jump at the chance to pay 19 euros ($ 22) an hour to throw an axe at a target on a wall. Reuters: Oddly Enough