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Nov 5, 2015
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Not by the hair on their chinny chin chin

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Tommaso Gaggi holds a dead wild boar during an hunt in Castell’Azzara, Tuscany, Italy, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

And this little piggy wreaked havoc on an entire country.

Italy is facing a massive wild boar problem. Rampaging boar are destroying crops, causing road accidents and, yes, even attacking people, Italian authorities say. The problem has emboldened hunting parties to try to control the invasive animal’s soaring population, though this practice has done little to slow the boars’ rise.

Nov 5, 2015
via Reuters FYI

Not by the hair on their chinny chin chin

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Tommaso Gaggi holds a dead wild boar during an hunt in Castell’Azzara, Tuscany, Italy, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

And this little piggy wreaked havoc on an entire country.

Italy is facing a massive wild boar problem. Rampaging boar are destroying crops, causing road accidents and, yes, even attacking people, Italian authorities say. The problem has emboldened hunting parties to try to control the invasive animal’s soaring population, though this practice has done little to slow the boars’ rise.

Nov 5, 2015
via Reuters FYI

Not by the hair on their chinny chin chin

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Tommaso Gaggi holds a dead wild boar during an hunt in Castell’Azzara, Tuscany, Italy, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

And this little piggy wreaked havoc on an entire country.

Italy is facing a massive wild boar problem. Rampaging boar are destroying crops, causing road accidents and, yes, even attacking people, Italian authorities say. The problem has emboldened hunting parties to try to control the invasive animal’s soaring population, though this practice has done little to slow the boars’ rise.

Nov 3, 2015
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A sour chirp

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The Twitter logo is shown on smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in this April 29, 2015 photo illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

It’s a change only a mother could <3.

Twitter, in a purported effort to be more user-friendly, has replaced its famed “favorite” button (the iconic star symbol) with a heart-shaped symbol called “like.” The online reaction was robust — and not in a good way. (Mashable has a roundup of the best tweets responding to the “blasphemous” new design here.)

Nov 3, 2015
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A sour chirp

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The Twitter logo is shown on smartphone in front of a displayed stock graph in central Bosnian town of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in this April 29, 2015 photo illustration. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

It’s a change only a mother could <3.

Twitter, in a purported effort to be more user-friendly, has replaced its famed “favorite” button (the iconic star symbol) with a heart-shaped symbol called “like.” The online reaction was robust — and not in a good way. (Mashable has a roundup of the best tweets responding to the “blasphemous” new design here.)

Oct 30, 2015
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Happy (almost) Halloween

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A train made of hand carved Jack O’ Lanterns is displayed on the grounds of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor House and Museum during the “Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze” in Croton-on Hudson, New York October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Charlie Brown never saw pumpkins quite as great as these.

Croton-on-Hudson welcomed intricate squash artwork this October as part of its annual “Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze.” The festival welcomed over 7,000 ornately decorated pumpkins. Check out a collection of Reuters images from the festival here.

Oct 28, 2015
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Look out below!

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Step aside, Billy Corgan.

A Minnesota man gave his audience a smashing pumpkin worth talking about this Halloween season, sending hisĀ 1,465-pound pumpkin crashing into a minivan — intentionally. Volunteers lifted the superlative squash high into the air and let one lucky pumpkin-dropper yank a cord, sending the orangey orb plummeting. Both minivan and pumpkin were destroyed.

Mourn the pumpkin pies that could have been — and read on for more news you may have missed:

Oct 28, 2015
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Look out below!

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Screengrab/Reuters TV

Step aside, Billy Corgan.

A Minnesota man gave his audience a smashing pumpkin worth talking about this Halloween season, sending hisĀ 1,465-pound pumpkin crashing into a minivan — intentionally. Volunteers lifted the superlative squash high into the air and let one lucky pumpkin-dropper yank a cord, sending the orangey orb plummeting. Both minivan and pumpkin were destroyed.

Mourn the pumpkin pies that could have been — and read on for more news you may have missed:

Oct 23, 2015
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Look, ma, no hands!

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Sorry, but “I only have two hands” may no longer be a valid excuse to get out of doing things.

Researchers in London have developed an eye-tracking robotic arm that allows users to paint a picture while eating and drinking. The robot detects a user’s eye movement and travels to that spot directly, allowing it to daub a paint brush in paint and then onto a canvas. No word yet on what happens when the robot gets tired of painting all day and turns on its masters.

Oct 23, 2015
via Reuters FYI

Look, ma, no hands!

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Screengrab/Reuters TV

Sorry, but “I only have two hands” may no longer be a valid excuse to get out of doing things.

Researchers in London have developed an eye-tracking robotic arm that allows users to paint a picture while eating and drinking. The robot detects a user’s eye movement and travels to that spot directly, allowing it to daub a paint brush in paint and then onto a canvas. No word yet on what happens when the robot gets tired of painting all day and turns on its masters.