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Stranded savings, prescient primates, chilly communique

May 16, 2014
A child lies on the floor at JFK airport in New York November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A child lies on the floor at JFK airport in New York November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Travel problems? Don’t get paid in peanuts

Attention summer vacation fliers: If your flight gets delayed, you could be entitled to a cash payout.

 

Everyone move to Japan, quick!

Average life expectancy around the world climbs, with Japan holding the top spot (women there can expect to live to 87).

 

A solution to shoddy Arctic cell phone service

A famed telegraph station used by polar explorers reopens in the world’s northern-most settlement.

 

Local woman inexplicably wants to relive high school

A 31-year-old in Texas is arrested after she enrolled in a private high school, posing as a teenager.

 

Unfortunately, common-sense health advice stands

It’s a pain, but exercise is good for you (in the case of this particular study, it’s good for older men). And breakfast cereals, while delicious, are shown often to contain too much sugar. Bummer.

 

Video: Check with the chimps for NHL playoffs

Walter the orangutan predicts the winner of the German Cup Final, according to people who believe psychic animals can divine the outcome of soccer matches.

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