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A new Confederate fight

March 23, 2015

  The design of a proposed ''Sons of the Confederacy'' Texas state license plate is shown in this handout illustration provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles March 20, 2015. HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

The design of a proposed ”Sons of the Confederacy” Texas state license plate is shown in this handout illustration provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles March 20, 2015. HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

Hong Kong protests lead to retail woes

March 20, 2015

A police officer gestures at protesters during a demonstration inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong February 15, 2015. Anti-mainland Chinese demonstrators on Sunday protested against parallel traders and confronted police, government radio reported. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Birds of a feather

March 19, 2015

  Characters in the upcoming Angry Birds movie to be released in 2016. REUTERS/Rovio

Characters in the upcoming Angry Birds movie to be released in 2016. REUTERS/Rovio

Your iguana is totally baked

March 18, 2015

  A kitten sits in a box during a charity event at a central park in the city of Bobruisk, southeast of Minsk, August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A kitten sits in a box during a charity event at a central park in the city of Bobruisk, southeast of Minsk, August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

How much is that zebra in the window?

March 17, 2015

  A trainer moves a dromedary during a show at the Cedeno Hermanos Circus in Mexico City March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A trainer moves a dromedary during a show at the Cedeno Hermanos Circus in Mexico City March 9, 2015. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Your new pharmacist, Mr. Ed

March 16, 2015

  This story is technically about horse manure but you don't want to look at that. So here's a fancy horse with some feathers. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

This story is technically about horse manure but you don’t want to look at that. So here’s a fancy horse with some feathers. You know what horse manure looks like. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Netherlands wolf controversy

March 13, 2015

  This is not the same wolf. This is just a picture of another wolf. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

This is not the same wolf. This is just a picture of another wolf. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Quit being chicken

March 12, 2015

  Chicken is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Chicken is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

Old McDonald had a test tube.

Researchers in Israel are working to create the first-ever lab-grown piece of chicken from a single cell, according to Reuters. The effort isn’t exactly unprecedented: Two years ago scientists created a beef hamburger patty from a test tube after five years of trying. The cost? $300,000. Maybe you’re better off going to a fast-food joint.

Pure madness!

March 11, 2015
Wichita State Shockers guard Ron Baker (R) is guarded by Louisville Cardinals' Peyton Siva (L) and Russ Smith (rear) in the first half of their Final Four game in Atlanta, April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Wichita State Shockers guard Ron Baker (R) is guarded by Louisville Cardinals’ Peyton Siva (L) and Russ Smith (rear) in the first half of their Final Four game in Atlanta, April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Rhymes with ‘mime it strange’

March 10, 2015

  A view of the lake water covering the "Honda Classic" sign and a wheels of a car during a thunder storm that suspended play during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the lake water covering the “Honda Classic” sign and a wheels of a car during a thunder storm that suspended play during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National GC Champion Course. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports