Disgusting: Farmer spreads animal faeces on his fields

Erding, Germany (dpo) - It's enough to make your stomach turn! Members of a consumer protection association caught farmer Franz-Josef K. (53) right in the act of spreading liquid animal faeces onto his fields by the gallon. Farmer K.’s fields are mostly planted with potatoes and wheat, which were actually intended for human consumption.
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Woman ties bell to spider to stop it creeping up and scaring her

Waterloo, Ontario (dpo) - An arachnophobic student from Ontario has discovered an ingenius way to prevent the spider in her flat from creeping up on her – she has tied a small bell to the animal’s leg so she is forewarned when it is on the move and can quickly retreat to safety.
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Genetic engineers breed tofu-flavoured chickens to capture vegetarian market

Tokyo (dpo) - Could this be a revolution for the food market? For the first time, genetic engineers from Tokyo University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences have succeeded in breeding tofu-flavoured chickens. Now, the meat industry is hoping to finally capture the vegetarian market, widely known for its extremely difficult customers.
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New ‘burkdl’ enables devout Muslim women to attend Oktoberfest

Munich, Bavaria (dpo) - Finally, devout Muslim women need no longer forego beer, pork knuckles and hearty oompah music. Today, a fashion designer from Munich unveiled his latest creation, which he calls the ‘burkdl’. The garment is a cross between a burka and a dirndl, merging eastern and western traditions elegantly and respectfully. Of course, it had to be approved by an Imam before it could hit the shops.
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Infant (3) presses charges against uncle for stealing her nose

Munich (dpo) - Three-year-old Katie from Munich is not prepared to put up with this any longer – she reported her uncle Werner S., aged 48, to the police for stealing her nose completely unprovoked. The brazen thief struck in broad daylight, right in front of their relatives at a family gathering, only to proudly exclaim afterwards, “I’ve got your nose! I’ve got your nose!”
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Traffickers now placing baby animals in refugee boats to gain sympathy from Europeans

Tripoli, Libya (dpo) - Could a new turn of events breathe a new lease of life into rescue missions in the Mediterranean? Several North African traffickers have started placing baby animals in their boats in order to gain sympathy from Europeans. The plan is to have at least one cute little kitten or fluffy puppy on board each refugee boat in future.
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Study reveals indicating before turning spoils surprise for other road users

Tübingen, Germany (dpo) - For decades, learner drivers have been lectured on the absolute necessity of indicating before every turn and before overtaking. However, scientists at the Tübingen Institute for Traffic Research have now discovered a downside to using these supposedly useful light signals: indicating apparently spoils the surprise for other road users.
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