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The skinny: Insomniacs won't want to miss 5 hours of televised knitting

A good yarn

Insomniacs won't want to miss this

Norway's public broadcasting network will air five hours of live . . . knitting. Participants hope to break the world nonstop knitting record of 4 hours 50 minutes, held by Australia. But wait, there's more: Before the Nov. 1 broadcast, NRK will air a four-hour documentary tracing wool from a sheep's back to a sweater.

Who's that lady?

Embracing statue of limitations

No New York vacation is complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty. Only problem is, the government shutdown means tourists can't visit the 305-foot, 1-inch statue in New York Harbor. That didn't deter an enterprising tourist from Kuwait. He stood smiling broadly by Lady Liberty as his wife took a photo with her iPhone, tilting it up to get the entire statue. That wasn't hard: The replica in the sculpture garden of the Brooklyn Museum is just 47 feet high.

Seeing double

Is it a pair tree?

Some say it could be something in the water. Others point to a tree with mystical significance for locals. But neighbors all marvel at the 12 sets of twins, from senior citizens to newborns, living on two consecutive blocks in western Havana. Only one set wasn't born there; none of the families are related.

Compiled from wire services.

The skinny: Insomniacs won't want to miss 5 hours of televised knitting 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:02pm]
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