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The skinny: Wild bear cubs rescued after Facebook post

Three little bears

Wild bear cubs rescued after Facebook post

One-month-old brown bear cubs have been rescued from captivity after being seen on social media, animal activists in Kosovo said. Emma, Oska and Ron were found at two homes last week in the western town of Peja and are believed to be from the same mother. Authorities were tipped off after their photos were spotted on Facebook. They will stay at a wildlife sanctuary until they are old enough to be released into the wild.

Ewe available?

Ireland seeks shaggy sheep

Ireland needs ewes. The Irish require at least 6,000 shaggy ones for this year's Golden Shears World Championships. But they're more than 1,000 short with just weeks to go before an event dubbed "the Olympics of sheep shearing."

Toilet training

'How to Poo on a Date' wins prize

A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year's oddest book title. Humorous self-help book How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette triumphed Friday in the quirky Diagram Prize. Organizers said the book, published by Prion Press, received 30 percent of votes in an online ballot. It beat other finalists including Are Trout South African and Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City. Prize director Horace Bent said voters had chosen "a manual that can help one through life's more challenging and delicate moments." Previous winners include Bombproof Your Horse, Living With Crazy Buttocks and Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.

Pachyderm rampage

Circus elephants smash vehicles

Three female elephants escaped from their handlers Saturday in the children's ride section of the Moolah Shrine Circus near St. Louis. No one was injured, but witnesses said the elephants stormed the Family Arena parking lot before being recaptured. "These huge elephants literally went through these huge RVs. Then they went through two trucks breaking mirrors off, and panels off and breaking the windows," Sally Schmiz told KMOV. "We saw all these people running after them," Karyn Tunnicliff told KSDK, "and they were all screaming 'stop, stop,' and several of the circus people were trying to run alongside them."

Homing in on E.T.

Search on for old Atari games

Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns. Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Interactive are seeking to excavate an old Alamogordo landfill that reportedly was a dumping ground for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridges. Inspired by the hit 1982 movie, the game is said to have contributed to Atari's decline.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Wild bear cubs rescued after Facebook post 03/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:53pm]
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