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How Odd: Lonesome Duck, Dating Ad Seeks Match for Man's Grieving Bird

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BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) —  There's no Tinder for waterfowl, but that didn't stop a Maine bird owner from trying to find a match for a mourning duckling.  One of Chris Morris' ducks, Yellow Duck, lost its mate to a hungry bobcat a couple of weeks ago at Morris' yard in Blue Hill. Morris, a 31-year-old special education teacher, drew up a singles ad for Yellow Duck and placed it on a community bulletin board at a local grocery store.  The ad declares: "Duck seeking duck. Lonesome runn...

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DEC
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How Odd: Oink oink, cha-ching: $3 million found in barrels of pork

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SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — Barrels of raw pork shoulder were riding fat in a tractor trailer pulled over by North Carolina deputies.  Approximately $3 million in cash was recovered from the barrels Saturday, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Tuesday. The driver of the tractor trailer was accused of failing to maintain his lane and impeding the flow of traffic on Interstate 85. Deputies became suspicious of the truck when a K-9 alerted to the trailer, the post says. Depu...

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DEC
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Holiday Breakfast Recipe: Apple-Rasin French Toast Casserole

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This yummy breakfast recipe was found on All Recipes. You can find the link below! Apple-Raisin French Toast 1 h 12 servings 341 cals Ingredients1 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup butter, melted3 apples - peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 cup raisins1 (1 pound) loaf French baguette, cut into 1 inch slices6 eggs, lightly beaten1 1/2 cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons ground cinnamonAdd all ingredients to list DirectionsPrep 15 mCook 45 mReady In 1 h Grease a 9x13 inch bak...

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DEC
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A Look at Climate Activism: Earth Day 1970 - 2019

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Earth Day founder-- First Earth Day April 1970 -- Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Gaylord Nelson -- "Our goal is not just an environment of clean...

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DEC
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Holiday Recipes: No-Bake Chocolate Brownies

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No-Bake Choclate Brownies  INGREDIENTS 1 9-oz package chocolate wafers 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled3/4 c. dulce de leche or salted caramel sauce (about 7. oz)1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract1/4 tsp. kosher salt3/4 c. hazelnuts, toasted and choppedFlaky sea salt, for sprinkling DIRECTIONS Line an 8-inch square cake pan with nonstick foil.In a food processor, pulse chocolate wafers into fine crumbs. Add chocolate, dulce de leche, vanilla, and kosher salt; pulse, occasionally sc...

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DEC
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How Odd: World's Largest Twins Grave Hendersonville

WorldsLargestTwins McCrary Brothers Buried Side by Side

Billy Leon McCrary (1946-79) and Benny Loyd McCrary (1946-2001) were larger-than-life characters who refused to allow their record-breaking bulk to weigh down their remarkably active lifestyles. Guinness World Records confirmed the McCrarys as the world's heaviest twins in November 1978. Billy tipped the scales at 337 kg (743 lb) and Benny weighed in at 328 kg (723 lb). Each had a waist measuring 213 cm (84 in). On 7 December 1946, the twins were born prematurely at a reported 5 lb (2.2 kg) apie...

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DEC
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Classic Blue is Patone Color Institute's Color for 2020

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NEW YORK (AP) — In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to calming, confident Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020.  The color is an anchor offering stability, constancy and connection, said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the global purveyors of color consulting, trendspotting and analysis. "It's a reassuring presence," she told The Associated Press ahead of Wednesday's reveal.  Akin to maritime blue — ...

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DEC
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How Odd: Shocked? Electric eel powers aquarium’s Christmas lights

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to learn that an electric eel named Miguel Wattson is lighting up a Christmas tree.  A special system connected to Miguel's tank enables his shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, according to a news release. Miguel releases low-voltage blips of electricity when he is trying to find food, aquarist Kimberly Hurt said. That translates to a rapid, dim blinking of the Christmas lights.  When he is eati...

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DEC
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Positive relationships boost self-esteem and vice versa

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Date: September 26, 2019 Source: American Psychological Association Summary:Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? Both, according to a meta-analysis of more than two decades of research. Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? Both, according to a meta-analysis of more than two decades of research, published by the Americ...

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DEC
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Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

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Fun to make! Yummy to Eat! Ingredients ½ cup confectioner's sugar ½ cup sprinkles, divided 1 white cake mix 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened Step 1Cream together the butter and the cream cheese. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat just until combined. Beat in the cake mix until well blended. Stir in ¼ cup of the sprinkles. Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight. Step 2 Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly grease a cookie sheet ...

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DEC
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Donor Pays Adoption Fees until December 23 Vance County Animal Shelter

DogandCat Fees Waived to Adopt Your Furever Friend!

​The generosity of an anonymous donor may help pets to find furever homes for the holidays. Fees for pets adopted until December 23, 2019 will be waived. Also covered,  the pet's spay and neuter fee, microchipping along with standard medical tests and treatments. Posted on the shelter's Face Book: Procedure for adoptions will still be followed as usual. Adoptions applications must be filled out and approved by staff. This holiday event only applies to ADULT (does not include ...

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DEC
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How Odd: Evacuation slide falls from jet, lands in yard, no one hurt

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MILTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from a jetliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home.  A Delta Air Lines spokeswoman tells the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a flight from Paris to Boston around noon Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot reported a loud noise as the plane approached Logan Airport and landed safely. Police in Milton, south of Boston, alerted the agency that the slide had been found ...

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NOV
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Man using magnet fishes WWI-era grenade from Michigan river

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A magnet-wielding angler has fished a World War I-era grenade from a western Michigan river.  WOOD-TV reports the angler found the explosive Tuesday after dangling the magnet from a bridge in the Grand River in Grand Rapids. Joseph Alexander told the television station he "thought it looked like a grenade, but not one" he'd seen before. Alexander said he posted photos of it online and people commented that it was a grenade and he should call police. Grand Rapids p...

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NOV
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George Harrison Remembered

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 Nov. 30, 2001 -- (NPR Special Report) George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle" often thought of as the soul of the Fab Four, died Thursday of cancer. He was 58. Harrison died at a friend's home in Los Angeles, his wife Olivia and son Dhani, 24, at his side. "He left the world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends," the family said in a statement. "I'm devastated and very, very sad" Paul McCartney told reporters in London Frid...

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NOV
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Wishes for a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

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WNCTIMES Wishes Everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! 

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NOV
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FANNIE FARMER'S CLASSIC BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE

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Who doesn't Love Baked Mac & Cheese! Well, read on and find out how you can make this tasty side dish! Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese READY IN: 40minsSERVES: 4UNITS: USINGREDIENTSNutrition1(8 ounce) package macaroni4tablespoons butter4tablespoons flour1cup milk1cup cream1⁄2teaspoon salt fresh ground black pepper, to taste2cups cheddar cheese, shredded good quality1⁄2cup breadcrumbs, buttered DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F.Cook and drain macaroni according to package dire...

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NOV
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Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

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Let's say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You've planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You've even been prescient enough to make a big batch of soup and buy a graze board's supply of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, etc. for a casual midday meal.  Setting out breakfast for your guests to help themselves when they wake up in the morning is a low-stress, make ahead way for you to offer the morning meal. You've made the beds, laid out fresh towels, remembered to bu...

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NOV
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Asheville Police find Puppy in Backpack

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Asheville Police posted a video of an adorable puppy, now in the care of the local shelter. This puppy was found in the library, zipped up in a backpack. "An APD officer found this sweet 8 week-old puppy inside a zipped backpack this morning. The puppy had been stuck in the backpack all night inside a public library. He is now in the care of Animal Services, who will keep an eye on his vitals. What a little trooper!" **WNCTIMES agrees that this puppy is a little trooper! We hope for a wonderful ...

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NOV
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Thanksgiving Dessert: Best Banana Pudding

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The Best Banana Pudding! Recipe by:Kenneth Strother "The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find (or so I've been told by many)."  Ingredients 1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers14 bananas, slicedAdd all ingredients to list Directions Prep 25 mReady In 25 m In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and fold in whipped topping. Laye...

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NOV
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Dinnertable Happy Thanksgiving!

So, Thanksgiving is coming up and many of us hope to conquer mashed potatoes! Yes, this year will be the year for no lumps! Well, this is the year! Read on to find out how! Recipe by:Chef John "This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free."  Ingredients 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half lengthwise 1/4 cup butter1/2 cup whole milksalt and ground black pepper to tasteAdd all ingredien...

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