Two young Sikhs cut their hair, an act forbidden by their religion, and then concocted a story they were sure would convince their parents and police: They told authorities they were accosted in a local park by scissors-wielding thugs who swiped their turbans and clipped their locks.
A plan to embed microchips in fighting cocks as part of an effort to prevent diseases like bird flu should be scrapped because the tiny devices could hamper the birds' martial skills, Thailand's agriculture minister said.
When friends bet Danny Peterson that he could never walk between Kennewick, Wash., and Helix, Ore., with only one pair of shoes, a sleeping bag and no jacket, he knew he had to prove them wrong. And he did, earning a cool $100 for his efforts.
Armando Parra has snared more than 90 chickens in the few weeks since he became the first official chicken catcher in Key West, where colorful chickens dart through traffic on busy streets, meander in mangroves and even greet customers at the drive-thru of the KFC.
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