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Shrek the hermit ram took six years to grow his massive fleece. A New Zealand champion shearer clipped it off in just 20 minutes on live television in this nation of 4 million people and 42 million sheep.
Germans may be known around the world as "krauts" because of their fondness for chopped pickled cabbage, but sauerkraut producers fear demand is sliding and are trying to give the vegetable a new image.
A recreational diver forgotten at sea by a boat crew drifted five hours in the ocean and prayed "God, I don't want to die" before a teenager aboard a century-old tall ship spotted him and fellow Boy Scouts pulled him aboard.
Putting the faces of U.S. presidents on dollar coins would entice collectors, but there still would be challenges in getting the coins into cash registers and people's pockets, the chief of the U.S. Mint said.
It seemed all too familiar when Mike Rickert pitched a no-hitter for Bowler High School. The performance came 22 years to the day after his father, John Rickert, accomplished the same feat, against the same team, also in his senior year at Bowler.