Venice to ban rice at weddings over pigeons (Reuters) - Reuters - Throwing rice at newly-weds will soon bebanned in Venice as the city steps up its fight against pigeonssoiling its squares and chipping away at monuments.
Stinky? It's not his sweat, it's your nose (Reuters) - Reuters - When it comes to a man's body odour,the fragrance -- or stench -- is in the nose of the beholder,according to U.S. researchers who suggest a single gene maydetermine how people perceive body odour.
Study shows Americans getting lax about clean hands (Reuters) - Reuters - Americans' hands are getting dirtier,U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Monkey business at airport (Reuters) - Reuters - Wildlife officials were struggling tocatch a monkey which sneaked inside the security area of NewDelhi's international airport and forced the brief closure ofthe VIP lounge, a security official said on Monday.
Sniff squad seeks objectionable odors (AP) - AP - The city bought a $1,475 olfactometer to sniff out odor violations following complaints at a dog-food factory. Three citizens volunteered to join a city sniff squad and will be trained to used the device, Ogden Chief Administrative Officer John Patterson said.
Man in China dies after three-day Internet session (Reuters) - Reuters - A Chinese man dropped dead afterplaying Internet games for three consecutive days, state mediasaid on Monday as China seeks to wean Internet addicts offline.
Jack Hanna, flamingo stuck in turnstile (AP) - AP - Animal expert Jack Hanna and an 11-month-old flamingo became trapped while trying to squeeze through an airport security turnstile. It took firefighters to finally get the flamingo out.
City may ban wallabies after escape (AP) - AP - Wichita city officials may ban wallabies, a miniature kangaroo-like marsupial, from city limits after one of them briefly escaped from its owner.
Baboon adopts a chicken at Lithuanian zoo (Reuters) - Reuters - A lonely baboon in a private Lithuanianzoo has adopted a chicken he saved from certain death lastmonth and the two have formed a fast friendship, the zoo'sdirector said on Friday.
City arms traffic cops with assault weapons (Reuters) - Reuters - A Chinese city has taken the unusual step of arming traffic police on night shifts with assault weapons, local media reported Monday.