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This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two Japanese twin sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 300 days as of Sept. 1, 2021, the organization said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Guinness World Records via AP)

Japanese sisters certified as world's oldest twins at 107

Boston's famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat price

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

Moose returning to wild after romp through Massachusetts city

White catfish catch shatters state, and maybe, world record

At 101, she's still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

At 101, she's still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - When Virginia Oliver started trapping lobster off Maine's rocky coast, World War II was more than a decade in the future, the electronic traffic signal was a recent invention and few women were harvesting lobsters.

No bull: Scientists potty train cows to use 'MooLoo'

Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier.

Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

VIENNA (AP) - Ethiopia's Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday.

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park

BERLIN (AP) - Is anyone missing an ostrich?

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Beards aren't just cool and trendy - they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man's delicate facial bones from a punch to the face.

Florida man wins $1 million the day he opened his auto shop

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop.

NY county worker charged in digital currency mining scheme

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - An employee cost a New York county at least $6,000 in electricity bills by allegedly secretly installing dozens of machines at his workplace in a cryptocurrency scheme, authorities said Wednesday, announcing charges against him.

Florida man fed up with potholes plants banana tree in road

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away.

Former France defender Adams dies after 39 years in a coma

PARIS (AP) - Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France and Paris Saint-Germain defender who spent 39 years in a coma, has died. He was 73.

Identical: Nicolai Hojgaard duplicates twin brother's win

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) - Identical twins, identical results.

Italy police stop man suspected of snatching winning ticket

ROME (AP) - Border police at Rome's main airport on Sunday prevented a Naples tobacco shop owner suspected of running off with a customer's winning game ticket from boarding a flight to the Canary Islands, Italian news reports said.

Scratch, win, run: Italian cops seek man who snatched ticket

ROME (AP) - Italian police on Saturday were hunting for a Naples tobacco shop owner who allegedly ran off on a motor scooter with a customer's "scratch and win" game card, which had clinched the top prize of 500,000 euros ($580,000), Italian news reports said.