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Viola, the elephant, was startled by the sound of a nearby car and ran away while having a bath.

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Chechnya bans dance music that is either too fast or too slow

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NOTE: The original title of the article says "...Where Male Prostitute Died After Overdosing..." but the article itself mentions that he only collapsed, hence the difference between the post title and the article title.

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The passages that I found important

Des Destinées de l'Ame is a meditation on the soul and life after death, written by Arsène Houssaye in the mid-1880s.

He is said to have given it to his friend, Dr Ludovic Bouland, a doctor, who then reportedly bound the book with skin from the body of an unclaimed female patient who had died of natural causes.

In its statement, Harvard said its handling of the book had not lived up to the "ethical standards" of care and that in publicising it, it had on occasion used a "sensationalistic, morbid and humorous tone" which was not appropriate.

It apologised and said it had "further objectified and compromised the dignity of the human being whose remains were used for its binding".

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Mike Tyson hopes to deliver knockout blow with cannabis edible ears - in a nod to his most notorious fight

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For decades, rumors have circulated that historic North Wilkesboro Speedway was the site of a secret moonshine still. Now some Wilkes County locals may have more reason to say ‘I told you so,’ as a possible moonshine cave has been discovered underneath the concrete frontstretch grandstands.

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Delightfully devilish, Seymour!

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Some pretty sour puns in this one 🙃

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Cambridge academic escapes toilet using eyeliner and cotton

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