The ruins of the castle on the lake Trotsky by Vincentas Dmachauskas (1853)

Runaway cow escapes slaughterhouse to live on Polish island

The animal was on its way to the slaughterhouse when it rammed a gate and swam to an island.

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A bouquet of flowers in a vase by Henryka Beyer (1827)

Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

Psilocybin – the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms – may help in depression, a study suggests.

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Schaffhausen by Franz Feyerabend (1793)

Anime hero joins Japan’s antibiotics resistance campaign

Japan's health ministry enlists Mobile Suit Gundam to combat overuse of antibiotics.

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An Old Beggar by Josef Huttary (1887)

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

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Schattenspiele by Lovis Corinth (1891)

Italy school students strike over work experience

Italian schoolchildren protest in 70 cities over what they see as poor-quality work experience.

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Female Profile Portrait by József Rippl-Rónai (1891)

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.

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A huntsman and dogs by Winslow Homer (1891)

Leopard that shut down India Suzuki factory is caught

Wildlife rescuers tranquilised the big cat after combing the car manufacturing plant for hours.

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Ponte della Paglia, Venedig by Maurice Prendergast (1899)

Saudi king’s golden escalator gets stuck

King Salman suffers a technical malfunction when arriving for talks in Russia.

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Seine-Landschaft mit Pappeln by Carl Fredrik Hill (1877)

Toronto Zoo’s tumbling panda cubs

The Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.

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Ophelia by Gaston Bussière (ca.1900)

Huyang trees in China turn to gold

This forest of Huyang trees is a big tourist attraction for its autumn leaves.

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