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A Canadian zoo has been fined after taking a bear out to get an ice cream cone. <br>Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Canadian zoo officials charged for taking a bear out to get ice cream

A Canadian zoo has been fined for not letting wildlife authorities know it was taking a 1-year-old bear to a local Dairy Queen so it could get an ice cream cone.


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How a skier managed to compete at the Olympics despite not being very good

Elizabeth Swaney is not bad at skiing, not at all. But she is not very good, either, and certainly not Olympic-caliber in the halfpipe. So how, at age 33 no less, did she manage to make her way into the field at that event in the Winter Games?


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America's least-favorite candy is suddenly its most sought after

Word that the country's oldest continuously operating candy company might shut down has people suddenly hoarding Necco Wafers, despite the candy's unpopularity among, well, almost everyone.