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Impressions Of Germany's North Coast
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Boy Finds 24-Year-Old Message in a Bottle, Responds

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, a young German boy named Frank Uesbeck wrote a message, stuffed it into a bottle and threw it out to sea. This year, he finally received a reply.

The bottle was discovered by 13-year-old Daniil Korotkikh, a Russian boy who was walking along the beach with his parents when a glint in the sand caught his attention. There, he discovered a corked German beer bottle with a piece of paper inside. Fortunately, Korotkikh's father was able to read German and translated the message.

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Captured Cobra
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Escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra Captured

The highly venomous cobra, which made headlines after she escaped from her holding cage in the Bronx Zoo last Friday, was captured Thursday morning in a dark corner of the Reptile House, according to Bronx Zoo officials.

During her week on the lam the Egyptian Cobra has become a world-wide celebrity, and a joke Twitter account set up on the snake's behalf now has about 200,000 followers.

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Super Glue Inventor Harry Wesley
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Super Glue Inventor Harry Wesley Coover Jr. Dead at 94

Super Glue inventor Harry Wesley Coover Jr. died Saturday night of congestive heart failure at his home in Kingsport, TN, the NY Times is reporting. He was 94.

Though he held over 460 patents in his career, Coover was best known for his revolutionary invention, which he created accidentally while testing compounds at Eastman Codak's Tennessee laboratory in 1951. Seven years after the accident, during which Coover ruined a $3,000 machine, the first version of Super Glue (called Eastman 910) was made available.

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The Loot That Got Away: Rubber Duckies
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2,500 Rubber Duckies Stolen in Illinois [VIDEO]

Thieves in Yorkville, Illinois have made off with a cache of 2,500 rubber duckies, which they stole from a police academy building of all places.

The Yorkville Citizen's Police Academy sells the rubber duckies for a few dollars each during an annual sale, with the proceeds going to buy equipment for the Yorkville Police Department.

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Detroit Area Economy Worsens As Big Three Automakers Face Dire Crisis
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Bomb Sits in Detroit Federal Office for Weeks Unchecked

In late February, a security guard at a U.S. federal office building in Detroit, MI, found a suspicious package. He brought the package into the building, placed it in the lost and found and went on his merry way.

The package sat until March 18, when someone at the office decided to X-ray it to see what was inside. The contents? A bomb that had been there all along, according to ABC News.

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Amy Adams is the new Lois Lane
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Amy Adams to Play Lois Lane in ‘Superman’ Reboot

It's a bird, it's a plane ... No, it's another major 'Superman' casting announcement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams is set to play the coveted role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman' reboot.

“Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about," Snyder said in a statement Sunday. "So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful."

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Round-Up - Cinderellas in the Final Four
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NCAA Basketball Tournment Round-Up – Cinderellas In the Final Four

Virginia Commonwealth University and Butler will meet Saturday in the most unlikely Final Four match up in NCAA Tournament history.

Led by  Jamie Skeen’s 26 points, 11-seed VCU continued their impressive run of giant slaying with a surprisingly easy 71-61 victory over the one-seed Kansas Jayhawks.

Eight-seed Butler punched their ticket to Houston with a thrilling 74-to-71 overtime win over the Florida Gators, making their 34-year old coach Brad Stevens the youngest man to ever twice coach his team to the Final Four.

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