Farmer Saves 4-Legged Duck

A Polish farmer saved a four-legged duck from the dinner table and welcomed it into his family instead after developing a bond with his quacky new friend. Krzystof Makles initially thought the unusual ugly duckling that was born in his hatchery would die. However, the doting farmer took the vulnerable creature under his wing and nurtured it until it was old enough to look after itself. The 42-year-old from Swiecie is quackers about the new addition to his family and claims his feathered friend follows him everywhere on the farm, just like a dog. ‘We found him among a load of other newborn chicks and to be honest I thought he would die, but he got stronger and pulled through and I admired his guts,’ he explained.” w/ photo

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Supersized Apple iTable?

“If you can’t be bothered to wait for the iPhone 5, then how about this? A German engineer has created a 10 times scale version of the iPhone 4 with a 40 inch screen which offers iPhone-esque computer functions – but also doubles up as a table. The ‘iTableous’ has exactly the same design as the Apple mobile right down to the on and off buttons, the camera and the accelerometer. It is covered by 8mm strong plexiglass and can flip onto its side to make using it more easy. But before you start placing your order, be aware that the iTableous isn’t quite as hi-tech as it might appear. It does not have a touchscreen and can’t even be used to make phone calls.” w/ photos

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The BBQ

“Are there going to be char dogs there?” — MagicHugs

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Gorilla Run?

On your marks, get set, go-rilla! These wacky racers ran round the urban jungle today dressed like they were aping a wild animal. As temperatures soared for September, more than 1,000 made it round the 4.3 mile central London course wearing furry gorilla costumes. And as the mercury hit 23C, the sweaty runners cris-crossed the Thames going over Tower Bridge, back over London Bridge, then Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge. They passed a series of London sights including the Tower of London, HMS Belfast and The Tate Modern. The Great Gorilla Run was held by The Gorilla Organization to highlight the plight of gorillas in the wild and is expected to raise $532,000 for the cause.” w/ photos

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