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Voodoo Dolls Kick Up a Fuss

MEXICO CITY ~ A Mexican sports daily is seeking help for the national soccer team against the United States using voodoo dolls, despite losing support for the stunt from a US-based electronics chain.

Radio Shack ordered its Mexican division on Wednesday not to distribute some 8,700 voodoo dolls wearing US soccer shirts.

The dolls were promised in a promotion in the sports newspaper Record in exchange for printed cut-out dolls, Katia Santiago, at the Mexican Radio Shack’s publicity department, said.

Sofa So Good in Whisky Case

LONDON ~ A British man survived more than two days trapped under his sofa by sipping from a bottle of whisky, the BBC reported.

Joe Galliott fell against the sofa during a power cut at his home in Somerset, southern England, and could not free himself because of back problems.

He remained stuck for 60 hours in that position – during which time a bottle of whisky rolled close enough for him to open it – until a neighbor became concerned that Galliott’s curtains had not been drawn for two days.

Rare New Zealander a Dad at 111

WELLINGTON ~ New Zealand’s most celebrated centenarian, a rare reptile known as Henry, has discovered his mojo and become a father for the first time at the age of 111.

Henry the tuatara, a lizard-like creature of prehistoric origin, has become the father of 11 offspring over the past four days, staff at the Southland Museum in the southern city of Invercargill said on Tuesday.

Henry once had a reputation for aggression and was not interested in sex, but he turned his life around after a cancerous growth was removed from his bottom.

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