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Issue: "Superheroes strike again," Aug. 6, 2005

"All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms."

From a statement by the Irish Republican Army. The IRA said it would pursue its goals through "exclusively peaceful means," a statement hailed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair but looked on with skepticism by Protestant leaders in Northern Ireland.

"Forty goats and 20 cows."

The dowry that Nakuru, Kenya, city councilman Godwin Kipkemoi Chepkurgor offered in a letter to Bill Clinton for daughter Chelsea's hand in marriage. Mr. Chepkurgor says Mr. Clinton has not responded.

"I'm the goodest sheep rider in the whole world. Except Jesus."

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Champion mutton buster Koby Blunt on dominating the sport at rodeos in Idaho and Washington state. This will be Koby's last season riding sheep, however, since he reached the mandatory retirement age of 6 this summer. Some adult bull riders started as sheep riders.

"It was very, very clear what it was-a work of art."

Artist Wayne Hill after his exhibit, a clear plastic bottle full of melted ice from the Antarctic, went missing from an arts festival in Devon, England. The artwork was called "Weapon of Mass Destruction" and was meant to raise awareness of global warming.


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