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  • 'Toilet paper capital of world' prepares for exhibition

    04/22/2002 11:11:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies · 1,369+ views
    ANANOVA ^ | Story filed: 21:17 Thursday 18th April 2002 | Editorial Staff
    'Toilet paper capital of world' prepares for exhibition A museum in Wisconsin is preparing to open an exhibition charting the history of the toilet and toilet paper. Privy To The Past: Inside America's Most Private Room has a replica of a sponge ancient Romans used to share. Green Bay's Neville Museum spokeswoman Marilyn Stasiak says the area is: "The toilet paper capital of the world." The exhibition tells visitors about how corn cobs, leaves and newspaper came before modern-day toilet paper. It also shows how toilet paper used to have splinters in it. Ms Stasiak told Ananova: "That would've been...
  • Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi

    04/17/2002 3:32:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies · 364+ views
    Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi ^ | April 17 2002 at 10:50AM | By Sheena Adams
    Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi Once described as a "brave madman", an adventurer is looking for six "mentally deranged" fellow South Africans to follow him down 3 000km of churning Zambezi river water, dodging sharks, hippos and snapping crocodiles. Louie Greeff, 50, of Johannesburg, attracted international media attention last year when he paddled the mighty Zambezi from its source in Zambia to the ocean on the Mozambican coast. Now Greeff wants to introduce the challenge to six willing South Africans and a six-member British team - an ambitious project he hopes to sell to television stations. 'Preferably insane' "I'd...
  • Old West vs. Big Retail as Horses Invade Wal-Mart

    04/11/2002 7:08:57 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-11-02
     Old West vs. Big Retail as Horses Invade Wal-Mart April 11, 2002 8:55 am EST LITTLE ROCK (Reuters) - The Old West clashed with the world's largest retailer when two horsemen rode their mounts through a Wal-Mart in the southern Arkansas town of El Dorado, police say. The horses left a pile of droppings and a wake of startled shoppers but did no other damage despite getting well into the food section. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, is based in the northern Arkansas town of Bentonville. "We get some weird stuff down here," Lt. Terry Ward of...