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Giant inflatable duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

Giant inflatable duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

Artist Florentijn Hofman has traveled the world with his huge artworks -- now he's sending a giant beast into London's River Thames
Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Thirst for victory competes with thirst for booze in event where competitors raise their glasses long before they cross the finish line
'Expert' gored by bulls says he'll run with them again

'Expert' gored by bulls says he'll run with them again

Author Bill Hillman blames 'first timers' or 'inexperienced guys' for his mishap earlier this summer
Historic statues reveal their stories via app

Historic statues reveal their stories via app

Passers-by can hear 35 statues across London and Manchester "speak" with a swipe of their smartphones
Chocolate city: Zurich is the place for chocoholics

Chocolate city: Zurich is the place for chocoholics

New Yorker Kerrin Rousset's exploration of Swiss city aims to lure cocoa fans over to the dark side
Watching the watchers: A spy's guide to Berlin

Watching the watchers: A spy's guide to Berlin

Spooks have left their mark on a once-divided city still thought to be an espionage hotbed
Sister Doris: Europe's last beer-making nun

Sister Doris: Europe's last beer-making nun

A one-nun brewing operation, Sister Doris is putting Germany's women beer makers on the map. Sort of
Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Tracking history's most prolific female mass murderer

Four hundred years after the death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory, her murderous exploits prove a grisly attraction
Aviation alert over Icelandic volcano lowered

Aviation alert over Icelandic volcano lowered

All Iceland airports are open and all restrictions on air travel have been lifted
Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Peak rush: Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Full stomachs should be left on the ground, but soaring off a Swiss mountain is worth the high anxiety
Pilot’s false arm falls off as he lands passenger plane

Pilot’s false arm falls off as he lands passenger plane

Investigation launched after Flybe aircraft with 47 passengers had heavy landing at the UK’s Belfast airport
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