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Monkey selfie ignites a copyright dispute

Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? Photographer David Slater complained that Wikipedia rejected his requests for some such images to be removed from the Web site. He said he owns the copyright to the images of crestedFULL STORY

Takeshi Kaneshiro tree sprogs! Farmer grows three saplings from toppled tree

When the “Takeshi Kaneshiro” tree was blown over by Typhoon Matmo on July 23, a farmer surnamed Chen from Taitung city was worried that the tree might die, and went to the site that day, retrieving some Bishop wood seeds from the field to grow.FULL STORY


A : Hello. This is Sidney from Xavier Limited. The receipt we mailed to you was sent back to us, so I’d like to confirm your mailing address again. B : OK. A : Is it 189 Minsheng Rd in Pingtung City? B : Yes, that’s theFULL STORY

Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Calling all London tourists — Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. A new interactive arts project is giving a voice to dozens of statues of historical and fictional characters in London, allowing them to tell their stories andFULL STORY

Catching a yawn is linked to age, study shows

People are less likely to yawn when others do as they get older, a study has found. Contagious yawning is linked more closely to a person’s age than their ability to empathize, as previously thought, US-based scientists said. It also showed a stronger link to ageFULL STORY


A : We’re having dinner with everyone from the department tonight. Don’t forget. B : Oh, that’s right. If you hadn’t said anything I totally would’ve forgotten. Thanks. A : Do you want to ride with me? B : Sure. I ended up not taking my scooter toFULL STORY

Cat lady stuck in tree rescuing cat needs rescuing herself

Several residents of an Erie, Pennsylvania neighborhood heard a cat crying from a tree for several days over the weekend, and one decided to assist the animal but ended up also needing help. As reported by the Erie Times-News, a self-proclaimed animal lover, Tara Dennis, decidedFULL STORY


A: What’s the most difficult question you’ve had to answer during a job interview? B: Probably what I think my weaknesses are. A: Why? B: Honestly, because I was afraid of making a bad impression. If you evade the truth, though, the person interviewing you will think you’reFULL STORY


A : I’d like to apply for a few envelopes to send out some contracts. B : I’m sorry. We’re all out of envelopes. You’ll have to wait until the general affairs department gets some more. A : How long will that take? I’ll go ahead andFULL STORY

Chthonic first Taiwanese band to play all three of Japan’s major music festivals.
閃靈皇軍終戰 日迷台語大合唱

As soon as Taiwanese metal band Chthonic returned home after performing in Germany and the Czech Republic in early August, they rushed off to Japan to play at the international Summer Sonic music festival on Aug. 16, making them the first Taiwanese band to performFULL STORY

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