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On the menu: Buffett lunch for $3.3m

An anonymous auction bidder has pledged $3.3m (£2.5m) to have lunch with the billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The 87-year-old chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc – who earlier this year placed third on the latest Forbes rich list – has been offering the exclusive meal for the past 19 years to …

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WWI soldier’s 103-year-old chocolate found

Nine bars of chocolate that are 103 years old have been discovered in a tin belonging to a war hero. Troops serving in France during the first Christmas of the First World War were given the Colonies Gift Tins which were made in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. One of the tins was …

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‘Shy’ prawns fare better in battle for food

Scientists have discovered that prawns have distinct personalities, with shyer ones faring better in the battle for food. A study on rockpool prawns from Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth found some were consistently cautious, while others were bolder. Risk-taking prawns tended to do worse in the fight for survival when their …

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Thai military called in to halt garlic smuggling

Thailand’s military has been called in to tackle garlic smuggling after local prices plunged. The country is facing an allium crisis as garlic is being illegally moved across its borders from neighbouring countries. Military officers are working with the customs department and the commerce ministry to try to stamp out …

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Fat pets go head to head in slimming contest

Thirteen fat pets that combined weigh more than the gargantuan actor behind the Mountain in Game of Thrones are going head to head in a nationwide slimming contest. Leading veterinary charity PDSA has been hosting its Pet Fit Club since 2005, and this year the participants weigh in at a …

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Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

Blackcurrant skins left over in the production of Ribena have been used to create a new type of hair dye. Scientists at the University of Leeds developed the new technique by extracting natural colouring from the waste skins. Colour chemist Richard Blackburn said the aim was to create a more …

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The big cheese: Champion chaser breaks record

A champion cheese chaser has smashed the record for the most wins in Gloucestershire’s death-defying cheese rolling race. Chris Anderson, 30, says he now has “nothing to prove” after scooping his 22nd Double Gloucester cheese in 14 years. The professional soldier, who doesn’t even like the taste of Double Gloucester, …

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