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Foot Sniffing Robot Dog Created in Japan

Stinky feet are for the dogs. The robot dogs. The Japanese have created a robot dog with an odor sensor that will sniff your feet. If you’re good to go, the dog will wag its tail. If it’s not great but not too terrible, he’ll bark. And if you’re feet are really ripe, he’ll collapse and appear to pass out. The dog was created by a spinoff group from Japan’s National Institute of Technology. The dog is expected to go on sale next year for around 900 dollars. It’s not cheap, but can you really put a price on foot hygiene?

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New Crayola Crayon

Just in time for the holidays, Crayola’s new blue crayon has a name. The company announced yesterday Bluetiful beat four other finalists in an online contest that began with more than 90-thousand submissions. Bluetiful replaces a shade of yellow called Dandelion that the company retired earlier this year. Crayola says Oregon State University scientists discovered a pigment YinMn that inspired the new blue hue. The company claims the new crayon will be available for the holidays.


Next Stop for NASCAR is Chicagoland Speedway

Next stop for NASCAR is Chicagoland Speedway for Sunday’s Tales of the Turtles 400, opening race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.  The ten-race title series will conclude in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Junior is the top seed with four wins during the regular season, a total matched by Kyle Larson – who is seeded Number-2.  Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and defending champion Jimmie Johnson hold spots three through five in the sixteen-man field … The next three races comprise the opening round, after which the bottom four drivers will be eliminated from title contention.  Any one of the sixteen qualifiers that wins a race at Chicagoland Speedway, New Hampshire or Dover will automatically advance to the second round that opens October 8th at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Kangaroo Was Loose in Wisconsin

Maybe he doesn’t like pumpkins.

Citizens of Wisconsin got a big surprise Thursday morning when a kangaroo was seen hopping around Kenosha.

WBAY reports that the kangaroo escaped from Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm in Kenosha.

Kenosha Country Sheriff’s Office said, “The kangaroo decided to wander west on 18th Street.”

Apparently the kangaroo got loose by kicking open the gate of the farm.

The farm was contacted and five-year-old Joey was returned safely to its home.

No one was hurt.

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Google Release Most Searched for “How To” Requests

Google has revealed the most popular “how to” search trends over the past 13 years.

The Google Trends team has developed a site that analyzes the most-asked questions on the search engine, and global searches that begin with “how to” are on the rise.

Searches revealed that many people don’t know how to make pancakes or boil an egg, according to Google Trends.

“How to” searches are up more than 140 percent since 2004, Google’s data editor Simon Rogers told UK Esquire.

Here is the list of Google’s top “how to” searches from 2004 to 2017:

1. How to tie a tie
2. How to kiss
3. How to get pregnant
4. How to lose weight
5. How to draw
6. How to make money
7. How to make pancakes
8. How to write a cover letter
9. How to make French toast
10. How to lose belly fat
11. How to write a resume
12. How to boil eggs
13. How to draw a rose
14. How to gain weight
15. How to get rid of fruit flies
16. How to tie a bow tie
17. How to make slime
18. How to love
19. How to hard boil eggs
20. How to get rid of acne
21. How to play poker
22. How to get rid of bed bugs
23. How to save money
24. How to write a check
25. How to get a passport

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Nun with Chainsaw Did Damage to Hurricane Damage

She’s on a mission from God.

Sister Margaret Ann, the principal of the Roman Catholic Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, showed the world the spirit of Floridians after the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

On Tuesday, while attired in a full habit, Sister Margaret went outside the school with a red chain saw to take care of business, hacking branches off of fallen trees.

Her colleague Sister Immaculata, told ABC News Sister Margaret was out there for three hours clearing the road so cars wouldn’t get into accidents.

“She’s the kind of person that leads by example and is the first one to serve,” Immaculata said.

An off-duty Miami-Dade County police officer recorded Sister Margaret slicing her way through the felled trees and shared the video online, which soon went viral.

The police department praised her “acts of kindness” and for “working together to get through this.”

Her school commented on the post, writing, “We are truly blessed with our Principal and the Carmelite Sisters… thank you for posting.”

Sister Margaret may have inadvertently inspired this year’s best Halloween costume.

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Lincoln High School Named Most Beautiful School by Architectural Digest

Manitowoc’s very own Lincoln High School has been recognized by Architectural Digest! AD put out a list this week of The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America.  Built in 1923, Lincoln is the oldest standing public high school in Wisconsin. Lincoln’s gothic style tower definitely helped beat out other schools in Wisconsin for the honor. The tower is now locked for safety reasons and use to house an office for yearbook staff as well as a school greenhouse. Hundreds of student names and their graduation years are scrawled on walls, window sills and ceiling supports.