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Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards

BOSTON - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.

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San Francisco drag queens meet with Facebook over name policy

SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco drag queens and a city lawmaker met with Facebook on Wednesday demanding the site change its policy banning users from using aliases online, but said they were rebuffed.

Tech, Media, Facebook 18 Sep 2014

Prankster's caper led to Idaho car crash

- A sport utility vehicle carrying five Idaho teens crashed after one of the passengers burned the driver's armpit hair with a lighter in a prank that went horribly awry, police said on Wednesday.

18 Sep 2014

Factory gives model fighter jet to head of Russian Orthodox Church

(This version of the story has been corrected to make clear gift was a model jet)

Russia 18 Sep 2014

Florida city reverses ban on saggy pants that threatened jail time

ORLANDO Fla. - Saggy pants are a fashion choice and not a police concern, a Florida city has decided, rescinding a two-month-old ban that threatened jail time for styles intentionally exposing underwear or buttocks.

17 Sep 2014

French chefs seek to put banned songbird back on menu

PARIS - Four French chefs are requesting a waiver to serve a long-banned delicacy - a small songbird called the ortolan that fans including late President Francois Mitterrand used to devour, bones and all, while wearing a napkin over their heads.

16 Sep 2014