If you want to get priority boarding on an airplane, try becoming a pilot. Or, as in Rajan Mahbubani’s case, try dressing up as one. Mahbubani, who is from New Delhi, India, successfully pulled this trick numerous times, which enabled him to enjoy many airline perks. He finally got caught when trying to board a…

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Ahmet Selki of Istanbul, Turkey, used a cat’s antics for inspiration in his job, which is helping to care for homeless pets. Selki noticed a stray cat hovering around the store window of a dress shop. The cat did not seem interested in the clothing, but rather with the colorful decorative balls on the floor…

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If a beloved pet in Shanghai, China, goes missing, the owner can call Sun Jinren to help with the search. He has been in business for a few years and has had a great success rate. That’s because his team follows leads by using technology like heat detectors and thermal imaging cameras. The team examines…

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Will Breaux is living in his dream home. But his idea of a dream home probably is not the same as many other people’s. Breaux built his home out of 11 shipping containers stacked to make a three-story dwelling. His place has become known as the “Container House of McGowen” because it is located on…

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In a city in Japan, colorful koi fish swim in the drain channels that border the streets. The city of Shimabara is located on Kyushu Island. The water is exceptionally clean in these drain channels because of an earthquake that happened over two centuries ago. The quake caused freshwater springs to gush. In more recent…

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Anyone wanting to live in a luxurious home, which is also a boat, can fork over $5.5 million (USD) to buy a floating home called the Arkup. It is set up like a real home, complete with living room, lounge, four bedrooms, a kitchen, and lots of windows through which to enjoy ocean views. Available…

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Some people living in a low-income district of Istanbul, Turkey, recently had something to cheer about. A mysterious man came into the neighborhood and paid off their debts. The man went into a grocery store wanting to know who owed money to the store. After asking to meet some of these folks, he came back…

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A grandmother of six from Bolivia isn’t afraid of a challenge. Mirtha Munoz is the oldest person to ever participate in her country’s Skyrace. This race is entirely uphill and takes place on the “Death Road,” so named for its dangerous 60-kilometer (37-mile) route from lowland to mountain peak. Munoz has been biking for many…

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A man on a hike to raise money for men’s health found a new friend along the way. Max Adams was on a long trek in an area near High Prairie, Alberta, Canada. When on a side road, he could hear a loud meowing, which turned out to be a half-grown kitten sitting in the…

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Travelers to South America who want to go somewhere off the beaten track could try visiting Cabo Polonio, Uruguay. Located on the Atlantic coast and only a few hours from luxurious beach resorts, this isolated village attracts those who don’t care about the comforts of a modern home. There is no electricity or running water…

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