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Animal Antics | Awesome!

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 20, 2018

Animal Antics | Awesome!
When October Books, a shop in Southampton, England, got ready to move just up the street into a new building on Oct. 28, about 250 people showed up as volunteers to form a human chain, handing the shop's more than 2,000 books 160 yards from one location to the other. "It's amazing. The power of community coming together and achieving something like this," said Jani Franck, who participated in the chain. October Books was forced to move after a rent increase in its old building. "It was a tremendous show of support ... and we're moved and incredibly touched by it," Clare Diaper, who works at the store, told the Guardian. [The Guardian, 10/29/2018]

In the spirit of "be careful what you wish for," a monkey in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India, shimmied down a wall and stole a venomous cobra from a snake charmer at the Barbanki temple on Oct. 26. The man had just removed the snake from a basket when the monkey grabbed it and ran back up the wall, according to United Press International. The snake charmer tried to climb on a vendor's cart to chase the monkey, but it got away. No word on the monkey's fate. [United Press International, 10/29/2018] Awesome! When October Books, a shop in Southampton, England, got ready to move just up the street into a new building on Oct. 28, about 250 people showed up as volunteers to form a human chain, handing the shop's more than 2,000 books 160 yards from one location to the other. "It's amazing. The power of community coming together and achieving something like this," said Jani Franck, who participated in the chain. October Books was forced to move after a rent increase in its old building. "It was a tremendous show of support ... and we're moved and incredibly touched by it," Clare Diaper, who works at the store, told the Guardian. [The Guardian, 10/29/2018]


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