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  • Row Over Stilton Could Cause A Stink

    The British government has told a pub in the village of Stilton that it can't call its cheese Stilton. The name is protected by a law that says true Stilton cheese can come from three specific regions ¿ not Cambridgeshire, where Stilton is located. The pub's landlord is weighing his legal options.

  • Collector's Rare $10 Bill Could Be Worth $500,000

    Currency collector Billy Baeder owns what might be the most valuable piece of currency printed since 1929. His $10 bill ¿ a 1933 silver certificate ¿ is one of a small batch the government released, then tried to remove from circulation. His bill also has a rare serial number, making it worth an estimated $500,000.

  • Norwegian Town Uses Mirrors To Try To Come Into The Light

    A mountain town in Norway has spent all 100 of its winters in the shade. Now that may change. A local artist campaigned to have mirrors placed on a mountainside. When unveiled on Oct. 31, they should drop a patch of sunlight in the town square.

  • Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

    The former congressman's exploits have been turned into an off-off-Broadway play, The Weiner Monologues. The production uses only found text ¿ articles, talk-show jokes, Weiner's own words, and so on ¿ in its script.

  • Man Goes Deer Hunting In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

    When a man in Indiana, Pa., spotted a deer in the Wal-Mart parking lot, he shot it right there. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports he got six months' probation, even though it was, in fairness, the first day of hunting season.

  • The Mist And Mystique Of Dry Ice

    Dry ice has popped out of bottles, dropped into hurricanes and slithered across many a haunted house floor. As we know after recent events, when sealed in a container, it can create an impressive airport hullabaloo. Here's a short history of the chemical character, at once troubled and sublime.

  • Scary Halloween Display Prompts Police To Get Involved

    Police say a British man took Halloween decorating too far. He decorated his front yard to raise money for cancer research, but his display ¿ inspired by the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ¿ terrified neighborhood children. It included a mock dismembered corpse.

  • The Fat Lady Sings For New York City Opera

    The New York City Opera will close its doors this month after 70 years of production. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to composer Anthony Davis whose work X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X premiered at the opera almost 30 years ago.

  • VIDEO: 'I Quit' Dance Sure Works For Millions

    When young journalist Marna Shifrin decided to say so long to the animation company where she was working, she did it in a video that's now gone viral. Now, both the company she quit and others are doing their own versions ¿ all set to some Kanye West.

  • A Minimalist 'Menagerie' That Packs Plenty Of Power

    NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wall Street Journal columnist Barbara Chai about a new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto.