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Britons Spent $608 Million on Easter Sweets

Britons Spent $608 Million on Easter Sweets

Britons spent 439 million pounds ($608 million) on confectionaries ahead of Easter in the four weeks to March 27, a 34% rise compared with the same period in 2020, industry data showed on Wednesday. Ahead of a slight easing of lockdown restrictions in England on March 29 but with non essential re

Suspect Arrested In Theft of Van Gogh, Hals Paintings

Suspect Arrested In Theft of Van Gogh, Hals Paintings

Dutch police have arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of stealing paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals with an estimated value of £18m during night-time raids on museums in the Netherlands last year. The unnamed man was arrested on Tuesday morning at his home in the central town of Ba

Third of COVID-19 Survivors Suffer from Mental Problems

One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems. Researchers who conducted the analysis said it was not

California's Carlsbad Flower Fields Welcome Visitors with Full Blooms

California's Carlsbad Flower Fields Welcome Visitors with Full Blooms

People took pictures amid waist-high blossoms in every imaginable hue of orange, pink, yellow and purple at California’s famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad as it opened to the public. The attraction was closed for most of 2020, due to pandemic-related restrictions, but plummeting coronavirus cases

NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Survives First Night Alone on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Survives First Night Alone on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity mini-helicopter has survived its first night alone on the frigid surface of Mars, the US space agency said, hailing it as "a major milestone" for the tiny craft as it prepares for its first flight. The ultra-light aircraft was dropped on the surface on Saturday after detaching fr

Samurai Dance Teacher Moves Online as Tokyo Olympics Bans Foreign Spectators

Samurai Dance Teacher Moves Online as Tokyo Olympics Bans Foreign Spectators

There was a time when Koshiro Minamoto had hoped to welcome foreign tourists during the Olympics by introducing them to the arts of the samurai from a classroom in central Tokyo. But when the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee decided last year that the Games would be postponed, and then last month

GMC Hummer 2022 Sells for $2.5 Million

GMC Hummer 2022 Sells for $2.5 Million

Charity auctions for first-off-the-line vehicles have become a thing of late in the US given the hammer prices on these vehicles. Last year, the first 2021 Ford Bronco sold for $1,075,000, the German News Agency reported. Lately, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 just sold for $2,500,000.

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