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Fancy a Wing in the Willows? Now You Can Rent Out Part of Toad of Toad Hall Country Mansion
Offbeat  (tags: wind, in, willows, book, mansion, london, england, history )

- 1287 days ago -
An entire wing of the 16th century country mansion which inspired the famous hoity-toity Mr Toad character in Wind In The Willows is up for rent. But you'll need deep pockets because it will cost you £5,000 a month.
Grade I Listed Mansion That Once Hosted Famous In and Out Club Members Lawrence of Arabia and Ian Fleming
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- 1399 days ago -
A Grade I listed building that once housed the famous In and Out Club is poised to reopen to the public as an English garden party-themed bar.
Blue Whales Keep Getting Bigger
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- 2664 days ago -
It's easier to grow bigger in the sea with the water holding up your weight, say researchers.
US Marines Join Big Cleaning Day in Ayutthaya
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- 2728 days ago -
US marines join big cleaning day in Ayutthaya
"Dramatic" Elephant Rescue in Zambia : Photos:
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- 2741 days ago -
A mother African elephant and her baby lie mired in mud as family members look on in Zambia's Luangwa Valley (map) on November 1. The pair were rescued by wildlife officials and conservationists after a two-hour battle against heat, dehydration,
Couple Charged in Stealing Cop Car for Quickie
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- 2748 days ago -
A Florida man and woman were charged with grand theft auto late last week, but it's the vehicle and what they intended to use it for that's making headlines. Jonesing for a quickie, Alexander Pratt and Clara Pearson jumped into a Honda Civic which was l
Flooding in the Streets of Bangkok (Photos)
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- 2748 days ago -
Coastal high tides have caused city dikes in Bangkok to overflow. City workers and troops have worked tirelessly to prevent water from spilling into the streets of the Thai capital.
The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More
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- 2764 days ago -
We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we've talked about traveling on a floating cloud.
JFK Controller Let Child Direct Air Traffic
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- 3363 days ago -
An air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy airport is in hot water after he allowed his young son to radio instructions to several pilots
'I'M Alive'/FARMLAND -- Please Make Note of This: Thelma McAllister Is Not Dead.
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- 3445 days ago -
Rather, there's been an identity mix-up based on a sad event, that being the Dec. 3 death of another longtime Farmland resident with an almost identical spelling -- Thelma McCallister.
Incredible Call for Help of Man Cut in Half After Falling From Train
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- 3885 days ago -
Incredible call for help of man cut in half after falling from train
Things Not to Do in An Elevator or Lift !?
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- 4013 days ago -
Things not to do in an Elevator or Lift !?
SoCal Man Charged With Smuggling Iguanas, in His Prosthetic Leg Has Been Indicted
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- 4254 days ago -
LOS ANGELES - A man accused of stealing three endangered iguanas from a nature preserve in Fiji and smuggling them into the United States in his prosthetic leg has been indicted. Jereme James, 33, of Long Beach, faces a single count of smuggling, acco

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