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Cancer Survivor to Ride Horse 2,200 Miles to HS Reunion

'I always wanted to do something like this'

(Newser) - A cancer survivor has embarked on a roughly 2,200-mile journey on horseback for his 50th high school reunion, the AP reports. Vern Herrst, 67, began his trip Friday from the Methow Valley in northern Washington in hopes of reaching Howell, Michigan, before the reunion in August, the Livingston Daily ... More »

Behind Henry VIII's Bad Behavior: Brain Injury?

The anger and forgetfulness started after jousting and horse accidents

(Newser) - Henry VIII may be best known for having had six wives, killing two of them, and establishing the Church of England in the process. Now a behavioral neurologist at Yale is posing an explanation for the English monarch's famously erratic behavior: traumatic brain injury. (Interestingly, a 2009 documentary for... More »

Woman Beats Cancer, Dies in Freak Bucket-List Fall

Mom of 2 recently beat breast cancer after 4 years of chemo

(Newser) - After four years of chemo in facing down—and recently beating—breast cancer, 51-year-old Geraldine Jones set out to fulfill a "lifelong dream" of riding a horse on her favorite stretch of beach in South Wales as a way to "appreciate every moment," a close friend tells... More »

Obama in Japan: Diplomacy, Sushi, Soccer With a Robot

Obama pledges to defend Japan in dispute over 'rock'

(Newser) - President Obama guaranteed that the US would protect Japan if its dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands comes to blows, a serious moment in a conspicuously fun Tokyo trip. Obama said the islands have historically been administered by Japan, and that a US treaty "covers all territories administered... More »

McDonald's Has Served Me on Horse Before, Says Rider

In fact, her pony just loves McFlurries

(Newser) - The woman who directed her pony into McDonald's —where it pooped on the floor—says she's surprised at the media reaction. "I think over the last couple of years, we've been to that McDonald's at least half a dozen times on the horses,"... More »

Woman Hits McDonald's Drive-Thru —on a Horse

...and then things get really weird

(Newser) - If you're on horseback and desperate for a Quarter Pounder, you are out of luck. A UK woman found this out the hard way over the weekend, when she tried to ride a horse through the drive-thru at a Manchester McDonald's. The restaurant said it couldn't serve... More »

12 Totally Odd Liquor Laws

No drunk horseback riding in Colorado, and other weird rules

(Newser) - Growlers may be the new hipster trend , but good luck finding one in Alabama. Any beer bottle larger than 16 ounces is banned there, along with "sensuous" wine labels. That's just one of a dozen crazy liquor laws complied by Mother Jones :
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