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Teen Girl Spits Longest Cherry, Fails to Win Contest

15-year-old girl spits cherry an amazing 49 feet, 1/4 inch

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Michigan girl says there was nothing special about the way she spit a cherry pit yesterday. "I just took a deep breath and pushed hard," says Megan Ankrapp, whose pit landed at 49 feet, ¼ inch—longest of the day at the 42nd annual contest in... More »

Woman Says Chick-fil-A Shake Gave Her Heart Attack

Specifically, its maraschino cherry

(Newser) - In the strange-lawsuits department comes this from Texas: A woman is suing Chick-fil-A because she says one of the chain's cherry-topped milkshakes gave her a heart attack, reports the Houston Chronicle . Cyndi Scruggs purchased the shake from a location in McKinney, near Plano, on May 10. But when she... More »

'Space Cherry' Tree Stumps Botanists

After stint in space, it blossomed at less than half the age of a typical tree

(Newser) - Usually, it takes about 10 years for a cherry tree to bloom after it's sprouted. Not so with Japan's "space cherry": The tree bloomed after just four, and experts can't explain why, the South China Morning Post reports. It earned its galactic nickname after quite the... More »

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