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Whoops! We Invited the Wrong Peter Forgacs!

Listen here The Hungarian Culture Ministry had egg on its face this week. During national celebrations on Monday, the ministry wanted to give an award to film director Peter Forgacs. However, it invited Peter Forgacs, an actor and theater director. It was not until the minister was about to present the award that the error was recognized. Words to…
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A Lottery Winner Is Back At Work

Listen here Michael Antonucci has returned to his old job - 12 years after winning the lottery. He quit his job as a furniture dealer in 1995 when he won $5.6 million. However, he spent the money on a luxury home, a boat and unsuccessful businesses. Despite losing the money, Antonucci has no regrets. You have to spend money and enjoy it, he…
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The Perfect Phone Call

Listen here Researchers have found the formula for the perfect telephone call, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. The ideal phone conversation should take nine minutes and 36 seconds. The subjects of the conversation should include family news, current events, personal problems and the weather.
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A Woman Paid For Her Neighbor’s Water

Listen here Jean Shaw from England recently discovered that she had been paying her neighbor's water bills for the past 16 years. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the water company had made a billing error. Shaw, a mother of two, realized that her bills had increased considerably after a large family moved in next door this year. For years…
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A 60-Storey Home

Listen here Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, is planning to build a skyscraper in the center of Mumbai in which he and his family will live. The 60-storey building will have a health club, a home theater, gardens and six floors for parking. Mr. Ambani, his mother, wife, three children and 600 staff will live there. The new home will be worth $1…
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Skydiving at 85

Listen here Former President George H. W. Bush is planning to skydive on his 85th birthday in June. The current President Bush said his father "is a nut to jump out of an airplane." The elder Bush also went skydiving on his 80th birthday in 2004. Words nut: (slang) a crazy person. elder: older. This piece originally appeared in January 2009. Visit…
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