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Thursday 15 May 1997
Bad Day for lavatory paper, as the State of Florida sued 10 makers of toilet tissue, accusing them of price-fixing. Since 1989, the price of wood pulp - the main constituent of toilet paper - has dropped by 18 per cent, but the wholesale price of the product to commercial consumers has risen by 41 per cent.
Poisonous Day for number plates, as Ryan Maziarka, 21, of Richmond, Virginia, was told that he could no longer use a plate reading "ZYKLON B" on his car. According to a local newspaper, he admitted that he knew it was the name of a gas used at German death camps during the Second World War, but he denied that the Holocaust had ever occurred.
Confusing Day for a kangaroo which has been sighted in a village in Sweden. Tracks confirm that a kangaroo was present, but no zoo has reported one missing.
Life & Style blogs
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Bombsheller: The website that makes us all into top fashion designers
NHS medics are being lured away to Australia by more money, status and sunshine, survey suggests
World Hepatitis Day: we could eliminate hepatitis C in the UK - but only half of those infected know they have it
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Secret Cinema: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
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