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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
Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
Victoria Beckham's clothing sales double to £30 million in one year
GTA 5: Christmas arrives in Los Santos as update brings snowball fights, festive jumpers and a homing missile launcher
'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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