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Watercooler Stories – May 31, 2012 – UPI.com

No naked kite-surfing for B.C. premier VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31 (UPI) — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says billionaire Richard Branson‘s suggestion she take part in some naked kite-surfing was not “very respectful.” Last week, when Branson was in town to promote Virgin Atlantic’s first London to Vancouver flight, …

Watercooler Stories – May 14, 2012 – UPI.com

Stolen turtles returned to Fla. sanctuary DAVIE, Fla., May 12 (UPI) — Two turtles stolen from the Davie Wildlife Center in Florida were returned anonymously five days later in good condition, wildlife officials said. Officials with the center believe Zippy, an orange and brown Eastern box turtle, and Florida, a …

Canada unveils new polymer $20 bill – UPI.com

OTTAWA, May 2 (UPI) — The Bank of Canada Wednesday unveiled the design of a new high-tech polymer $20 bill, the most counterfeited bill in circulation. The display of the new bill in Ottawa follows the release of similar $100 bills that went into circulation in November and $50 bills …

Watercooler Stories – April 27, 2012 – UPI.com

Fiji beauty called not ‘native’ enough SUVA, Fiji, April 27 (UPI) — Torika Watters, 16, is being criticized on Facebook for not looking “native” enough after she won Fiji’s Miss World 2012 beauty pageant. Indigenous peoples are lambasting the weekend competition, judged by New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter and other …

Number of Egyptian tourists down in 2012 – UPI.com

CAIRO, April 13 (UPI) — The number of tourists visiting Egypt in the first three months of 2012 declined about 25 percent from the same period a year before, statistics indicate. The state-run news agency MENA reported Friday 2.34 million tourists visited Egypt in the first quarter of 2012, down …