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Cutting Room Floor 02/21/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/21/07



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(KSL Staff)

STUMPY THE DUCK

If it walks like a duck and sounds like duck...then it's probably a duck.

But if the duck had 4, that's right, 4 webbed feet it would certainly find its way onto the Cutting Room Floor.

In London, a rare mutation left this eight-day-old duckling with two nearly full-sized legs behind the two he runs on.

"Stumpy's" staying at the duck farm since be probably wouldn't survive in the wild.

DONKEY GARBAGE

A small Italian town has gone back to the future... to collect the garbage.

The Mayor of Castelbuono has replaced the town's garbage trucks with... donkeys.

The mayor is convinced he can keep his town's environment cleaner by replacing machines with mules.

The mayor says "Teresa" the donkey and three of her friends cut down on pollution and cost far less to run than garbage trucks.

And they can work for up to 15 years!

HAIRY ZOO

A theme park in Taiwan has called off plans to use a cable made of 320-thousand human hairs to lift an elephant.

Apparently the Naughty Boy Theme Park had planned to attach the cable to a crane and use it to lift a 6-ton elephant... marking the opening of the wildlife zoo.

It took thousands of students several months to braid the hair into a cable.

Instead of an elephant the park will lift 6 tons of wood and rocks.

LATE ARRIVAL

A British soldier's postcard to his sweetheart has finally arrived.

The only problem? It took 92 years to get there.

Private Walter Butler sent the card from the trenches of World War I.

He wrote to Amy Hicks in 1915 telling her he was alive and well, but the Army issued postcard never made it.

Butler survived the war, and the couple went on to marry.

But, when the couple's daughter was informed by the post office... she wasn't that excited.

Now 86, the daughter said her late parents rarely discussed the war, and the relic of the past had little meaning for her.

She said quote, "I think it's rather excessive, there's lots more interesting things going on than a postcard arriving 92 years late."

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