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Offbeat 12-year-old girl sells champion steer for $100,000 12-year-old girl sells champion steer for $100,000
A 12-year-old Morris girl needs a bigger piggy bank. Shaelye Varner showed the grand champion steer at the Illinois State Fair, then sold it at auction for a whopping $100,000 — shattering last year's fair record of $62,000.
Offbeat Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter) Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)
If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. But the "Nixon" on this Twitter feed has never been more alive, sounding off on everything from the Russians to the Academy Awards
Offbeat 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota
Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard.