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Man Kicked Off WestJet Flight For Being Asleep Before Takeoff

A British Columbia man was made to leave a flight because he was asleep right before takeoff.

Stephen Bennett, his wife, Josefa Sapelino, and their son, were taking a WestJet flight from Toronto, Ontario to Cuba on Oct. 13. (They had already flown from Burnaby, BC to Toronto.) Bennett took a sleeping pill which he had been given by a doctor. The flight attendants couldn’t easily wake him up as the plane was preparing to take off. They became worried there was something medically wrong with him, according to CTV News.

Sapelino was eventually able to wake her husband up. That’s when he discovered that the flight attendants wanted him to get off the plane.

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Million-Dollar Banksy Painting Shreds Itself

Banksy has done it again.

Banksy is a world-famous artist, but no one knows exactly who Banksy is–or even if Banksy is male or female.

That’s because Banksy is a “street artist.” Most of the art Banksy creates is painted on the sides of buildings, public walls and other places that are out in the open. And the art is created without anyone seeing them being created. So Banksy has remained anonymous (meaning that no one knows who it is).

Banksy’s art is “political.” That means it’s not just interesting to look at, but it makes a point about something.

One of Banksy’s most famous paintings is called Girl with Balloon. It was painted in 2002 on a wall in the UK.

Recently, a framed copy of Girl with Balloon was auctioned off (sold) for nearly two million dollars.

A map of North America with a blue line connecting Toronto and Los Angeles. It was taken from Google Maps.
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The Cat Came Back… Four Years Later

Booboo the cat was a stray, wandering around in Guelph, Ontario in Canada.

Someone brought her into the Guelph humane society. When the employees there checked Booboo’s microchip* to see where she was from, they found something that surprised them.

It turns out, Booboo was from California, in the United States–more than 3,000 kilometres away. She had gone missing in 2013, four years ago.

A cat. This cat is in the cat cafe and it's looking at you as if to say "Why are you staring at me?" This cat is looking at us with, I would say, a degree of condescension. Photo by Adrianna McQuaid.
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Toronto Cafe Offers More Than Coffee

Coco, Latte and Leo are hanging out at a cafe in Toronto. But they’re not humans–they’re cats. Meow Cat Cafe is one of four locations in the Canadian city where cat lovers can indulge in two of their favourite things: drinking coffee and playing with cats.

“Petting the cats is very healing. It calms people,” said Erica Yun, the owner of the cafe.

While Yun and her daughter, Helen, serve up coffee, customers get their feline fix.

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What Colour Is This Dress?

Caitlin McNeill, 21, has a friend who was getting married.
The mother-of-the-bride was looking for a nice dress to wear to the wedding. She found “the dress” and snapped a picture of it to show to her daughter.
When her daughter saw the picture and started talking about it, they discovered that people had very different ideas of what colour the dress was.

Image: Ryan Mahle
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Another Log On The Fire

There are many traditions around the holidays.
“Holiday traditions,” in this case are things that people do every year during a holiday such as Christmas or Hannukah.
Usually it is something that people have done for many years, perhaps beginning a long time ago.