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“World’s Best” Restaurant Serves Unique Nordic Food

Where in the world should you eat dinner tonight? Well, if you want the best—the very best—head to Denmark.

A restaurant in Copenhagen, called Noma, was recently named the world’s top restaurant by Restaurant magazine.

Every year the magazine puts out a list of the 50 best restaurants in the world.

Noma held the top spot for three years, until it was bumped out of first place in 2013. This year it has reclaimed the title.

Noma gets thousands of requests for reservations each day.

Saddle Ridge Hoard coins and dirt. Image: Wikipedia
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Couple Finds Buried Treasure–In Their Backyard

A husband and wife struck gold last month… in their backyard.

The man and woman were walking their dog on their property in California when the woman noticed a strange looking, rusty can in the ground.

They started digging, and eventually uncovered eight metal cans. The cans were full of gold coins–1,427 of them.

It turns out that the coins are very valuable. In fact, they’re worth more than $10-million.

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Fun Quiz: 2013 In Review (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2013? Our fun 2013 quiz continues.

The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the TKN article beside each question.

16) What is a Bitcoin?

17) In April 2014, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health was worried about the large number of overweight people in the city so he put out a news release saying he wants restaurants to add something to their menus. What does he want added?

18) In May 2013, Chris Hadfield went home. Where was he coming from?

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Thousands Dress Up As Santa, Elves For Fun Run In Spain

More than 6,000 adults dressed up as Santa Claus ran through the streets of Madrid, in Spain, just before Christmas.

Children dressed up as elves and ran the mini-marathon through the streets of Spain’s capital city–about 5.5 kilometres.

The run was organized by one of Europe’s biggest department store chains, El Corte Inglés.

The store’s managers felt that the colourful run would bring people together in a positive way.

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Bad Manners Will Cost You Extra In This French Café

A café in France has found a way to encourage politeness.

The more polite you are, the less you have to pay for your coffee.

A cup of coffee at La Petite Syrah cafe costs a whopping €7 (seven Euros, or more than $10).

However, you can bring the price down if you’re nice to the server.

If you say please when you order (or s’il vous plait in French) the price comes down to €4,25 (about $6.18).

And if you say hello as well (“bonjour, un café, s’il vous plait”) the price comes down to a much more reasonable €1,40 (just over $2).

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$50-Million Lottery Winner Loses Ticket, May Still Get The Money

Imagine winning $50-million in a lottery.

Now… imagine losing your ticket.

That’s what happened to Kathryn Jones, from Hamilton, Ont.

In Nov. 2012, Jones bought a Lotto Max lottery ticket from a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Cambridge, near her work.

She didn’t think much about it at the time. In fact, she even misplaced the ticket–she hasn’t seen it since.

That should be the end of the story.

The Amazon Prime Air Drone. Image: Chris Demorro
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Amazon Testing “Octocopters” For Half-Hour Delivery Times (But Not Anytime Soon)

Lots of people buy books and products from Amazon, an online seller.

They order and pay over the Internet and the books are shipped through the mail or a delivery service like FedEx.

One day, people could get their Amazon deliveries from an “unmanned aerial vehicle” — a tiny flying vehicle that looks like a toy helicopter.

And instead of waiting days to get the parcel, it could be at the buyer’s home in half an hour or less.

The company is working on a fleet of tiny vehicles they call “Prime Air.”

The vehicles are also known as “octocopters.”

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Rare Book Sells For $14.2-Million

How much would you pay for a book? $15? $20?

How about more than $14-million?

That’s what businessman David Rubenstein paid for one on Tuesday.

It’s the most expensive book ever purchased in an auction.

It is believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States of America.

It’s called the Whole Book of Psalmes, or the Bay Psalm Book for short.

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Door Knobs A Thing Of The Past?

Think of some of the things that used to be very popular, but which practically don’t exist anymore. Like vinyl records. Or fax machines. Or… door knobs?

Door knobs may become a thing of the past, with door levers taking their place.

That’s because Vancouver, a large city in British Columbia, recently changed its building code to say that new buildings will be built with levers instead of knobs.

The city’s building code is changing to levers because they are easier to open. People with arthritis, for instance, often find door knobs difficult.

Using levers will make doors as accessible to as many people as possible.