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Sep 10, 2011, 8:51 p.m.

Travel Picks: Top 10 extreme holiday adventures

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you like to push yourself and are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then online men's magazine AskMen's (www.askmen.com) top 10 list of extreme vacations may be just the thing for you. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Go shark-baiting

Ben & Jerry's creates "Schweddy Balls" ice cream flavor

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Vermont's Ben & Jerry's newest ice cream flavor sounds more likely to tickle funny bones than taste buds: "Schweddy Balls." The company known for provocative or progressive themed names for its frozen treats said the latest creation was a tribute to a 1998 skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live starring actor Alec Baldwin.

Two-million-year-old South Africa fossils show links to man

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A well-preserved set of 2-million-year-old fossils shows a part-human, part-ape species had hands similar to man, sophisticated ankles that helped in movement and a surprisingly tiny but advanced brain, a report released Thursday said. The fossils, discovered in a sunken cave north of Johannesburg, may change views of the origins of humans. They show a combination of anatomical features never seen before, demonstrating close links to the species and humans.

Galliano gets $8,400 fine for anti-Semitic outburst

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court handed out a 6,000 euro ($8,421) suspended fine to John Galliano on Thursday after finding him guilty of anti-Semitic behavior , marking the end in a fall from grace for the former head designer of fashion house Dior. For Galliano, whose worth is estimated in the millions of dollars, the penalty -- suspended for several years -- avoids any financial burden and is unlikely to constrain his liberty.

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