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Offbeat Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name Privately owned Texas town drops 'Bikinis' name
Bikinis, Texas, is no more. The privately owned town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith, the name it had before it was bought by an Austin restaurateur whose chain requires waitresses to wear bikinis.
Offbeat Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam
Sgt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the men were exploring Thursday night when they climbed onto a beaver dam and got attacked by the animal protecting its turf.
Offbeat Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years
The provocative dance that gained global fame thanks to an attention-grabbing performance by Miley Cyrus has been admitted to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary - and lexicographers say its origins go back almost 200 years.