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Monkeys reportedly stone man to death NAIROBI -- Thirsty monkeys in drought-affected eastern Kenya stoned to death a herder watering his livestock, a local newspaper reported. Ali Adam Hussein and other herdsmen had stopped to water their cattle at a pool in the northern Wajir district on Saturday when a group of wild monkeys attacked them with stones, the independent daily East African Standard said. Hussein died from severe head injuries after he was transferred to a dispensary in Ajawa.


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Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the 10th century, couldn't bear to part with his 177,000-library when he traveled, and he had the books carried by a caravan of 400 camels trained to walk in alphabetical order.

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