Wed August 1, 2012
Strange News

Utah Town, Pop. 2 Llamas, For Sale: $3.9 Million

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 5:31 am



Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This might test the strength of the real estate recovery. A town is for sale - Woodside, a ghost town, a former railroad stop outside Salt Lake City. For $3.9 million you could own a dead gold mine, a geyser, and old buildings. The town is said to be near a former hideout of Butch Cassidy's gang, not the actual hideout, but near it. The buyer even gets the town's two current residents - a pair of free-range llamas. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.


Tue July 31, 2012


Fri July 27, 2012
The Two-Way

One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 4:02 pm

The little guy in Connecticut. Saturday, he gets his sacred naming ceremony.
Courtesy of Peter Fay


Thu July 26, 2012

Finding Nematodes

Dr. Diana Wall on one of her 24 treks to Antarctica.
Colorado State University

With no permanent residents, Antarctica is often a forgotten place. But not for Colorado State University soil ecologist Diana Wall. She's been a keen observer of one of the smallest animals now struggling to live in a place that’s still cold—but is beginning to warm.

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Thu July 26, 2012
Strange News

'Lucky Larry' The 17-Pound Lobster Goes Free

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 8:35 am



Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Lucky Larry is a 17-pound lobster estimated to be at least 70 years old. He was not so lucky when he was trapped and sold to a restaurant in Connecticut. But Don MacKenzie stepped in. He bought Lucky Larry, but not for a dinner date. He sent him back out to sea. For a lobster to live this long and avoid traps, MacKenzie said, he does not deserve a bib and butter. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.