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Jingle-Bang! Bah Humbug. Bizarre rules at Christmas

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Santa shot at in Rio. Electric eels light up Japanese Christmas tree. Singapore elephants get festive gift of boots for jumbo pain.商务英语词汇T8Y4C+K*wD \^1X0p

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Around the globe, Christmas invariably offers tales of the wacky, wild and downright weird -- and the 2007 festivities are certainly no exception.商务英语词汇P#St4Vt

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co7i)G&?(j s0The acting US surgeon general said a thinner Santa would be a better role model for kids in a land battling obesity.

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A British shopping centre ordered its Santas to attend a month-long boot camp with exercises before greeting children.

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$l^UP,JlT c0In the season of mass consumption, going green can win brownie points.

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In Hong Kong, environmentalists are not amused, arguing that all the glittering neon Santas and rainbows of flashy lights are devouring too much electricity.商务英语词汇:brD@_q[

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But, in sharp contrast, a Japanese aquarium decided on a novel way to save energy -- it used electricity generated by an electric eel to light up its Christmas tree.商务英语词汇&p K*GXI'K

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A Canadian man said he sold his son's video game, a prized Christmas gift, on eBay after catching him smoking marijuana.商务英语词汇j)Eli.O?bfd

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In Singapore, vets gave Asian elephants Tun and Jamilah the perfect Christmas gift -- specially made waterproof boots to relieve chronic foot lesions.商务英语词汇-d#yK0hX-K#N

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And cheeky Australian thieves stole 16 tonnes of ham and bacon from a Sydney warehouse and then wrote "Thanks. Merry Christmas" on a wall.商务英语词汇q-}|4bM A

%I,b8t\#s#G0But surely the prize for the most bizarre Christmas charity gift must go to the International Rhino Foundation -- an auction of rhino dung which could be presented as Christmas gift!

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