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Mutant pig looks like a CHIMPANZEE with a single ‘cyclops’ eye in the middle of its forehead

A MUTANT piglet that looks like a chimpanzee has stunned locals and experts in Cuba after being born with one eye in the middle of its forehead.The strange-looking creature was born in the San Juan y Martinez area of Pinar del Rio Province. Central European News A video has surfaced of a bizarre mutant pig in Cuba The brown piglet appears to have a face and ears just like a chimp while its nine pink siblings all appear healthy.Its shocked owner called out the vet as villagers flock to...

Solar eclipse glasses in short supply

By John Keilman/Chicago TribuneNot long ago, it seemed to Melissa Larson that solar eclipse glasses were everywhere - at the Walmart, the Best Buy and all over the Internet. Surely she could take her time before she and her husband left for Southern Illinois to catch a prime view of this rare cosmic phenomenon.But a few weeks later, her confidence vanished. Store after store was sold out, and websites were demanding a pirate’s ransom for the glasses - if they had them at all.So Larson, of...

Think you know ‘Carmen’? Think again, as LA Opera stages an eye- and ear-opening experience

While the Dodgers were continuing their losing ways Saturday at Chavez Ravine, across the freeway at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion the Los Angeles Opera was hitting it out of the park with a marvelous season-opening performance of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.”The production stars Puerto Rican mezzo soprano Ana Maria Martinez as the fiery Gypsy temptress; Italian tenor Ricardo Massi (making his LA Opera debut) as Don José the man she ensnares in her web; and Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov as...