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You'll have to stop that

Performance artist Ana Teixeira's act apparently was a little too convincing when she appeared at a street fair earlier this month in São Paulo, Brazil - so much so that it got her arrested. No, not for indecent exposure. She simply asked people for their fingerprints, which she applied to mock identity cards, each with an inspirational verse . Alas, someone decided that the cards looked like counterfeits of the national IDs and turned her in. "We had to arrest her," a police official explained. "It was only later that we learned she's an artist and was doing nothing wrong."

My hero

In Shepton Mallet, England, farmer Tim Stone can't help bragging about his rooster, even though it woke him up earlier than usual recently. Why? Because the critter caught a fox trying to invade Stone's hen house and attacked so fiercely that it slinked off in defeat. "He didn't have a scratch on him," Stone said proudly.

Seattle: Emerald City with equally glitzy cost of living

While there's much to recommend Seattle to prospective residents, price is not at the top of the list. In fact, Forbes magazine has just ranked the city the most overpriced in the US for the second year in a row. That's because of the gap between income and the cost of living, which has grown since the technology bubble burst five years ago. Job growth hasn't matched the rise in real estate prices in the city that is home to Micro-soft, Amazon.com., and Starbucks. Seattle's average single-family home sells for $321,000. The top 10 overpriced American cities, according to Forbes:
1. Seattle
2. New York
3. Portland, Ore.
4. Chicago
5. San Jose, Calif.
6. Bergen-Passaic, N.J.
7. San Francisco
8. Middlesex, N.J.
9. Denver
10. Los Angeles
- Reuters

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