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with unusual hotel signs
a Tokyo hotel:
Is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you
are not a person to do such thing is please not to
a Bucharest hotel
lift is being fixed for the next day. During that
time we regret that you will be
a Leipzig elevator:
Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit
a Belgrade hotel
move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If
the cabin should enter more persons, each one
should press a number of wishing floor. Driving is
then going alphabetically by national order.
a Paris hotel
Please leave your values at the front
a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office
between the hours of 9 and 11 am daily.
a Yugoslavian hotel:
The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the
job of the chambermaid.
a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the
the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous
Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers
are buried daily except Thursday.
an Austrian hotel catering to
skiers: Not to
perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in
the boots of ascension.
the menu of a Swiss
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
the menu of a Polish
hotel: Salad a
firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy
dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let
loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country
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Chickens On Border Patrol
They don't look
like ordinary Mounties guarding Canada's national
interest. They scratch the dirt, swivel their
heads, and peck at whatever lies beneath their
feet. They are placed strategically at secret
points along the border,
watching, waiting - with no clue what they are
waiting or watching for. They are the Royal
Canadian Mounted Birds, guarding the world's
longest undefended border against a potential
invasion from the United States.
On this side of
the border, few are laughing because the threat is
real: Mosquitoes carrying the potentially deadly
West Nile virus were spotted in Buffalo, N.Y. - too
close for comfort in Canada. In the U.S., the
mosquitoes have infected at least 60 people and
killed seven, and New York State recently was
declared a West Nile alert zone. The virus, spread
by certain types of mosquitoes, first appeared in
New York last year. Canadian officials have a
"We are using
sentinel chickens," said Harvey Artsob, chief of
zoonotic diseases at the National Microbiology
Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "We put chickens
in areas where they get exposed to
placed 360 birds at 36 sites along the border, 10
birds to a coop. The exact locations are top
scientists see it, if mosquitoes carrying the virus
venture into Canada, the chickens will provide the
first warning. The mosquitoes bite the birds, but
the birds cannot spread the virus.