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AMOUNT a North Carolina-based pest control company offered to pay homeowners in exchange for releasing 100 cockroaches into their houses this summer. The trial was testing out experimental methods of dealing with infestations. 

Source: UPI


YEAR by which all U.S. national parks are set to phase out single-use plastics. Visitors will find compostable, biodegradable, and recycled materials in shops instead.

Source: U.S. Department of the Interior


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COST a Goodwill shopper in Texas paid for a sculpture that turned out to be a priceless 2,000-year-old Roman bust. Some experts speculate that it was brought to the U.S. by an American soldier during World War II.

Source: The New York Times