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15:50 UK time, Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A look at the stories ranking highly on various news sites.

Daily Mail readers are clicking on a story about a ghost dog. Really. But this isn't any old ghost dog. This is the ghost dog of Wing Commander Guy Gibson who was depicted in the film Dam Busters. The labrador had been run over during World War II. But, the story says it appears he has turned up in a photograph of a 1980s memorial service. The article does not stipulate how investigators determined whether this was definitely the World War II ghost dog and not just any old ghost dog.

Telegraph readers are also looking into images. But this face popped up in the most unusual places. Urologists found what appeared to be a face in an ultra sound of a man's testicle. The story then explains that, instead of giving this religious significance, the urologists sent the picture to be "peer reviewed" at the Urology journal. The mass was discovered to be harmless.

President Obama has found himself embroiled in one fried-chicken row after another, according to Slate's most read article. The latest is the decision of a fried chicken restaurant in Beijing to call itself OFC - Obama Fried Chicken. Jesse Bering says the outrage in the US shows that "informed citizens of our own country may be the only ones who understand that mentioning 'fried chicken' in the same sentence as 'black people' is a major no-no". But he says he could only guess at why and when the liking for fried chicken became a racist stereotype.

Guardian readers are coaxed on to shout that old cliche "but is it art?" at the paper's popular interview with living art exhibition EVA & ADELE. The couple's breakthrough came in 1991 when they hijacked an art exhibition to stage a wedding. But they admit they are better known for their surreal appearances as The Eggheads on Channel 4's Eurotrash. From 1997 to 2002, they performed "video art" for the show. This involved stunts like as putting banana skins on their heads. "No one really understood what we were doing," says Eva. "Even those paying us."


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