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A talented goldfish in Wisconsin has been taught by its owner to play along to <B>Barbara Streisand.</B>

A talented goldfish in Wisconsin has been taught by its owner to play along to Barbara Streisand.

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:47 GMT

HUDSON, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s one seriously talented goldfish swimming around in Hudson, Wisconsin. Dianne Rains has trained her pet fish, “Jor-Jor,” to play bells along to music. Jor-Jor tugs at strings attached to bells to accompany songs like Barbara Streisand’s “Moon River.” Every time the fish hits the right note, Rains rewards the behavior by clicking a penlight into the fish tank and feeding her a treat.

MANLY VALE, Australia – A kitten in Australia is healthy again after being accidentally loaded into a washing machine. The four-month-old kitty fell into a basket of dirty clothes that owner Lindsay Rogers then threw into the wash on a 30-minute spin cycle. When Rogers took her clothes out, she found the cat inside, frazzled from the ride. The kitty was taken to the vet and appears to be just fine.

LORAIN, Ohio – A taxi driver in Ohio was taken for a ride when a couple of customers skipped out on their $1,427 cab fare. The cabbie drove two people from Jackson, Tennessee, to Lorain, Ohio, who swore they’d pay him once they arrived. When they hopped out to supposedly fumble for the driver’s money, they jumped in a minivan and fled.

SUMATRA, Indonesia – A two-year-old toddler from Sumatra, Indonesia, has already developed quite a smoking habit. Little Ardi Rizal smokes 40 cigarettes a day and began lighting up when he was just 18 months old. He’ll only smoke a certain brand, so his habit is burning a serious hole through his father’s wallet, who got him hooked in the first place. If Ardi doesn’t get his smokes, he throws a tempter tantrum.

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