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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival During the 19th century Straw Bears - men or boys clothed in a layer of straw - were a familiar Plough Monday. In some places, instead of dragging a decorated plough, one of the farm labourers dressed as a straw bear and along with other farm labourers would beg door to door for money.

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Nintendo Wii voted greatest console, office straw poll disagrees

Nintendo Wii voted greatest console, office straw poll disagrees | UK gamers apparently believe Nintendo's console is number one, while they consider 1996 the golden era of gaming. Buying advice from the leading technology site

Straw poll time..... Shot for many years as a recurve with a "low" grip on the riser . Then went to the darkside and the bow had literally

Detail, bergère (straw hat), probably made in Indonesia or the Carribean, 18th century style. The straw plaited crown with open work flat straw huge brim, the very edge with densely plaited three dimensional straw,green cotton tape ribbon.

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Deal-making and dirty tricks: inside the race for UN secretary general

On Monday, the UN security council will hold the fifth of a long series of straw polls aimed at picking a winner.