Headlines Around the World: Rare Okapi calf, world's lowest car & a whole lot of pot
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Our list of headlines from around the world for October 2 include:
BELGIUM: There was big news from Belgium that came with a big dose of cute. A rare Okapi calf was born at the Antwerp Zoo. It looks like a combination of a giraffe, zebra, horse, cow, hyena, and Lady Gaga. The okapi is on the endangered species list.
JAPAN: A group in Japan has been entered into a category in the Guinness Book of Records we had no idea existed -- "World's Lowest Roadworthy car."
Built by students and teachers at Okayama Sanyo High School, the electric car measures less than 18 inches from the ground to the highest point on the car. The bad news is that because the car is so low, it has to be surrounded by escort vehicles.
MEXICO: Mexico is one of the world's top drug producing nations so their army is helping with the crackdown. They recently slashed and burned about 40 tons of marijuana near Jalisco, the country's premiere tequila region.
Authorities say the pot farmers concealed the plants by growing them between rows of the agave used to make tequila.
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