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Hillary's scrunchie and other things you may have missed this week

For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We're here to lend a hand: In case you missed them the first time, a collection of stories you should have read this week on globeandmail.com.

Canada's oysterman

Meet Brent Petkau, the self-proclaimed oysterman, who spends his days on Cortes Island in British Columbia's Desolation Sound in pursuit of the perfect oyster. Check out this stunning photo gallery of the oysterman in action.

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Now that's a classic car

At 128 years of age, La Marquise is the world's oldest working car. And with seating for four, a top speed of 60 km/h and a resemblance to a Victorian-era hot-dog vendor, the bare-bones vehicle doesn't come cheap.

Man v. moose

Known as the Monster of Matane, the majestic Quebec moose was for a time likened to UFO sightings, considered more fiction than fact. But a hunter says that last September, he shot the beast with the prized antlers (which are so exceptional they could fetch up to $1-million). Now a new battle has begun, this time a legal one, with the hunter claiming his guide surreptitiously took his bounty. The stakes are high: "Getting those antlers is like winning the Stanley Cup."

Hair-raising debate

According to her aides, Hillary Clinton has an annoying habit. A certain fashion misstep that they've had enough of. The U.S. Secretary of State's offence? Her fondness for scrunchies.

Chivalry goes down with the ship

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In the event of a disaster at sea, women and children should be first in line to be whisked away to safety, right? Not so, say two Swedish researchers. After analyzing 18 of the world's most famous shipwrecks, they found more men survived. In other words, when it comes to life and death, it's "every man for himself."

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