In Ethiopia, Busted VW Beetles 'Pimped Out' For Hip Youth

Robel Wolde extensively restored a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that he bought from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700)
When Robel Wolde bought a beat-up 1967 Volkswagen Beetle from a friend for 50,000 Ethiopian birr (about 1,540 euros, $1,700), it marked the start of an extensive restoration he'd plotted for years.The 25-year-old Ethiopian painter quickly went to work.He installed new grey leather seats, applied black stripes and decals along the orange-and-blue exterior and hired a metalworker to fit oversized headlights to the front bumper.

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A "remarkably complete" 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early human has been unearthed in Ethiopia, scientists announced Wednesday, a discovery that has the potential to alter our understanding of human evolution.The skull, known as "MRD", was discovered not far from the younger Lucy -- the ancient ancestor of modern humans -- and shows that the two species may have co-existed for about 100,000 years.
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