Dad plans 21,000km drive in WOODEN car to keep promise to daughter

Dad plans 21,000km drive in WOODEN car to keep promise to daughter

A Dominican carpenter who built a wooden Volkswagen Beetle after promising it to his daughter for her 15th birthday is driving it from Lima to New York. Bienvenido Ortega created the wooden car to fulfil his promise to his daughter, now 20, befor...
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Baby kangaroo adopted after mum's death

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Tupac's prison ID goes under the hammer

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'Kim Jong-un' turns up at Paris' Bastille Day military parade

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Baby leopard attacked by mother gets spots back in Chelyabinsk

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New sarcophagus encasing Chernobyl nuclear power plant unveiled

New sarcophagus encasing Chernobyl nuclear power plant unveiled

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Explore GIANT abandoned USSR-era radio telescope hidden in Armenian mountains

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Pyramid of Senusret II opens to public for first time

Pyramid of Senusret II opens to public for first time

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Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations

Aleppo's ancient coppersmiths' market comes back to life after restorations

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