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Kardashians, Easter eggs and poetry make this week's top stories from around the world

This week’s top stories feature the Kardashian-Jenners on an incognito tour, NASA’s Easter egg hunt from space, more seats and less space on United Airlines economy class, a shark nursery and World Poetry Day.

Kendall Jenner transformed by prosthetics!
Kendall Jenner transformed by prosthetics! Image by @kylizzlesnapchats/Instagram

The Kardashian-Jenner clan went incognito on a recent Hollywood tour bus. Kendall, Kylie and Kourtney donned prosthetics and wigs to disguise themselves as New Mexico tourists, complete with accent. They documented their prank on Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat account.

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Can you guess what area of Earth this is? NASA's Earth Observatory would like you to
Can you guess what area of Earth this is? NASA’s Earth Observatory would like you to Image by Earth Matters

NASA is hoping everyone will get into the Easter spirit with an egg hunt from space. The Earth Matters blog, which belongs to the Earth Observatory branch of NASA, posts monthly challenges that encourage people to check out the world through satellite images. The ‘egg’ hunt encourages people to find colourful egg-shaped ponds and upload the images to the site.

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United Airlines have employed over 200 dogs at several airports across the US to sooth inexperienced travellers before embarking on their planes
United Airlines. Image by lasta29 / CC BY 2.0

United Airline’s Boeing 777s will be reconfigured to accommodate ten seats per row in economy class on its domestic routes. The extra seats will be added to nine planes which will generally be used for flights to and from Hawaii. For passengers, it means seat widths will be reduced by one inch to 17 inches.

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A great white shark
A great white shark. Image by Lwp Kommunikáció / CC BY 2.0

A diver has found what is believed to be a rare shark nursery off of Australia’s south coast. The site, located in the Recherche Archipelago, is where the diver took photographs of a baby great white shark. The diver, named Marc Payne, said he announced the shark hotspot in order to have the area protected by authorities.

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World Poetry Day is a Unesco celebration that takes place every year
World Poetry Day is a Unesco celebration that takes place every year Image by Jameson Fink / CC BY 2.0

World Poetry Day took place on 21 March, celebrating literature, free speech and poetry. To celebrate, many cafes around the world allowed customers to pay for a coffee with a poem. Last year, the coffee-for-a-poem trade saw 1,153 coffee houses in 27 countries participate.

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