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'Supergiant' crustacean discovered by Scots scientists

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Researchers discover a creature ten times bigger than 'normal' amphipods in deep sea.
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Flying People in New York City

Three human shaped RC planes were flown around New York City to create the illusion of people flying. Lots of fun. The music track is "Unstoppable 2" by Tom ...

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Insane Japanese Politician

This is a REAL politician named Toyama Koichi that ran for the Prefectual governer of Tokyo "County". Every politician is given equal airtime in Japan to explain their platform, and the TV stations can not edit it and are therefore not responsible for its content....
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World's most expensive hot dog on sale in Vancouver | Sympatico.ca Lifestyle

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Vancouver's dougieDog Hot Dogs infuses $2,000 cognac into hot dog, raising it from street food to haute cuisine.
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Fallout From Solar Storm: A Celestial Light Show : NPR

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Sure, a massive geomagnetic spasm from the sun has its downside — rerouted airline flights, for instance.

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Flights rerouted as massive solar storm slams Earth - The Times of India

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NASA confirmed the coronal mass ejection (CME) began colliding with Earth's magnetic field around 1500 GMT (2030 IST) yesterday.

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Are we becoming more dishonest?

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People in Britain are becoming more dishonest and also more tolerant of bad behaviour, a survey by the University of Essex suggests.

 

 


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Defence Department Stress Balls: 20,000 Squeezable Toys Ordered

Defence Department Stress Balls: 20,000 Squeezable Toys Ordered | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - These are stressful times at National Defence.Belt-tightening. Uncertainty.

 

Amazing what our taxes are paying for.

 

Shouldn't this amount of cash be spent on personally developing the person, providing coping skills and enhancing lives? That would be money well spent.


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Fox News Geography Lesson

Inpsired by The Day Today presumably, Fox News have a crack at UK geography. East London moves to South London, Leeds moves to Grimsby and Pakistan moves to Calais...

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Our World May Be A Giant Hologram, Scientists Say

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For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector.

 

Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation.

 

Hey, just remember that at one time we thought the world was flat...

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UFO Found In Baltic Sea? (VIDEO)

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A team of shipwreck hunters that found a strange circular object on the floor of the Baltic Sea in 2011 now says they have discovered visual evidence of a second "disc-like shape" some 200 meters from the original find, CNN reports.
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Mind-Reading Advance Lets Brain Scientists 'Eavesdrop' On Thoughts

Mind-Reading Advance Lets Brain Scientists 'Eavesdrop' On Thoughts | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it
Scientists already know how to see into your mind's eye, and now they can hear the voices in your head.

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Top 10 Swingers of the Animal Kingdom Bonobo societies "make love, not war," and their frequent sex is thought to strengthen social bonds and resolve conflict.

Bonobos, jacanas and hyenas are just some of the polygamous animals that flout any rules when it comes to the game of love and sex.

 

Bonobo societies "make love, not war," and their frequent sex is thought to strengthen social bonds and resolve conflict.

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Fungi Discovered In The Amazon Will Eat Your Plastic

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The Amazon is home to more species than almost anywhere else on earth. One of them, carried home recently by a group from Yale University, appears to be quite happy eating plastic in airless landfills.

 

Fungi - saviour of the universe!

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World's Most Expensive Tea: Panda Poop

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Just as the world's fanciest coffee is made from the partially digested coffee beans plucked from a Filipino tree rodent's poop, the world's fanciest tea will soon be created from the dung of panda bears.
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World's longest lab experiment still going strong, via webcam

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In 1927, a physics professor named Thomas Parnell launched an experiment on viscous liquids. 85 years later, we're still waiting for his results.
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Silence from the £90k Mental Health Matters boss - Investigations

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Silence from the £90k Mental Health Matters boss... 

 

A ridiculous excuse, that's what it is!

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New school can’t be Cougars because middle-aged women might be offended

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Students at a new Utah high school are facing disappointment after their choice for a new school mascot was rejected for one of the strangest reasons possible: Board members deemed it might be seen as offensive to middle-aged women.

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Sh*t Homophobic People Say

Sh*t Homophobic People Say: no spoofing necessary, 100% real commentary by antigay public figures. Lambda Legal fights for the rights of LGBT people and people with HIV...

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Rightsnet discussion forum | Coma patient fit for work

Rightsnet discussion forum | Coma patient fit for work | A Sense of the Ridiculous | Scoop.it

There is NOTHING funny about this - it's indicative of the state the UK's NHS is in, how we treat our sick and disabled AND how profit comes before people.

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