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12 Unbelievable Animal Photos That Are Not Photoshopped

12 Unbelievable Animal Photos That Are Not Photoshopped | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Believe it or not, they exist! " Great animal pics from around the world.

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Greece votes to change billing address | NewsBiscuit

Greece votes to change billing address | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The Greek electorate has been celebrating the adoption of a national policy of ‘the cheque being in the post’ by a larger than expected margin in early elections. Winning 36% of votes counted, the Syriza Party was able to promise an end to austerity and a return to ‘hiding’ when someone knocks at the door, ‘ignoring’ letters with red font and being ‘not known at this address’. Clearly mixed up with some other country with the same name, Greece explained to the European Central Bank (ECB) that: ‘You have the wrong number. No speekee German. And we are in the process of changing banks anyway’, although the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed a degree of scepticism that Greece’s accountant would be on holiday the same day that their dog ate their invoice.
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Having trouble understand what's happening in Greece, well here it is explained so clearly that even bankers will laugh.

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The U.S. is Actually Exonerating More People Than Ever

The U.S. is Actually Exonerating More People Than Ever | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
And it's largely because of three counties
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It is a good thing that we as a nation are exonerating more of those who have been wrongly convicted. It is an even better thing that the attitude among law enforcement personnel has moved towards one  of cooperation with these efforts. What is not so good is that we have ever allowed arrest and conviction rates to become the criteria of success rather than including exoneration of the innocent as part of the duties of police and prosecutors. 

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10 Most Outrageous Bills - ODDEE

10 Most Outrageous Bills - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
We've all opened the mail and were handed an unexpected bill, but these bills for outrageous sums or claims are really out there…
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The moral of these stories, watch your pocketbook.

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NEW DELHI: US, India reach compromise on troubled nuclear deal | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC

NEW DELHI: US, India reach compromise on troubled nuclear deal | Washington Watch | McClatchy DC | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The United States and India reached a deal Sunday to change on liability laws that its leaders say will allow American companies to invest in nuclear energy development in India.
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While there are still issues between the two countries and while India is still a major polluter —try breathing in New Delhi — this is a great move forward. If you recall, the Obama's first state dinner was for the president of India. The President has worked long and hard to improve American-Indian relations. I wonder how the GOP will react to his success.

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9 Dumb Gun Accidents - ODDEE

9 Dumb Gun Accidents - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
From the man who shot himself during a road rage incident to the robber who suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound during a robbery, meet 9 people who simply should have known better.
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I protest. There is no such thing as dumb guns only dumb people. Seriously dumb people who are still being allowed to carry guns or perhaps who carry them anyway.

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Mummy mask could hold oldest known Gospel

Mummy mask could hold oldest known Gospel | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A fragment of the Gospel According to Mark dating from 90 AD was reused as a burial mask for a mummy, say scientists.
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If you love archeology and Biblical history, and I do, this is a great piece. What the actual text may say is not yet public, but my guess is it won't be a blockbuster. Still what a fascinating find. Of course, the question of whether to keep the mask intact or get to the written materials is in itself fascinating.

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Half of PE students would shower if we stopped watching them | NewsBiscuit

Half of PE students would shower if we stopped watching them | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A recent study in the European Journal of Sports Sciences concludes the majority of students do not wash, yet the same students would happily start if the European Journal of Sports Sciences would stop ‘creeping them out’. The same teenagers admit that the main causes of self-consciousness in the shower were body self-image, duelling banjos or someone called Big Gonzo telling you to ‘pick up the soap’.
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My bet: All of us, men and women, can recall the discomfort of showering after PE class. At least as adults we can laugh at those memories.

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Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe's Most Magnificent Libraries

Lose Yourself In These Photos Of Europe's Most Magnificent Libraries | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Across Europe there are buildings that are nothing short of temples of literature, glorious structures where books are not just available, but placed in beautiful and honored shelves. Take a virtual tour through the stacks of some of the world's most jaw-dropping libraries.

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Cathedrals built to honor not a god but books, the ultimate expression of humanism. As a writer, these are sacred places that fill my soul with awe.

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God, Allah and Jehovah struggle to agree on live TV debate format | NewsBiscuit

God, Allah and Jehovah struggle to agree on live TV debate format | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Despite increasing strife between their respective followers and the impending Judgement Day in which the sheep may or may not be separate from the goats and the unbelievers may or may not be cast into the eternal pit of fire, it has emerged that God, Allah and Jehovah are still unable to agree on the format of their long-awaited live TV debate. The main bone of contention is said to be whether or not other gods should be included, while there have also been calls for a separate debate to the north, where Odin is seen as a serious contender. Jehovah, a jealous god, has refused point blank to appear on the same platform as Ba’al or Marduk, while Allah insists that no other gods can take part in the debate because they don’t exist anyway.
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Now this has me laughing. I hope my friends will find it amusing, too. I am sure that any god worth his/her/its salt has a sense of humor; if not why on earth do we have ostriches and wombats?

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Governor Vetoes Controversial Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns

Governor Vetoes Controversial Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) bucked the National Rifle Association on Thursday and vetoed a concealed carry gun bill that would have allowed some people with restraining orders issued against them for domestic violence to carry a concealed pistol.
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Congratulations Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan for putting common sense and the safety of domestic violence victims ahead of politics and toeing the party/NRA line.

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Here's How To Get Kids To Eat 54% More Vegetables

Here's How To Get Kids To Eat 54% More Vegetables | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A simple schedule change can make produce seem way more appealing
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Brilliant. And just another consideration, playing before lunch may get the kids hungrier and in a more up mood, which makes eating their veggies more pleasurable. This is just plain rational thinking.

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Jailed Va. Delegate Wins Re-Election As Lawmakers Prepare To Oust Him

Jailed Va. Delegate Wins Re-Election As Lawmakers Prepare To Oust Him | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A jail sentence and an eleventh-hour police raid on his law office didn't stop Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey from winning a special election to retain his seat Tuesday.

Morrissey, running as an independent, was back in jail for the night when unofficial returns showed he won the special election with 42 percent of the vote to Democrat Kevin Sullivan's 33 percent and Republican Matt Walton's 24 percent, according to the Washington Post.

But if lawmakers have their way, Morrissey won't stay a del
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So he's going to jail for having sex with a girl who was too young, but she was old enough to be his receptionist. Somehow that isn't quite the same as having sex with a little kid. Sometimes the lines of the law seem to fine for common sense. But the really weird part of this is the speaker of the house of delegate's statement. "The honor and integrity of the House of Delegates," does any legislature still have honor and integrity? Anyway, herein lies the makings of a short story.

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Fox 'Terror Expert' Apologizes For Saying British City Is 'Totally Muslim' (VIDEO)

Fox 'Terror Expert' Apologizes For Saying British City Is 'Totally Muslim' (VIDEO) | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
A Fox News "terrorism expert" was forced to issue an apology on Sunday after he wrongly stated on-air that one British city was "totally Muslim" while discussing extremism in Europe following the recent attacks in Paris.
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It isn't that he was so totally wrong that astounds. It isn't that somebody who is this incompetent is on Fox that surprises. Rather, it is the fact that somebody can call any of the clown on Fox an expert about terror or anything else that boggles the mind. When will people get it—Faux is a network of charlatans determined to spread bigotry, hate, and fear because they think the average person is too dumb to know better.

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Do Happy Couples Masturbate?

Do Happy Couples Masturbate? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
When masturbation meets cohabitation.
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It is a good thing for two lovers —married or no— to be open and honest with each other. Sexual drive should not become a stumbling block in relationships but rather an enhancing of those relationships. Assuredly, honesty about masturbation is better than secrecy and perhaps in addition to solitary activity, mutual masturbation should be an integral part of a couple's many ways to enjoy.

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Commentary: U.S., India unlikely on same page - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Commentary: U.S., India unlikely on same page - Xinhua | English.news.cn | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday for a three-day visit to consolidate Washington's strategic partnership with New Delhi.
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I am delighted that the U.S. and India are trying to talk. One of the great problems for U.S. diplomacy in recent years has been the failure to recognize the end of mercantilism. We had divided the world into our allies, our enemies, our client states -- which had to do business with us -- and our enemies' client states. Countries that wanted to develop their own economies and their own military strength were seen as a threat rather than as a global partner to be respected. Hopefully, Mr. Obama is guiding us past that foolishness.

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Museums now on the look-out for loose appendage | NewsBiscuit

Museums now on the look-out for loose appendage | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Following the revelation that the blue and gold braided beard on the mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun had been hurriedly glued back on after it was damaged, archaeologists and museum conservators around the world are checking for other instances of bodged conservation. Italian conservator Luigi Boninsegna, based at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, has given assurances that Michelangelo’s Statue of David remains intact, despite one or two female visitors remarking on the disappointing size of his manhood.
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Was Moses really Lilliputian? Perhaps an untrained moil at work.

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Portable vaginas and onaholes: The 7 weirdest sex toys for men

Portable vaginas and onaholes: The 7 weirdest sex toys for men | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Manufactures are trying to tap into new markets, and the results are gloriously, hilariously bizarre
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This is an adults only story, well realistically I know teen boys will love it. For my part, I am laughing and thinking of yet another short story, perhaps about a man whose onahole circumcised him. How's that for a tempting lead?

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Right to Die Bills Are Being Introduced Nationwide

Right to Die Bills Are Being Introduced Nationwide | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Inspired by Brittany Maynard, California legislators just introduced a bill to let the terminally ill end their own lives.
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This is a cause to which I give my fullest support. Every person should have the right to decide when his/her life no longer has the quality which they require. (Of course, there should be some brakes so that those who are not competent to fully assess the future can be stopped from rash action, but even those who are depressed or who are mentally incompetent should, in the end, have the right to assess the worth of continued life.)

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8 Different Types of Salt You Have to Try

8 Different Types of Salt You Have to Try | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Harvested from both the sea and the Earth, kosher salt has a variety of uses. The most common use is seasoning large pieces of meat and steaks. The larger pieces of salt provide a stronger flavor. Only a small amount of this salt gives food enough salt presence.
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When somebody is worth their salt, I wonder which kind of salt is meant. Seriously, I never knew there were so many varieties. 

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8 Weird Love Experiments - ODDEE

8 Weird Love Experiments - ODDEE | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Why (and how) do we fall in love? Scientists have been conducting love experiments for years and we present you with a list of the strangest.
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Yes, that dolphin was hot for the woman. Just one of the strange stories in this fun read. 

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Scientists reveal bizarre method sea turtles use to find their way home

Scientists reveal bizarre method sea turtles use to find their way home | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
For decades, scientists have been stumped over how sea turtles can locate their birthplace after having traveled thousands of miles. Now, a new study may have found the answer.
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While I am fascinated by this answer, it still leave me unhappy. I was sure they just called SpongeBob for directions. Now a real question, with all the microwaves flowing through the atmosphere, will this affect turtle navigation? I can imagine them making their labored way to some secret government installation and being mistaken for cyber-warfare ninja turtles.

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Attorney General Holder limits civil seizure process that split billions of dollars with local and state police

Attorney General Holder limits civil seizure process that split billions of dollars with local and state police | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago.
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Congratulations Mr. Attorney General on doing the right thing. Local and state police have been abusing this federal law for years. The "war on drugs" has clearly shown that government bureaucracies can become as unscrupulous as the worst gangs.

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Prominent Scientists Sign Letter of Warning About AI Risks 

Prominent Scientists Sign Letter of Warning About AI Risks  | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and many other prominent figures have signed an open letter pushing for responsible AI oversight in order to mitigate risks and ensure the "societal benefit" of the technology.
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Will man create the next species, one that doesn't need us? Will those AI devices take over? Are we living in the age of a Steven King novel? I have an idea for a short story, which I won't share here but which scares me simply because I am thinking that way. If I can imagine it, maybe my computer can as well.

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Mitt’s “human being” experiment: Romney’s highly calculated strategy to show authenticity

Mitt’s “human being” experiment: Romney’s highly calculated strategy to show authenticity | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
On the third go-round, Mitt Romney wants America to see his true, natural self. This should be good ...
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Vanilla? If he really wants to get votes for being human he should have gone with ice cream that offered color, preferably a color that would clash with his dark blue, doesn't everybody dress like this, shirt. More importantly, he has no empathy, and I'm not sure he can fake that. This man is a true successor to Herbert Hoover. Don't get me wrong, Hoover was a great technocrat and probably a decent man. Just couldn't understand people and their needs.

 

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The Dogs Arrived Later

The Dogs Arrived Later | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Study shows dogs arrived in the Americas only 10,000 years ago.
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This shows how intelligent dogs are. They waited for us humans to settle in, get control over the predators, make sure there was a good supply of food, and of course buy decent doggie beds.

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