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9 Weird Things That Have Been Found Underwater - angelicasnews

9 Weird Things That Have Been Found Underwater   - angelicasnews | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
You'd think that underwater there would be only fish, and maybe an occasional old, sunken ship. Well, there are many crazy things you wouldn't expect to find, but they're there alright! Take a look.
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Well some things are funnier than others, and some are just sad - like the Maldives holding a government meeting underwater.  They may soon have to live under there.

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Germany Plans to Give Dozens of Military Bases Back to Nature

Germany Plans to Give Dozens of Military Bases Back to Nature | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
The country will to turn thousands of acres once reserved for training soldiers into sanctuaries reserved for protecting wildlife.
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What a wonderful thing to do with unwanted bases.  It just shows there are some countries who care!

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Treasurer Joe Hockey is selling his $1.5 million farm

Treasurer Joe Hockey is selling his $1.5 million farm | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Treasurer Joe Hockey has listed his getaway in Queensland and is hoping for a quick sale.
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Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Bidding Farewell to the VW Bus

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: Bidding Farewell to the VW Bus | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: In which year did the venerable Volkswagen Microbus cease production? You may be surprised at the answer.
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Wow! We have recently seen the VWs and Kombis in #Dorrigo visiting from their week's Love-In at #Nambucca.  Why did they ever stop making them?

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Story Writing From Start To Finish - Huffington Post

Story Writing From Start To Finish - Huffington Post | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Story Writing From Start To Finish
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It's every driver's road trip nightmare. (We know, this is supposed to be about writing.
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This is an interesting slant on writing - you could even use the ideas for a blog.

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Amazing Animal Camouflage

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Man vs. nature. Can you see through camouflage? Test your skills and spot these hidden animals (Man vs. nature- can you see through camouflage? Test your eyes and spot these hidden animals.
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Wow - some of these are worth putting into a kid's book.  If you don't know what the animal looks like, you'll be hard pressed to find them.

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#BBCtrending: How Greg got his holiday - BBC News

#BBCtrending: How Greg got his holiday - BBC News | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
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#BBCtrending: How Greg got his holiday
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Interest in Mr Heaslip's holiday inside Arcadia Group was so fevered that #GiveGregTheHoliday became a top trend in the UK with over 2,000 tweets - and that is when the marketing started.
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Wow! - the power of social media even when it was a big mistake!  Does this story show how starved we are of things to read? how in love we are with our Twitter feeds?  or just how nice we are to wish Greg all the best for his holiday?  So interesting.

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Unraveling the Cryptic Nature of Know-How - The Moscow Times

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Unraveling the Cryptic Nature of Know-How
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In the book,"The Nature of Technology — What It Is and How It Evolves," W.
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The gradual diffusion of technology.  One can see how much it is in the interest of totalitarian regimes to prevent it, but then it is so necessary for success and even they may want some version of that.

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How Some Of The World's Most Successful People Discovered Their Spiritual Side - Huffington Post

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How Some Of The World's Most Successful People Discovered Their Spiritual Side Huffington Post Now, with nearly one in five Americans identifying as "spiritual but not religious," and countless successful people in a range of professions saying...
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There's nothing strange about it - it's how so many people quietly live their lives.  It's good to see that successful people are now acknowledging its influence on them.

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Nature resets body's clock | Science News for Kids

Nature resets body's clock | Science News for Kids | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
After a week in the wild, people went to bed — and got up — earlier.
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Are you wondering how to get your kids up earlier? Spend a week at #Dorrigo.  Cover a new national park every day.

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How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health

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City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.

But accor
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I know that city life was harming my mental health!  That is why we moved to #Dorrigo.  Why don't you look at a move to the country as well - real people and real places!

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Man Discovers His First Car Covered In Moss, 40 Years After It Broke Down In Woods

Man Discovers His First Car Covered In Moss, 40 Years After It Broke Down In Woods | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Some things must be lost for decades in order for us to appreciate their real value later in life.
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Another car story - whatever happened to the Anglia?  Here's one that survived.  The best thing is that it was so remote.

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Where has all the light in the universe gone? - Telegraph

Where has all the light in the universe gone? - Telegraph | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Astrophysicists are in crisis after noticing 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing. (Weird News - Where has all the light in the universe gone?: Astrophysicists are in crisis after noticing 80 pe...
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Well, since December 2012 we haven't had much to worry about.  So here's a new worry in case you need one.

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One Weird Trick for Happiness - Huffington Post

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One Weird Trick for Happiness
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Okay fine, it's not weird, and it's not really a trick per se... but the point is that there is one extraordinarily simple thing that you can do to become happier.
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My favourite recipe for happiness.  Works every time!

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Strippers, skeletons and the Grim Reaper: Weird and wonderful gnomes taking ... - Mirror.co.uk

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Strippers, skeletons and the Grim Reaper: Weird and wonderful gnomes taking ...
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Strippers, skeletons and the Grim Reaper: Weird and wonderful gnomes taking over UK gardens. May 22, 2014 17:27; By Emily Retter.
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Would you feel like having one of these in your garden?  I think I'll pass!

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What Happens When New York's Most Creative Trespassers Have Their Event ... - Huffington Post

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What Happens When New York's Most Creative Trespassers Have Their Event ...
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The instructions were equal parts unambiguous and mysterious: Meet in the lobby of the New Yorker Hotel at 7:30 on Saturday morning.
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If you had found the fabulous space, organised the excited attendees and were in buses on your way what would you do when you heard it had all imploded at the last minute? 

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What Makes a Movie "Spiritual?" - Huffington Post

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What Makes a Movie "Spiritual?"
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Barnet and I were discussing what makes a movie "transformational" in this way, or even "spiritual." We swapped examples of films which really hit the mark.
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I've heard about American Beauty being the most transformational, but it didn't resonate with me.  Apart from that one, I can see a lot of the others being up there on my list.

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Am I Really That Weird?

Am I Really That Weird? | Interesting stuff | Scoop.it
Sometimes I feel like the only one. I feel that the way I live my life is so very different from the rest of the world, that I feel like a fish out of water. A misfit. An outcast. (When people talk, good or bad, I know it's a great blog post.
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No, you aren't weird.  Probably the people who put real food in their shopping basket are to be found at farmers' markets not supermarkets!

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How One Weird Trick Conquered the Internet

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You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads.
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I'm sure everyone would like to know what happens when you click on this ad.  I know I was intrigued.  Thanks for the lowdown.

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