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'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast

'Tsunami bomb' tested off New Zealand coast | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a "tsunami bomb" designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves.
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Indian army candidates made to take exam in underwear

After spate of cheating scandals in Bihar, army reportedly takes radical step to ‘avoid frisking so many people’
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Amazing Footage of a Sniper Killing ISIS Fighters Turns Out to Be a Video Game

Amazing Footage of a Sniper Killing ISIS Fighters Turns Out to Be a Video Game | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Iranian state TV recently aired some amazing video of a sniper killing six ISIS fighters in under two minutes. He’s an impressive marksman. It’s just too bad that the video is fake. This “Hezbollah sniper” is actually just playing the video game Medal of Honor.
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Fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic blows into Australian city

Fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic blows into Australian city | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Dry grass piles up around homes in Wangaratta, north-east Victoria – at times reportedly reaching roof height
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Here's one of our earliest ancestors - a worm named after a doughnut.

Here's one of our earliest ancestors - a worm named after a doughnut. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It is usually bright pink and similar to a flatworm - but it's the animal's amazing evolution that has baffled scientists
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Nespresso to sue rival Israeli coffee company over George Clooney clone

Nespresso to sue rival Israeli coffee company over George Clooney clone | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A lookalike of the star appeared in an advert for the Espresso Club coffee company
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The best things come in small (Street View!) packages

The best things come in small (Street View!) packages | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

The world’s largest model railway has come to Google Maps.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 15, 9:44 PM
If you have never seen the Miniature Wunderland in Hamburg, or even if you have , you NEED to check this out! Incredible!
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Suspected Bombs at Alabama Post Office Turn Out to Be Bags of Hot Dogs

Suspected Bombs at Alabama Post Office Turn Out to Be Bags of Hot Dogs | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Wednesday's top breaking story comes to use from the burg of Florence, Alabama, pop. 39,319, where NBC affiliate WAFF reports that suspicious items were fo
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French power station generates electricity from cheese

French power station generates electricity from cheese | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a
community of 1,500
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Castaway who survived 15 months at sea accused of eating colleague

Castaway who survived 15 months at sea accused of eating colleague | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

The fisherman who survived for 15 months at sea is being sued for one million dollars (£650,000) by the family of his dead colleague, who accuse him of eating their relative to survive. 

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Britain Prunes Silly Laws on Salmon Handling and Armor Wearing

Britain Prunes Silly Laws on Salmon Handling and Armor Wearing | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Britain is sifting through centuries of laws to strike down those deemed obsolete, irrelevant or just plain absurd.
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The employees shut inside coffins

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Companies in South Korea are getting their staff to take part in their own pretend funerals to make them appreciate life.
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Experiment Finds No Evidence That We Live in a Hologram

A controversial experiment at Fermilab designed to hunt for signs that our universe may really be a hologram has failed to find the evidence it was seeking, the laboratory has announced.
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Study finds that eating garlic actually makes your BO smell better.

Study finds that eating garlic actually makes your BO smell better. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
We all know that eating lots of garlic can make your breath unpleasant (although there are other foods you can eat along with the garlic to avoid this). So you’d guess that garlic would also make your BO smell garlicky…right? Not so fast. In this study, a group of Czech researchers had some male “odour …
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Massive sculpture relocated because people busy texting kept walking into it

Massive sculpture relocated because people busy texting kept walking into it | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The statue by Sophie Ryder had to be moved because people on their phones were
bumping into it
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Ugly herbivores covered with bony knobs roamed the earth before dinosaurs

Ugly herbivores covered with bony knobs roamed the earth before dinosaurs | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Their remains have been described as the 'ugliest fossil reptiles' ever with faces and bodies covered in bony knobs so it's not hard to see why they weren't easy on the eye.
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200 year old condom made from animal intestines sells for an astonishing sum

200 year old condom made from animal intestines sells for an astonishing sum | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The unusual sheath might not put most of us in the mind of intercourse, but it was a standard for the wealthy back in the day
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Woman is only person on a commercial flight after all other passengers fail to turn up.

Woman is only person on a commercial flight after all other passengers fail to turn up. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The flight had been delayed for 10 hours, and impatient passengers had already taken earlier flights, turning the plane into a charter flight for the lone, fortunate passenger
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Chinese restaurants shut down for seasoning food with opium

Chinese restaurants shut down for seasoning food with opium | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
35 restaurants across China have been found illegally using opium as seasoning in their food, state officials say. Five restaurants are being prosecuted over the findings, whilst 30 more are under investigation, according to the China Food and Drug Administration.
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Vietnam: Officials probe mysterious 'space balls'

Vietnam: Officials probe mysterious 'space balls' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Large metal spheres thought to be space debris are found in northern Vietnam.
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Laguna priest chided for using hoverboard in Mass

Laguna priest chided for using hoverboard in Mass | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
'That was wrong,' the Diocese of San Pablo says, as a viral video shows its priest on a hoverboard on Christmas Eve
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Norwegians campaign to give Finland a mountain

Norwegians campaign to give Finland a mountain | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Facebook campaign has been launched for Norway to give their flat Finnish neighbour a mountain that would become its new highest peak as a gift for the centenary of its independence.
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Being unhappy or stressed will not kill, says study

Being unhappy or stressed will not kill, says study | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Being unhappy or stressed will not put you at a greater risk of dying, according to the UK's Million Women Study.
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Russia: Cat is more popular than mayoral candidates in Siberian town of Barnaul

Russia: Cat is more popular than mayoral candidates in Siberian town of Barnaul | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An online group has put Barsik the cat up for mayor in the Russian city of Barnaul.
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'Drink-driver' hides from police in nativity scene

'Drink-driver' hides from police in nativity scene | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Flurry of humorous comments on social media after motorist seeks refuge among
hay bales and baby Jesus following crash in North Yorkshire
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Heavy duty bubble wrap prompted lockdown

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It was a scary scene at Kirtland Air Force Base Wednesday afternoon. Men in tactical gear and Humvees could be seen after phone calls were made to base security regarding an active shooter.
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