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Baby Wasps Disinfect Cockroaches Before Eating Them

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The wasp larvae cover their cockroach food in antibiotics.
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Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained

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Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Turns out, ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors that make the Earth ring like a bell.
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Agoraphobic goes outside for third time in ten years, falls down manhole

Agoraphobic goes outside for third time in ten years, falls down manhole | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Janet Faal, 57, was out with a friend in Crawley, West Sussex, as part of her rehabilitation when she moved a wooden pallet to help her reverse and plunged down into the open gap.
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Earthworms rain from sky over Norway

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Earthworms have been raining down from heaven over large areas of southern Norway, leaving biologists and meteorologists scratching their heads.
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Husband’s poo smelled so bad his wife stabbed him

Husband’s poo smelled so bad his wife stabbed him | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after knifing her husband over his smelly poos. Emi Mamia, 29, slashed her husbands face with a knife after he went to the toilet, according to Japanese press and police. Mamiya was reportedly incensed by the smell left behind after her 34-year-old partner emerged from the…
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Kitty Litter to Blame for Nuclear Waste Leak

Kitty Litter to Blame for Nuclear Waste Leak | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open in New Mexico after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter.
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Wandsworth Prisoner escapes by faking bail email

Wandsworth Prisoner escapes by faking bail email | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A convicted fraudster used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison officers into letting him go free, a court has heard.
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NASA's Plans to Give the Moon a Moon

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It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon.
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Peregrine falcons nesting on Vodafone mobile phone masts cause poor signal

Peregrine falcons nesting on Vodafone mobile phone masts cause poor signal | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Vodafone warns mobile phone users in London to expect up to two months of slower networks because nesting peregrine falcons on masts cannot be moved
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Spain finds tomb of writer Cervantes

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Scientists say they have found the tomb of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes, nearly 400 years after the Don Quixote writer's death.
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Ikea shuts down world's most ambitious game of hide-and-seek, world mourns

A match of hide-and-seek with over 32,000 Facebook signees was squashed today by Ikea, according to Bloomberg. The event was set to overrun the Ikea in Eindhoven. A similar event with 19,000...
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Escalator sucks in commuter’s pants

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A 35-year-old Somerville man lost his pants — but kept his cool — at the Davis MBTA station during the morning commute yesterday, in the T’s latest escalator mishap.T rider Greg Murphy, who witnessed the aftermath, told the Herald he was on his way to work when he and dozens of other commuters happened across the bare-legged man and a disabled escalator at about 8:30 a.m.
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Russians try to rename their town 'Putin'

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A petition to draw on the president’s authority to improve local living conditions has got off to a slow start in Krasnokamsk
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Swede's 21st balloons dubbed 'IS' propaganda

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After Sarah Ericsson hung up balloons in the shape of the number '21' for her birthday, her home was paid a visit by Swedish police who thought they stood for 'IS' and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group.
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Man called Rod survives being struck by lightning - twice

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The nickname "Lightning Rod" seems like a fair one for Rod Wolfe. He's now survived two lightning strikes!
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New Sections of the Great Wall of China Discovered

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Archaeologists have discovered ruins of the Great Wall along the border of northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region and Gansu province, dispelling a common belief that there were no sections of the wall in this area.
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The First Man to Descend into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

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A fiery crater nicknamed the “Door to Hell” rages with flames in Turkmenistan, and only one intrepid explorer has taken on the incredibly dangerous task of descending into its scorching depths.
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Intact Ottoman 'war camel' found in Austrian cellar

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A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA

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A potion made from a medieval medical recipe killed MRSA bacteria in the lab, raising hopes it could lead to new treatments for modern-day skin infections
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Researchers break spinning world record

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A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews have made it into the record books by creating the fastest rotating man-made object ever recorded.

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Man finds whole potato in packet of crisps

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An Aldi customer was rather taken aback when he opened his packet of crisps to find a single, whole potato
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Meteor mistaken for sinking ship's distress flare

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Full-scale sea search and rescue operation launched off Cumbrian coast after 'missing ship fires distress flare' that turns out to be space rock
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These are the most common lies that we tell to impress others

These are the most common lies that we tell to impress others | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Most of us have told little white lie to save face – but would you go as far as fibbing about saving someone’s life?
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Irish Es are smiling – ecstasy and other drugs temporarily legal in Ireland

Irish Es are smiling – ecstasy and other drugs temporarily legal in Ireland | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Court of appeal rules law on controlled substances unconstitutional after challenge, and emergency legislation is expected to take a day to come into effect
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'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

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A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
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'Racist' bird names banned by Sweden

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Sweden's Ornithological Society has banned several names for birds following concerns that they sound racist, after completing the first official guide to bird names in Swedish.
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