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Barbed wire leads to 40k euros spend on footballs in Irish prisons

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Razor wire security nets are to blame for the average 40,000 euros a year being spent on footballs for Irish prisoners.
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Riding the tube with a watermelon on your head could land you in trouble

Riding the tube with a watermelon on your head could land you in trouble | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A tube passenger dubbed the ‘watermelon brother’ is scaring commuters in China
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New Hampshire Lottery launches bacon-scented scratch ticket

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The New Hampshire Lottery has launched its first scratch-and-sniff scratch ticket, the organization announced Monday.
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Lizard Penises Evolve at Super-Speed

Lizard Penises Evolve at Super-Speed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The penises of lizards evolve six times faster than their other traits, according to the first-ever direct measurement of penis evolution in an animal.
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Sun's Rays May Trim Lifespans

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The sun's rays may shape human lives in a surprising way: High levels of sun exposure during the year of birth may increase infant mortality and shorten the average lifespan of a population, a new study finds.
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HMRC unveils the 10 worst excuses for late tax returns

HMRC unveils the 10 worst excuses for late tax returns | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
'Barack Obama is in charge of my finances' is just one of the bizarre excuses HMRC received over the last 12 months
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Mathematicians Make a Major Discovery About Prime Numbers

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A year after tackling how close together prime number pairs can stay, mathematicians have now made the first major advance in 76 years in understanding how far apart primes can be.
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Mouse delays long-haul flight for six hours

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A Qatar Airways flight from Madrid to Doha was delayed for more than six hours after a mouse was discovered in the cabin causing alarm among the passengers.
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World's Second-Biggest Insect Discovered in Vietnam

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The record-breaking stick insect measured nearly two feet in length with its limbs fully outstretched.
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'Stuart Little painting' auctioned

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A long-lost avant-garde painting has been sold at auction in Hungary, after a art historian rediscovered it being used as a prop in the film Stuart Little.
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'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed

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A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".
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Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds

Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The most diamond-rich rock ever found was discovered in Russia's Udachnaya diamond mine.
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Inside an internet addiction treatment centre in China - life - 15 December 2014 - New Scientist

Inside an internet addiction treatment centre in China - life - 15 December 2014 - New Scientist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Some parents in China are sending kids hooked on the internet to rehabilitation centres where they are denied online access
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Rail replacement bus causes train cancellations by crashing into railway bridge

Rail replacement bus causes train cancellations by crashing into railway bridge | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Passengers waiting for a rail replacement bus thought their journey could not get any worse, until its roof was ripped off by a railway bridge.
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First ever self-destruct novel launched by James Patterson

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One reader will be given just 24 hours to read Private Vegas before it self-destructs
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Singapore parents take maths classes

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Studying primary school lessons helps parents understand their children's struggles.
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A government employee fired as he skipped work for 24 years

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Verma, an executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department, was fired after last appearing for work in December 1990.
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Half-male, half-female bird has a rough life

Half-male, half-female bird has a rough life | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Odd-looking northern cardinal doesn’t mate or sing
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Scientists show that drunk birds ‘slur’ their songs

Scientists show that drunk birds ‘slur’ their songs | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Sometimes science means getting a bunch of finches sloshed. Scientists can learn more about how alcohol impairs human speech by watching how it impairs birds' ability to sing.
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Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

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When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew exactly what to do. They "emailed" him one
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Town drops 'narrow' view on romance

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A market town's narrow pavements - designed in the 18th Century to stop romantic couples walking hand-in-hand - are to be widened.
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"The dog ate my homework" - literally

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A high school student from Magnolia had a good excuse for being late with her AP homework. Her dog ate it, literally, and it could have killed him.
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Queen's garden at Buckingham Palace contains hallucinogenic fungi

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Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh finds hallucinogenic fungi, also known as magic mushrooms, in the royal gardens at Buckingham Palace
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