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Shark 'attacks' should be re-named, study says

Shark 'attacks' should be re-named, study says | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Describing shark encounters as 'attacks' is misleading and outdated, researchers say.
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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

The employees shut inside coffins | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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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Portrait hailed as Da Vinci masterpiece is actually grumpy Bolton checkout girl

Portrait hailed as Da Vinci masterpiece is actually grumpy Bolton checkout girl | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Experts are still convinced it is a young noblewoman in the court of the Duke of Milan six centuries ago - but forger Shaun Greenalgh reckons he knocked it up in his shed on a Victorian school desk lid
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Millions of Baby Spiders Create Giant Silken Blanket

Millions of Baby Spiders Create Giant Silken Blanket | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The young arachnids, spotted in Tennessee, were throwing out silk to fly to new territory when wind likely grounded them, expert says.
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Discovery of second mystery space object baffles Murcia residents

Discovery of second mystery space object baffles Murcia residents | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The strange sphere is similar to the one found nearby by two shepherd brothers last week
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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

Heavy duty bubble wrap prompted lockdown | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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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Christmas fairy lights can slow your broadband speed

Christmas fairy lights can slow your broadband speed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Ofcom says wireless networks in millions of properties suffer 'interference' from electronics, including baby monitors - and even festive lights
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Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
'It was my pension fund payment and all of the savings I’ve had from working as a fisherman all my life.'
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Cheating Accusations Mar Zimbabwe's 'Mister Ugly' Contest

Cheating Accusations Mar Zimbabwe's 'Mister Ugly' Contest | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's 4th annual "Mister Ugly" contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite and prompting rioting at the event. Judges on Saturday chose 42-year-old Mison Sere, citing his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque...
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