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Iran sends out snipers to dispatch rats

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News, Mideast News: London's Times newspaper says Tehran's environmental agency using sniper teams against rodents running rampant in 26 districts
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Grandmother Accidentally Grows Giant Cannabis Plant

Grandmother Accidentally Grows Giant Cannabis Plant | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
When a mystery 5ft tall plant sprouted in this pensioner’s garden, she turned to a BBC gardening programme for help to identify it.

Patricia Hewitson sent some photographs to The Potting Shed on BBC Radio Devon and rang the studios to discu...
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How the films you've seen influence your choice of dog

How the films you've seen influence your choice of dog | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Did watching 101 Dalmatians instill you with a burning desire to fill your home with dozens of monochrome puppies? A new…
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Goldfish has brain operation

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An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain.
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Ailing dog saved as vets extract 43 socks from its stomach

Ailing dog saved as vets extract 43 socks from its stomach | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A three-year old great dane has been saved by vets who discovered more than 40 socks in his stomach.

The dog was taken to an animal hospital in Portland, Oregon after his owners observed him repeatedly wretching and vomiting.
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Essex woman finds eggs of world's most venomous spider in her shopping

Essex woman finds eggs of world's most venomous spider in her shopping | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Abby Woodgate was told to burn anything that had come into contact with Brazilian wandering spider eggs found on bananas
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Mingaile Tarpy's comment, September 9, 7:32 AM
What's going on, where are all these spiders are coming from?! I found a massive spider in my sink this morning, freaked me out!
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Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another

Scientists Send Messages Directly From One Brain To Another | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
But the cumbersome experimental setup won’t replace Facebook's Messenger app anytime soon.
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Lone Survivor? Weird New Animal May Be Long Sought Living Ediacaran

Lone Survivor? Weird New Animal May Be Long Sought Living Ediacaran | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It's not every day a new animal is discovered that could shake up the roots of animal taxonomy and simultaneously form its own new phylum, the ...
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India Doctors Remove Foetus Skeleton Left Inside Mother for 36 Years! | More From India | www.indiatimes.com

India Doctors Remove Foetus Skeleton Left Inside Mother for 36 Years! | More From India | www.indiatimes.com | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Doctors in Nagpur have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world's longest ectopic pregnancy
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Sea Plankton on Space Station? Russian Official Claims It's So

Sea Plankton on Space Station? Russian Official Claims It's So | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Russian official claims that samples collected by cosmonauts show evidence of sea plankton on the outside of the International Space Station, news agencies are reporting.
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Now There's a 61-Foot-Tall Rubber Duck in Los Angeles

Now There's a 61-Foot-Tall Rubber Duck in Los Angeles | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
On display in the Port of Los Angeles until Aug. 24
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Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight

Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Jailed teen poses for mugshot wearing t-shirt of previous mugshot

Jailed teen poses for mugshot wearing t-shirt of previous mugshot | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Maine teenager Robert Burt posed for his mugshot wearing a t-shirt referencing his previous arrest
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Hapless sailor had to be rescued a mile into 3,000 mile voyage

Hapless sailor had to be rescued a mile into 3,000 mile voyage | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Bulgarian man, set to sail to America in a 12ft dinghy, didn't make it past the Dorset coast
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Human Burger Reveals We Taste of Pork, Veal and Chicken

Human Burger Reveals We Taste of Pork, Veal and Chicken | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Don't have the cheese.
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Indian TV news anchor fired after calling Xi Jinping 'Eleven'

Indian TV news anchor fired after calling Xi Jinping 'Eleven' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Newsreader mistakes Chinese president's name for Roman numerals following his visit to India to boost economic ties
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Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge : Nature News Blog

Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge : Nature News Blog | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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Icky Solution to Diaper Waste: Grow Mushrooms on Them

Icky Solution to Diaper Waste: Grow Mushrooms on Them | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Disposable diapers are made of some of the most indestructible materials on Earth, but a group of researchers has found a way to degrade the soiled garments: by growing mushrooms on them.
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Mystery of fake US mobile phone towers capable of tapping smartphones

Mystery of fake US mobile phone towers capable of tapping smartphones | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Fake mobile phone towers dotted across America could be listening in on unsuspecting citizens by tapping their smartphones, according to new reports.
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Japan's first ever roundabouts confuse drivers

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Japan replacing traffic light junctions with roundabouts to improve traffic flow, reduce accidents and cut energy consumption
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Briton Lewis Pugh becomes first person to swim the Seven Seas

Briton Lewis Pugh becomes first person to swim the Seven Seas | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
After completing long-distance swims in each of the Seven Seas, Lewis Pugh says we must protect our oceans or we will "miss the tide".
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Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Chinese officials called off a live-broadcast of Ai Hin giving birth, because she wasn't actually pregnant. Researchers say "phantom pregnancies" are actually quite common.
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Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours

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Tenants would need to be less than 2 feet 4 inches tall to walk to the Hendon room’s door
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'Long Live the Nazis' spaghetti dish sold in Taiwan renamed after backlash

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An Italian restaurant in Taiwan which named two of its sausage-filled dishes “Long Live the Nazis” has apologised after it was bombarded with complaints.  
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New geoglyphs found in Nazca desert after sandstorm

New geoglyphs found in Nazca desert after sandstorm | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —While flying over the famous Nazca desert recently, pilot Eduardo Herrán Gómez de la Torre spotted some geoglyphs that had not been seen before. He believes the geoglyphs or Nazca Lines, as others call them, were exposed after recent sand-storms carried away soil that was covering them.
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Drivers cited for not yielding to officer in traffic cone costume

Drivers cited for not yielding to officer in traffic cone costume | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
California drivers have seen the signs before: "Slow for the cone." But for Moreno Valley motorists, the giant orange cone traversing the crosswalk was supposed to mean "stop."
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