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Man flies from Robben Island to Cape Town using helium balloons

Man flies from Robben Island to Cape Town using helium balloons | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A South African man has become the first person to float from Robben Island to Cape Town using only helium balloons.
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Danielle Schaeffer's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:48 AM

I so want to do this myself.

womo.co.za's comment, August 28, 2013 9:31 AM
must have been inspired by the movie Up
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232 Teeth Extracted from a Teenager! | More From India | www.indiatimes.com

232 Teeth Extracted from a Teenager! | More From India | www.indiatimes.com | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Ashik Gavai, 17,stunned doctors at Sir J.J. Hospital with his many many teeth-232 to be precise.
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Doughnut-Wielding Vandals Terrorize Neighborhood

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — There's mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn't involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we're talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left a...
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George Harrison Memorial Tree killed ... by beetles.

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In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation.
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Anti-gambling World Cup ad backfires after Germany win

Anti-gambling World Cup ad backfires after Germany win | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An anti-gambling campaign depicting a little boy whose dad has bet his life savings on Germany winning the World Cup has spectacularly backfired.
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'Death threats' at boules championship

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Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad

Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

Ohio man Zach Brown turned to crowdfunding to help fund a modest goal. He set up a Kickstarter page with a goal of $10 (£5.84) to help him make potato salad.

Five days into his challenge, Brown has raised over $40,000 (£23,000), with more than half of that coming from those donating $1 or $2.

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Iran to spend $500 million to save shrunken Lake Urmia

Iran to spend $500 million to save shrunken Lake Urmia | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Iran's president has agreed to spend half a billion dollars just in the first year of an endeavour to restore the once-enormous lake to its former glory
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An abandoned mall in Bangkok has been overtaken by fish

An abandoned mall in Bangkok has been overtaken by fish | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
There's something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it's the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of...
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Mystery as it rains hay in parts of Devon

Mystery as it rains hay in parts of Devon | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
While most were out enjoying the sun at the weekend some residents saw a downpour – of hay.
Huge clumps of dry grass were reported falling from the sky in several parts of the UK as Britain...
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Video | Man Arrested for Stealing Bras in Bra, Italy | Toronto Star

A man is under house arrest after police say he stole bras and underwear from washing lines in Bra, Italy. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has more.
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The flight where check-in turned into cock-up ...

The flight where check-in turned into cock-up ... | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
After two years without a holiday and a lifetime of longing to see the architectural treasures of Granada, Edward Gamson felt he could at last relax as he sat back on a British Airways flight en route to the capital of Moorish Spain. It was only when the American dentist and his partner glanced at the electronic map on the in-flight entertainment system and noticed their plane was heading due west out of London that they became concerned something was not right.
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Earth's Most Abundant, But Hidden Mineral Finally Seen, Named

Earth's Most Abundant, But Hidden Mineral Finally Seen, Named | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of the rock enclosed inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite. Its new name: bridgmanite.
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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

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A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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Largest aquatic insect in the world found in China

Largest aquatic insect in the world found in China | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Hello, giant friend, and welcome. Please step through the hallowed gates of “World’s Biggest” and join your freakishly long, abnormally bulky peers.

Now if you could all ...
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Female Octopus Strangles Mate, Then Eats Him | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

Female Octopus Strangles Mate, Then Eats Him | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Octopuses do the darndest things. Like kill their mate during mating—by strangling him with three arms, according to new observations from the wild.

Enterprising scientists Christine Huffard ...
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Jeans designed by lions and tigers are a win-win for zoos

Jeans designed by lions and tigers are a win-win for zoos | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Japanese jeans maker has found a new way of capitalising on zoo animals. Zoo Jeans are producing jeans “designed by dangerous animals”. Denim is wrapped around tyres, which are then thrown to the lions…
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Praire chicken mating complicates pursuit for a spaceport license

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It appears the mating rituals of the lesser prairie chicken are imposing on Midland International Airport’s pursuit of a spaceport license.
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Pupils try Great Escape from school

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A group of pupils staged an unsuccessful breakout from school by trying to tunnel under a 12ft (3.6m) high security fence with cutlery.

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Nightmare Wasps Build Nests With Corpses

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Spider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there’s a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants. The newfound species of spider wasp has been given an appropriately hardcore name: Deuteragenia ossarium, or “bone-house wasps,” after graveyard bone houses...
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New mushrooms found in porcini packet

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Kew mycologists Bryn Dentinger and Laura Martinez-Suz have discovered three species of mushrooms that are new to science in a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini purchased from a shop in London.
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Fleshlight Launchpad attachment allows 'sex with iPad' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Fleshlight Launchpad attachment allows 'sex with iPad' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Fleshlight Launchpad, allows users of their flashlight-shaped toy to plug it into the back of an iPad in order to 'fully immerse themselves' in whatever they're watching.
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Germany deploys drones to protect young deer from combine harvesters

Germany deploys drones to protect young deer from combine harvesters | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Trial in Bavaria shows great promise in spotting fawns hiding in tall grass and alerting farmers doing spring mowing
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US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany

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More than 20 firefighters free exchange student from the artwork Chacán-Pi (Making Love) by Fernando de la Jara in Tübingen
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Sunbathing may have similar effects to drug addiction - health - 20 June 2014 - New Scientist

Sunbathing may have similar effects to drug addiction - health - 20 June 2014 - New Scientist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A study in mice suggests exposure to UV light might be addictive, which could explain some people's compulsion to tan despite the health risks
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String of home invasions in Boston could be tied to serial tickler

String of home invasions in Boston could be tied to serial tickler | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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