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Statistics, the new horoscopes?

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The time of year a baby is born can shape what profession they will embark on in later life, a new study has suggested.
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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

Man finds whole potato in packet of crisps | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

Meteor mistaken for sinking ship's distress flare | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

'Racist' bird names banned by Sweden | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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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Court rules against ex-teacher with a phobia of young kids

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A retired teacher who sued a school district, saying administrators discriminated against her because of a phobia that makes her fear young children, lost her appeal in the federal case on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a lower-court decision that had dismissed Maria Waltherr-Willard's breach-of-contract claim against Mariemont City Schools.
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Teenager undergoes world's first penis reduction operation

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A 17-year-old has undergone what is believed to be the world's first surgical penis-reduction procedure after it grew so big he was unable to play sport
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Rare warty pigs are lost when male eats his entire family at Bristol zoo

Rare warty pigs are lost when male eats his entire family at Bristol zoo | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Incident involving the ciritically endangered animals happened shortly before a rare monkey was eaten by otters and three lorikeets escaped
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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

Emoticons can rack up huge bills | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.
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Club grows grass with cannabis lamps

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Cannabis factory lamps seized by police are put to use by Leeds Rhinos to grow some grass of their own - on the pitch.
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Sperm whale's emergency evacuation... of its bowels

Sperm whale's emergency evacuation... of its bowels | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
What does such a gigantic animal have to be scared of? Spooked by the photographers, this sperm whale protected itself by enveloping them in a poonado
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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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Britain's best word play from the UK PUN championships

Britain's best word play from the UK PUN championships | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The contest will take the format of a “rap battle”, with the acts taking it in turns to showcase their word-play wizardry on randomly chosen topics over four rounds
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Now This Is A Crisis: $317 For A Pack Of Condoms In Venezuela

Now This Is A Crisis: $317 For A Pack Of Condoms In Venezuela | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
CARACAS, Venezuela — Condoms are the latest item to become scarce — and costly — in Venezuela.

Once easy to find, condoms disappeared from pharmacy shelves as the year started, along with many food and cleaning products.

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Royal Marine's Liverpool FC tattoo reads 'You'll Never Walk' after amputation

Royal Marine's Liverpool FC tattoo reads 'You'll Never Walk' after amputation | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Andy Grant defies odds to become runner after waking up from operation to remove leg below knee and finding key word missing from You'll Never Walk Alone tattoo
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Fake ice 'too slippy' for penguins

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A group of penguins has been temporarily removed from an aquarium exhibit because the fake ice flooring was too slippery.
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Ryan Choong Jia Jing's curator insight, February 8, 7:39 AM

This is soo adorable but yet shocking people could fail at making fake ice. 

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Super Bowl Team Cities See More Flu Deaths

Regions that send a team to the Super Bowl saw on average an 18 percent increase in flu deaths among those over 65, probably because of increased transmission due to gatherings of people at parties during the height of the flu season. Karen Hopkin reports.
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