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4600-yr-old pub found in Scotland

4600-yr-old pub found in Scotland | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A historic site in northern Scotland may have served as an Iron Age boozer - the oldest to be ever found in Britain, researchers say.
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Leading pack led astray in farcical Bangalore half marathon

Leading pack led astray in farcical Bangalore half marathon | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Suresh Kumar Patel, Inderjit Patel and Soji Mathew got the shock of their life while leading the race in half marathon when the pilot vehicle missed a U-turn.
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Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Women with highest levels of 'phthalates' - chemicals used to make plastics bendy - far more likely to suffer low libido, study reveals
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World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Thelma, a reticulated python, produced six baby snakes without the help of a male, new DNA evidence shows.
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Cave Paintings in Indonesia May Be Among the Oldest Known

Cave Paintings in Indonesia May Be Among the Oldest Known | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The paintings of hands and animals in seven limestone caves on Sulawesi had previously been dismissed as no more than 10,000 years old.
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Lukashenka: No Toilet Paper In Belarusian Sausage

Lukashenka: No Toilet Paper In Belarusian Sausage | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It's a point of pride for Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka: No toilet paper in our sausage.
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Sky Deutschland to launch channel showing nothing but Star Wars.

Sky Deutschland to launch channel showing nothing but Star Wars. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Sky Deutschland, the German pay TV group, is giving Star Wars geeks the ultimate Christmas present.
From Dec. 1 to 14, the broadcaster is turning its Sky ...
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Study shows lemurs use communal latrines as information exchange centers

Study shows lemurs use communal latrines as information exchange centers | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Emily loves Justin - Stop global warming - Two more weeks till I graduate!: The exchange of information in public toilets is widespread. It also occurs in the world of white-footed sportive lemurs. Only instead of writing on the walls, they use scent-marks in order to communicate with their own kind.. ...
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Talking parrot missing for 4 years found, now speaks Spanish

Talking parrot missing for 4 years found, now speaks Spanish | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
When Nigel vanished four years ago, he spoke with a cultivated British accent.Little is known about where the African grey parrot went, what he did — or who he was with — in those missing years. But when he was reunited with his o
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First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible
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Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles

Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Stories about black masses leaked to press in effort to link paramilitary attacks to the paranormal, study reveals
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Meanwhile in Germany, cows are wearing nappies

Meanwhile in Germany, cows are wearing nappies | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A German cow farmer has staged the opposite of a dirty protest after being told that EU directives mean he cannot use manure on his steep Alpine land.
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Being Curious Can Boost Your Memory

Being Curious Can Boost Your Memory | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process.
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Monopoly money used to pay for €6 million jewels

Monopoly money used to pay for €6 million jewels | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Greek jeweller was left empty-handed and red-faced after selling over €6 million ($7.5 million) worth of jewels to two con men who paid him with a suitcase
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Study finds that women who are ovulating are more into kissing.

Study finds that women who are ovulating are more into kissing. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Photo: flickr/davidchief Over the years we've featured a number of studies that attempt to associate ovulation with specific (and often complicated) behav
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Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons

Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Roman-British population from c.200-400 AD seems to have had much less gum disease the what we experience today, according to a new study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King’s College London periodontist. The startling findings provide further evidence that modern habits such as smoking can be detrimental to oral health.
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NASA Helicopter Drop Test a Smashing Success

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Technicians at NASA Langley pulled a helicopter 30 feet into the air before dropping it to test crashworthy systems.
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Good job, Canada: Taylor Swift hits No. 1 on the Canadian iTunes charts with eight seconds of static

Good job, Canada: Taylor Swift hits No. 1 on the Canadian iTunes charts with eight seconds of static | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
If there’s ever been any question about the power of Taylor Swift’s name to move records, this should dispel it
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Killer spider found in family’s supermarket shopping

Killer spider found in family’s supermarket shopping | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Family flee house after finding lethal Brazilian wandering spider in bunch of bananas in their Waitrose groceries delivery
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Cannabis-eating sheep munch through £4,000 in plants dumped in bag near farm

Cannabis-eating sheep munch through £4,000 in plants dumped in bag near farm | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Cannabis is known to leave its smokers feeling woolly-headed, but it seemed to have little effect on a flock of sheep who chomped their way through thousands of pounds worth of the drug.
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Google's camel Street View of the UAE desert

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Most images for Google Street View are collected with a car, but for the first time, the task was given to an animal – a 10-year-old camel named Raffia.
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Hitler and Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman have one huge thing in common...

Hitler and Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman have one huge thing in common... | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Last year, newly published letters written by Nobel prize winner Heinrich Böll appeared to confirm that Nazi troops took crystal methamphetamines in order to stay awake and motivated, despite the desperate conditions they faced on the front line.
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Comedy club uses facial recognition to charge by the laugh

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Paying a cover at a comedy club may become a thing of the past.
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Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles - The Local

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles - The Local | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Five Swedish scientists have confessed that they have been quoting Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles and are running a wager on who can squeeze the most in
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Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men

Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Research aims to develop organs to help patients who have injuries or congenital abnormalities
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