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Half-male, half-female bird has a rough life

Half-male, half-female bird has a rough life | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Odd-looking northern cardinal doesn’t mate or sing
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Scientists show that drunk birds ‘slur’ their songs

Scientists show that drunk birds ‘slur’ their songs | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Sometimes science means getting a bunch of finches sloshed. Scientists can learn more about how alcohol impairs human speech by watching how it impairs birds' ability to sing.
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Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew exactly what to do. They "emailed" him one
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Town drops 'narrow' view on romance

Town drops 'narrow' view on romance | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A market town's narrow pavements - designed in the 18th Century to stop romantic couples walking hand-in-hand - are to be widened.
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"The dog ate my homework" - literally

"The dog ate my homework" - literally | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A high school student from Magnolia had a good excuse for being late with her AP homework. Her dog ate it, literally, and it could have killed him.
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Queen's garden at Buckingham Palace contains hallucinogenic fungi

Queen's garden at Buckingham Palace contains hallucinogenic fungi | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh finds hallucinogenic fungi, also known as magic mushrooms, in the royal gardens at Buckingham Palace
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Bouncy Gait Improves Mood

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If you're in an up mood, you may walk more energetically. But a study finds that purposefully walking more energetically may improve your mood. Christie Nicholson reports.
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Adebayor blames 'witch' mother for poor form

Adebayor blames 'witch' mother for poor form | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

TOTTENHAM STRIKER Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed his mother’s practice of witchcraft is to blame for his poor form in front of goal.

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Road safety donkey killed by car

Road safety donkey killed by car | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A donkey foal which was used to educate young motorists to drive more safely in the New Forest is killed by a car on a road.
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Seals found guilty of brutal porpoise attacks - environment - 26 November 2014 - New Scientist

Seals found guilty of brutal porpoise attacks - environment - 26 November 2014 - New Scientist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An oceanic crime scene investigation has exposed a murderous side to the North Sea's cuddly resident amid fears that its next victim could be a human
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Severe El Niño stunted Peruvian children's height

Severe El Niño stunted Peruvian children's height | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Children born during or shortly after the 1997 El Niño, which saw 16 times more rain in northern Peru than usual, are shorter than they should be
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UK's first 'poo bus' hits the road

UK's first 'poo bus' hits the road | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Britain’s first ‘Bio-Bus’ powered entirely by human and food waste takes to the streets between Bath and Bristol
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Pierre-André Fontaine's curator insight, November 24, 2014 1:41 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

Tim Waddup's curator insight, December 2, 2014 6:31 AM

Oh crap.

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Mouse delays long-haul flight for six hours

Mouse delays long-haul flight for six hours | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Qatar Airways flight from Madrid to Doha was delayed for more than six hours after a mouse was discovered in the cabin causing alarm among the passengers.
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World's Second-Biggest Insect Discovered in Vietnam

World's Second-Biggest Insect Discovered in Vietnam | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The record-breaking stick insect measured nearly two feet in length with its limbs fully outstretched.
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'Stuart Little painting' auctioned

'Stuart Little painting' auctioned | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A long-lost avant-garde painting has been sold at auction in Hungary, after a art historian rediscovered it being used as a prop in the film Stuart Little.
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'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed

'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".
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Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds

Strange Rock from Russia Contains 30,000 Diamonds | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The most diamond-rich rock ever found was discovered in Russia's Udachnaya diamond mine.
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Inside an internet addiction treatment centre in China - life - 15 December 2014 - New Scientist

Inside an internet addiction treatment centre in China - life - 15 December 2014 - New Scientist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Some parents in China are sending kids hooked on the internet to rehabilitation centres where they are denied online access
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Rail replacement bus causes train cancellations by crashing into railway bridge

Rail replacement bus causes train cancellations by crashing into railway bridge | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Passengers waiting for a rail replacement bus thought their journey could not get any worse, until its roof was ripped off by a railway bridge.
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An end to the battle for the armrest?

An end to the battle for the armrest? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Soarigami says its foldable plastic divider will increase in-flight harmony when it goes on sale in 2015.
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Shopkeeper 'placed in trance by hypnotist' during theft in north London

Shopkeeper 'placed in trance by hypnotist' during theft in north London | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A “hypnotist thief” apparently put the owner of an upmarket off-licence in a trance before rifling through his trouser pockets and stealing the day’s takings.
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Sean Michael Andrews's curator insight, December 22, 2014 7:57 AM

Yet another "evil hypnotist" video where the culprit "hypnotizes" his victim and the  robs him. What do YOU think?

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Mystery of missing Texas brains appears solved (no zombies involved) - CNET

Mystery of missing Texas brains appears solved (no zombies involved) - CNET | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A gaggle of brains have gone missing from a psychology lab in Austin, Texas, over the years. But the University of Texas offers up an explanation: the brains were properly disposed of.
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Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up

Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Businessman Xiong Shuihua said he had ‘more money than he knew what to do with’
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Emma Bounce's curator insight, December 2, 2014 5:51 AM

Well now we all know what to do with it should we find ourselves in that position

A. Perry Homes's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:10 PM

What a great cause and a wonderful lesson

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Mysterious Roman God Baffles Experts

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A relief of a mysterious, unknown god has been unearthed at an ancient Roman temple in southeastern Turkey.
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