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Museum's ancient board game pieces actually primitive toilet paper

Museum's ancient board game pieces actually primitive toilet paper | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A museum which kept ancient artefacts on display believing they were early gaming pieces has discovered they were actually used as a primitive form of toilet paper.
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No Such Thing As The News's comment, January 23, 2013 6:24 AM
Though they may not be... http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8287/rr/626408
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Obese drivers more likely to die in car crashes

Obese drivers more likely to die in car crashes | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Obese drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than other motorists, scientists have found.
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Randy Treibel's comment, January 23, 2013 4:15 AM
What this article really means is that safety equipment doesn't protect obese people as well.
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300 Million Year Old Machinery Found In Russia, Experts Say Aluminum Gear Not The Result Of Natural Forces, May Be Extraterrestrial

300 Million Year Old Machinery Found In Russia, Experts Say Aluminum Gear Not The Result Of Natural Forces, May Be Extraterrestrial | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The Voice of Russia and other Russian sources are reporting that a 300 million year old piece of aluminum machinery has been found in Vladivostok.
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Randy Treibel's comment, January 21, 2013 11:00 PM
This source is about as reliable as a teenager.]
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The first solar-powered vertebrate

The first solar-powered vertebrate | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The spotted salamander is the first backboned animal known to harness sunlight to make food – with the help of photosynthetic algae
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CineversityTV's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:08 AM

There are so many things we can learn from Nature.

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Amateur finds massive gold nugget

Amateur finds massive gold nugget | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An amateur prospector in Australia's Victoria state unearths a massive gold nugget with an estimated value of more than A$300,000 ($315,000: £197,000).
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Jim Bob's comment, January 19, 2013 11:21 PM
nice bit of gold there well done.
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Trapped cat travels 1,700 miles

Trapped cat travels 1,700 miles | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A cat that travelled 1,700-miles trapped in the undercarriage of a train has lost a leg and at least one life - but will soon be home.
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Syria Dropped Hallucinogen Weapon on Rebels, Secret Cable Says

Syria Dropped Hallucinogen Weapon on Rebels, Secret Cable Says | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The Syrian military used an exotic chemical weapon on rebels during an attack in the city of Homs, a secret U.S. cable concludes.
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China Fog Masks Factory Fire

China Fog Masks Factory Fire | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Blaze raged out of control unnoticed for nearly three hours Monday as local residents were unable to distinguish smoke from dense smog
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"Fantastic" New Flying Frog Found—Has Flappy Forearms

"Fantastic" New Flying Frog Found—Has Flappy Forearms | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A huge new flying frog with big webbed feet and flappy forearms has been discovered near Ho Chi Minh City, a new study says.
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Cat Lost on Vacation Travels 190 Miles Home

Cat Lost on Vacation Travels 190 Miles Home | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A cat with an extraordinary sense of direction managed to find her way home after becoming separated from her owners while on vacation.
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Mystery over washed up croc head

Mystery over washed up croc head | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A gigantic crocodile head, found washed ashore on the beach at St Lucia, has locals abuzz and determined to find out “whodunnit”.
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Dung Cobra Sculpted in Russia’s Coldest Region

Dung Cobra Sculpted in Russia’s Coldest Region | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
When Piero Manzoni canned his feces and put it up for sale as artwork in 1961, he was driven by his loathing of “capitalist pigs.” But when Mikhail Bopposov, born the same year, created a giant cobra out of frozen cow dung, he did it for the...
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Biggest Thing in Universe Found—Defies Scientific Theory

Biggest Thing in Universe Found—Defies Scientific Theory | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Talk about a whopper—astronomers have discovered a structure in the universe so large that science says it should not exist.
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Randy Treibel's comment, January 14, 2013 7:18 AM
I am highly skeptical of all National Geocrapic articles since their branding has took a dump on the public due to the vapid TMZ style documentaries they make anymore.
Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 8:10 AM
Yes because we REALLY cannot trust a well-known and respected source these days, pfffft conspiracy nuts...
Randy Treibel's comment, February 10, 2013 8:18 AM
If you think National Geographic is a respected source, it's probably because you're old and nostalgic for the magazine. Anything in the last decade has turned to utter trash.

That's the problem with old people on the internet, they're literally decades behind.
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'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans

'Quadruple helix' DNA in humans | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time and wonder if it might provide a target for the development of novel anti-cancer treatments.
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New moss species found in Welsh car park

New moss species found in Welsh car park | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A new species of moss is found growing on 10 maple trees in a Carmarthenshire car park, but experts are in two minds about its origins.
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Of course the Tooth Fairy's real: How parents lie in the U.S. and China

Of course the Tooth Fairy's real: How parents lie in the U.S. and China | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Almost everyone teaches their children that lying is always wrong. But the vast majority of parents lie to their children in order to get them to behave, according to new research.
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Male TV hosts experience agony of labour

Male TV hosts experience agony of labour | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Not content with merely sympathising with women in labour, two male Dutch TV hosts have experienced the agony for themselves.
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People without Gene for Underarm Odor Still Wear Deodorant

People without Gene for Underarm Odor Still Wear Deodorant | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Societal norms often dictate the products people use even if they don’t need them
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Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

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Theoretical physicists have shown that quantum law of 'entanglement' may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information.
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Russian Military Ordered to Switch to Socks

Cloth strips, called portyanki, have been a signature element of the Russian military uniform since the 16th century. On Monday, Russia's minister of defense issued an order for soldiers to switch to socks.
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Should Scrabble letter values change?

Should Scrabble letter values change? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The values of the letters in Scrabble were assigned according to the front page of a US newspaper in the 1930s. Is it time the scoring system was updated to reflect today's usage?
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Warp Speed: What Hyperspace Would Really Look Like

Warp Speed: What Hyperspace Would Really Look Like | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Sci-fi films often get it wrong, physicists say.
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To Save a Cathedral, Marinate in Olive Oil

To Save a Cathedral, Marinate in Olive Oil | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Olive oil might help preserve York Minster cathedral's damaged limestone blocks.
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Poisoned puppy cured by vodka

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A BOTTLE of vodka has saved the life of a 10-week-old puppy poisoned by anti-freeze.
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Cat out-performs professionals in stock picking

Cat out-performs professionals in stock picking | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Ginger moggy beats the professionals and a team of students in portfolio challenge
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