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Air India cabin crew told they are 'too fat to fly'

Air India cabin crew told they are 'too fat to fly' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Airline criticised for grounding 130 flight attendants because their BMI levels were 'too high'
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Woman undergoes surgery to recover stolen 6 carat diamond she swallowed

Woman undergoes surgery to recover stolen 6 carat diamond she swallowed | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The Chinese woman was forced to take laxatives and endure a colonoscopy.
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New human-like species discovered in S Africa

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Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new human-like species, which could change ideas about our early relatives.

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Mystery surrounds hallucinatory chaos at German homeopathy conference

Mystery surrounds hallucinatory chaos at German homeopathy conference | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Police unsure if the incident, where 29 homeopaths were found to be intoxicated with LSD-like drug, was an accident or experiment gone wrong
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Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

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University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy
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Man arrested after flying over city in balloon chair

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A Canadian man has been arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary.
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Man called Rod survives being struck by lightning - twice

Man called Rod survives being struck by lightning - twice | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The nickname "Lightning Rod" seems like a fair one for Rod Wolfe. He's now survived two lightning strikes!
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New Sections of the Great Wall of China Discovered

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Archaeologists have discovered ruins of the Great Wall along the border of northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region and Gansu province, dispelling a common belief that there were no sections of the wall in this area.
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The First Man to Descend into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell

The First Man to Descend into Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A fiery crater nicknamed the “Door to Hell” rages with flames in Turkmenistan, and only one intrepid explorer has taken on the incredibly dangerous task of descending into its scorching depths.
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Intact Ottoman 'war camel' found in Austrian cellar

Intact Ottoman 'war camel' found in Austrian cellar | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A camel, whose intact skeleton has been found in a 300-year-old Austrian cellar, was probably ridden by the invading Ottoman army in 1683.
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Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA

Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A potion made from a medieval medical recipe killed MRSA bacteria in the lab, raising hopes it could lead to new treatments for modern-day skin infections
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Bea Brown's curator insight, August 23, 2015 4:13 PM

Really interesting, it just goes to show how much we can learn from our history, be it medicine or not.

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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 | No Such Thing As The 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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The earliest use of the F-word discovered

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An English historian has come across the word 'fuck' in a court case dating to year 1310, making it the earliest known reference to the swear word.
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Researchers Discover Huge Underground Neolithic "Super-Henge"

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Researchers say they have made one of the most significant archeological findings in British history: a vast stone monument underground, dating back 4,500 years, which is part of a “super-henge” that dwarfs Stonehenge by a factor of 12.
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Apple's Siri Interrupts White House News Conference

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Apple's voice command service Siri has interrupted a journalist's question during a White House news briefing in the US.

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Man sets record for longest birthday by flying between time zones

Man sets record for longest birthday by flying between time zones | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Sven Hagemeier kept his 26th birthday going for 46 hours by flying across the International Date Line - but did he have any fun?
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Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO airport query

Welsh government responds in Klingon to UFO airport query | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Klingon was the chosen language for the Welsh government in its response to queries about UFO sightings at Cardiff Airport.
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Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained

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Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Turns out, ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors that make the Earth ring like a bell.
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Agoraphobic goes outside for third time in ten years, falls down manhole

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Janet Faal, 57, was out with a friend in Crawley, West Sussex, as part of her rehabilitation when she moved a wooden pallet to help her reverse and plunged down into the open gap.
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Earthworms rain from sky over Norway

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Earthworms have been raining down from heaven over large areas of southern Norway, leaving biologists and meteorologists scratching their heads.
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Husband’s poo smelled so bad his wife stabbed him

Husband’s poo smelled so bad his wife stabbed him | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after knifing her husband over his smelly poos. Emi Mamia, 29, slashed her husbands face with a knife after he went to the toilet, according to Japanese press and police. Mamiya was reportedly incensed by the smell left behind after her 34-year-old partner emerged from the…
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Kitty Litter to Blame for Nuclear Waste Leak

Kitty Litter to Blame for Nuclear Waste Leak | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open in New Mexico after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter.
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Wandsworth Prisoner escapes by faking bail email

Wandsworth Prisoner escapes by faking bail email | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A convicted fraudster used an "ingenious" escape plot to trick prison officers into letting him go free, a court has heard.
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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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