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Kate Moss has a £1million Lucian Freud tattoo

Kate Moss has a £1million Lucian Freud tattoo | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Kate Moss has disclosed that Lucian Freud, the late artist, inked a tattoo on her lower back which is worth more than £1million.
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Taliban forget to use bcc:, reveal their address book to media outlets

Taliban forget to use bcc:, reveal their address book to media outlets | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Have you made the following mistake? You sent an email to a number of people, one for which you meant to keep the individual recipients anonymous.
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Does chocolate make you clever?

Does chocolate make you clever? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A study appears to suggest eating chocolate improves a nation's chances of winning Nobel Prizes. But does cocoa really hold the key to genius?
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Counterfeit Bills made with the Wrong President

Counterfeit Bills made with the Wrong President | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- A Rhode Island man police say used counterfeit $100 bills to make purchases at a Target store made a critical mistake. The bills had a picture of President Abraham Lincoln on them.
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At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed

At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world's oceans may remain completely unknown to science.
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Russian Revolution included a 'BattleTech Marauder' according to Australian exam paper

Russian Revolution included a 'BattleTech Marauder' according to Australian exam paper | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Exam body left red faced after a doctored artwork was accidentally included in year 12 history exam.
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Newly identified hearing organ in bushcrickets' ears may inspire acoustic sensors

Newly identified hearing organ in bushcrickets' ears may inspire acoustic sensors | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified a new hearing organ which provides the missing link to understanding how sound is transmitted within the ears of bushcrickets.
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Pumpkin pie craters on Mercury are solar system first

Pumpkin pie craters on Mercury are solar system first | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
With wrinkled crust and cracked filling, the unusual formations are unlike anything seen on other rocky planets...
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Filthy banknotes get spent more quickly than crisp notes

Filthy banknotes get spent more quickly than crisp notes | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
People are more likely to splash the cash when it is grubby, scientists have said.
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Man finds mummified bat in his morning bowl of cereal

Man finds mummified bat in his morning bowl of cereal | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
'Fangs very much', said one cereal fan after a mummified bat dropped unexpectedly into his breakfast bowl.
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QuizFortune's comment, November 14, 2012 6:55 AM
Yikes!
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Chimp and Human Gut Bacteria Nearly Identical

Chimp and Human Gut Bacteria Nearly Identical | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The findings suggest gut bacteria patterns evolved before chimps and humans split.
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FOOD TECHNOLOGIST's curator insight, June 13, 2013 9:47 PM

Chimp and Human Gut Bacteria Nearly Identical

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Motorists waste £50m a year while defrosting their cars

Motorists waste £50m a year while defrosting their cars | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Leaving the car engine running while defrosting the windscreen, coupled with rising fuel prices, can cost the motorist dear.
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Mothers-in-law leave 4 in 10 women 'uneasy'

Mothers-in-law leave 4 in 10 women 'uneasy' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Four out of ten women have an "uneasy" relationship with their mother-in-law, according to new research.
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abercrombiefitchmilano's comment, November 14, 2012 9:11 PM
All the mother in world are great.http://www.abercrombiedeutschlandde.de.com/
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Traditional surnames are becoming extinct: farewell to the Footheads and Pauncefoots

Traditional surnames are becoming extinct: farewell to the Footheads and Pauncefoots | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
What happened to the Pauncefoots? It’s no good asking the Bythewoods - some traditional surnames that date back hundreds of years are now becoming extinct, a new book claims.
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Oldest Fossils of Panda Bear Discovered in Spain

Oldest Fossils of Panda Bear Discovered in Spain | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Website of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina with the head office in Havana, Cuba, and 28 bureaus worldwide.
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Drunk Australian rides crocodile

Drunk Australian rides crocodile | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A drunk man in Australia survives being bitten by a huge salt water crocodile after he climbed into its enclosure and tried to ride it.
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Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient — "Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome"

Stone Spear Tips Surprisingly Ancient — "Like Finding an iPod in Ancient Rome" | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Weapons dated to 500,000 years ago may be an evolutionary oddity.
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Keith Mielke's curator insight, March 7, 2014 3:06 PM

Finding such an advanced tool in such an ancient time period shows that humans grew faster psychologically than we ever knew before.

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Farmer touts benefits of diving for pigs

Farmer touts benefits of diving for pigs | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

 

Diving helps pigs improve their immunity against disease and improves the quality of the pork — at least according to a farmer in Central China’s Hunan province, said a report from News.163.com---the NetEase website.

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World's Fastest Superhuman title awarded to speed violinist

World's Fastest Superhuman title awarded to speed violinist | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Violinist Ben Lee, who can play Flight of the Bumblebee at an average of 15 notes per second, is declared the quickest human on the planet.
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Artificial Muscle Is 200 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Artificial Muscle Is 200 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The new artificial muscle fiber could go into medical devices, self-closing blinds and reactive new fabrics.
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'Orphan' Alien Planet Found Nearby Without Parent Star

'Orphan' Alien Planet Found Nearby Without Parent Star | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The massive exoplanet is just 100 light-years from Earth.
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Rare Frog Sports Retractable Thumb-Spikes

Rare Frog Sports Retractable Thumb-Spikes | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
This frog has built-in weaponry to grab onto females during sex and duel with competitors over mates.
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What Lives in Your Belly Button? Study Finds "Rain Forest" of Species

What Lives in Your Belly Button? Study Finds "Rain Forest" of Species | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A "rain forest" of species thrive in our navels, a new study finds.
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World's First 3D Printing Photo Booth Dispenses A 3D Figure Of You

World's First 3D Printing Photo Booth Dispenses A 3D Figure Of You | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
How would you like to get into a photo booth, put in your money & out pops a 3D figurine of you? Introducing the world's first 3D printing photo booth.
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15STMKTG's comment, November 28, 2012 1:54 AM
That's absolutely amazing! WOW
Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 10:02 AM
This could have less than flattering implications
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John Lloyd: Creating QI brought me out of depression

John Lloyd: Creating QI brought me out of depression | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
John Lloyd, producer of such TV classics as 'Spitting Image’ and 'Blackadder’, talks to Lesley Garner about how depression compelled him to contemplate life’s big questions – and incidentally create QI.
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