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Danish Council to wake up school children

Danish Council to wake up school children | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Frederiksberg Council is set to introduce a new 'wake up' programme in order to combat truancy
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Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed

Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.
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Frozen US cows could be blown up

Frozen US cows could be blown up | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A group of stray cows that froze to death in the Colorado mountains must be blown up or set on fire to avoid water contamination, officials say.
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Kuwait MPs okay death penalty for cursing God

Kuwait MPs okay death penalty for cursing God | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Kuwait's parliament on Thursday provisionally passed amendments to the Gulf state's penal code stipulating the death penalty for those who curse God, Islam's Prophet Mohammed or his wives.
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One-Armed Afghan War Veteran To Climb Everest With Prosthetic Ice Pick

One-Armed Afghan War Veteran To Climb Everest With Prosthetic Ice Pick | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Losing an arm in Afghanistan isn’t stopping Private Jaco Van Gass from climbing the highest mountain in the world. The 25-year-old South African...
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The Archaeology News Network: New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China

The Archaeology News Network: New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
What can surnames tell us about the culture, genetics and history of our society?
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Non-Newtonian fluids used to fix potholes

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Silly Putty for Potholes - ScienceNOW...
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Canadian coin-makers miss opportunity to make The Queen glow in the dark

Canadian coin-makers miss opportunity to make The Queen glow in the dark | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
These collectible quarters featuring a dinosaur on one side will light up your pocket, but they cost $29.95 apiece.
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Monkeys recognise words on screen

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Baboons can recognise actual four-letter words - as opposed to scrambled letters - on a computer screen, researchers in France find.
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Uzbekistan's secretly sterilised women

Uzbekistan's secretly sterilised women | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The BBC has been told by doctors that Uzbekistan is running a secret programme to sterilise women - and has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge.
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The Solar System With the Most Planets Is Now ... HD 10180

The Solar System With the Most Planets Is Now ... HD 10180 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An astronomer at the University of Hertfordshire has revisited data related to nearby star HD 10180 and discovered that it very likely has nine planets, making it the most populous known solar system.
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Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets

Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Who owns the moon? What about Mars?For now, the answer is no one, but as more private companies, billionaire entrepreneurs and national gove...
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Haakon Bloomfield @haakon2222's comment, April 10, 2012 11:45 AM
I think it's a very bad idea to let either Individuals or national Governments claim other planets in case we aren't as alone as we think and it ends up complicating things
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Man struck by lightning hours after buying lottery tickets - doesn't win lottery

A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets on Thursday, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
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Caterpillars more likely to vomit alone

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A type of caterpillar which defends itself by regurgitating on its predators is less likely to do so when in groups than when alone, a new study has found.
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3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China

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Found at the site of an ancient Chinese city, the 1,500-year-old statues—some life-size—may have been buried by temple officials.
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The Viking Missions May Have Discovered Life on Mars in 1976

The Viking Missions May Have Discovered Life on Mars in 1976 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Since the Viking Mars probes traveled to the red planet back in 1976, NASA has sent several more probes, landers,...
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Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil

Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
According to researchers at Rice University, a sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron has been developed that can absorb up to ...
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Pub punters terrorised by bum-pinching ghost

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PUNTERS and staff at a centuries-old pub are being terrorised by a cheeky ghost — who PINCHES their BUMS...
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Novice sailors win a yacht on eBay (but lose their bid to get it home)

Two sailing novices who bought a yacht for £3,000 on eBay were left stranded after smashing into rocks on their maiden voyage.
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Police arrest man selling freshly cut penis [warning, graphic image]

Police arrest man selling freshly cut penis [warning, graphic image] | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Police in Malawi have arrested a 24 year old man after he tried to sell the freshly cut penis from a 45 year old.
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Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics

Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Bacteria | The caverns of Lechuguilla Cave are some of the strangest on the planet. Its acid-carved passages extend for over 120 miles.
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Magnet swallowing hamster sticks itself to bars of metal cage

Magnet swallowing hamster sticks itself to bars of metal cage | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A HAMSTER spent the Easter break recovering with its owners from the unusual ordeal of eating a Spider-Man magnet and becoming stuck to the metal bars of its cage.
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Forensic Police salvage blind Woman's Inkless Poetry

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WHEN blind writer Trish Vickers failed to notice her pen had run out of ink Dorset Police made a real impression on her.
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'Dancing Burglar': Teenage Criminal's Dance Moves Gave Him Away

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Police in Galveston, Texas, have been able to identify a possible burglary suspect thanks to security camera footage that captured the man busting out "signature" dance moves, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Polar Bears Have Symptoms of Mystery Disease

Symptoms of a mysterious disease that has killed scores of seals off Alaska and infected walruses are now showing up in polar bears, the U.S.
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