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Phone bill waived after 12 quadrillion euro mistake

Phone bill waived after 12 quadrillion euro mistake | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A woman in south-west France, who mistakenly received a telephone bill of nearly 12 quadrillion euros, has the real amount she owed waived.
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Workers wear panda costumes smeared with urine to release cub into the wild

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Workers wear panda costumes smeared with urine to release cub into the wild.
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'We'll be paying with our thumbs by 2025'

'We'll be paying with our thumbs by 2025' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Around four in 10 Britons believe that innovations in technology will enable them to do away with their wallets by 2025, a survey has found.
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Complex Brains Existed 520 Million Years Ago in Cockroach Relative

Complex Brains Existed 520 Million Years Ago in Cockroach Relative | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Your everyday cockroach might not seem terribly intelligent. But new fossil evidence from 520 million years ago suggests that this insidious insect might have had some ...
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Seagoing 'hamster wheel' sinks

Seagoing 'hamster wheel' sinks | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Wiltshire man abandons any hopes of walking across the Irish Sea, after his giant floating hamster wheel sinks.
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Slime Has Memory but No Brain

Slime Has Memory but No Brain | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Slime molds have evolved a way of remembering where they've been.
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11-Year-Old Boy Makes Most Important Woolly Mammoth Discovery Of The Century

11-Year-Old Boy Makes Most Important Woolly Mammoth Discovery Of The Century | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Yevgeny Salinder found an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil in northern Russia (complete with its 1.5-meter-long penis intact!).
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Mexican Fish Sports Bizarre Four-Hooked Penis

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A new species of freshwater fish found in Mexico has several interesting – and perhaps cringe-inducing – characteristics, including four hooks on the male genitalia, North Carolina State University said this week.
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Now you can get text messages from a cow’s vagina

Now you can get text messages from a cow’s vagina | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It's getting harder to tell when dairy cows are in heat. But never fear, farmers! Now their genitals can text you.
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Einstein's Letter Questioning God Goes Up for Auction

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The bid for a letter expressing the genius's views on God opens at $3 million.
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Injections of animal cells may rid dieters of their double chins

Injections of animal cells may rid dieters of their double chins | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Injections of heat-producing cells that can burn off body fat could help dieters lose their double chins and spare tyres, following research by scientists.
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'Drunken' Broker Sent Oil to 8-Month High in 2009

'Drunken' Broker Sent Oil to 8-Month High in 2009 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.
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Last of Cromarty fisherfolk dialect's natives dies

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The last native speaker of the Cromarty fisherfolk dialect in the Highlands has died at the age of 92.
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England World Cup wins and losses linked to 30 percent rise in domestic violence, study finds

Domestic violence rates rose by an average of 30 percent each time England won or lost their games during the 2010 World Cup, but draws had little impact on the statistics, according to a new study.
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The Chinese Soft-Shelled turtle urinates through its mouth

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Animal behaviour | Chinese | The Chinese soft-shelled turtle looks like someone glued the snout of a pig onto the face of a fish, with the texture of a scrotum for good measure.
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Spanish researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed

Spanish researchers find the exact spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Several ancient Roman texts describe the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome, at the Curia of Pompey in 44 BC, which was the result of a plot among a group of senators to eliminate the General.
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New Vest Will Give You A Hug Every Time Somebody Likes Your Status

New Vest Will Give You A Hug Every Time Somebody Likes Your Status | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
You know, in case you don't have a smart phone and don't mind looking like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 11:15 AM
This would be great for those with an ASD
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North Korea Declares a Machine as National Hero

North Korea Declares a Machine as National Hero | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A lowly machine tool in a textile factory received some of North Korea's highest honors.
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Winner dies after cockroach-eating contest

Winner dies after cockroach-eating contest | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A feast of cockroaches and worms was the last meal for the winner of a bug-eating contest.
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Brazil candidate 'handed out cocaine with election leaflets'

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A Brazil city council candidate has been arrested after she was caught allegedly handing out cocaine with her election leaflets, according to reports.
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The Real Reason Wine Goes with Cheese Revealed

The Real Reason Wine Goes with Cheese Revealed | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered why the world's most famous food pairings, from wine and cheese to meat sandwiches and a pickle, combine an astringent food with a fatty food.
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Star-System "Harbors Several Thousand Earth-Sized Oceans"

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The star TW Hydrae, located about 150 light-years from Earth, is only about 10 million years old, and is currently in this planet-forming stage. Because TW Hydrae is relatively close and bright, and because it rotates with its pole pointed...
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Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans

Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing large-whale mortality...
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World's most northerly lake comes back to life

World's most northerly lake comes back to life | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Some 2400 years after Kaffeklubben Sø was entombed beneath ice, a slight thaw at this lake in Greenland is allowing algae to return...
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Bees 'producing M&M's coloured honey'

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Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause.
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