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Swedish cannibal hopes to marry vampire

Two infamous Swedish murderers, the "Skara Cannibal" and the "Vampire Woman," hope to get married, according to Expressen, a Swedish newspaper.
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Sainsbury's rebrands tiger bread

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Sainsbury's is renaming its tiger bread after a letter a three-year-old girl wrote to the company, saying the bread looked more like a giraffe, went viral.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 1:28 PM
Funny but I really doubt a three year old wrote it...
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US woman to marry historical building

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Seattle has an interesting choice about how to spend this Sunday: a barbeque, an Occupy event or Babylonia Aivaz’s wedding…to a 107-year-old building. And Aivaz needs to do it quick: demolition of the warehouse has already begun.
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ATM Gives Out Dead Mouse

ATM Gives Out Dead Mouse | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
You know the economy is really going to bloody hell when ATMs start to pay bank customers with dead rodents, which is exactly what happened to this guy on the right.
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World's only iridescent mammal is a shiny accident

World's only iridescent mammal is a shiny accident | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Many animals have iridescent colours to draw the eye. But golden moles are blind and live in the dark, so why them?
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Pork, the surprise remedy for a nosebleed

Pork, the surprise remedy for a nosebleed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers document the use of pork strips for treating nosebleeds...
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Unusual 'tulip' creature discovered: Lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago

Unusual 'tulip' creature discovered: Lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A bizarre creature that lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
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Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns Rediscovered in Borneo

Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns Rediscovered in Borneo | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Miller's grizzled langur, a rare monkey species with bristly sideburns, has been "rediscovered" in a forest in northeastern Borneo, a new study says.
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The First Sci-Fi Movie Actually Filmed In Space

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British game developer Richard Garriott went to space on October 2008. He took a camera with him and filmed a little short called Apogee of Fear starr...
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Agoraphobe travels the world to meet all of her 325 Facebook friends

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After three decades of near-constant isolation inside her Winnetka, Illinois, home, ArLynn Presser made an unusual New Year's resolution: to meet all 325 of her Facebook friends in 365 days.
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Sheep shearing an Olympic sport?

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The Federated Farmers of New Zealand call for sheep shearing to become an Olympic sport, pointing to the ''shear hard work'' required.
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Busy lizzy shortage due to disease - Telegraph

Busy lizzy shortage due to disease - Telegraph | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Britain’s gardens and hanging baskets may look rather less colourful this year
due to a shortage of busy lizzies that mean garden centres, including B&Q
and Homebase, will no longer be selling the perennial favourite.
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Archaeologists discover tomb of female singer in Valley of the Kings

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Switzerland have unearthed the 1,100-year-old tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings.
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The house that a billion euros built

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Dublin-based artist Frank Buckley has found a novel use for over a billion euros worth of decommissioned currency...
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Woman suing husband and girlfriend for breaking matrimonial bed having sex

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Bulawayo woman suing husband and girlfriend for breaking matrimonial bed having sex...
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Most children dressing up as Gandhi record broken

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Some 485 children in Kolkata break the Guinness World Record for dressing up as India's founding father to mark the 64th year of his death.
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Why I hacked a knitting machine

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Artist Andrew Salomone linked his computer to a knitting machine to create his own designs.

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Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection

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Young people are expressing their affection by swapping passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts.
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Mac's comment, January 25, 2012 12:59 PM
Dumb, Stupid or both ?
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Blocked slaughterhouse drains cause blood to bubble from drains

Blocked slaughterhouse drains cause blood to bubble from drains | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Residents of Koscierzyna, a small Polish town, called in the police and ambulance service to investigate after blood began streaming out from under manhole covers.
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Greece publishes tax dodger list to name and shame

ATHENS (Reuters) - A famous singer and a retired basketball star were on a list of 4,000 top tax dodgers released by the Greek government as part of a name-and-shame policy to get evaders to pay up.Tax...
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Employees at Just One Paris Hospital Are Owed 2 Million Vacation Days

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Exemplifying a problem created by France's generous vacation and overtime rules the employees of the Hopital Vaugirard in Paris have accumulated 2 million days off, reports NPR's Renée Montagne on Morning Edition.
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Pecan rustling on the rise

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In New Mexico, thieves are after pecans. It's gotten so bad, one farmer now has armed guards patrolling his crops 24-7.
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Who needs Sat-Nav? Dung Beetles Dance on Poo for Navigation

Who needs Sat-Nav? Dung Beetles Dance on Poo for Navigation | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers have found dung beetles dance a jig on their dung balls to let them see celestial cues in the sky and to orient themselves so they can navigate.
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Researcher claims that birds find yawns contagious

Researcher claims that birds find yawns contagious | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Not just humans but birds also find yawns irresistible, say a researcher.
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Student mocks Oxford rejections

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A student sends a rejection letter to the University of Oxford following her interview for a place there.
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