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Walking stick belonging to a man called 'Kaboom' causes bomb scare

Walking stick belonging to a man called 'Kaboom' causes bomb scare | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Akron City Hall is evacuated after a strange walking stick with the words this is not a weapon and Kaboom written on it is found on the third floor. It's a story that's stranger than fiction.
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Dung from Critically Endangered Kakapo Parrots Could Save Endangered Plant

Dung from Critically Endangered Kakapo Parrots Could Save Endangered Plant | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

A fossilized sample of thousand-year-old parrot dung has revealed a previously unknown ecological relationship that could help save a threatened parasitic plant from extinction.

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Bats Think About Sex -- A Lot

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Bats, like Batman, successfully combine work with courting sexy potential mates.
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"Liliger" Born in Russia

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A liliger—the offspring of a liger mother and lion father—born in Russia may be cute, but it has no relevance in helping save big cats, experts say.
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Newly discovered comet to light up the skies in 2013

Newly discovered comet to light up the skies in 2013 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. With a perihelion passage of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude —16. That's far brighter than the full Moon.

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Prosecutors charge Idaho woman with over threatening stick-figure drawing

BOISE, Idaho — A woman who was about to be released from an Idaho prison will stay behind bars a while longer because federal prosecutors say she mailed a threatening stick figure drawing to a relative.
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Zimbabwean City asks its residents to perform a synchronised toilet flush

City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to home owners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing.
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World's most complex mathematical theory 'cracked'

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One of the world's most complex mathematical theories may have finally been cracked by a scholar in Japan, although confirming the breakthrough may take many more years due to the sheer scale of the achievement.
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Loved-up couples flock to Germany's Bonktown

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After years of being teased over its name the Bavarian town of Poppenhausen, translated as 'Bonktown', has decided to turn itself into one of the...
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Jesus Had a Wife, Newly Discovered Gospel Suggests

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A Harvard University professor on Tuesday unveiled a fourth-century fragment of papyrus she said is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.

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Mo Farah and Usain Bolt poses were struck by group of London schoolgirls 70 years ago

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt poses were struck by group of London schoolgirls 70 years ago | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Surely the superstar athletes did not steal their trademark moves from these pupils at east London’s Royal Wanstead School in the 1940s?
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Taiwanese earthworms marry to save earth

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Taiwanese activists married 70 "lucky earthworms" have been married off in an elaborate wedding ritual in a bid to raise awareness about the environment and the problem of soil erosion.
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Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left

Scottish wildcats may become extinct, only 35 left | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scottish wildcats may be the next species to be wiped out from the earth, as conservationists say the numbers of pure-bred cats may have fallen to about 35...
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Ancient Fake Toes May Be World's Oldest Prosthesis

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Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the world's oldest known prosthetic body parts.

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Why giant daddy longlegs are attacking the Seattle Center

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Don’t be alarmed if you look down from the Space Needle and see giant daddy longlegs scurrying across the roof of the armory building at the Seattle Center.
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Fossil Identified as Lemur for 100 turns out to be a Fish

Fossil Identified as Lemur for 100 turns out to be a Fish | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A seven million-year-old South American fossil from a species known as Arrhinolemur scalabrinii -- which translates literally to "Scalabrini's lemur without a nose" -- has long been a curiosity because there is only one specimen in existence and it...
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Man freed after head stuck in bin

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Firefighters are called out to rescue a man whose head became stuck in a public litter bin in Aberdeen city centre.
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Fully tattooed professor's bid to be President of Czech Republic

Fully tattooed professor's bid to be President of Czech Republic | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Vladimir Franz (pictured), who has tattoos covering 90 per cent of his body, hopes to replace Vaclav Klaus, who has been President of the Czech Republic since 2003.
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Scientists predict major shifts in Pacific ecosystems by 2100

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Scientific models suggest that major Pacific ecosystems will move hundreds of miles by 2100 as a result of climate change.
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Un-Islamic moustache causes man to flee hometown

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Mohamm­ad Afridi was forced to leave Khyber Agency when milita­nts declar­ed his mousta­che un-Islami­c.

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Distracted motorists have most accidents passing Stonehenge

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Distracted motorists have more accidents passing Stonehenge than any other British landmark, a new study found...
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Naked monk in woods 'had eaten bad berries'

Naked monk in woods 'had eaten bad berries' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Bavarian hiker who called the police after coming across a naked man staggering around in the woods, might have saved his life – it turns out he was a monk who had eaten poisonous berries.
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China holds world's first beauty contest for goldfish

China holds world's first beauty contest for goldfish | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Shiny scales and super strong fins replaced tiaras and sashes at the world's first beauty contest for goldfish in China.
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World Stone Skimming Championships under threat after row

World Stone Skimming Championships under threat after row | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The World Stone Skimming Championships, held each year on a Scottish island, are under threat due to a row between the organisers and the landowner.
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Diamond field with trillions of carats found in Siberia

A diamond field containing trillions of carats has been discovered hidden under a giant meteorite crater in Siberia, Russian scientists have disclosed.
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