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Biggest Crocodile Found—Fossil Species Ate Humans Whole?

Biggest Crocodile Found—Fossil Species Ate Humans Whole? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The 27-foot-long predator may have ambushed early humans in what's now Kenya, a new study says.
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Zimbabwe: Sand poaching out of control

Zimbabwe: Sand poaching out of control | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The most compelling interactive Africa community, sharing news, photos, weblogs, videos, mobile reports and the untold stories by African people.
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This Evil Clown Gets Paid To Stalk Your Child

This Evil Clown Gets Paid To Stalk Your Child | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Attention parents: Just in case your children don't have anything to talk about in therapy, here's something you might want to consider: Dominic Deville rents himself out as an "evil birthday clown" who leaves scary notes for your children,...
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New Mexico city on ‘world stage’ after being chosen as site for scientific ghost town

New Mexico city on ‘world stage’ after being chosen as site for scientific ghost town | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

A scientific ghost town is to be built in New Mexico featuring next-generation technology — but no people.

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Zoo keeper saves monkey by licking bottom

Zoo keeper saves monkey by licking bottom | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Chinese man saved a rare monkey by making it defecate a poisonous peanut.
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Jurassic pain: Giant 'flea-like' insects plagued dinosaurs 165 million years ago

Jurassic pain: Giant 'flea-like' insects plagued dinosaurs 165 million years ago | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It takes a gutsy insect to sneak up on a huge dinosaur while it sleeps, crawl onto its soft underbelly and give it a bite that might have felt like a needle going in -- but giant "flea-like" animals, possibly the oldest of their type ever...
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New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life

New Primordial Protozoan Species Is Not in Any Known Kingdom of Life | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A tiny microorganism found in Norwegian lake sludge may be related to the very oldest life forms on this planet, a possible modern cousin of our earliest common ancestor. It is not a fungus, alga, parasite, plant or animal, yet it has features associated with other kingdoms of life. It could be a founding member of the newest kingdom on the tree of life, scientists said.
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Artist banned from strangling puppies

Artist banned from strangling puppies | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A German artist who planned to strangle two puppies to death on stage in a Berlin theatre has been told that highlighting the plight of sled dogs in Alaska is not a good enough reason to kill the dogs.
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Anger as 'Cher' tries to sell Key to the City of Adelaide on eBay

Anger as 'Cher' tries to sell Key to the City of Adelaide on eBay | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Anger as 'Cher' tries to sell Adelaide key on eBay...
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Composer Makes Music From Positron Trails in Cloud Chambers

Composer Makes Music From Positron Trails in Cloud Chambers | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
By Dan Smith, Wired UKMusic composer and network engineer Domenico Vicinanza has brought together his two loves by making music from the par...
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Dark Matter Is Missing in Sun's Neighborhood?

Dark Matter Is Missing in Sun's Neighborhood? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Based on the motions of nearby stars, the invisible substance isn't "where we needed it" to match current theories, a new study says.
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Woman sectioned after hallucinations caused by jewellery

Woman sectioned after hallucinations caused by jewellery | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Jo Wollacott, from Bridport, Dorset, thought her terrible time was the result of back luck, until she discovered a bracelet she'd been wearing contained a dangerous toxin.
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Language of roundworms decoded

Language of roundworms decoded | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Biologists has found that a wide range of nematodes, or roundworms, communicate using a recently discovered class of chemical cues.
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Fossil Ink Sacs Yield Jurassic Pigment—A First

Fossil Ink Sacs Yield Jurassic Pigment—A First | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Still soft ink sacs from 160-million-year-old squidlike animals have yielded pigment matching that of modern cuttlefish.
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13-Year-Old invents hiccup-stopping lollipop

13-Year-Old invents hiccup-stopping lollipop | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Mallory Kievman is building a company to market her cure for hiccups.
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Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest'

Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings in a famous French cave are indeed the oldest of their kind in the world, and a study out Monday suggests that yes, they are.
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Paintballing company offers frustrated fox hunters wacky human alternative

Paintballing company offers frustrated fox hunters wacky human alternative | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

UK paintballing company offers punters the chance to chase after a human dressed up as a fox...

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Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event

Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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New Bee Feeds On The Sweat Of New Yorkers

New Bee Feeds On The Sweat Of New Yorkers | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered a new type of bee in New York City that feeds on sweat and uses humans as a salt-lick.
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Probe into Japanese bathtub fatalities after 14,000 die in one year

Probe into Japanese bathtub fatalities after 14,000 die in one year | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Japan's health ministry is to launch an investigation into bath-time fatalities after it was estimated that 14,000 people die every year in the tub - three times as many as those who died in car accidents.
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Camel Sacrificed in Kazakhstan to End Suicides

Camel Sacrificed in Kazakhstan to End Suicides | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Locals in a town in southern Kazakhstan sacrificed a white camel in a bid to end a suicide epidemic blamed on an evil spirit, regional Otyrar television reported.
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To Read All Of The Privacy Policies You Encounter, You'd Need To Take A Month Off From Work Each Year

To Read All Of The Privacy Policies You Encounter, You'd Need To Take A Month Off From Work Each Year | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
We've discussed the stupidity of privacy policies many times in the past. Honestly, it's an idea that serves no useful purpose, yet most sites are required to have one, and if you don't, people get all upset.
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Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome

Female Gladiators? Tantalizing New Evidence From Ancient Rome | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Women took to the gladiatorial arena too, according to a new study of a scantily clad bronze statue from ancient Rome.
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Entire Primark store faked in Dubai

"We are aware that there is a store in Dubai that purports to be part of our group," the UK retailer said. "Primark does not operate any stores there and this is not, therefore, a legitimate Primark store. The company is considering its legal options as a matter of urgency."

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Man learns to run 'like a monkey'

Man learns to run 'like a monkey' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Following taunts about his looks, Kenichi Ito from Tokyo spent over eight years learning to run like a monkey.
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