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Cameras installed in Maryland to keep an eye on other cameras

Cameras installed in Maryland to keep an eye on other cameras | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Police in Prince George's County decided there's
been enough vandalism to speed cameras. Now there
are cameras to watch the cameras.
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Obese elephants given slimming help

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Authorities in India are being presented with an massive task: managing the weight of obese elephants kept in temples.
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Dresden test drives longest ever bus

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Dresden has unveiled the Autotram Extra Grand, an unfeasibly long bus meant to revolutionize public transport systems - combining the capacity of a train with the manoeuvrability of a bus.
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New monkey species identified in Africa

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A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, researchers have said.
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Putin pilots hang-glider to lead endangered cranes on migration route

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Russian president's latest stunt was designed to help introduce young cranes born in captivity to the wild...
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Plans for emu underpass across Australian highway abandoned because they're too stupid

Plans for emu underpass across Australian highway abandoned because they're too stupid | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A plan to allow a group of Australia’s emus to safely cross busy highways via purpose-built tunnels has been rejected because the native birds have “little brains” and are incapable of learning to use the crossings.
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Morning Canal 1's comment, September 13, 2012 6:40 AM
Really? Stupid? does Polly want a (nut) cracker? Then wait at the traffic lights.
Watch this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0
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Fathers who sleep closer to children have lower testosterone levels

Fathers who sleep closer to children have lower testosterone levels | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Closer sleeping proximity between fathers and children is associated with a greater decrease in the father's testosterone level, with possible implications for parenting behavior.
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The Counterintuitive Physics of Tarzan Swings

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When Tarzan leaps from a swinging rope, when should he let go to jump furthest?

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Seth Dixon's comment, September 10, 2012 1:12 PM
I was just on a Tarzan swing on the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and was pondering these very questions. Thanks for posting the link.
Marty Roddy's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:26 PM

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One Per Cent: Smart carpet detects falls and strange footsteps

One Per Cent: Smart carpet detects falls and strange footsteps | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A team at the University of Manchester in the UK has developed a carpet that can detect when someone has fallen over or when unfamiliar feet walk across it.
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Law against women cycling in North Korean cities lifted

The North Korean authorities have formally repealed a 20-year old public order forbidding women from riding bicycles in urban areas, Daily NK has learned.
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Ghana's camps for 'witches' and widows

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Women in Ghana suspected of being witches are banished from their communities and forced to live together in witch camps.
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Birds hold 'funerals' for dead

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When they encounter a fallen bird, western scrub jays call out and gather around the body, scientists discover.
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Explorers return from ‘Everest of the caves’

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Cavers have just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world. The cave, known as Krubera-Voronya, is considered the “Everest of the caves” and is in Abkhazia in the south of Russia near the Black Sea.
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Russia is Building the World's Largest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

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As global warming softens ice in the arctic, Russia hopes to carve new sea lanes with the biggest 'universal' nuclear powered icebreaker the...
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World’s oldest parrot dies aged 55 after telling owner ‘cheerio’

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The world’s oldest domestic parrot has died aged 55 – after squawking his last word: “CHEERIO”.

African Grey parrot Tarbu croaked his final farewell to Nina Morgan, 89, as she made her way to bed.

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Dress costing £3.5million unveiled in Ukraine

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The work of British designer Debbie Wingham, the dress is adorned with 50 two-carat black diamonds, but opinions are divided amongst the fashionistas of Kiev.
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Traveller caught in India with monkey in pants

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Customs authorities in India have arrested a man who was attempting to board a flight at New Delhi's international airport with a monkey in his underwear, a report said on Monday.

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Aliens could be discovered within 40 years

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Alien life beyond our solar system could be discovered within the next 40 years, a top British astronomer has said.
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Insect discovered that may harvest energy from the sun like a plant

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Photosynthesis-like process might allow this insect to feast merely by sunbathing.
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Deep-fried Mars bars disowned by chocolate firm

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Chocolate manufacturing giant Mars distances itself from the deep-fried Mars bar made famous by Scottish fish and chip shops.
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Zombie makes bid to be US president

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The world's first zombie presidential candidate and his wife Patty Morgan-Zombie arrive in Charlotte, the city hosting the Democratic National Convention, to "highlight the plight of the zombie community".
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3-man sailboat makes record voyage

Warming global temperatures and melting polar ice caps have helped a trio of explorers go where few men have gone before.
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Enthusiasts will take longer to build Sovereign of the Seas replica than original shipwrights in 1637

Enthusiasts will take longer to build Sovereign of the Seas replica than original shipwrights in 1637 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It took 22 months to build the original Sovereign of the Seas warship in the 17th Century but it will take enthusiasts reconstructing the ship from a magazine two years and seven months.
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Woman Alive After Sleep Swimming in Snake River

BURLEY • A Burley woman who went missing in the early-morning hours Tuesday was found safe after apparently swimming in the Snake River while asleep.
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'Hitler’ owners agree to change store name

Israel envoy in Gujarat, ‘Hitler’ owners agree to change store name - The proprietors of ‘Hitler’ men’s garment store in the posh Vastrapur neighbourhood of the city have decided t...
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