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Canadian coin-makers miss opportunity to make The Queen glow in the dark

Canadian coin-makers miss opportunity to make The Queen glow in the dark | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
These collectible quarters featuring a dinosaur on one side will light up your pocket, but they cost $29.95 apiece.
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Monkeys recognise words on screen

Monkeys recognise words on screen | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Baboons can recognise actual four-letter words - as opposed to scrambled letters - on a computer screen, researchers in France find.
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Uzbekistan's secretly sterilised women

Uzbekistan's secretly sterilised women | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The BBC has been told by doctors that Uzbekistan is running a secret programme to sterilise women - and has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge.
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The Solar System With the Most Planets Is Now ... HD 10180

The Solar System With the Most Planets Is Now ... HD 10180 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An astronomer at the University of Hertfordshire has revisited data related to nearby star HD 10180 and discovered that it very likely has nine planets, making it the most populous known solar system.
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Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets

Loophole Could Allow Private Individuals to Buy Other Planets | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Who owns the moon? What about Mars?For now, the answer is no one, but as more private companies, billionaire entrepreneurs and national gove...
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Haakon Bloomfield @haakon2222's comment, April 10, 2012 2:45 PM
I think it's a very bad idea to let either Individuals or national Governments claim other planets in case we aren't as alone as we think and it ends up complicating things
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Man struck by lightning hours after buying lottery tickets - doesn't win lottery

A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets on Thursday, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
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Shooter mistakes woman's mohawk hair-do for a bird

Grand Junction - Derrill Rockwell told police he grabbed his rifle, the .22-caliber he kept handy to kill rodents around the house, about 5 a.m. Oct.
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Meet the Dolphin Mafia

Meet the Dolphin Mafia | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The male dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, are known to marine biologists for their messy social entanglements
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Thyme Kills Acne Bacteria

Compounds found in the herb thyme have antibiotic properties. Now scientists have demonstrated that thyme might have a future role in fighting acne.
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Scientists work out how red wine makes Superconductors

Scientists work out how red wine makes Superconductors | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Last year, physicists discovered that red wine can turn certain materials into superconductors. Now they've found that Beaujolais works best and think they know why.
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New Human Species Lived Onky 11,000 Years Ago?

New Human Species Lived Onky 11,000 Years Ago? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The species would've had jutting jaws and flaring cheekbones, and possibly having sex with other branches of humanity.
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Marmite panic-buying empties shelves in New Zealand

Marmite panic-buying empties shelves in New Zealand | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Supermarkets around the country have been emptied of Marmite after the makers, Sanitarium, warned of a looming shortage.
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Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics

Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Bacteria | The caverns of Lechuguilla Cave are some of the strangest on the planet. Its acid-carved passages extend for over 120 miles.
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Magnet swallowing hamster sticks itself to bars of metal cage

Magnet swallowing hamster sticks itself to bars of metal cage | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A HAMSTER spent the Easter break recovering with its owners from the unusual ordeal of eating a Spider-Man magnet and becoming stuck to the metal bars of its cage.
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Forensic Police salvage blind Woman's Inkless Poetry

Forensic Police salvage blind Woman's Inkless Poetry | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
WHEN blind writer Trish Vickers failed to notice her pen had run out of ink Dorset Police made a real impression on her.
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'Dancing Burglar': Teenage Criminal's Dance Moves Gave Him Away

'Dancing Burglar': Teenage Criminal's Dance Moves Gave Him Away | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Police in Galveston, Texas, have been able to identify a possible burglary suspect thanks to security camera footage that captured the man busting out "signature" dance moves, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Polar Bears Have Symptoms of Mystery Disease

Symptoms of a mysterious disease that has killed scores of seals off Alaska and infected walruses are now showing up in polar bears, the U.S.
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Hermit crab moves into Lego shell

Hermit crab moves into Lego shell | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Harry the hermit crab stands out more than most after Legoland staff make him a protective shell of multicoloured bricks...
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David C's comment, April 4, 2012 11:52 PM
you can see the shell inside the lego case in several frames in the video. is this an april fools? the last freeze frame of the video you can clearly see a shell that is trapped inside some legos.
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'Dudley Dorito' UFO Spotted Again

'Dudley Dorito' UFO Spotted Again | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The famous Dudley Dorito UFO was spotted again in England, this time over York, as it floated above a forest. What is it? The video, filmed on a...
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 12:29 PM
Most probably a new stealth airfighter from america, they arent likely to admit it before it is in common usage
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Cat-Sized Rats Invade Florida

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Cat-sized rats are causing trouble in the Florida keys. A pack of Gambian giant pouched rats have been breeding in the keys despite officials’ efforts to eradicate them.
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Fluorescent Millipede found on Alcatraz

Fluorescent Millipede found on Alcatraz | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
During a routine February survey on Alcatraz Island, surveyors found no sign no rats. Instead, they discovered a colony of millipedes glowing with an intense white light.
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Thats another page of the science books ripped up: Mercury Has a Liquid Core,

Thats another page of the science books ripped up: Mercury Has a Liquid Core, | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
...and Other New Surprises From the Innermost Planet
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World's most expensive cuppa - fertilised with panda dung

World's most expensive cuppa - fertilised with panda dung | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The world's most expensive cup of tea is set to go on sale in China at £130 a cup - fertilised with panda dung.
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Nokia Patent Tattoos that Vibrate When Soneone Calls

Nokia Patent Tattoos that Vibrate When Soneone Calls | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Haptic tattoos may soon help you feel who's calling...
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