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Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia

Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia is to build a new city exclusively for women. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers.
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Sue Liburd's comment, July 13, 2013 7:57 AM
This is a huge step for Saudi Arabia.
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Vast volcanic 'raft' in Pacific

Vast volcanic 'raft' in Pacific | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A vast "raft" of buoyant volcanic rocks covering 10,000 sq miles (26,000 sq km) of the Pacific Ocean is spotted by a New Zealand military aircraft.
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Bears in beer-fuelled Norway cabin break in.

Bears in beer-fuelled Norway cabin break in. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A family of bears is suspected of having broken into a cabin in northern Norway and polished off over a hundred cans of beer.
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GP's tortoise brought back from dead with a kiss of life

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A doctor has described how he spent six minutes giving life-saving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – to his pet tortoise.The eight-year-old tortoise, Atlas, had apparently drowned in its water...
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Dublin buskers must have 20 songs

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Anyone intent on busking in Dublin city must now have a repertoire of at least 20 songs, according to a new street performer's code being piloted by Dublin City Council.
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Soldiers break record for dipping toast soldiers

Soldiers break record for dipping toast soldiers | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The soldiers did not stand a chance - the toast soldiers that is.
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Japanese tourists warned – don’t talk to Scots in football shirts

Japanese tourists warned – don’t talk to Scots in football shirts | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
JAPANESE tourists visiting Scotland have been warned to avoid people wearing football shirts and not to eat “weird” Lorne sausages.
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Pumpkin, turnips and swedes: the most dangerous vegetables revealed

Pumpkin, turnips and swedes: the most dangerous vegetables revealed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
With their tough skin and their odd shapes most home cooks will have struggled to chop vegetables like pumpkins and swedes.
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Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian

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Nitrogen pollution is giving carnivorous plants on Swedish bogs so many nutrients that they don't need to catch as many flies, new research shows.
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World's most twisted face seeks challenger

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Tang Shuquan can be thankful this isn’t his real face but instead the result of a remarkable contortion ability which has landed the 43-year-old a Guinness World Record for the most twisted face.
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Somali Islamists put 10 camel bounty on Obama's head

Somali Islamists put 10 camel bounty on Obama's head | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
First, the US State Department offered up to $33 million for help in catching the leaders of radical Islamist group Shabab, which controls much of Somalia. But Shabab has made a counter-proposal: a bounty of 10 camels for Barack Obama.
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Kimielle's comment, July 21, 2012 9:23 AM
As my country is suffering a large number of unwanted wild camels, we can double that ransom and no-one dies!
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Obese woman's body fat burns down Austrian crematorium

A DEVASTATING fire which gutted a crematorium in southern Austria was caused by an obese woman's excessive body fat blocking an air filter, Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported.
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Japanese Scientists Create Bizarrely Realistic Robotic Buttocks

Japanese Scientists Create Bizarrely Realistic Robotic Buttocks | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

Here's how Nobuhiro Takahashi and the University of Electro-Communications describe this project: "'SHIRI' is a buttocks humanoid robot that expresses various emotions with organic movement of the artificial muscles."

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'Two New Pyramids' Found On Google Earth

'Two New Pyramids' Found On Google Earth | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Experts are examining satellite images of two possible new pyramid complexes in Egypt.
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Face of Jesus found on tree stump

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An image - apparently of the face of Jesus Christ - has appeared on a tree stump in a Belfast cemetery.
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Andy's comment, August 11, 2012 9:59 AM
Given that there are no known portraits of Jesus, I fail to see how this could be corroborated. It looks as much like the face of Charles Manson or even Gerry Adams as it might represent Jesus!
PD's comment, August 15, 2012 12:23 PM
It looks like Che Guevara to me.
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These 'smart fingertips' look pretty interesting

These 'smart fingertips' look pretty interesting | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
'Smart Fingertips' Pave Way for Virtual Sensations - ScienceNOW...
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Man in '15-hour' Qantas call hold

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A passenger on Australian airline Qantas says he was kept on hold for 15 hours while trying to confirm his travel plans.
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Man-aconda — the snake that looks like a penis

Man-aconda — the snake that looks like a penis | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A NEW floppy, eyeless creature which resembles a male sexual organ has been discovered in South America...
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How Drinking Can Solve All Your (Word Association) Problems

How Drinking Can Solve All Your (Word Association) Problems | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Here’s a gem for your next round of barstool trivia: a recent study shows that people who have a couple drinks solve brainteasers faster—and get more correct answers—than their sober peers.
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Early humans ate bark

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Last fall, on a reporting trip to Johannesburg for a story on the discovery of fossils representing a previously unknown member of human family called Australopithecus ...
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Woman, 63, 'becomes pregnant in the mouth' with baby squid after eating calamari

Woman, 63, 'becomes pregnant in the mouth' with baby squid after eating calamari | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A 63-year-old woman became 'pregnant' with 12 baby squid after eating calamari, according to a claim in a bio-tech report.
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Mr Yummy and Mr Whippy in Ice Cream bust-up

A COLD war has broken out between two ice cream men in Blackburn.
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You are more likely to die on your birthday than any other day

You  are more likely to die on your birthday than any other day | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Be careful blowing out the candles. Scientists have found we are more likely to die on our birthday than any other day.
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Study proves “old person smell” is real.

Study proves “old person smell” is real. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
NCBI ROFL | The Smell of Age: Perception and Discrimination of Body Odors of Different AgesOur natural body odor goes through several stages of age-dependent changes in che...
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Rupert's comment, June 8, 2012 4:00 PM
What I'd give for show prep like tis every day!
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Brazil burns mystery panties found in Congress

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A pair of women's underwear that fell out of a Brazilian legislator's briefcase on the floor of Congress two weeks ago has been incinerated after no one stepped forward to claim them,...
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