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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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Scientists crawl into tower of poo to understand reasons for swift decline

Scientists crawl into tower of poo to understand reasons for swift decline | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Animal behaviour | For some scientists, an academic career can feel like crawling into a tower of crap.
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Caterpillars more likely to vomit alone

Caterpillars more likely to vomit alone | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A type of caterpillar which defends itself by regurgitating on its predators is less likely to do so when in groups than when alone, a new study has found.
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3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China

3,000 Ancient Buddhas Unearthed in China | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Found at the site of an ancient Chinese city, the 1,500-year-old statues—some life-size—may have been buried by temple officials.
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The Viking Missions May Have Discovered Life on Mars in 1976

The Viking Missions May Have Discovered Life on Mars in 1976 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Since the Viking Mars probes traveled to the red planet back in 1976, NASA has sent several more probes, landers,...
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Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil

Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
According to researchers at Rice University, a sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron has been developed that can absorb up to ...
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Pub punters terrorised by bum-pinching ghost

Pub punters terrorised by bum-pinching ghost | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
PUNTERS and staff at a centuries-old pub are being terrorised by a cheeky ghost — who PINCHES their BUMS...
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Novice sailors win a yacht on eBay (but lose their bid to get it home)

Two sailing novices who bought a yacht for £3,000 on eBay were left stranded after smashing into rocks on their maiden voyage.
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Police arrest man selling freshly cut penis [warning, graphic image]

Police arrest man selling freshly cut penis [warning, graphic image] | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Police in Malawi have arrested a 24 year old man after he tried to sell the freshly cut penis from a 45 year old.
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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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Researchers successfully grow hair on bald mouse: Humans next?

Researchers successfully grow hair on bald mouse: Humans next? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Japanese scientists were able to cultivate mouse, human hair follicles and successfully transplant them on a bald rodent Read more by Michelle Castillo on CBS News' HealthPop.
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Hominid's comment, April 23, 2012 6:33 AM
Researchers successfully grow hair on bald mouse: Humans next?
No. You cannot grow humans on bald mice. It's just not feasible.
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Danish Council to wake up school children

Danish Council to wake up school children | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Frederiksberg Council is set to introduce a new 'wake up' programme in order to combat truancy
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Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed

Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.
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Frozen US cows could be blown up

Frozen US cows could be blown up | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A group of stray cows that froze to death in the Colorado mountains must be blown up or set on fire to avoid water contamination, officials say.
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Kuwait MPs okay death penalty for cursing God

Kuwait MPs okay death penalty for cursing God | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Kuwait's parliament on Thursday provisionally passed amendments to the Gulf state's penal code stipulating the death penalty for those who curse God, Islam's Prophet Mohammed or his wives.
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One-Armed Afghan War Veteran To Climb Everest With Prosthetic Ice Pick

One-Armed Afghan War Veteran To Climb Everest With Prosthetic Ice Pick | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Losing an arm in Afghanistan isn’t stopping Private Jaco Van Gass from climbing the highest mountain in the world. The 25-year-old South African...
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The Archaeology News Network: New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China

The Archaeology News Network: New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
What can surnames tell us about the culture, genetics and history of our society?
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