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Extinct tortoise may still exist

Extinct tortoise may still exist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A giant Galapagos tortoise believed extinct for 150 years probably still lives, say scientists who have found genetic traces of their existence.
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The leaning tower... of Pizza Hut's salad bar: Diner devises 3ft pile to get round rules at local restaurant

The leaning tower... of Pizza Hut's salad bar: Diner devises 3ft pile to get round rules at local restaurant | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Shen Hongrui, a Chinese engineer, advises hungry diners to build strong 'walls' with cucumber and carrots, creating a tall container on their plate to fill with their favourite foods.
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Eating Christmas trees at the 'world's best restaurant'

Eating Christmas trees at the 'world's best restaurant' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Stephen Sackur discovers new world of gourmet food from from freeze dried pine needles to fermented mackerel.
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London 2012 Olympics 50p coin helps explain football's offside rule - Telegraph

London 2012 Olympics 50p coin helps explain football's offside rule  - Telegraph | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Football's offside rule is explained in a new 50p coin which is part of a
Royal Mint collection intended to showcase each of the 29 Olympic and
Paralympic sports to be contested during London 2012.
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Swedish woman's lost wedding ring found on garden carrot after 16 years

Swedish woman's lost wedding ring found on garden carrot after 16 years | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Swedish woman has discovered her wedding ring wrapped around a carrot growing in her garden, 16 years after it went missing from her kitchen.
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India 'John Terry' tobacco gaffe

India 'John Terry' tobacco gaffe | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
John Terry's agency takes legal advice after an image resembling the England football captain appears on cigarette packs in an Indian anti-smoking campaign.
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Woman changes name to 'Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice'

Woman changes name to 'Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Beauty therapist Charlotte Price has changed her name to Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice in a bid to promote her business.
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Chile newspaper 'exploding churros' recipe leads to lawsuits

Chile newspaper 'exploding churros' recipe leads to lawsuits | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Chile's Supreme Court has ordered a newspaper to pay $125,000 to 13 people who suffered burns while trying out a published recipe for churros, a popular Latin American snack of dough fried in hot oil.
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Mysterious 'space ball' crashes down in Namibia grasslands

Mysterious 'space ball' crashes down in Namibia grasslands | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A strange metal ball dropped out of the sky and slammed into the remote grassland of northern Namibia recently, according to press reports.
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Japanese Roboticists Are Building A 13 Foot Tall Humanoid Robot

Japanese Roboticists Are Building A 13 Foot Tall Humanoid Robot | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
All hail our new robot masters...
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First ever World Watching Paint Dry Championships to be held in UK

First ever World Watching Paint Dry Championships to be held in UK | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Apparently the most boring thing to do is watch paint dry so what better test of endurance and concentration than the World Watching Paint Dry...
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Man hangs by his hair for 23 minutes

Man hangs by his hair for 23 minutes | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
IF you visited Sherwood Uniting Church on Sunday you may have seen Suthakaran Sivagnanathurai hanging around. By his hair.
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The Darth Vader Burger Is Coming To Europe

The Darth Vader Burger Is Coming To Europe | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Darth Vader Burger Is Coming To Europe: "Choose your side of The Force." To promote the re-release of "Star Wars: The Phantom ...
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Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained

Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing.
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TechCrunch | Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long

TechCrunch | Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

Now on the internet everyone will know if you're a cat.

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Loch Ness is giant 'spirit level'

Loch Ness is giant 'spirit level' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists measure the way the water in Loch Ness rolls back and forth as the whole of Scotland tilts up and down with the passing of the tides.
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E.T. replica 'rescued' by coastguards after 999 call

E.T. replica 'rescued' by coastguards after 999 call | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A worried walker dialled 999 when a ‘body’ was spotted floating by the shoreline, which turned out to be a life-size replica of E.T.
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Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes?

Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
By day, Seok-Hyun Yun and Malte Gather are physicists at Massachusetts General Hospital. But at night, for the past four years, they worked on making a human cell behave like a laser.
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Nodding syndrome outbreak stumps experts

Nodding syndrome outbreak stumps experts | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
With few leads to go on, researchers pursue the childhood malady nodding syndrome.
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Boxing Day tsunami girl, 15, found alive after walking home for seven years

Boxing Day tsunami girl, 15, found alive after walking home for seven years | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An Indonesian girl who was feared dead after being swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami has reportedly found her way home after walking for seven years.
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Kol Tregaskes's comment, December 24, 2011 6:04 PM
That is such an awful headline. For the facts please read the BBC News article here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16314365

According to the BBC she was enslaved for the last 7 years, was freed last week and turned up home early this week.

Moral of the story, don't read the Daily Mirror!
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The First Direct Measurements of Earth's Rotation

The First Direct Measurements of Earth's Rotation | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Deep in an underground bunker near the German-Czech border, through a 65-foot tunnel and locked behind five cold storage doors, German scientists are building a laser so advanced, so precise, that there isn’t another laser in the world that can challenge it. But despite the sinister-sounding backdrop, there’s nothing nefarious going on here. Researchers there have built the world’s most stable ring laser, and they’re using it to make unprecedentedly accurate measurements of the Earth’s rotation.
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Dear Santa Letter sent 100 years ago found up chimney

Dear Santa Letter sent 100 years ago found up chimney | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
IT MAY have been slightly scorched over the years but a letter to Santa written 100 years ago, which was later discovered in a Dublin fireplace, has the magic of Christmas written all over it.
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Dutch TV presenters eat each other's flesh

Dutch TV presenters eat each other's flesh | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
In a shocking twist to television cookery shows, two Dutch presenters are filmed eating each other's flesh for a TV show due to be aired on Dutch television.
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ere's comment, December 21, 2011 12:28 PM
don't believe the hype. let's wait and see what's really real.