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The 'World's Best' Pizza Is Topped With Tequila, Mango, Lime & Shrimp

The 'World's Best' Pizza Is Topped With Tequila, Mango, Lime & Shrimp | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza took home highest honors at last week's International Pizza Expo with the "Tropical Pie."...
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Vikings Spread the Humble House Mouse During Ancient Conquests

Vikings Spread the Humble House Mouse During Ancient Conquests | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Four-legged stowaways hitched a ride aboard the wooden 10th- and 11th-century Viking ships that braved the northern seas. The probably numerous passengers aboard hailed from Mus ...
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Dolphins may have no sense of taste

Dolphins may have no sense of taste | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Dolphins can't taste sweet, savory, and bitter tastes. In fact, they might not be able to taste their fish at all, according to a new study. That might be because they swallow fish whole.
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Flying Faster Than the Speed of Light Could Create Deadly Explosions on Arrival | Popular Science

Flying Faster Than the Speed of Light Could Create Deadly Explosions on Arrival | Popular Science | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Imagine: you’ve traveled all the way across the galaxy to some faraway, potentially life-embracing planet orbiting a faraway star, only to obliterate your destination upon arrival. It’s a very real threat according to few physicists at the University of Sydney. It turns out that a spacecraft emerging from a so-called Alcubierre warp drive does so quite violently, releasing an accumulation of high energy particles that would annihilate anything in their path.
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Cyborg Snails Generate Electrical Power From Their Blood-like Fluid

Cyborg Snails Generate Electrical Power From Their Blood-like Fluid | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Living World | animal cyborgs | One of the snails in question.Just a few weeks ago we wrote about scientists who'd manage to draw power from the body fluids of cockroaches.
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Dozens of Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for ‘emo’ haircuts: activists

Iraqi activists sounded the bell over the killing of dozens of teenagers by religious police for having “emo” haircuts.
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Sam Nada's comment, March 18, 2012 6:18 AM
I can't believe this- it's disgusting, what a shame...
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Pacific nation plans to relocate to Fiji

Pacific nation plans to relocate to Fiji | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.
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World seabird total falling

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Seabird numbers continue to decline, according to a new review. Compiled by BirdLife International, it says 28% of species around the world are threatened.
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Kazakhs Confuse Anthem with Ricky Martin Song

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Kazakh officials were left red-faced when instead of the national anthem, Ricky Martin’s song "Livin 'la Vida Loca" was played at the solemn opening ceremony of a regional ski festival, local Tengri News reported on Monday.
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Plan To Save £159m Costs Whitehall £1.4bn

Plan To Save £159m Costs Whitehall £1.4bn | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Whitehall efficiency drive to cut £159m across government departments ended up costing £1.4bn, according to a public spending watchdog.
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Spanish town wants to grow cannabis to pay off debt

RASQUERA, Spain (Reuters) - A small town in northeastern Spain, believes it has found a novel way to pay of its debt: cultivating cannabis.Tucked in the hills of one of Spain's most picturesque regions,...
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Oman Tribune - the edge of knowledge

ISLAMABAD In a bid to aid the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to block online porn in Pakistan, 15-year-old Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah has compiled and sent forward a list of 780,000 adult websites which he thinks should be blocked in Pakistan.
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Ultimate autocorrect fail puts high school on lockdown

Ultimate autocorrect fail puts high school on lockdown | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A north Georgia high school and middle school went on lockdown after the autocorrect function on a student's phone changed the word "gunna" to "gunman," according to media reports.
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autocorrect is shut
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Man killed buried under 20-foot mound of pinto beans

Man killed buried under 20-foot mound of pinto beans | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A 56-year-old man was killed on Thursday when he was buried under a 20-foot mound of pinto beans at a warehouse in Colorado, police said.
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Free apps 'drain battery faster'

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Mobile applications which are supported by third-party advertising services typically use more battery power, a study suggests.
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New frog species spotted in NYC

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Scientists say they have found a new species of frog living in heavily-populated urban areas of New York.
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Horse semen drunk at New Zealand festival

Horse semen drunk at New Zealand festival | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
This story comes with an explicit advisory: anyone with a sense of seemliness please, please don't read on.
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Deaths barred in Italian village

Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Naples in southern Italy...
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Most people wearing animal noses world record

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA--607 revelers packed a downtown city block in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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900-year-old saint's heart vanishes from cathedral

The heart of a 900-year-old saint has vanished from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, police and the Cathedral said.
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Science gets harder: is there more than one type of dark matter?

Science gets harder: is there more than one type of dark matter? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An unusual patch of sky devoid of galaxies could hint at the existence of more than one type of dark matter, scientists say.
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Lying Egyptian MP Quits After Saying he was Beat Up to Hide a Nose Jobl

Lying Egyptian MP Quits After Saying he was Beat Up to Hide a Nose Jobl | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An Egyptian politician has resigned after he was caught lying about being beaten up in an attempted carjacking when in fact he was trying to cover up having a nose job.
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Robot cheetah 'sets speed record'

Robot cheetah 'sets speed record' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
US engineers have built a four-legged robot which is able to run as fast as 18mph (29km/h) on a treadmill.
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Seagull droppings "fool" street lights

Seagulls are fooling street lights into shining 24 hours a day – with their droppings.
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Robot fish becomes the leader of its shoal

Robot fish becomes the leader of its shoal | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature, a robotic fish can transform into a leader of live ones.
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