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Polish ghost hunter claims ghosts can't be bothered haunting any more

Polish ghost hunter claims ghosts can't be bothered haunting any more | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Poland's only officially registered ghost hunter has accused the spirit world of giving up on mankind - and he wants a census to check his theory that there are fewer spirits bothering to stay...
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Winder Man Calls 911 to Report Being Invisible

Winder Man Calls 911 to Report Being Invisible | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Being invisible is not an emergency situation, according to Barrow County Emergency Services personnel.
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Super-Sized Fleas Fed Off Dinosaurs

The earliest species had armored mouthparts to attack thick hides, a new fossil analysis shows...
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World's oldest sheep, Lucky, dies after falling off a cliff

World's oldest sheep, Lucky, dies after falling off a cliff | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A ewe thought to have been a contender for the title of world's oldest sheep has died after going over a cliff.
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Mike S's comment, March 1, 2012 10:17 AM
Great headline - but it wasn't Lucky who fell off the cliff ...
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Upper classes 'more likely to lie and cheat'

Upper classes 'more likely to lie and cheat' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Members of the upper classes are more likely to lie, cheat and even break the law than people from less privileged backgrounds, a study has found.
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Big Asteroid 2011 AG5 Could Pose Threat to Earth in 2040

Big Asteroid 2011 AG5 Could Pose Threat to Earth in 2040 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
There's a small chance the big space rock could hit Earth in 2040.
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Flatworms could hold key to immortality

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Flatworms could hold the key to immortality, scientists claim.
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Rise Of The Robotic Bees

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Researchers at Harvard have come up with a novel manufacturing process for building robotic bees, finding inspiration from the worlds of pop-up books and origami.
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New Family of Limbless Amphibians Discovered in India

New Family of Limbless Amphibians Discovered in India | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The new family of caecilians includes seven new species of the soil-dwelling creatures and adds a new branch to the amphibian tree of life...
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After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone | Popular Science

After Animal Activists Track Pigeon Hunt With Drone, Pigeon Hunters Shoot Down Drone | Popular Science | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An animal rights group stopped a planned pigeon shoot over the weekend, leaving the would-be marksmen to shoot down another target: The animal group’s aerial drone.
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300-Million-Year Old Forest, Preserved Like Pompeii

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Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann Pfefferkorn and colleagues presents a reconstruction of this fossilized forest, lending insight into the ecology and climate of its time.
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Finally, science invents a toilet seat that takes your blood pressure

Finally, science invents a toilet seat that takes your blood pressure | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
ha ha poop | Fully automatic system for monitoring blood pressure from a toilet-seat using the volume-oscillometric method.Daily monitoring of health condition at home is ve...
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Ants remember their enemy's scent

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Ants retain the scent of insects they have fought with, enabling the whole colony to collectively "know its enemies", say scientists.
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'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Spooks Namibia

Theres a new cryptid in town. Villagers in Namibia, Africa have been terrorized by an animal being compared to the legendary Chupacabra which haunts...
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Frenchman sues Google over Street View urination photo 

Frenchman sues Google over Street View urination photo  | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

A Frenchman took Google to court Thursday over a photo published online by its Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard which he believes has made him the laughing stock of his village in rural northwest France.

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Yoga to become an Olympic sport?

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NEW YORK — The judges will be watching — were the competitor’s knees locked? Were the wrists straight? Did the forehead and the knee connect? If not, points are going to be lost.
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Sofa King boss is sofa-king annoyed

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THE owner of a furniture shop in Northampton is “furious” the advertising slogan he has used for a decade has been banned. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) yesterday banned Sofa King from advertising its prices as ‘Sofa King Low,’ because the strapline was “likely to cause serious and widespread offence.”
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The Sky Is Falling, Scientists Report

The Sky Is Falling, Scientists Report | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Ok, maybe not the sky itself… but the clouds. According to recent research by climate scientists in New Zealand, global cloud heights have dropped.
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Cooking with Poo in running for strangest book title of the year

Cooking with Poo in running for strangest book title of the year | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Cooking with Poo and Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World are just two of the bizarre books up for the prize of the oddest book title of the...
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Being scared of spiders makes you think they're bigger than they really are

Here's some bad news for arachnophobes. People who are scared of spiders will actually believe creepy crawlies they encounter are bigger than they really are.
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Lancslassy's comment, February 29, 2012 12:01 AM
Can quite believe it - have long been convinced that a bird in the house is twice the size of the same bird in the garden!
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Science explains how dogs can walk barefoot in the snow

TOKYO (Reuters) - Ever wonder how dogs can walk barefoot in the snow?
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'UFO Phil' Says He Can Assume Presidency Without A Single Vote

'UFO Phil' Says He Can Assume Presidency Without A Single Vote | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
UFO Phil, a self-appointed intergalactic frontrunner for president, announced today he has been granted authority to assume the job without waiting for the November election. "I'm going to become your new president.
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Transistor Shrunk Down to Scale of Single Phosphorus Atom | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Transistor Shrunk Down to Scale of Single Phosphorus Atom | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The shift from fragile, bulky vacuum tubes to solid-state transistors paved the way for the information age. And the steady downsizing of transistors has made the ...
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Goblins terrorise school girls

Zimbabwe News as it happens, voice of the voiceless, highlighting social and political injustice in our societies without fear of reprisal or prosecution...
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Toilet queueing leads to murder

Made to wait outside toilet, man kills another - An argument that broke out between a man waiting for his turn outside a public toilet and another who was using it, turned violent...
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