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Russian mission to Mars 'lands' back on Earth - Telegraph

Russian mission to Mars 'lands' back on Earth - Telegraph | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Mars 500 crew members emerge from a space simulation craft outside Moscow after 18 months in isolation...
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Queen's big pants fetch £10,000

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A large pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Queen Victoria sell for more than three times their original estimate.
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Drilling causes earthquakes in Lancashire

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It is "highly probable" that test drilling for shale gas triggered two minor earthquakes in Lancashire, a study concludes.
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Small sample-size story of the day: Mozart helps prevent colon cancer?

Small sample-size story of the day: Mozart helps prevent colon cancer? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Doctors who listen to Mozart while performing colonoscopy more likely to find precancerous colon polyps, small study shows Read more by David W Freeman on CBS News' HealthPop.
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Canada to ditch beaver?

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian senator has launched a campaign to replace the industrious beaver with the indomitable polar bear as Canada's national emblem, saying the incumbent is a dentally defective...
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Lynx Angels Banned in South Africa After Complaint that Angels would never Forsake their Divinity over a Deoderant

Lynx Angels Banned in South Africa After Complaint that Angels would never Forsake their Divinity over a Deoderant | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
It's been nine months since we wrote about the Lynx/Axe body spray ad in which horny angels fall from heaven, but it's apparently taken that long for South African regulators to get a solitary complaint and ban the ad outright. A male Christian viewer...
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Kayakers disqualified after bloody brawl

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A bloody paddle-waving brawl broke out after the men's kayak four final at the Chinese City Games on Sunday, putting an athlete in hospital.
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A Mystery Spot has been Observed on Uranus

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Amateur astronomers with large telescopes and CCD cameras are being urged to turn them on the distant planet Uranus following reports of the appearance of a brilliant new feature.
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Woman Received Parking Ticket Dating From 208AD

Police in Sicily issued a whopping 32,000 euros ($44,500) fine for an illegally parked car after totting up 2,000 years of interest by mistake, Italy's Repubblica newspaper said Wednesday.
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World's 'seven billionth baby' is born

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Danica May Camacho, a girl born in Philippine capital Manila, is chosen by UN to symbolically mark global population milestone...
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Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go

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A New Mexico woman repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend after accusing him of cheating during a Monopoly game early yesterday, according to police.
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Prince Charles Is Related To Vlad The Impaler

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The heir to the British throne says he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the cruel 15th-Century Romanian warlord who helped inspire Bram Stoker's 1897 vampire novel "Dracula."
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Ancient "Saber-Toothed Squirrel" Found

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The fossilized skull and teeth of a fanged, shrew-like mammal have been discovered in Argentina, a new study says.
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Monkeys work in Japanese restaurant

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A restaurant in Japan has some unusual waiting staff on its books - two macaque monkeys.
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Parishioners asked to attend church unarmed

MILWAUKEE (Reuters)- Roman Catholic bishops in Wisconsin are urging their parishioners not to bring weapons to church now that a new law permits state residents to carry concealed firearms.Intuitively,...
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Scientists to build laser thar could ‘tear apart the vacuum of space’

Scientists to build laser thar could ‘tear apart the vacuum of space’ | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists have plans to build a laser so powerful it could boil the fabric of space and, in doing so, possibly reveal extra-dimensions.
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Swedish dinner lady in pole dance protest

Swedish dinner lady in pole dance protest | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Students and staff at a Swedish school were shocked to see one of the school cafeteria staff unzip her pants and commence in an erotic pole dance in response to complaints about poorly prepared Swedish pancakes.
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Summer-born 'struggle at school'

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The month children are born in can have far-reaching implications for their school achievement and working lives, a study suggests.
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Polish priests bless manhole covers

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Town Hall officials have asked priests to bless all the manhole covers in their town to stop them being stolen by scrap metal thieves.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 3:42 PM
Oh yeah, because THAT will stop the thieves... pffft
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Russian Artist Paints with Molotov Cocktails

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Russian artist Radya Timofey creates portraits of World War 2 fighters by throwing Molotov cocktails at a canvases...
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Near-death experiences are a trick of the brain

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Psychologists find the phenomenon is the result of a reaction in the brain rather than a glimpse of the afterlife.
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Scientists find 3 million year old zombies!! (ahem, zombie worms)

Scientists find 3 million year old zombies!!  (ahem, zombie worms) | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Traces of bone-eating "zombie worms" have been found in a three million year old fossil from Italy, say researchers.
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Earliest forms of life found In Australia

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The findings of a team of Australian and British scientists have broken the current record as the Earth’s oldest known forms of microbial life.
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Burton-on-Trent launches 'Eau-de-Burton' perfume

Burton-on-Trent launches 'Eau-de-Burton' perfume | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Burton-on-Trent has got its own designer scent which draws elements representing Marmite, Branston Pickle, the River Trent, the leather from Albion stars’ football boots and the National Forest.
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