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Indian man impersonates brother to serve life sentence for him: faces life sentence

A middle aged farmer impersonated his brother in law to serve his life sentence for murder, according to Indian prison officials.
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Man orders size 14.5 slipper and gets size 1,450

Man orders size 14.5 slipper and gets size 1,450 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A man who ordered a special size 14.5 slipper to fit his oversized foot was
sent a size 1,450 after the Chinese manufacturers failed to spot a decimal
point in his order.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 12:50 PM
Oh very funny, playing on the 'stupid foreigner' trope... Pfffft
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Malaysian Buddhists In Steve Jobs Reincarnation Ceremony

Malaysian Buddhists In Steve Jobs Reincarnation Ceremony | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A Buddhist temple on Malaysia's island resort of Penang has held a religious ritual in which mourners bit an apple to hasten Apple visionary Steve Jobs' reincarnation.
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The one place where you're guaranteed not to get a signal

The one place where you're guaranteed not to get a signal | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Pocahontas County, population 8,719, is the epicenter of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile rectangular area covering parts of West Virginia and Virginia. The zone, larger than the state of Maryland, was established in 1958 to minimize manmade signals that cloud the observations of radiotelescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
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Making Electricity From Your Insides

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One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to artificial organs and other implants is finding a way to power them.
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World's population to reach 7 billion this month

World's population to reach 7 billion this month | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The world's population is due to reach 7 billion on Oct 31, according to the UN Population Fund.
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Early Humans Like Yoda Sounded

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Early humans most likely spoke like Yoda, with a subject-object-verb word order, according to new research.
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Royal Navy finds 61 bombs in two day sweep at nudist beach

Royal Navy finds 61 bombs in two day sweep at nudist beach | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The Royal Navy unearthed a staggering 61 bombs after a two days sweep of a nudist beach.
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Tehran, we have a problem

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Iran Tried and Failed to Launch a Monkey Into Space Last Month
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Scientists reconstruct Black Death genetic code - what could possibly go wrong?

Scientists reconstruct Black Death genetic code - what could possibly go wrong? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
The genetic code of the germ that caused the Black Death has been reconstructed in the lab.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 12:54 PM
Oh excellent, I always said we should HASTEN THE APOCALYPSE
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Saddam Hussein Look-alike in Porn Kidnap Trauma

Saddam Hussein Look-alike in Porn Kidnap Trauma | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An Egyptian man who looks like Saddam Hussein says a gang of Iraqi kidnappers tried to force him to act in a pornographic film.
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Dimitris Agorastos's comment, October 13, 2011 1:50 AM
I am not sure why they wanted him to act in this porn movie. Could it be for propaganda reasons? Weird story!
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Bad day for zombies: Part 1

Bad day for zombies: Part 1 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Hungarian police have seized a stockpile of weapons that was shipped to the Hungarian capital for the production of a film about zombies starring Brad Pitt, a film crew member said...
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Planet Earth, Cubed!

Planet Earth, Cubed! | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
We all know a cubed Planet Earth is physically impossible, but it sure makes for an interesting thought experiment.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Most relaxing song made by UK band

Most relaxing song made by UK band | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
British band Marconi Union claim to have created 'most relaxing song ever,' after working with sound therapists on a track which slows breathing and reduces brain activity.
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Russians considering lunar lava caves

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STAR CITY, Russia (Reuters) - The United States may have put the first man on the moon, but Russian scientists and space explorers are now gazing at a new goal -- setting up a colony on the moon.The discovery...
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Man Collects 10 Million Acorns

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Proud horticulturalist David Bendon is responsible for planting a staggering 10 MILLION oak trees – as Britain’s only professional acorn picker.
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Demand for strip-search at World Scrabble Championship

Demand for strip-search at World Scrabble Championship | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A player at the World Scrabble Championships demanded that an opponent should be strip-searched after a tile went missing.
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Cheese Is TheWorld's Most Stolen Food Item

Cheese Is TheWorld's Most Stolen Food Item | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Cheese has been labelled a "high-risk food" because it is the most stolen food item across the globe, according to a report.
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Facebook now as big as the entire Internet was in 2004

Facebook now as big as the entire Internet was in 2004 | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
At the recent F8 conference Facebook revealed that they now have 800 million active users. Europe, with Russia included, has a population of 727 million.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 12:53 PM
Erm isn't Russia in Asia, not Europe?
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Taj Mahal could collapse within 5 years

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Conservationists and politicians say the foundations of the historic mausoleum in Agra, north India, are rotting because they have dried out.
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How to slve a crime that hasn't happened yet

How to slve a crime that hasn't happened yet | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Software being tested by the Santa Cruz police department uses the locations of crimes that have already occurred to flag up the scenes of future incidents...
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 12:54 PM
slve?
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Poo found on 'one in six' phones

Poo found on 'one in six' phones | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
New research has found that one in every six mobile phones has dangerous bacteria on it, and even poo!
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Their bite is worse than their bark!

Their bite is worse than their bark! | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Piranhas Bark—Three Fierce Vocalizations Deciphered. The fierce fish can be excellent communicators, though their "talk" ranges from "go away" to "no, really, go away," experts have found.
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Motorcyclist sets off speed camera WITHOUT his bike

Motorcyclist sets off speed camera WITHOUT his bike | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
An incredible image released by Swiss police shows the 38-year-old careering towards the side of the road at around 66mph after falling from his machine between the towns of Cibourg and La Chaux-de-fonds...
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Bad day for zombies: Part 2

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The Early Show: Actors playing zombies hurt in movie set mishap - Sixteen filming "Resident Evil: Retribution" fall between platforms, suffer minor injuries, and costumes confuse paramedics...
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