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Dine with dumbells: The cutlery that gives you a workout as you eat

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Apparently, you now can have your cake and eat it — if you do so with an Easy Fit cutlery set from Firebox.
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Mustache film festival to be held in Maine

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(Reuters) - Move over, Cannes.Maine will be playing host to its first-ever international mustache film festival, part of its annual pageant that celebrates the bristly facial hair.The festival set for...
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Brussels is too cold for the Manneken-Pis to pee

We've all been there, you need to go to the loo, but it's so cold you physically can't. Well the Manneken-Pis -- the iconic statue of a urinating boy in Brussels -- knows your pain.
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Group sets Guinness World Record for most comments on a Facebook post

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A group of Facebookers just set an unlikely world record, earning an official Guinness World Record for recording the most comments on a Facebook item: 1,001,552.
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Magnificent Seven: Greatest stadiums made of food

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For American sports fans, this weekend's Super Bowl is the biggest day on the sporting calendar. And how better to celebrate the day than by combining American football with a love of meat?
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The house that a billion euros built

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Dublin-based artist Frank Buckley has found a novel use for over a billion euros worth of decommissioned currency...
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Woman suing husband and girlfriend for breaking matrimonial bed having sex

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Bulawayo woman suing husband and girlfriend for breaking matrimonial bed having sex...
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Most children dressing up as Gandhi record broken

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Some 485 children in Kolkata break the Guinness World Record for dressing up as India's founding father to mark the 64th year of his death.
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Why I hacked a knitting machine

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Artist Andrew Salomone linked his computer to a knitting machine to create his own designs.

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Teenagers Sharing Passwords as Show of Affection

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Young people are expressing their affection by swapping passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts.
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Mac's comment, January 25, 2012 12:59 PM
Dumb, Stupid or both ?
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Blocked slaughterhouse drains cause blood to bubble from drains

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Residents of Koscierzyna, a small Polish town, called in the police and ambulance service to investigate after blood began streaming out from under manhole covers.
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Greece publishes tax dodger list to name and shame

ATHENS (Reuters) - A famous singer and a retired basketball star were on a list of 4,000 top tax dodgers released by the Greek government as part of a name-and-shame policy to get evaders to pay up.Tax...
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Employees at Just One Paris Hospital Are Owed 2 Million Vacation Days

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Exemplifying a problem created by France's generous vacation and overtime rules the employees of the Hopital Vaugirard in Paris have accumulated 2 million days off, reports NPR's Renée Montagne on Morning Edition.
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Jurassic cricket's song recreated

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The "love song" of a 165-million-year-old insect is recreated from a tiny and remarkably intact fossil, say scientists.
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First ‘Heartless’ Man: You Don’t Really Need A Heart, Or A Pulse

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First ‘Heartless’ Man: You Don’t Really Need A Heart, Or A Pulse - DesignTAXI.com...
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Man caught stuffing stolen spiders in his pants

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A security camera captures a robber putting expensive spiders in his pants pockets.
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Supergiant Prawn Cocktail Anyone?

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A huge crustacean called a supergiant - more than 30cm long - has been discovered 7km down in the waters north of New Zealand.
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Swedish cannibal hopes to marry vampire

Two infamous Swedish murderers, the "Skara Cannibal" and the "Vampire Woman," hope to get married, according to Expressen, a Swedish newspaper.
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Sainsbury's rebrands tiger bread

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Sainsbury's is renaming its tiger bread after a letter a three-year-old girl wrote to the company, saying the bread looked more like a giraffe, went viral.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 1:28 PM
Funny but I really doubt a three year old wrote it...
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US woman to marry historical building

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Seattle has an interesting choice about how to spend this Sunday: a barbeque, an Occupy event or Babylonia Aivaz’s wedding…to a 107-year-old building. And Aivaz needs to do it quick: demolition of the warehouse has already begun.
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ATM Gives Out Dead Mouse

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You know the economy is really going to bloody hell when ATMs start to pay bank customers with dead rodents, which is exactly what happened to this guy on the right.
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World's only iridescent mammal is a shiny accident

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Many animals have iridescent colours to draw the eye. But golden moles are blind and live in the dark, so why them?
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Pork, the surprise remedy for a nosebleed

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Researchers document the use of pork strips for treating nosebleeds...
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Unusual 'tulip' creature discovered: Lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago

Unusual 'tulip' creature discovered: Lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A bizarre creature that lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies.
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Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns Rediscovered in Borneo

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The Miller's grizzled langur, a rare monkey species with bristly sideburns, has been "rediscovered" in a forest in northeastern Borneo, a new study says.
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