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Brazilian councillor proposes law demanding brides wear underwear when they marry

Brazilian councillor proposes law demanding brides wear underwear when they marry | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Ozias Zizi claims that a growing number of women in his south-eastern Brazilian town of Vila Velha are turning up to church with nothing on underneath their wedding dresses.
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Data storage device made from Salmon DNA

Data storage device made from Salmon DNA | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a rudimentary data storage device using salmon DNA.
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The couple married for 86 years

The couple married for 86 years | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A couple from Bradford who tied the knot in 1925 could be the UK's longest married husband and wife.
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Call to ban caste meal rolling

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Holy men in India's Karnataka state call for a ban on a ritual in which low-caste Hindus roll in the remains of food left over by a higher caste.
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Extinct tortoise may still exist

Extinct tortoise may still exist | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A giant Galapagos tortoise believed extinct for 150 years probably still lives, say scientists who have found genetic traces of their existence.
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Two kittens have '18 extra toes'

Two kittens have '18 extra toes' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Two kittens handed in to a rescue centre have 18 extra toes between them.
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The leaning tower... of Pizza Hut's salad bar: Diner devises 3ft pile to get round rules at local restaurant

The leaning tower... of Pizza Hut's salad bar: Diner devises 3ft pile to get round rules at local restaurant | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Shen Hongrui, a Chinese engineer, advises hungry diners to build strong 'walls' with cucumber and carrots, creating a tall container on their plate to fill with their favourite foods.
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Eating Christmas trees at the 'world's best restaurant'

Eating Christmas trees at the 'world's best restaurant' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Stephen Sackur discovers new world of gourmet food from from freeze dried pine needles to fermented mackerel.
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London 2012 Olympics 50p coin helps explain football's offside rule - Telegraph

London 2012 Olympics 50p coin helps explain football's offside rule  - Telegraph | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Football's offside rule is explained in a new 50p coin which is part of a
Royal Mint collection intended to showcase each of the 29 Olympic and
Paralympic sports to be contested during London 2012.
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Swedish woman's lost wedding ring found on garden carrot after 16 years

Swedish woman's lost wedding ring found on garden carrot after 16 years | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A Swedish woman has discovered her wedding ring wrapped around a carrot growing in her garden, 16 years after it went missing from her kitchen.
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India 'John Terry' tobacco gaffe

India 'John Terry' tobacco gaffe | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
John Terry's agency takes legal advice after an image resembling the England football captain appears on cigarette packs in an Indian anti-smoking campaign.
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Woman changes name to 'Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice'

Woman changes name to 'Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Beauty therapist Charlotte Price has changed her name to Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice in a bid to promote her business.
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Chile newspaper 'exploding churros' recipe leads to lawsuits

Chile newspaper 'exploding churros' recipe leads to lawsuits | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Chile's Supreme Court has ordered a newspaper to pay $125,000 to 13 people who suffered burns while trying out a published recipe for churros, a popular Latin American snack of dough fried in hot oil.
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Zimbabwe outlaws sale of used underwear

Zimbabwe outlaws sale of used underwear | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Finance minister introduces law after discovering that poverty has driven people to buy secondhand underwear at flea markets...
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The worlds first Park and Pray chapel in Austria

The worlds first Park and Pray chapel in Austria | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Report on Austrian Times english news online newspaper: The world’s first "Park and Pray" chapel is to open in Rassach in Austria this year.
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S***house Restaurant serves dinners in mini-toilets

S***house Restaurant serves dinners in mini-toilets | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A new eatery called 'The S***house' dishes up its oriental delicacies served in replica toilets and bedpans.
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North Korea claims Kim Jong Eun mastered driving at age 3

There's been no lack of dubious claims for us to raise our eyebrows at over the years, whether it's about some fantastical car reaching the market on...
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The Darth Vader Burger Is Coming To Europe

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The Darth Vader Burger Is Coming To Europe: "Choose your side of The Force." To promote the re-release of "Star Wars: The Phantom ...
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Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained

Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing.
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TechCrunch | Miss Your Cat? Now Fluffy Can Send You Tweets All Day Long

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Now on the internet everyone will know if you're a cat.

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Loch Ness is giant 'spirit level'

Loch Ness is giant 'spirit level' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scientists measure the way the water in Loch Ness rolls back and forth as the whole of Scotland tilts up and down with the passing of the tides.
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E.T. replica 'rescued' by coastguards after 999 call

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A worried walker dialled 999 when a ‘body’ was spotted floating by the shoreline, which turned out to be a life-size replica of E.T.
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Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes?

Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
By day, Seok-Hyun Yun and Malte Gather are physicists at Massachusetts General Hospital. But at night, for the past four years, they worked on making a human cell behave like a laser.
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Nodding syndrome outbreak stumps experts

Nodding syndrome outbreak stumps experts | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
With few leads to go on, researchers pursue the childhood malady nodding syndrome.
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Christine Henderson's curator insight, July 9, 2015 12:10 AM

Problems in Uganda as well.