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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

Kayakers disqualified after bloody brawl | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

A Mystery Spot has been Observed on Uranus | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

World's 'seven billionth baby' is born | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

Prince Charles Is Related To Vlad The Impaler | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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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The real-life Slumdog Millionaire

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History was made when Sushil Kumar, a computer operator from Bihar, became the first ever contestant to win five crore rupees on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 5'.
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Best Excuse for Best-iality

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A man caught having sex with a donkey stunned a court in Zimbabwe by claiming that the animal was in fact a hooker he pulled from a nightclub that had changed into a donkey.
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Giant Tree Blamed for Mass Fainting

Giant Tree Blamed for Mass Fainting | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A day after 136 students collapsed at a Kompong Cham high school while standing at attention as punishment. . .
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 3:45 PM
How can a TREE cause lack of air? Trees MAKE oxygen!
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285 Indian girls shed 'unwanted' names

285 Indian girls shed 'unwanted' names | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean "unwanted" in Hindi chose new names Saturday for a fresh start in life.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 3:47 PM
Sad and uplifting at the same time...
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Is Facebook Making Our Brains Bigger?

Is Facebook Making Our Brains Bigger? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists are obsessed with studying the impact of Facebook on our brains. Usually the news is bad. But a new study says having more Facebook friends might be make your brain bigger.
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Giant Amoebas Found in Ocean Depths

Giant Amoebas Found in Ocean Depths | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Giant amoebas and the deepest living jellyfish yet found were discovered in a deep sea mission to the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on Earth.
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Polish priests bless manhole covers

Polish priests bless manhole covers | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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

Near-death experiences are a trick of the brain | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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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Man gets smartphone dock built into prosthetic arm

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A British man has become the world's first ever patient to have a smartphone docking system built into his prosthetic arm.
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Hunt for Sir Francis Drake's body

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The owner of an US pirate museum claims to be close to finding the remains of Sir Francis Drake, the Elizabethan sailor, off the coast of Panama.
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IBM Simulates 4.5 percent of the Human Brain

Supercomputers can store more information than the human brain and can calculate a single equation faster, but even the biggest, fastest supercomputers in the world cannot match the overall processing power of the brain. And they are nowhere near as compact or energy efficient.
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Bee swarm escapes from US lorry

Bee swarm escapes from US lorry | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A lorry carrying at least 20 million bees overturns in the US state of Utah, temporarily closing a highway as its cargo escapes.
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The Russian 'Robinson Crusoe'

A 25-year-old Arkhangelsk resident was on the verge of slashing his wrists after 16 days on a remote, barren island in the White Sea when he was saved by a rescue helicopter — that was not looking for him.
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Could your washing machine be wrecking the planet?

Could your washing machine be wrecking the planet? | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called "microplastic" pollution -- bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin -- that they now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide.
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