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The oldfish: Two pets won at fair 34 years ago believed to be UK's oldest... and they've even gone GREY

The oldfish: Two pets won at fair 34 years ago believed to be UK's oldest... and they've even gone GREY | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

Ageing goldfish change colour.

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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 3:26 PM
The change in colour may actually be due to a lack of sunlight, as goldfish loose colour at a specific rate when not exposed to sunlight!
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Pig born without back legs learns to walk upright on his front legs

Pig born without back legs learns to walk upright on his front legs | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A dedicated farmer has taught his prized pig, which was born without back legs, to walk upright on his front legs.
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Jenny's comment, December 1, 2011 3:43 PM
Reminds me of the old joke about the pig with a wooden leg, in which the punchline was 'Ah sir, you don't eat a pig like that all at once'.
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Insect cyborgs...

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New developments may lead to insects monitoring hazardous situations before humans are sent in. The principal idea is to harvest the insect's biological energy from either its body heat or movements.
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12 Days Of Christmas' Will Now Cost You More Than $100K

12 Days Of Christmas' Will Now Cost You More Than $100K | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
If you've ever thought about actually purchasing all the items (though we assume you'd need to rent the lords a-leaping, maids a-milking, and all the ladies dancing to the drumming drummers and piping pipers) listed in the holiday classic...
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Ed Balls asked Jim to Fix It for him to be a drummer

Ed Balls asked Jim to Fix It for him to be a drummer | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
My colleague Jane Merrick had a fine interview with Ed Balls in yesterday's Independent on Sunday. Our front-page news story was on his expression of huge sympathy for public-sector workers going on strike on Wednesday.
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Largest ever naturally-born German baby is named 'Jihad'

Largest ever naturally-born German baby is named 'Jihad' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Doctors were left astounded after a gigantic baby set a new record for Germany's heaviest-ever naturally born newborn Friday. The boy is named Jihad.
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Could fiddling cause mad cow disease?

Could fiddling cause mad cow disease? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Musicians have warned that the works of Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi and Bach may never again be heard as their composers intended – because of EU rules to stop people catching...
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Whist-players dealt a complete suit in opening hand

Whist-players dealt a complete suit in opening hand | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Wenda Douthwaite, 77, and her three friends were left 'gobsmacked' when they were each dealt the hand during a recent game in Warwickshire.
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New Study Shows that you're likely only four degrees of separation away from any other Facebook user

New Study Shows that you're likely only four degrees of separation away from any other Facebook user | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Take any Facebook user from around the world, on average, a frend of your friend will know a friend of their friend.
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Traumatised artist spends three years painting same tree

Traumatised artist spends three years painting same tree | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
An artist traumatised by the deaths of his parents and a close friend has spent three years in a field painting a single oak tree.
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Maybe there's something in the water??

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In one of the most unusual claims about homosexuality to emerge in some time, a Peruvian mayor is blaming the high mineral levels in the area's drinking water for a perceived increase in the number of gay men residing in his town.
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Does Martin Johnson have any pigs?

Does Martin Johnson have any pigs? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Samoa team manager Mathew Vaea has been fined 100 pigs by his home village over allegations he misbehaved at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
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The 'mysterious' whale graveyard discovered in a desert

The 'mysterious' whale graveyard discovered in a desert | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scientists play detective after 20 "perfectly intact skeletons" of ancient sea mammals are found thousands of feet away from the Pacific Ocean...
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Ravens Use 'Hand' Gestures to Communicate

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The finding marks the first time researchers have seen gestures used in this way in the wild by animals other than primates...
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Robotic wardens to patrol prison

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Three robots are set to assist prison wardens in a South Korean jail as part of the country's efforts to become a robotics leader.
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Crematorium To Sell Energy From Burning Bodies?

Crematorium To Sell Energy From Burning Bodies? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Bringing new meaning to the term "body heat," a UK crematorium is hoping to make some extra cash by selling energy produced during the cremation process.
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20-ton Marmite spill blocks M1 motorway - Telegraph

20-ton Marmite spill blocks M1 motorway - Telegraph | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A large-scale clean-up operation was under way after a tanker carrying more
than 20 tonnes of yeast extract - believed to be Marmite - overturned on a
busy motorway.
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Be Careful What You Post On Facebook!

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Officers in bullet-proof vests handcuffed a man outside a fishmongers in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, after he said he was going to "kill" on Facebook - he was actually referring to the lobsters he was going to have for dinner.
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How a bike crash set paralysed cyclist on the road to a miraculous recovery

How a bike crash set paralysed cyclist on the road to a miraculous recovery | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The world of professional cycling has been astounded by the remarkable story of a paralympic hand-cycling athlete who has been recruited to one of Holland's top racing teams after an accident prompted a miracle recovery enabling her to regain the...
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Student trapped in clothes horse

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A University of Derby student is cut free by firefighters after being trapped in a clothes horse for more than an hour.
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Iron Maiden frontman to save airline

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Pilot turned heavy metal singer Bruce Dickinson vows UK airline will take off after being grounded by bankruptcy...
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*THE* Bruce Dickinson??
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Sniffer Bees Could Identify TB

Sniffer Bees Could Identify TB | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It's no surprise bees have extraordinary noses, since they can detect pollen from a mile away.
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BEER IS GOOD FOR YOU (warning, the following link may contain caveats)

BEER IS GOOD FOR YOU (warning, the following link may contain caveats) | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It’s well known that red wine can benefit your heart but a new study announced last week touts the health benefits of beer.
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Daddy longlegs invading Germany

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Germany's Ruhr region is facing an invasion of countless huge daddy longlegs, also known as harvestmen, as the creatures begin to colonize all of Western Europe.
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