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the amazing, gyrating theory of everything

Maybe some people just let the pressures of our busy, post-industrial lives get to them and snap, producing a few fevered works of the imagination during a small nervous breakdown in the process.
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This is one of my news digests. If you like my editorial choices, there are more to be found by clicking on the "dear reader" link, and on my name above.
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Zeezee's comment, May 29, 2013 3:12 AM
Success always with your project
Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, February 10, 4:43 AM

Looking forward to having a go at some of the projects on here

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17 Incredibly Creepy Easter Bunnies

17 Incredibly Creepy Easter Bunnies | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Bunnies are usually cute, furry and endlessly cuddly, but at Easter it's a whole different story – or nightmare. Check out these 17 rabbits that guarantee years of therapy.
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Weird and Funny Easter Traditions from Around the World

Weird and Funny Easter Traditions from Around the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Easter is upon us and people around the world are preparing to celebrate this important religious holiday through different traditions, many of which are hundreds of years old.
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10 Weirdest Races

10 Weirdest Races | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From women running with high heels to people wearing speedos and Santa hats, check out these pretty bizarre racing competitions.
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Korean Plastic Surgeries Have Gotten So Extreme Surgeons Are Issuing Special Certificates to Prove People Are Who They Say They Are

Korean Plastic Surgeries Have Gotten So Extreme Surgeons Are Issuing Special Certificates to Prove People Are Who They Say They Are | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
South Korean plastic surgeons are among the best in the world. In fact they’re so good that people from other countries like China and Japan are actually having trouble getting back home.
That’s sounds really crazy, but it’s true.
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A 400 Year Old Utopia That Includes Polygamy And Eugenics

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City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella is one of the earliest utopian novels — and one of the rarest, since only 20 copies exist. One of those has just come into the library at UC Riverside, where you can read it if you have California ID.
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Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos.

Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. Dating back to the Cambrian Explosion, they emerged during a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared.
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Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created.

Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These kids pretended to smoke and asked some adults for a "light". You will be surprised what most of these adults said.
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30 Misspelled Traffic Signs

30 Misspelled Traffic Signs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Traffic signals are some of the most important things we read each day.

So it's a real problem when they are misspelled in really stupid ways.

... (Whoever spelled these traffic signs gets an 'F'!
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What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question?

What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Part of the appeal of science is finding the answers to some of our most long-standing questions, but just as motivating are the questions it hasn't yet answered. Today we want to know what is the most fascinating unanswered question in science.
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Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay

Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’.
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Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online

Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This isn't official, but it's so very impressive: Hogwarts Is Here is an online LARP in which players basically get an education, just like the students of Hogwarts.
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Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine

Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While regular folks who want to get prizes out of a Bear Claw machine have to first insert money in the arcade game and then use a mechanical claw to pick a toy before dropping it down, an adventurous three-year-old kid managed to crawl his way up...
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This Beautiful Jewelry Is a Secret Drug Science Joke

This Beautiful Jewelry Is a Secret Drug Science Joke | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Much as we love the present trend of sticking drug-molecules on everything from coffee mugs to t-shirts, we crave something new.
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17 Times Johnny Depp Out-Weirded Even Himself

17 Times Johnny Depp Out-Weirded Even Himself | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Crushable
17 Times Johnny Depp Out-Weirded Even Himself
Crushable
And I'm not talking about playing strange characters in movies, either. Obviously he has a total lock ...
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84 year science experiment finally sees results after years of nothing

Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container.
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Recycling Tokyo Crows Build Their Nests Out of Coat Hangers

Recycling Tokyo Crows Build Their Nests Out of Coat Hangers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Crows are known to be highly intelligent birds, and it looks like they can now teach us a thing or two about recycling and stealing.
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Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet'

Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet' | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A firefighter in Russia hovers metres off the ground on a home-made jet-pack (Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet' http://t.co/OMZ7kAVaSf)
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7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest

7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At Treehotel in the north of Sweden, the rooms rise up like trees in an enchanted forest: a UFO, a mirrorcube, a giant bird's nest. It's some of your wildest childhood fantasies—brought to life by Swedish architects.
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Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed a massive section of the ancient port city of Ostia, shedding new light on the city's historical significance.
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Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW)

Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Renee Nault's lovely watercolor mermaid paintings often depict full underwater scenes, showing off not just her mythological creatures, but also the real life creatures swimming and growing beneath the surface.
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Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers.
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All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever

All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you require more than a few cups of coffee, sodas or energy drinks every morning into to join both consciousness and civilization, then take a couple of minutes to learn how caffeine works in your brain.
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​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind?

​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger.
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Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years

Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A couple have used a wooden ornament as a doorstop for 40 years without knowing that the piece was actually a valuable 18th century Chinese relic worth no less than £250,000 ($420,220 or €303,335).
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Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes

Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When this wealthy Chinese businessman purchased an 18th floor penthouse apartment in Guangzhou city several years ago, he appeared quite contented with it. But soon, he began to make changes that the neighbors thought were weird.
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