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Schoolchildren can use an iPhone but cannot tie their shoelaces

Schoolchildren can use an iPhone but cannot tie their shoelaces | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
British schoolchildren are more confident using a DVD player or iPhone than tying their shoelaces, research claims (Schoolchildren can use an iPhone but cannot tie their shoelaces, poll finds http://t.co/mTxLQC8H...)...
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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 12:12 AM
Success always with your project
Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 5:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

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

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8 Bizarre Ways Corporations Have Attempted to Save $$

8 Bizarre Ways Corporations Have Attempted to Save $$ | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Huge companies make millions of dollars, yet are often notoriously frugal. Here are a few of the most extreme ways they have devised to cut costs.
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Chinese Man Shows Off His Collection of 5,000 Bras

Chinese Man Shows Off His Collection of 5,000 Bras | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Chen Qingzu, 56, stands in a small room covered from floor to ceiling with his personal collection of brassieres.
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The Rocket War of Chios – A Fiery Easter Celebration

The Rocket War of Chios – A Fiery Easter Celebration | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We’ve seen a lot of bizarre traditions, but this is Greek custom involving two churches firing thousands of rockets at each other is pretty special.
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10 Controversial Works Of Art That Were Removed or Destroyed

10 Controversial Works Of Art That Were Removed or Destroyed | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From a statue of a once triumphant football legend to the wax figure of a pop star, check out these examples of pieces of art either banned or removed due to scandal.
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Chicken on a Raft

Chicken on a Raft | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The offical chicken on a raft, how long can you handle it?
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Basically a chicken on a raft...

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Is THIS the Loch Ness Monster?

Is THIS the Loch Ness Monster? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A satellite high in the atmosphere, accessed using Apple's satellite map app, may have provided proof that the legend lives on - with amazing images of a creature swimming below the surface of the world famous loch
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Au Japon, passer inaperçu en exhibant ses formes...

Au Japon, passer inaperçu en exhibant ses formes... | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Etre quelqu'un sans être personne, être regardé sans être vu: c'est le rêve et le fantasme de certains Japonais et Japonaises qui, après le boulot, revêtent une combinaison lycra ou satin intégrale qui cache tout, y compris le visage. Mais surtout pas les formes.
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14 Coolest Promposals

14 Coolest Promposals | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Nowadays scoring a date for Prom involves a lot of prep and creativity.
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18 Maps From When the World Thought California Was an Island

18 Maps From When the World Thought California Was an Island | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Glen McLaughlin wandered into a London map shop in 1971 and discovered something strange. On a map from 1663 he noticed something he'd never seen before: California was floating like a big green carrot, untethered to the west coast of North America.
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Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Wanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl's Brew, you can sneer at your friends' beers and their "founded in the 1800s" claims to authenticity. Because this beer's recipe is 3,300 years old.
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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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Get Ready for Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol You Can Sprinkle in Drinks and on Food

Get Ready for Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol You Can Sprinkle in Drinks and on Food | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Palcohol – powdered alcohol – is a new American product that can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes and drinks.
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At Last, We Know What Those Mysterious, Undersea "Bio-Duck" Noises Are

At Last, We Know What Those Mysterious, Undersea "Bio-Duck" Noises Are | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The "bio-duck" noise is a mysterious sound that submarine operators and scientists have been hearing in Antarctic waters since the 1960s. Nobody was sure what generated the repeated, quack-like pulsing sound — until now.
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Chinese Man Has Horn Growing Out of His Neck

Chinese Man Has Horn Growing Out of His Neck | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For over 30 years, a man in China has been living with a horn growing out of his neck. 62-year-old Li Zhibing, from Shiyan in Hubei Province, said that the unusual growth first appeared on his neck in 1980.
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9 of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History

9 of the Coolest Prefab Houses in History | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it's hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old.
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This Shockingly Realistic Pencil Portrait Was Drawn by a 16-Year-Old

This Shockingly Realistic Pencil Portrait Was Drawn by a 16-Year-Old | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This pencil portrait of an old man looks unbelievably realistic, down to the reflection in the pupils, and it’s hard to believe that it was actually drawn by a teenager.
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Daniel Hashimoto, meilleur papa du monde ?

Daniel Hashimoto, meilleur papa du monde ? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ce père spécialiste des effets spéciaux et qui travaille pour DreamWorks s'amuse avec son fils de 3 ans. Sa dernière vidéo : une chute libre pour se rendre à l'école. Plutôt drôle.
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HILARANT !

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Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan

Prepare to Have Your Mind Blown by a Balloon and a Minivan | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you don't already know why a helium balloon tethered to the floor of a minivan has the power to make your jaw drop, you're going to want to see this. Seriously – set aside five minutes of your time, have a seat and watch.
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8 Shocking Things Used By Surveillance Industry to WATCH YOU!

8 Shocking Things Used By Surveillance Industry to WATCH YOU! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The 100 billion dollar data mining complex is watching you, and they've enlisted the help of some very strange everyday objects.
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Brazilian Soccer Fan Has Been Wearing His Country’s National Colors Every Day for the Last 20 Years

Brazilian Soccer Fan Has Been Wearing His Country’s National Colors Every Day for the Last 20 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In a nation full of soccer fanatics, 57-year-old lawyer Nelson Paviotti stands out like a sore thumb. For the past 20 years, he’s worn only yellow, green, blue and white clothing – the colors of the Brazilian soccer team.
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The Abandoned Pyramid of North Dakota

The Abandoned Pyramid of North Dakota | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It looks like the remains of some futuristic cult. This slowly-eroding cement pyramid in Nekoma, North Dakota is all that's left of a $6 billion nuclear launch facility created as part of the Safeguard Program.
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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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