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

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Artist with a Taste for Painting Uses His Tongue as a Brush

Artist with a Taste for Painting Uses His Tongue as a Brush | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You can say Chinese artist Han Xiaoming has great ‘taste’ in art – he actually uses his tongue as a brush to create paintings! Luckily, he doesn’t use oil paints or acrylic, just sweetened food dye.
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Scientists Have Identified the First Sex Act Performed on Earth

Scientists Have Identified the First Sex Act Performed on Earth | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists from Flinders University in Australia say they have identified the first example of penetrative sex in evolution. And wow, was it ever weird.
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This Makeup Artist’s Incredible Transformations Will Blow Your Mind

This Makeup Artist’s Incredible Transformations Will Blow Your Mind | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Lucia Pittalis, an Italian makeup artist and portrait painter, is a master of disguise – she can give herself a whole new identity with just a few strokes of makeup. All she needs are a few cosmetics, makeup tools, and wigs.
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These Impossible Buildings Make M.C. Escher Look Quaint

These Impossible Buildings Make M.C. Escher Look Quaint | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Each of Filip Dujardin's creations is meticulously constructed, teetering on a fine edge between reality and absurdity.
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Live Out Your Own Horror Movie Inside the World’s Scariest Haunted House

Live Out Your Own Horror Movie Inside the World’s Scariest Haunted House | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Imagine your worst nightmares, the scariest movies you’ve ever seen, and the most horrifying haunted houses you’ve been to. Put them all together, and you’re still not going to come close to the experience at McKamey Manor in San Diego, California.
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This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You'll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature

This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You'll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Log Jammer blends into a natural setting to cut off that constant remote communication---to force people to experience the place they're in.
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Woman Tries to Sell Imaginary Friend on eBay

Woman Tries to Sell Imaginary Friend on eBay | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
On the advice of her shrink, 22-year-old Londoner Georgia Horrocks is trying to declutter her mind by selling her imaginary friend on eBay!
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Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought That Birds Migrate to the Moon

Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought That Birds Migrate to the Moon | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In the classic millennial film The Mighty Ducks, which was so awesome it convinced me and my frail pre-teen body to become a roller hockey goalie (to predictable ends), the team makes use of the iconic “Flying V” formation when in a pinch.
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This Is How We Imagined Aerial Warfare 120 Years Ago

This Is How We Imagined Aerial Warfare 120 Years Ago | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These gorgeous illustrations from the late nineteenth century reveal what people imagined air combat would be like in the future. It's pretty spectacular — and weirdly prescient, too.
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Does this Shining Based Commercial Make You Want to Go to an IKEA?

Does this Shining Based Commercial Make You Want to Go to an IKEA? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Props to IKEA Singapore, this is a great looking ad. But is it asking if the prospect of late night IKEA assemblage is scarier than The Shining? Because I think we all know the answer to that.
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10 Most Expensive Experiences You Can't Afford

10 Most Expensive Experiences You Can't Afford | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the vacation that spans over 2 years in 150 countries to the credit card that can only be acquired by invitation, check out these 10 experiences most of us will never be wealthy enough to partake in.
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German Town Is Offering Unemployed Alcoholics Beer as an Incentive to Clean the Streets

German Town Is Offering Unemployed Alcoholics Beer as an Incentive to Clean the Streets | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A special project in the town of Essen, Germany, is designed to engage alcoholics and drug addicts in cleaning up the city’s streets, giving them a chance to pick themselves up and rejoin society.
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Historian dug up 150 graves to dress girls' corpses for parties

Historian dug up 150 graves to dress girls' corpses for parties | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Creepy footage filmed by Anatoly Moskvin shows the bodies, including three-year-olds he exhumed after visting more than 700 cemeteries, sitting around his house in bizarre costumes
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Russian Entrepreneurs Turn Old Public Transportation Bus into an Awesome Night-Club on Wheels

Russian Entrepreneurs Turn Old Public Transportation Bus into an Awesome Night-Club on Wheels | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, the most happening party club in St. Petersburg is a bus! Well, not just any bus. The Barbus Maxi is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that’s been completely transformed to resemble a nightclub.
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Japanese Turtle Taxi Promises to Drive You as Slow as Possible

Japanese Turtle Taxi Promises to Drive You as Slow as Possible | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Unlike most other taxi services, the Japanese Turtle Taxi caters to people who aren’t really in a hurry and prefer a leisurely ride.
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Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To

Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Chickens have changed. Today's broiler chickens are several times larger than chickens of past decades -- and a new study by researchers in Canada offers an explanation for why the birds got so big.

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For Sale: Ghost Town, Ghost Included

For Sale: Ghost Town, Ghost Included | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The small town of Johnson Village, Connecticut can be yours for the asking price of just $800,000. The Weather Channel's Matt Sampson reports the town is completely empty, well, of the living anyway.
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The Simpsons' A Clockwork Orange Parody Is A Brilliant Piece Of TV

The Simpsons' A Clockwork Orange Parody Is A Brilliant Piece Of TV | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Each year, The Simpsons tickles our funny bones with a trio of horror-themed tales, and this year's Treehouse of Horror delivered one of our favorite Halloween segments yet: "A Clockwork Yellow," which starts as a parody of A Clockwork Orange and...
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For two weeks, a channel in Germany and Austria will play nothing but Star Wars.

For two weeks, a channel in Germany and Austria will play nothing but Star Wars. From Dec. 1 to 14, Sky Deutschland's Sky Hits digital channel will show all the six films, featurettes, and documentaries on a 24-hour loop.
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Porsche-Owning Rich Teen Sells Scarves on Side of the Road for Gas Money | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Porsche-Owning Rich Teen Sells Scarves on Side of the Road for Gas Money | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A rich kid in Shaoxing, China, was recently spotted getting out of his brand new Porsche and selling silk scarves on the side of the road. Apparently he needed
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It Seemed Like A Useless Little Closet. Then This Creative Guy Took Over And Now I Want It.

It Seemed Like A Useless Little Closet. Then This Creative Guy Took Over And Now I Want It. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You don't need much space to make big things happen.
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Celebrate 25 Seasons of Treehouse of Horror By Watching The Simpsons

Celebrate 25 Seasons of Treehouse of Horror By Watching The Simpsons | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Quick! Stop what you're doing (including reading this), and go watch television history. The Simpsons will be airing the 25 installment of a now national Halloween tradition known as Treehouse of Horror at 8pm ET on Fox.
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Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning

Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you've been exposed to a certain type of radiation, you should waste no time getting decontaminated — by having a beer. This is a time-honored way of dealing with tritium contamination, from the early days of Los Alamos to today.
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5 Things I Learned Selling My Used Panties

5 Things I Learned Selling My Used Panties | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Selling dirty underpants online has given a small, creative, and very open-minded cadre of women an opportunity to make a decent living while significantly reducing their laundry bill.
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Here's The Easiest Way To Move Furniture Into A 12th Floor Apartment

Here's The Easiest Way To Move Furniture Into A 12th Floor Apartment | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In South Korea, moving companies rely on what looks like a pretty ingenious technique for moving furniture into high-rise apartments.
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