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Giethoorn – A Rural Venice in the Netherlands

Giethoorn – A Rural Venice in the Netherlands | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The tiny Dutch village of Giethoorn, located right in the middle of the De Wieden nature reserve, is fondly known as the Venice of Netherlands.
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These Oak Sticks Make Your Cheap Whiskey Taste More Expensive

These Oak Sticks Make Your Cheap Whiskey Taste More Expensive | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Kickstarter features the most awesome inventions! The latest one we’ve found is the ‘Whiskey Element’, a simple tool that claims to make cheap whiskey taste like fine expensive liquor in just 24 hours.
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When H.P. Lovecraft Goes Out For A Cup Of Coffee

When H.P. Lovecraft Goes Out For A Cup Of Coffee | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
H.P. Lovecraft's work has some recurring themes: characters who teeter on the edge of insanity, tentacled Cthulhu, and all manner of alien horrors.
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This Attractive Tourist Is Looking for ‘Temporary Boyfriends’ to Fund Her Travels through China

This Attractive Tourist Is Looking for ‘Temporary Boyfriends’ to Fund Her Travels through China | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A pretty young Taiwanese woman is on a mission to get a new boyfriend in every city she visits in China. The 19-year-old created a stir online after she posted recruitment notices on social media, asking for temporary boyfriends.
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This is a big deal, and now it's here.
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Best Russian Wedding Photos,Ever! - Good Mood

Best Russian Wedding Photos,Ever! - Good Mood | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What happens when a bad Photoshop skills meet bad taste? Well the most awesome Russian wedding photos, of course. Sure, wedding is one of those days you want to be memorable and that is why you take memorable photos during your special day, but these Russian couples took “memorable” to a whole new level. It’s
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10 Terrifying Stories Behind Infamous Movies

10 Terrifying Stories Behind Infamous Movies | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
"The Last House on the Left" had a marketing campaign that told viewers “it's only a movie.” However, can one take comfort in that statement if the movie is based on a true story?
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Some Crazy Genius Hid a Cat in Google Maps

Some Crazy Genius Hid a Cat in Google Maps | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you've been exploring the fine town of Auckland, New Zealand on Google Maps lately, you might've spotted a strange shape just north of the Parnell Cricket Club. It's a cat. (Or at least, it was cat.) Google's not exactly sure how it got there.
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You'll Need All 3 Clues To Solve This Puzzle

You'll Need All 3 Clues To Solve This Puzzle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We're back this week with another logic puzzle. For this one, you'll need all the help you can get.
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English Company Sells Zombie-Proof Log Cabins

English Company Sells Zombie-Proof Log Cabins | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you believe a zombie apocalypse is imminent, then you probably should be doing everything you can to protect yourself. Luckily, a British firm called Tiger Log Cabins has just the product for you.
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Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie.
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Young Woman Spends an Entire Week inside KFC Restaurant after Being Dumped by Boyfriend

Young Woman Spends an Entire Week inside KFC Restaurant after Being Dumped by Boyfriend | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Comfort eating is said to help in coping with emotional distress, but this Chinese woman might have taken it a bit too far.
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Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft?

Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Roswell, New Mexico, UFO crash of 1947 was the result of -- here it comes, wait for it -- top secret Nazi technology. No alien spacecraft, no alien bodies, but an aircraft called the "Bell" (depicted above from a 2008 Discovery Channel ...
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8 Cool Interactive Horror Experiences

8 Cool Interactive Horror Experiences | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Most everyone has visited a haunted house with strobe lights and costumed monsters. For many, having someone jump from behind a corner is hardly thrilling, but when you're part of the action, the fear is real.
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15 Fun Halloween Costumes That Use Fake Legs to Create An Illusion

15 Fun Halloween Costumes That Use Fake Legs to Create An Illusion | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Magic is all about misdirection, and so are these cool Halloween costumes that use false legs to help sell an illusion. They might not really be magic, but they'll leave people gasping and asking "how did you do that?
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'Naked Rambler' Loses Legal Battle to Bare All

'Naked Rambler' Loses Legal Battle to Bare All | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A British man who has spent a total of seven years in jail for going naked in public lost his legal battle to wear no clothes on Tuesday.
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Mysterious Statistical Law May Finally Have an Explanation | WIRED

Mysterious Statistical Law May Finally Have an Explanation | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Imagine an archipelago where each island hosts a single tortoise species and all the islands are connected — say by rafts of flotsam. As the tortoises interact by dipping into one another’s food supplies, their populations fluctuate.
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9 Bizarre Bans And The Stories Behind Them

9 Bizarre Bans And The Stories Behind Them | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Whether proposed by a government, a school district or the media, some bans will remain forever questionable.
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9 Craziest Ways People Get High

9 Craziest Ways People Get High | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
People have been known to do a lot of weird things to cop a buzz, but these methods are completely insane!
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25 Maps That Describe America

25 Maps That Describe America | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Despite being just one country, anyone who lives in the United States knows that no two states are alike. Here are 25 maps that show some of these regional differences.
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Insannequins Is A Whole Tumblr Devoted To Weird And Creepy Mannequins

Insannequins Is A Whole Tumblr Devoted To Weird And Creepy Mannequins | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Warning: Some of these pictures of real-life mannequins cannot be unseen and will live on in your brain forever.
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The All-Time Weirdest Sports of the Summer...

The All-Time Weirdest Sports of the Summer... | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Can you have an Olympic game if only one country is willing to play it? Meet Roque. Page 4.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vampire Frog That Devours Its Mother's Eggs | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Vampire Frog That Devours Its Mother's Eggs | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The frog they’d found wasn’t particularly remarkable. As far as flying frogs go, its feet weren’t as comically large and webbed as, say, Helen’s flying frog (which Rowley also discovered, and named after her mother).
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10 Of The Strangest Music Subcultures From Around The World

10 Of The Strangest Music Subcultures From Around The World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These ten strange subcultures from around the world are based around a particular subgenre of music, each with their own unique style of dress.
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