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10 Most Unusual Websites

10 Most Unusual Websites | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From crushing people's dreams to sending afterlife telegrams, each website in this list has its own unique purpose. Discover what you're missing in the world wide web.
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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...

Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, February 10, 1:43 AM

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

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That Time The CIA Kidnapped A Soviet Spacecraft

That Time The CIA Kidnapped A Soviet Spacecraft | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A document obtained by the National Security Archive reveals for the first time the details of a Cold War spy operation that briefly "borrowed" and studied a Soviet spacecraft that was part of an international exhibition — and then returned it...
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10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work

10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At a time when almost everything has an expiration date, it is hard to find anything that works for a year before it's time to replace it. We have managed to find 10 things that work even to this day.
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Chinese Man Spends $30,000 over 12 Years on Impressive Transformers Collection

Chinese Man Spends $30,000 over 12 Years on Impressive Transformers Collection | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Zhang Wei, a retired soldier from Qingdao city, China’s Shandong Province, is a huge fan of Transformers. The 38-year-old has been collecting Transformers models of varying sizes since 2002.
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Why Are Lego Washing Up on the Beaches of Cornwall?

Why Are Lego Washing Up on the Beaches of Cornwall? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The beaches at Cornwall in England are beautiful, majestic ... and the repository for some seriously weird plastic garbage. For years, Lego pieces with nautical themes have been washing up on these shores.
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China Seals Off City Of 30,000 People After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague

China Seals Off City Of 30,000 People After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Chinese city of Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine after a man died of the bubonic plague — the bacterium responsible for some of the worst blights in human history.
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Small Japanese Village Turns Rice Paddies into Awe-Inspiring Works of Art

Small Japanese Village Turns Rice Paddies into Awe-Inspiring Works of Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Inakadate village, located near Hirosaki city in Japan’s Aomori prefecture, is one of the few places in the world where farming and art go hand-in-hand. The village is renowned for its unique form of landscape art created in paddy fields.
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Lisa Burnham's curator insight, July 21, 11:05 PM

To create rice paddy art, famers combine a range of colorful rice strains along with the traditional green. These different varieties of rice grow naturally, without the use of artificial colorants. Tsugaru Roman, for instance, is green. Yukiasobi rice is white and Beniasobi rice is red. Other ancient strains of rice are used for purple and yellow. The rice paddy artists initially started with simple patterns, evolving to more complex and elaborate ones over time.

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A King of England had a chair that he only used during threesomes! Which king was it?

A King of England had a chair that he only used during threesomes! Which king was it? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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33-Million-Year Old Poop Expected to Fetch $10,000 (€7,393) at Auction

33-Million-Year Old Poop Expected to Fetch $10,000 (€7,393) at Auction | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you happen to be on the market for a birthday present for somebody you completely loathe and hate, I do believe I have found the perfect thing for you to buy. Provided that you have several thousand dollars to spare, that is.
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The Grave That Would Not Move

The Grave That Would Not Move | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Welcome to Amity, Indiana (why is weird stuff always happening in places called Amity?), a small community, seemingly normal enough. But then there’s this:
“Honey, did you see that? There was a grave right in the middle of the road!
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Scotland's Mysterious Petroglyphs Are About to Become Visible Again

Scotland's Mysterious Petroglyphs Are About to Become Visible Again | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Created by people living 5,000 years ago in Scotland, the Cochno Stone is a beautiful example of ancient European "cup and ring" carving.
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McDonald’s Restaurants Becoming Popular Wedding Venues in Hong Kong

McDonald’s Restaurants Becoming Popular Wedding Venues in Hong Kong | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
More and more young couples in Hong Kong are turning to McDonald’s fast-food restaurants to fit their shoestring wedding budgets.
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5 Bizarre Vintage Traditions We Still Uphold Today

5 Bizarre Vintage Traditions We Still Uphold Today | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Without even noticing it, chances are you've followed some bizarre vintage traditions without even knowing their meanings. Some traditions pop up around the holidays, like kissing under the mistletoe.
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House Guarded By Dragon Gate Can Be Yours For Only 2.4 Million Euros

House Guarded By Dragon Gate Can Be Yours For Only 2.4 Million Euros | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Harlech House in Dublin has a beautiful stainless steel dragon guarding the gate. It's no dragon hedge , but it'll do. And the price can't be beat!Read more...
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This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
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10 Bizarre Stories of Transportation

10 Bizarre Stories of Transportation | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Occasionally, things make their trek by very unusual means. Check out these 10 strange stories of how objects (and people) got from point A to point B.
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The Giant Hole at the Top of the World

The Giant Hole at the Top of the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists are confused by the sudden appearance of a giant 80 meter wide hole that has appeared in a remote part of Siberia (you know it’s gotta be remote if it’s the most remote part of Siberia) called Yamal, which means “end of the world”.
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Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania still has 11 for sale

Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania still has 11 for sale | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Buying a bridge is not on most to-do lists, but anyone seeking a historic span need look no further than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which has 11 of them for sale.
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Male Model with 24 Words Tattooed on His Face Says He Wants to ‘Make an Impact’

Male Model with 24 Words Tattooed on His Face Says He Wants to ‘Make an Impact’ | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Vin Los, a 24-year-old model from Montreal, wants to be the most famous man in the world. That sounds like an ambitious goal, but I’d say he’s taking way to seriously.
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The Mummified Mannequin of Mexico

The Mummified Mannequin of Mexico | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Have you ever seen a mannequin in a store that was perhaps a little TOO real looking? No, I’m not talking about Kim Cattrall in that 1987 comedy (?) film. You know what I’m talking about.
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11 Of The Craziest Hacked Roadside Signs

11 Of The Craziest Hacked Roadside Signs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From messages of alien invasions to gorillas, take a looks at these photos of electronic signs hacked.
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Watch a Very Detail-Oriented Man Carve the Eiffel Tower Into a Pencil

Watch a Very Detail-Oriented Man Carve the Eiffel Tower Into a Pencil | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created.
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10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Don't let them fool you: conspiracy theories aren't always some wackadoodle notions without merit or evidence. In fact, sometimes they turn out to be dead on. Here are 10 you may or may not be familiar with that turned out to be true...
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10 Shocking Comic Book Deaths

10 Shocking Comic Book Deaths | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What's a good “career move†for a comic book character who has fought countless fights and has gotten out of every one? Kill the character!
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Artist Creates Celebrity Portraits with Thousands of Suspended Buttons

Artist Creates Celebrity Portraits with Thousands of Suspended Buttons | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Artist Augusto Esquivel is an expert at transforming mundane objects into spectacular works of art. One of his specialties is working with standard sewing buttons, which he uses to create stunning, larger-than-life celebrity portraits.
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The Largest Dinosaur Capable Of Flight Had Four Wings

The Largest Dinosaur Capable Of Flight Had Four Wings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A non-avian dinosaur with exceptionally long feathers has been discovered in China. Called Changyuraptor yangi, the 125 million-year-old flying raptor measured nearly four feet long, making it the largest theropod that ever took to the air.
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