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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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Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:43 AM

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

Donald Thomas's curator insight, August 30, 2014 8:07 AM

this is 

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The DIY Robots That Ride Camels and Fight for Human Rights

The DIY Robots That Ride Camels and Fight for Human Rights | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Photographer Andrew Testa accepted the assignment right away. “As soon as I read ‘camel racing’ and ‘robots’ in the same sentence, I was in,” he says. As futuristic as this might sound, camel-racing goes back many generations.
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Another 10 of the Most Extreme Surgeries to Look Like Someone Else

Another 10 of the Most Extreme Surgeries to Look Like Someone Else | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, we keep adding people to this list, and they get weirder every year.
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10 Strangest Languages

10 Strangest Languages | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Next time your children complain about their grammar classes, send them to learn "Archi," a language with 1,502,839 possible verb endings!
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Olaf Husby's curator insight, Today, 8:15 AM

Det er jo alltid de andre som har merkelige trekk ved sine språk. Vårt språk (uansett hvem "vårt" viser til) er jo helt normalt. Noen ganger skal det ikke mer til et spesielt navn før en rykker inn på en slik liste. 

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Japanese Tombs Use Bar-Codes to Link With Phones

Japanese Tombs Use Bar-Codes to Link With Phones | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In keeping with the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, who buried their pharaohs with all their treasured possessions for their journey to the after life, m
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Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That's Fantastic | WIRED

Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That's Fantastic | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journal The Lancet published an observational study of 12 children: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive development disorder in children.
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Naked Models Drenched In Honey Become Works Of Art In This Stunning Photo Shoot

Naked Models Drenched In Honey Become Works Of Art In This Stunning Photo Shoot | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Photographer Blake Little may not be able to use amber for a new series, but the material he went with is still pretty sweet. Sorry.
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The Ethereal Beauty of Scotland's Fingal's Cave

The Ethereal Beauty of Scotland's Fingal's Cave | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Fingal's Cave is on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in Scotland's Inner Hebrides.
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Bizarre "Werewolf" Vs. "Vampire" Murder Trial Is Currently Underway

Bizarre "Werewolf" Vs. "Vampire" Murder Trial Is Currently Underway | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A Southern California murder trial would be just another tragic tale of neighbor shoots neighbor, except the accused believes that he is a werewolf ... and he believed his victim was a vampire, according to the testimony of a forensic psychologist.
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8 Historical Figures with Unusual Work Habits - History

8 Historical Figures with Unusual Work Habits - History | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From Charles Dickens’ obsession with order to a Greek politician’s bizarre trick for avoiding procrastination, learn more about eight historical figures that had unorthodox methods for getting things done.
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The action-packed road signs that grab your attention

The action-packed road signs that grab your attention | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that drivers react more quickly to warning signs that show dynamic movement. But just how lively can a road sign be?
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Where Can You Find The Best Night Of Your Life? The Answer Lies Within This Coke Machine

Where Can You Find The Best Night Of Your Life? The Answer Lies Within This Coke Machine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Located in Shanghai, in a lively area called the "French Concession," is a quaint, yet contemporary little sandwich bar named The Press. Designed by architect, Albert Caiola, the joint has a modern, minimalistic feel to it. And while it's certainly very visually appealing, there's not much to remark on. Other than a bright neon sign, the thing that stands out the most in the room is a retro coke machine sitting conspicuously in the corner, and it's not just decorative...
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Tiny Pony Gets Periscope So He Can See Out of His Stall

Tiny Pony Gets Periscope So He Can See Out of His Stall | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At 43 inches, Pedro, an adorable pint-sized Shetland pony, is so small that he can’t even see over his own stable door.
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Germany's Most Tricked-Out Theme Park Was Once A Nuclear Reactor

Germany's Most Tricked-Out Theme Park Was Once A Nuclear Reactor | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It doesn't get much more sci-fi than this.

Germany's Wunderland Kalkar is far from your average family fun zone: the theme park is actually an abandoned nuclear power plant.

Originally a nuclear power station, the site "began partial opera...
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12 Motorcycles That Trace the Evolution of the All-American Chopper | WIRED

12 Motorcycles That Trace the Evolution of the All-American Chopper | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The distinctively-styled Chopper, epitomized by Easy Rider's Captain America, is the culmination of decades of motorcycle culture.
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Jackie Chan Invented The Chinese Character That's Now A Viral Smash

Jackie Chan Invented The Chinese Character That's Now A Viral Smash | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A new Chinese character, "duang," has gone viral. Nobody's sure what it actually means, but Jackie Chan has everything to do with it.
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Une station de métro à Tokyo recouverte entièrement de papier bulle

Une station de métro à Tokyo recouverte entièrement de papier bulle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A l’occasion de la sortie du tout nouveau jeu Dragon Quest Heroes sur Playstation 4, Sony ainsi que Square Enix ont eu la brillante idée de recouvrir une partie des murs de la station de métro Shinjuku de papiers bulles à l’effigie des slimes : les...
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​You Can Make Beer More Alcoholic By Freezing It

​You Can Make Beer More Alcoholic By Freezing It | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you have a freezing day, a powerful desire to get drunk as quickly as possible, and a bunch of beer, here's a way to increase the concentration of alcohol in your brew. Learn about jacking. Yes, it's called that.
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A visit to the strange Art in Paradise museum

A visit to the strange Art in Paradise museum | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum, on Feb. 26 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Rob Cori's curator insight, March 3, 9:02 AM

Pretty unbelievable illusion work at this museum! Creativity at its finest - check it out!

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This May Seem Really Disturbing At First…But Take A Second Look - mlgm

This May Seem Really Disturbing At First…But Take A Second Look   - mlgm | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Designer Konstantin Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions, and a whole lot of horror into his leather fashions! | From mlgm
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21 Unbelievable Things People Tried To Take Through Airport Security

21 Unbelievable Things People Tried To Take Through Airport Security | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The following items have all been confiscated at JFK Airport in NYC. U.S.
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This Doctor Taught His Medical Students To Be Body Snatchers

This Doctor Taught His Medical Students To Be Body Snatchers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Andreas Vesalius was disappointed with his medical education. He figured out new ways to educate himself — ways that often involved a shovel, a set of duplicate keys to a graveyard, and his own students.
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10 Wonderful Wedding Cakes Inspired by Video Games

10 Wonderful Wedding Cakes Inspired by Video Games | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Your wedding should reflect your shared interests as a couple. If you're both gamers, it only makes sense to have a wedding cake that expresses your mutual love of video games.
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Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America

Eye-Opening Photos Of Folks Who Illegally Hop Trains Across America | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Photographer Mike Brodie, also known as The Polaroid Kidd, began photographing his travels in 2004, taking thousands of photos of people illegally riding freight trains during his five-year project.
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10 Bizarre Celebrity Tour Riders

10 Bizarre Celebrity Tour Riders | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the rocker whose contract included a "chunky" guacamole recipe to the politician who wants to see nothing but Fox News on his hotel television, check out these 10 strange tour celebrity tour demands.
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Woman Formerly Known as Ladyzunga Cyborg Changes Name to Abcdefg Hijklmn Opqrst Uvwxyz

Woman Formerly Known as Ladyzunga Cyborg Changes Name to Abcdefg Hijklmn Opqrst Uvwxyz | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A Colombian woman recently changed her name to include all 26 letters in alphabetical order. So her first name is Abcdefg Hijklmn and her last name is Opqrst Uvwxyz.
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