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Author builds gigantic LEGO model of spaceship from his new novel

Author builds gigantic LEGO model of spaceship from his new novel | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Check out the Marquis. This is a humongous "superscale carrier" ship created by the Hexans in their search for uninhabited parts of the galaxy.
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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 3:12 AM
Success always with your project
Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

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

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

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Band releases album as Linux kernel module

Band releases album as Linux kernel module | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Not likely to be a volume mover, but …

A Seattle-based band called netcat - not to be confused with the networking tool of the same name - has perked ears in the software community by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.)

Why?

From the band's Facebook page:

"Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking 'man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!' We got you covered. Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module."

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Medieval Manuscripts Depict The Taxonomy Of Dragons

Medieval Manuscripts Depict The Taxonomy Of Dragons | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The British Library is commemorating St. George's Day with an extraordinary gallery of dragon illustrations culled from its digitized medieval manuscript collection.
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half of your penis length is inside your body

half of your penis length is inside your body | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (half of your penis length is inside your body --> http://t.co/nsgJol93Rj)
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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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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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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

In Germany, at least. Prostitution is legal in Germany, and the app's declared intention is to save prostitutes from having to pound sidewalks for customers. It was created by Austrian developer Pia Poppenreiter – you couldn’t make up her (actually genuine) last name, which translates loosely as "screw-rider" – who came up with the idea after seeing sex workers out of doors on a cold night.

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‘Giraffe Woman’ Wants to Extend Her Neck by Encasing It in Copper Rings

‘Giraffe Woman’ Wants to Extend Her Neck by Encasing It in Copper Rings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
28-year-old Sydney V. Smith’s goal in life is to become a ‘giraffe woman’. For the past three years, the Los Angeles resident has been trying to extend her neck by wearing no less than 11 copper rings around it.
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8 Unbelievable Stories About Inappropriate Gynecologists

8 Unbelievable Stories About Inappropriate Gynecologists | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As it is going to the gynecologist, while necessary, isn't a pleasurable experience for anyone. Check out these eight stories of doctors who've shown no regard for doctor/patient boundaries.
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Royaume-Uni : le mystère de l'étrange cercle noir apparu dans le ciel

Royaume-Uni : le mystère de l'étrange cercle noir apparu dans le ciel | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Une collégienne de14 ans a filmé cette étrange scène avec son smartphone. Vendredi 11 avril au soir, cet étrange cercle noir est apparu dans le ciel, visible depuis la ville de la ville anglaise de Leamington Spa.
Ce cercle noir est apparu durant trois minutes avant de disparaître.
Cette apparition a intrigué la presse qui a fait appel à des experts pour tenter d'en connaître l'origine, mais en vain. 
L'hypothèse la plus probable reste celle d'un essaim d'insectes qui aurait pris cette forme.  
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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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