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Blind and Disabled Biker Sets New Motorcycle Speed Record

Blind and Disabled Biker Sets New Motorcycle Speed Record | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Eleven years ago, Scottish biker Stuart Gunn was involved in a horrific accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Seven years later, following a seizure caused by the same accident, he lost his sight.
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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
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Possible new curriculum...

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

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Stuck in Time – Meet the Man Who Lives Like It’s 1946

Stuck in Time – Meet the Man Who Lives Like It’s 1946 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
35-year-old Ben Sansum doesn’t isn’t very impressed with high-tech gadgets, modern appliances or the internet. Instead, he prefers the old-world charm of the 1940s.
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Drool In Envy Over Some of the World's Largest Books

Drool In Envy Over Some of the World's Largest Books | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you love books as a physical object, just imagine burying your nose between the pages of these beauties, massive atlases, photobooks, and tributes to the written word.
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15 Funniest Grad Caps

15 Funniest Grad Caps | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the most creative and hilarious cap decorations.
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The Indian Strongman Village Where All the Men Train to Become Bouncers

The Indian Strongman Village Where All the Men Train to Become Bouncers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For centuries, farming was the main source of income for the people of Asola-Fatehpur Beri, twin villages in northern India.
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Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Electrifying: Giant futuristic 'Tesla Tower' in abandoned woods near Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
No, it’s not an alien colony, a time machine, or even a Russian version of America’s ionospheric HAARP program. But in a forest near Moscow, this Soviet-era “lightning machine” has a capacity arguably equal to Russia’s entire electricity output.
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Woman Eats Dog Food for a Month to Prove It Is Just as Nutritious as Human Food

Woman Eats Dog Food for a Month to Prove It Is Just as Nutritious as Human Food | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A pet store owner in Richland, Washington, is putting herself in her clients’ shoes (or paws, if you will) for a whole month.
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This Cozy Log Cabin in the Swiss Alps Is Completely Made of Concrete

This Cozy Log Cabin in the Swiss Alps Is Completely Made of Concrete | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you didn't know know better, you'd think the Refugi Liepthaus in the Alps was just another quaint log cabin from afar. But if you get close, you'll realize that those ridges on the walls are not logs but a beautiful brutalist exterior.
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​The Secret Messages That Fooled The Inquisition

​The Secret Messages That Fooled The Inquisition | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Giovanni della Porta was an Italian polymath and scientist back in the 1500s, when agents of the Inquisition were locking people up, including his friends.
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Un photomaton qui distribue d étranges photos

Un photomaton qui distribue d étranges photos | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Désireux de se faire tirer le portrait, des personnes vont se rendre à un appareil automatique. Mais elles vont se retrouver avec des clichés auxquels elles ne s’attendaient pas du tout!
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The Eerie Smoked Corpses of Papua New Guinea

The Eerie Smoked Corpses of Papua New Guinea | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For centuries, the Anga tribe of Papua New Guinea’s Morobe Highlands have practiced a unique mummification technique – smoke curing.
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Death Metal Band to Play in Air-Tight Box until They Run Out of Oxygen

Death Metal Band to Play in Air-Tight Box until They Run Out of Oxygen | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Most musicians like to perform so that others can hear their music. But one British death metal band is doing the exact opposite – they’re currently playing in an airtight, soundproof box where no one can hear them.
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Stunning Landscapes of Salt Look Like Images of An Alien World

Stunning Landscapes of Salt Look Like Images of An Alien World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If not for the occasional tire tread marks or glimpses of a wire fence, one could easily mistake Emma Phillips' photos of a salt mine in Western Australia for images sent back to Earth from a probe on the surface of a distant moon or planet.
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Cryptozoologist raising funds to study Lovelock Cave Giants

Cryptozoologist raising funds to study Lovelock Cave Giants | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Despite my colleague Chris Cox’s article the other day (see A Bad Day for Bigfoot), I remain optimistic that there will be some proof of an unknown, living, upright-walking primate found — eventually.
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Teqball – An Awesome Combination of Football and Table Tennis

Teqball – An Awesome Combination of Football and Table Tennis | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What do you get when you combine Table Tennis and Football, and throw in a dash of technology? The answer is Teqball, an addictive new sport that’s becoming more popular every day.
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10 Most Extreme Method Actors

10 Most Extreme Method Actors | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
How far will some actors go to get into character? Meet 10 intense artists who push themselves to the limit to add depth and realism to the characters they portray.
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World’s Fastest Talking Woman Speaks 11 Words Per Second, Can Read ‘Three Little Pigs’ Story in 15 Seconds

World’s Fastest Talking Woman Speaks 11 Words Per Second, Can Read ‘Three Little Pigs’ Story in 15 Seconds | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
‘Motor mouth’ Fran Capo is a fast talker – the woman can churn out over 600 words a minute, or 11 words per second! At such high speeds, you might not always be able to understand what she’s saying.
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12 Funny Photos of Grammar Nazis Correcting Mistakes

12 Funny Photos of Grammar Nazis Correcting Mistakes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the most annoying, funny or inappropriate vigilante proofreaders out there.
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Man with Real Balls of Steel Works Out by Hitting his Crotch with Hard Objects

Man with Real Balls of Steel Works Out by Hitting his Crotch with Hard Objects | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While most elderly men go to the park for a leisurely stroll, retired railway worker Zhou Chengli prefers a more ‘hardcore’ workout.
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The Haunted, Alien Hotspot, Dimensional Portal Forest of Hoia-Baciu

The Haunted, Alien Hotspot, Dimensional Portal Forest of Hoia-Baciu | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Right off the bat, I’ve got to give full credit to a website called “Travel Creepster”. You gotta give props for that as a concept.
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Full-Sized Baroque Roman Fountain Sculpted from Cardboard

Full-Sized Baroque Roman Fountain Sculpted from Cardboard | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Artist James Grashow decided to embrace the inevitable destruction of all artworks by creating an epic cardboard sculpture called "Corrugated Fountain."Read more on MAKE
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Chinese Financial Regulator Works Himself to Death, Gets Praised by Chinese Authorities as an ‘Example to Everyone’

Chinese Financial Regulator Works Himself to Death, Gets Praised by Chinese Authorities as an ‘Example to Everyone’ | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When Chinese banking regulator Li Jianhua sat down to work on the night of April 22, he probably had no idea that he was writing his last report. The 48-year-old simply collapsed the next morning, having overworked himself through the night.
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That Time a Newspaper Published a Guide to Hunting Dinosaurs

That Time a Newspaper Published a Guide to Hunting Dinosaurs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What would happen if the gargantuan creatures of Earth's prehistoric past came back to life? And, more important, how would they provide good sport for hunters?
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This Incredible Paleontologist Has Been Missing for Decades

This Incredible Paleontologist Has Been Missing for Decades | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The paleontologist known only as Yusra has been missing since the 1940s. And yet she's responsible for finding one of the world's most important early human fossils. We're still trying to piece together what happened to her.
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Ikea shoppers in China fall asleep in furniture room displays: in pictures

Ikea shoppers in China fall asleep in furniture room displays: in pictures | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair.
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Inside the 13 Coolest Offices of the Year

Inside the 13 Coolest Offices of the Year | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

 #weird #placesBonkers offices tend to spring up like so many expensive mushrooms during boom time, especially in the tech world.

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