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Why People Think Friday the 13th Is Unlucky

Why People Think Friday the 13th Is Unlucky | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets.
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These Clever Cartoons Interact With The Real World—And It's Hilarious

These Clever Cartoons Interact With The Real World—And It's Hilarious | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Illustrator and art director Troqman plays with the relationship between the two-dimensional and three dimensional by staging his drawings and sketchpads in real-world environments. He calls it cartoon bombing.
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Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus

Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every day we get more proof that wasps are the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not only do they mind-control caterpillars and inject them with their wasp babies, they also managed to enslave a virus to do their dirty work for them.
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Shenzhen's Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog

Shenzhen's Towering City Within a City Will Battle a Tide of Smog | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A few years ago, you'd probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry, and a gorgeous world-class airport .
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Middle-Aged Man Offers $160,000 to Woman Willing to Be His Mother

Middle-Aged Man Offers $160,000 to Woman Willing to Be His Mother | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A man from China’s Sichuan Province wants a mother so badly that he’s offering one million yuan (a little over US$160,000) to any woman willing to take on the role.
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These Photos of an Empty City at Night Will Haunt Me Forever

These Photos of an Empty City at Night Will Haunt Me Forever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you find yourself wander a strange city in the middle of the night, something is probably wrong. But if you stop and take all in, the urban landscape is somewhat surreal at night, when all of the people are sleeping.
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This Woman Is on a Quest to Have a Drink in Every ‘Red Lion’ Pub in the UK

This Woman Is on a Quest to Have a Drink in Every ‘Red Lion’ Pub in the UK | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Cathy Price, from Preston, Lancashire, has paid a visit to 500 different pubs named ‘Red Lion’ in Britain.
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The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy

The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every student of biology has seen photos of the peppered moths. In a forest polluted by smoke, dark peppered moths resting against darkened bark have a natural advantage and proliferate. In a pristine forest, light moths have the advantage.
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A Baby in Brazil Now Has Three Legal Parents

A Baby in Brazil Now Has Three Legal Parents | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A judge this week granted two women and a man the right to claim legal parent status of a baby born in late August.
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Impressive-Looking Gothic Castle in Connecticut Can Be Yours for $45 Million

Impressive-Looking Gothic Castle in Connecticut Can Be Yours for $45 Million | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Gothic castles aren’t commonplace in America, so this impressive real-life Hogwarts in Woodstock, Connecticut, definitely stands out.
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The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world

The collapse of the USSR left behind a haunting post-apocalyptic world | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These photographs by Rebecca Litchfield make it seem as if the apocalypse has come and gone and the world is in complete ruins. Not quite. They're actually photographs of countries and places that were a part of the former Soviet Union.
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11 Weird Things to See in Amsterdam

11 Weird Things to See in Amsterdam | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Amsterdam is a city of two halves; on one side there are beautiful canals and quirky buildings, and on the other side lies the downright strange and utterly bewildering.
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10 Unbelievable Stories of Booing

10 Unbelievable Stories of Booing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Here are some extreme examples of when cheers turn into jeers.
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9 Offbeat Anti-Texting Ideas

9 Offbeat Anti-Texting Ideas | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the dangerousness of texting and driving to the rudeness of using your phone in the theater, take a look at these cool efforts to cure this society's media addiction.
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12 Weirdest Retro Recipes

12 Weirdest Retro Recipes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the chicken in a pastry tux to the pizza made with a ground beef crust, check out these strange (and sometimes unappetizing) recipes from decades past.
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Interactive Sculpture Dispenses Paint According to the Mood of Local Social Media

Tweeted words paint an interactive sculpture in an idiosyncratic project by Syver Lauritzsen and Eirik Haugen Murvold. Read more on MAKE
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This is what is looks like when 500 Batmen descend on a small Canadian city

This is what is looks like when 500 Batmen descend on a small Canadian city | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It is not a sight you see every day.(This is what is looks like when 500 Batmen descend on a small Canadian city - The Independent http://t.co/wwNZTr8Vns #weird)...
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Stencil street art by french artist c215 on the streets of New Delhi, India.

Stencil street art by french artist c215 on the streets of New Delhi, India. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
French Graffiti artist c215 also known as Christian Guemy has created some really stunning street art on the walls of delhi in the Karol Bagh area. C215 has do…
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10 Coolest Dog Photoshoots

10 Coolest Dog Photoshoots | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When photographers share their love for their puppies, the results are amazing.
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Dude Eats 33 Raw Cloves of Garlic in Just 60 Seconds

Dude Eats 33 Raw Cloves of Garlic in Just 60 Seconds | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This year's World Garlic Eating Competition took place in the village of Chideock in Dorset, UK, this past weekend, and its winner was 34-year-old David Greenman.
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Armed with banana, man robs Philadelphia store, slips away on bike

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.
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Painterly portraits created using embroidery by Daniel Kornrumpf

Painterly portraits created using embroidery by Daniel Kornrumpf | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Daniel Kornrumpf creates portraits using embroidery technique which makes the it look like a painting, he effectively mimics the brush strokes of a paint brush…
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Famous Movies Recreated Entirely With Stock Footage

Famous Movies Recreated Entirely With Stock Footage | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Classic movies have been remade with nothing but stock footage thanks to this video from stock footage company Dissolve. Each "movie" is introduced with a hint, but not the actual title for guessing purposes.
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Doctors Discover A Woman With No Cerebellum

Doctors Discover A Woman With No Cerebellum | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A 24-year-old woman complaining of dizziness and nausea was admitted to a hospital in Shandong Province recently, where she told doctors she had struggled with balance all her life.
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The Weirdest Versions Of Spider-Man In Any Universe

The Weirdest Versions Of Spider-Man In Any Universe | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. But he's also gone through some pretty strange transformations, especially in alternate universes and unauthorized spinoffs.
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This 10,000 Room Hotel Has Never Had A Single Guest. There's A Very Deadly Reason For That.

I can honestly say I'm glad it never had a single guest. You'll agree. (This 10,000 Room Hotel Has Never Had A Single Guest. There's A Very Deadly Reason For That.
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