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Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover

Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Aspirin can have some unusual uses – such as keeping flowers fresh for longer – making it much more than just a humble painkiller (Surprising uses for aspirin beyond curing your hangover http://t.co/pPt4OosBkL)...
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Dawn Hewitson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:43 AM

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World’s Most Exclusive Site Can Only Be Accessed by One Person per Minute

World’s Most Exclusive Site Can Only Be Accessed by One Person per Minute | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
With his online experiment, Reddit user Justin Foley is demonstrating the power exclusivity. He’s proving how people will fall for pretty much anything – or nothing – by merely tagging it ‘exclusive’.
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The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One

The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception?
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10 Remarkable Pole Dancers

10 Remarkable Pole Dancers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the International Pole champion who was born without her left arm, to the mom who lost a leg in a crash, take a look at these this remarkable pole-dancers that will leave you astounded!
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The Chilling 1948 Kidnapping That Inspired Lolita (But Was Way Scarier)

The Chilling 1948 Kidnapping That Inspired Lolita (But Was Way Scarier) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
History remembers her as “the real Lolita,” because young Florence “Sally” Horner’s grim ordeal helped inspire Nabokov’s novel. But the author drew on multiple sources for his famous tale, so it’s not an exact retelling.
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Long Ago, a Ship Entered a Lake And Became an Island For The Lost

Long Ago, a Ship Entered a Lake And Became an Island For The Lost | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
On these small islands, spindly rock formations are the only hints of the dark magic that transformed the original ships into monuments to angering the local mages.
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This House Dangling From a Construction Crane Is Art, Not an Accident

This House Dangling From a Construction Crane Is Art, Not an Accident | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This summer, the German city of Karlsruhe is staging a series of installations around town that are themed around a surprising topic: Construction work.
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Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter Shows Off the Power of Social Media

Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter Shows Off the Power of Social Media | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Twitter, along with countless other social media websites, is often viewed as a productivity killer. But a small town in Spain has actually been using the platform to improve communication between authorities and the people.
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This Statue is a 500-Year-Old Snark Message Board

This Statue is a 500-Year-Old Snark Message Board | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This is Pasquino, a statue near the famous Piazza Navona in Rome. For the past 500 years, it’s where you go when you want to read something mean, snarky, or scandalous about someone, and you didn’t have the internet to help you.
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Owners Forced Out of Newly-Bought Million-Dollar Home by Creepy Letters from “The Watcher”

Owners Forced Out of Newly-Bought Million-Dollar Home by Creepy Letters from “The Watcher” | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The otherwise quiet town of Westfield, New Jersey, has become the focus of international media attention, after a family was reportedly forced out of their home by a series of bone-chilling letters from a stalker who calls himself “The Watcher”.
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8 People Who Pretended To Be A Different Race Or Ethnicity

8 People Who Pretended To Be A Different Race Or Ethnicity | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the famed Hollywood actress who hid her Indian heritage to the NAACP president who pretended to be black for nearly a decade, check out 8 people who have claimed or implied that they were actually of another race or ethnicity.
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10 of the Craziest Military Training Exercises

10 of the Craziest Military Training Exercises | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Jumping through a ring of fire, taking shots to the chest or playing "hot potato" with a real bomb are just a few strange examples of what troops go through as part of their military training.
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The Mexican Town Where Women Engage in Bloody Fist Fights to Call the Rain

The Mexican Town Where Women Engage in Bloody Fist Fights to Call the Rain | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every year, in the month of May, women from the Nahua villages of Guerrero, Mexico, get together to beat the living daylights out of each other.
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8 Things That Happened In History Way More Often Than Everybody Thinks

8 Things That Happened In History Way More Often Than Everybody Thinks | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We learn in history class that certain events were a Big Deal, and we assume they were unique and unprecedented. But many of these things, from technological breakthroughs to political shake-ups, used to happen all the time.
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9 Mind-Blowing Makeup Artists

9 Mind-Blowing Makeup Artists | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the male actor who transforms his face into a host of female celebrities to the grandpa who transforms himself into a young lady, check out nine mind-blowing makeup artists whose work is more shocking than plastic surgery.
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School Fire Drills in China Are Way More Intense Than What You’re Used To

School Fire Drills in China Are Way More Intense Than What You’re Used To | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: fire drills are boring and they do nothing to prepare you for a real disaster.
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The Strange History of Bubble Wrap And Why It's Changing

The Strange History of Bubble Wrap And Why It's Changing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In the last couple of days, the internet has been abuzz with some shocking news: soon, you won’t be able to pop bubble wrap.
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Artist Turns Old Circuit Boards and Electronic Components into Beautiful Winged Insects

Artist Turns Old Circuit Boards and Electronic Components into Beautiful Winged Insects | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell has chosen an unusual medium for her sculptures – discarded electronics. She tears out circuit boards and other components from broken devices, and converts them into delicate insect figurines.
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The Superstitious Murderer Who Turned Her Victims Into Cake And Soap

The Superstitious Murderer Who Turned Her Victims Into Cake And Soap | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you search Leonarda Cianciulli on the website for Rome’s Museo Criminologico, you’ll see that her nickname was “la Saponificatrice di Correggio.” What’s so sinister about a soap maker?
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Don't Freak Out if You Can't Solve a Math Problem That's Gone Viral

Don't Freak Out if You Can't Solve a Math Problem That's Gone Viral | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A number of math problems have recently garnered considerable attention, but the inability to solve these problems quickly is not indicative of a person’s overall math skill, nor should it prompt a crisis of confidence about the state of American...
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The First Late-Night Show Ever Was Insane. Why Have We Never Heard of It? - Slate Magazine

The First Late-Night Show Ever Was Insane. Why Have We Never Heard of It? - Slate Magazine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every late-night variety program has some sort of signature bit, a catchphrase or conceit or character that sticks in the public imagination.
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10 Shocking Butt Crimes

10 Shocking Butt Crimes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the woman who stabbed her boyfriend after he farted on her to the pop star who got sued after hitting a fan with his rear end, check out these 10 stories involving disasters of the derriere.
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Why This Texas Nurse Suspected of Killing 40 Babies Might Soon Walk Free

Why This Texas Nurse Suspected of Killing 40 Babies Might Soon Walk Free | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Among the chilling descriptors used to describe Genene Jones during her headline-grabbing 1985 trial were “Baby-Killing Nurse” and “Angel of Death.” Convicted of one infant’s death, she was suspected of causing 40 or more babies to die on her watch.
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Awesome Beer Portraits Prove Beer Goes Great with Art

Awesome Beer Portraits Prove Beer Goes Great with Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Some artists rely on a pint of ice cold lager for a bit of inspiration, but Chicago-based illustrator Kyle Bice actually uses amber brew to create his signature beer portraits.
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Which Place Has The Most Fascinating Historical Stories Behind It?

Which Place Has The Most Fascinating Historical Stories Behind It? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It’s not just people who sometimes have surprising twists and turns in their backstories. Places—whether just a location, a house, or a building—also can lead complicated lives.
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Man Spends 50 Years Visiting Every Country in the World

Man Spends 50 Years Visiting Every Country in the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Calling Albert Podell ‘well traveled’ would be an understatement. 78-year-old Podell, a former Playboy editor, can truly say that he’s seen it all, after spending half a century visiting every country in the world.
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