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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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Zeezee's comment, May 29, 2013 3:12 AM
Success always with your project
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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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This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams

This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ever heard of the Perky Effect? It sounds cutesy-poo, but it's an effect that has led to a decades-long investigation that reveals a startling truth. Even if you don't consciously control your dreams, you probably think you control your daydreams.
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The 10 Most Gruesome Torture Techniques From Medieval Europe

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During the Middle Ages, torture was considered a legitimate way to extract confessions, punish offenders, and perform executions. Some methods were considerably crueler than others — these 10 being among the most barbaric and brutal.
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Couple Fascinated with Fatbergs Celebrate Their First Anniversary in the Sewer

Couple Fascinated with Fatbergs Celebrate Their First Anniversary in the Sewer | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It’s hard to find a partner with similar interests, especially if you’re into weird things. That’s why I’d say Dan MacIntyre and Dunya Kalantery are quite lucky they found each other.
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Every Single Day This 99-Year-Old-Woman Sews a Dress for a Child in Need

Every Single Day This 99-Year-Old-Woman Sews a Dress for a Child in Need | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Lillian Weber, from Iowa, is almost 100 years old, but she doesn’t let her age stand in the way of her life’s mission – helping those in need.
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A Protective Suit That Lets You Stand Inside A Fireworks Display

A Protective Suit That Lets You Stand Inside A Fireworks Display | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Colin Furze is a British garage inventor and video maker, perhaps best known for his "DIY X-Men" devices that endowed him with the powers of Magneto and Wolverine.
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10 Amazing Inventions by Teens

10 Amazing Inventions by Teens | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you think youth is all about selfies and games, you'll be surprised by these ten young inventors and their amazing creations.
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10 Weirdest Ice Bucket Challenges

10 Weirdest Ice Bucket Challenges | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From an ex-president who is drenched by his former first lady to the ALS sufferer who combined his challenge with a sobering dose of reality, check out these 10 videos that stand out above the rest.
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This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding

This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Space Age gave birth to some absolutely beautiful visions of space exploration and life in space — including a ton of lovely artwork from Soviet creators .
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Professional Poo Diver Loves His Stinky Job

Professional Poo Diver Loves His Stinky Job | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Brendan Walsh is a professional sewage diver who, believe it or not, actually loves his job. He’s covered in poop for a large part of the day, every day, but that doesn’t seem to bother him at all.
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Skilled Makeup Artist Transforms Her Mouth and Chin into Popular Cartoon Characters

Skilled Makeup Artist Transforms Her Mouth and Chin into Popular Cartoon Characters | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While most makeup artists tend to follow the conventional rules of of the trade, 25-year-old Laura Jenkinson prefers to do her own thing.
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Belarusian Family Take in Entire Family of Wolves, Raise Them as Pets

A Belarusian family from the village of Zacherevye, 250 kilometers north of Minsk, is raising an entire family of wolves as pets.
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10 Bizarre Ways Artists Create Their Art

10 Bizarre Ways Artists Create Their Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From using menstrual blood to elephant dung as paint, take a look at some of the weirdest painting techniques out there.
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16-Year-Old Creates Revolutionary Flashlight Powered Solely by Body Heat

16-Year-Old Creates Revolutionary Flashlight Powered Solely by Body Heat | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
16-year-old Ann Makosinski, from Victoria, Canada, has come up with a marvelous invention – a flashlight powered solely by body-heat.
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Why Radio Should Never Have Worked (Even Though It Does)

Why Radio Should Never Have Worked (Even Though It Does) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When Marconi first popularized the radio, no one expected it to go far – literally. Radio waves ought to be stopped in their tracks by the curve of the Earth. Marconi proved they weren't, but no one knew why.
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Watch an artist paint a dragon with just one brush stroke

One stroke painting is such an impressive skill that it's unbelievable even when you see it happen. These artists from Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan have been mastering their craft for over four generations.
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The Eccentric German Millionaire Who Lived on Less Than $500 a Month

The Eccentric German Millionaire Who Lived on Less Than $500 a Month | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When millionaire Klaus Zapf passed away this week, the whole of Germany mourned his death. The eccentric tycoon, who always had millions at his disposal, actually lived a frugal life by choice.
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9 Bizarre Games

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From a game that challenges the idea of a monopoly to another with absolutely no rules, check out 10 of the weirdest games out there.
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Centuries-Old Drawings of Europe's Greatest Sea Monsters

These drawings of sea monsters, taken from books written in Europe centuries ago, prove that you don't need CGI to create a seriously incredible creature.
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How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing

How The Zebra Got Its Stripes, With Alan Turing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Where do a zebra's stripes, a leopard's spots and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago – by the man who cracked the Enigma code.
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The Woodpecker's Guide to Avoiding Head Injuries

The Woodpecker's Guide to Avoiding Head Injuries | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
How do woodpeckers repeatedly hammer their heads into tree trunks without suffering brain damage? Their skull superpowers are made possible by everything from their unique brains, to their hammering techniques.
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Watch A Cemetery Spring To Life Thanks To Animated Magic

A collection of artists directed by Alejandro Garcia Cabbalero brought Mexico's 590-acre cemetery Panteón Dolores to life thanks to some little animated video projectors. And the result is really stunning.
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Chinese Woman Addicted to Dog Hair Has Eaten 1,000 Hairballs in the Last Two Years

Chinese Woman Addicted to Dog Hair Has Eaten 1,000 Hairballs in the Last Two Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
I’ve seen plenty of dog lovers displaying their affection in rather questionable ways, but this is a first – a woman in China loves her so much that she loves eating its hair!
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Weirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree - Fox News

Weirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree - Fox News | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Fox NewsWeirdest worm ever? Clawed creature finds its family tree Fox News According to a new study of the creatures' odd claws, Hallucigenia sparsa is the ancestor of modern-day velvet worms, which are strange, sluglike creatures with...
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​12 Anime Outfits That Defy The Laws Of Physics

​12 Anime Outfits That Defy The Laws Of Physics | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Giant eyes? Spiky hair? Dudes who fight each other while soaring through the air? Anime is used to ignoring reality, but most especially in its fashion sense.
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9 Unusual Biting Incidents

9 Unusual Biting Incidents | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Biting can be pain for some and pleasure for others, but in the case of every entry on this list, biting is nothing but pure craziness.
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