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California Town Is Home to Hundreds of Free-Roaming Wild Peacocks

California Town Is Home to Hundreds of Free-Roaming Wild Peacocks | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The residents of Rolling Hills Estates, a small community on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, in southwestern Los Angeles, have been sharing their home with dozens of beautiful wild peacocks for almost 100 years.
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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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Ted Browne's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:58 PM

Possible new curriculum...

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

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So, Your Car's Engine Roar Might Be Totally Fake

So, Your Car's Engine Roar Might Be Totally Fake | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Do you feel really tough when you rev your engine and peel out of the driveway? Turns out that satisfying roar might all be a lie.

“Fake engine noise has become one of the auto industry’s dirty little secrets,” says the Washingt...
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The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its enormous, hollowed-out trunk.
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Perfectly Healthy Man Is Addicted to Wearing Plaster Casts

Perfectly Healthy Man Is Addicted to Wearing Plaster Casts | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Kevin, a 27-year-old man from Chicago, has a very strange hobby – he wears body casts, even though he has no injuries! Kevin has been addicted to  plaster casts for the past 21 years, and he has spent over $50,000 on his bizarre fixation.
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9 Awesome Things To Do on Country Borders

9 Awesome Things To Do on Country Borders | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From playing volleyball between countries to ringing a doorbell in one country and running to the other, check out list of nine fun things to do at a country's border that don't involve high security measures and endless paperwork.
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How An Engineer Outsmarted A Crazy Person With A Fake Inoculation

How An Engineer Outsmarted A Crazy Person With A Fake Inoculation | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You are testing a new technology. One night, as you work, a person with a case of the crazies comes in. They hate your new technology. They think it's making them sick. And they have a gun. What do you do?
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Artist Paints On Old Photographs And Turns Victorians Into Monsters

Artist Paints On Old Photographs And Turns Victorians Into Monsters | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Old-fashioned cabinet cards get a second life in the hands of artist Colin Batty. He paints onto the old photographs, turning their unsmiling subjects into vampires, aliens, sharkmen, and all other manner of bizarre monster.
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A strange world

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People participating in the annual No Pants Subway Ride wait for a subway train in their underwear on Jan. 11 in New York City.
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9 Dumb Gun Accidents

9 Dumb Gun Accidents | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the man who shot himself during a road rage incident to the robber who suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound during a robbery, meet 9 people who simply should have known better.
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Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper.
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Iranian Designers Create Salt Restaurant That Filters Polluted Urban Air

Iranian Designers Create Salt Restaurant That Filters Polluted Urban Air | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The aptly named Salt Restaurant in Shiraz, southern Iran, is completely made of salt. The walls, bar, tables and chairs are entirely made of the white mineral; even the stairs have a smooth, salty coating.
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This Huge BMX Park Is Hidden 100 Feet Underground In an Abandoned Mine 

This Huge BMX Park Is Hidden 100 Feet Underground In an Abandoned Mine  | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Right now, indoor BMX parks are all the rage in cities across America. But obviously, these parks are limited by the size of the buildings they inhabit. How to overcome that constraint?
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The Shockingly Realistic Sculptures of Kazuhiro Tsuji

The Shockingly Realistic Sculptures of Kazuhiro Tsuji | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We’ve featured a lot of hyper-realistic paintings on OC in the past, but here’s something we haven’t seen very often – unbelievably realistic human busts. These 3D sculptures are so life-like that they could give Madam Tussauds a run for their money.
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Phones4u founder gets green light to build railway around his £10m country pile

Phones4u founder gets green light to build railway around his £10m country pile | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
John Caudwell is granted planning permission to build the 'narrow gauge railway' around his 50-room Jacobean mansion in Stafffordshire
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Can You Crack One Of Car Talk's Toughest Puzzlers?

Can You Crack One Of Car Talk's Toughest Puzzlers? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For years, the radio show Car Talk challenged its listeners with a weekly "Puzzler." According to the show's archives, this is one of the toughest Puzzlers to ever air. Can you solve it?
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An Artist Created a Stop-Motion Short Film Using 1139 Light Paintings

An Artist Created a Stop-Motion Short Film Using 1139 Light Paintings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Light painting is the process of using light and long exposure photography to create almost electric-looking works of art.
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Weird Diets That Some People Can’t Even Stomach

Weird Diets That Some People Can’t Even Stomach | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Trying to lose weight is a real pain, but trying to maintain weight is even harder. This is probably why some people would resort to any form of diet tricks, no matter how weird, just to stay fit or, for some people, to escape doing exercises.
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Want To Own A Castle? Here's Your Chance.

Want To Own A Castle? Here's Your Chance. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you've ever dreamed of living like royalty, now's your chance... you just have to move to the Midwest.

For some, owning a castle has become a reality since prices have dropped due to the suffering real estate market of the past few years..
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31 Joke Tattoos You Will Never Believe Exist

31 Joke Tattoos You Will Never Believe Exist | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Whether it's using a particular body part in a new and creative way or just making the best of a bad situation, you won't believe some of these tattoos.
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8 Most Famous Unknown Faces

8 Most Famous Unknown Faces | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You know them, but you probably don't know them. From the woman behind Siri's voice to the woman who's vagina was molded into a famous sex toy, it's time to meet the faces behind the bodies.
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10 Stories Of People Who Died For Their Art

10 Stories Of People Who Died For Their Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the comedian who is considered a champion of free speech to the painter who was poisoned by his paints, check out these 10 unbelievable tales of people who died as a direct result of their creativity.
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Strange Creature Washes Up On Santa Barbara Beach

Strange Creature Washes Up On Santa Barbara Beach | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What is this beach beast?

On Tuesday, KEYT Senior Reporter John Palminteri was walking on a Santa Barbara beach doing a story on the fallout from a recent storm when he stumbled upon this:





"It certainly has been a mystery," Pa...
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This is the amazing town of Epecuén.

This is the amazing town of Epecuén. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This is the amazing town of Epecuén . Once a booming resort city, it was drowned in 10 metres of water for 25 years after the dam protecting the town was destroyed.
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Warsaw’s Keret House – World’s Narrowest Home Is Just 1.2 Meters Wide

Warsaw’s Keret House – World’s Narrowest Home Is Just 1.2 Meters Wide | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Wedged into the narrow space between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland, the Keret House is considered the narrowest home in the world.
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