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Those Crazy Russians Use Retrorockets to Slow Down Tanks Dropped From Planes

Those Crazy Russians Use Retrorockets to Slow Down Tanks Dropped From Planes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You know what looks like a lot of fun? Dropping Soviet T-80 battle tanks from huge Soviet cargo planes, using both a parachute and retro-rockets to slow them down just before they land safely on Earth.
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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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When science becomes a laughing matter

When science becomes  a laughing matter | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientific endeavour is full of bizarre, wacky and hilarious experiments on such topics as banana skins, road-crossing chickens and laughing rodents
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There is a special door for cats in Downing Street, Nick Clegg confirms

There is a special door for cats in Downing Street, Nick Clegg confirms | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The political cats, Palmerston, Gladstone and Larry, come before even the top politicians in Downing Street, the former Deputy Prime Minister announced on Tuesday.
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Weirdest requests hotel guests have made for their rooms - and got away with

Weirdest requests hotel guests have made for their rooms - and got away with | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

"Champagne, roses, and a plastic dinosaur"
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Police get surprise after 999 caller reports ‘man biting a lady’ in car

Police get surprise after 999 caller reports ‘man biting a lady’ in car | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Traffic police in Manchester raced to track down a vehicle on the M62 on Sunday evening, after a member of the public placed a 999 call reporting seeing a man “
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Body art fans show off their creations at London tattoo convention 

Body art fans show off their creations at London tattoo convention  | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Body art fans went under the needle in the full public gaze at the International London Tattoo Convention today. Some brave souls already have their heads, bottoms and even their eyelids covered in ink.
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British mapmaker highlights rudest places in Australia - BBC News

British mapmaker highlights rudest places in Australia - BBC News | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Peculiar Nob, Titwobble Lane, Windy Saddle, Pensioners Bush and Intercourse Island are among the actual place names featured on a new map of Australia.
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Police: Mint worker smuggled $180K worth of gold in his behind

Police: Mint worker smuggled $180K worth of gold in his behind | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An employee at the Royal Canadian Mint is accused of smuggling $180K worth of gold in his rectum. There is absolutely nothing funny about that. Stop it. Stop making jokes in your head.
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Strangest items left behind at UK airports revealed - including holy water

Strangest items left behind at UK airports revealed - including holy water | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

One unlucky passenger misplaced a roll of hand-written calligraphy at Birmingham Airport
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Top 10 Bizarre Relationships - Listverse

Top 10 Bizarre Relationships - Listverse | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Throughout history there have been many unusual relationships and love affairs. Some may seem normal by today's standards, but in their time caused great c
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Super Fun Stop Motion Animation Turns Paper Into Delicious Food

Super Fun Stop Motion Animation Turns Paper Into Delicious Food | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These stop motion short animations show what it’s like to turn paper into things like penne with meatballs or a bowl of ramen or a banana split. They’re so damn clever and fun that it hurts my cheeks when I watch them.
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These maps show the most hilarious and rudest place names

These maps show the most hilarious and rudest place names | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you still laugh at bum and willy jokes (and why wouldn’t you? They’re hilarious!
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Tea bags are a thing of the past and now we've got something much weirder

Tea bags are a thing of the past and now we've got something much weirder | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

Can you imagine your grandmother having her tea this way? Or would you drink it?
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The kings of facial hair on show at international championship 

The kings of facial hair on show at international championship  | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A beak and a creation inspired by a Tim Burton movie were among the unusual facial hair styles on show at the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Nashville.
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10 People Who Came Back From The Dead - Listverse

10 People Who Came Back From The Dead - Listverse | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Modern science is working hard to eliminate one of the only things we can be certain of in our lives, and you know it's not taxes (how else would they get
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Top 10 Bizarre Clubs From The Past - Listverse

Top 10 Bizarre Clubs From The Past - Listverse | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When we think about clubs and societies from the past, the first thing that comes to mind is the thought of "gentlemen's clubs." With that concept comes th
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This Artist Spent 3 Years ‘Dressing’ Zoo Animals Like Humans And The Clothes Fit Unbelievably Well

This Artist Spent 3 Years ‘Dressing’ Zoo Animals Like Humans And The Clothes Fit Unbelievably Well | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Remember the Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal, who created a funny photo series called 'Zoo Animals'? Yep, the one where animals were dressed like
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Funny money: Inmates called to pick up fake $100s scattered along roadside

Funny money: Inmates called to pick up fake $100s scattered along roadside | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

PONTOTOC, Mississippi — Some Mississippi inmates were picking peas in a garden when they got a call to clean up money scattered along a roadside. It seemed too good to be true — and it was.

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Hauntingly Beautiful Drone Footage of a Boat Graveyard

Hauntingly Beautiful Drone Footage of a Boat Graveyard | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Where do boats go when they’re no longer fit for the high seas? As it happens, they go to Staten Island.
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13 bizarre Google Street View photos that will leave you confused

13 bizarre Google Street View photos that will leave you confused | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

Google Street View has allowed us to explore random streets around the world for almost a decade and there have been a lot of very unusual and funny sights captured along the way.

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Urban oddities: cities used do to the strangest things …

Urban oddities: cities used do to the strangest things … | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Cities have had some pretty weird moments – from hanging babies out of windows in wire cages to mooring airships on skyscrapers and ordering police to measure the lengths of women’s bathing suits
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10+ Of The Most Hilarious Things Ever Found In Textbooks

10+ Of The Most Hilarious Things Ever Found In Textbooks | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Textbooks can be pretty boring. All those facts, all those graphs, all those diagrams. No wonder kids struggle to concentrate in school. But although it seems
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Outrage as possessed ghost is 'stolen' from haunted pub toilet

Outrage as possessed ghost is 'stolen' from haunted pub toilet | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it

Lu Pingyuan apparently stole the ghost of James Stanley after following it into the pub toilet in Bolton
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If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Language is traditionally associated with the left side of the brain. But Mandarin speakers are using the right side.
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