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"Deadly Vision" --500-Year Old Fossil Eyes of Super Predator Found

Scientists working on fossils from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, have found the stalked eyes and lenses of Anomalocaris from South Australia, belonging to a giant 500 million-year-old marine predator that sat at the top of the earth's first food chain. The existence of highly sophisticated, visual hunters within Cambrian communities would have accelerated the predator-prey 'arms race' that began during this important phase in early animal evolution over half a billion years ago.

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Spend A Year Inside The Loneliest (And Coldest) Place On Earth

Spend A Year Inside The Loneliest (And Coldest) Place On Earth | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell spent 10 years working on Antarctica: A Year on Ice, a striking documentary that makes use of special cameras designed to withstand extreme temperatures.
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12 Extreme Selfies That Aren’t For The Faint Hearted!

12 Extreme Selfies That Aren’t For The Faint Hearted! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Do you get insanely sick of the duck face selfies that seem to flood your newsfeed? We do. So we thought, hey, let’s give people some selfies that are a little different!
We’ve gathered 12 of the most extreme selfies for you to enjoy.
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Weird Math Riddles With Rhonda Rousey

Our camera guy tries to stump Rhona Rousey and her mother with math riddles, only for her mother to throw out her own math riddle to try and stump him!
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For sale: luxury apocalypse-proof condos in a missile silo

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The units in Kansas can withstand a direct nuclear hit – and sustain their occupants for five years undergroundMost of us would agree that it’s the lack of high-spec fixtures that makes surviving a mass-extinction event such an arse-ache.
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Drunk people - Funny Pictures - Probablylying.com

Drunk people - Funny Pictures - Probablylying.com | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Drunk people can do stupid things and are often caught on camera - See the hilarious pictures below...
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Man Wants to Live as Somebody Else for 28 Days Using Virtual Reality Headset

Man Wants to Live as Somebody Else for 28 Days Using Virtual Reality Headset | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
British performance artist Mark Farid wants to spend one month living as another person.
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Passengers in Russia Push Frozen Plane in Siberia Loose

Passengers in Russia Push Frozen Plane in Siberia Loose | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
After sitting in the freezing cold for 24-hours, the captain of a commuter jet asked his 74 passengers for a little hand.
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Awkward Family Photos: Weird Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving just got more awkward. For more, visit http://bit.ly/awkwardandsons Purveyors of fine family curiosities and the only place to find exclusive t-shirts from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com!...
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Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up - Telegraph

Chinese millionaire builds free luxury homes for entire village where he grew up  - Telegraph | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Businessman Xiong Shuihua said he had ‘more money than he knew what to do with’
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The 10 most bizarre things sent into space

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Cockroaches, sex dolls, hamburgers and bonsai trees have all been fired into space by man. Here is a list of the most bizarre launches
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The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than archaeologists assumed.
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Awkward Family Photos: 15 Strange Matching Outfits

For more awesome family photos, check out http://bit.ly/afpoutfits MUSIC For Elsie Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. All photos courtesy of Awkward Family Photos GET MORE...
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The Most Unusual Local Dishes To Add To Your Holiday Table

The Most Unusual Local Dishes To Add To Your Holiday Table | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
On Thanksgiving, it's really all about the sides. But which sides? There are the standards that appear all over the nation: stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberries (for some unfathomable reason).
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The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW] | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations...
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Strange rhino-horse wandered ancient India - Los Angeles Times

Strange rhino-horse wandered ancient India - Los Angeles Times | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A portly hoofed animal about the size of a wild pig just might help solve a 55-million-year-old mystery of evolution and continental drift.
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Old Photos Reveal Weird Thanksgiving Traditions from 100 Years Ago - PetaPixel

Old Photos Reveal Weird Thanksgiving Traditions from 100 Years Ago - PetaPixel | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You might think that Thanksgiving day has always consisted of football, the Macy's parade, and copious amounts of tryptophan, but as these old photos from
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These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange' - NPR

These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange' - NPR | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ron Rash's latest collects 34 of his best short stories; critic Alan Cheuse says they're searingly beautiful, "as if someone has taken a stick from a blazing fire and pressed it into your hand."
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New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires'

New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires' | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren't entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others.
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Inside the Blood Factory That Keeps Track of the World's Rare Donors

Inside the Blood Factory That Keeps Track of the World's Rare Donors | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When most of us think of "rare blood," we think of Type O-negative. But it turns out there are far, far rarer types than that. In Filton, England, there's a lab that handles blood donations from across the UK--and identifies this super-rare blood.
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10 Hilarious Misconceptions People Actually Believe - ODDEE

10 Hilarious Misconceptions People Actually Believe - ODDEE | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We are surrounded by science and technology. Thanks to the intricate complexities of both, we sometimes have some hilarious misconceptions.

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Most of these items are about computing and may just help clarify some of your thinking. No matter if you don't know them all, they are worth knowing and fun to know what others don't know.

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Top 10 Weird Things That Are Illegal In America

From releasing more than 50 balloons per hour to walking with an ice cream cone in your pocket, we take a look at the top 10 weird things that are illegal in...
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