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Feeling under the weather? You've got Christmas Tree Syndrome - Telegraph

Feeling under the weather? You've got Christmas Tree Syndrome  - Telegraph | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Christmas trees could be to blame for a range of health complaints over the
festive season, according to new research. (Feeling under the weather?
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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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9 Weirdest Reasons For an Emergency Landing

9 Weirdest Reasons For an Emergency Landing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From flatulence to legroom, take a look at some of the weirdest inflight incidents that caused a plane to land.
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Photorealsitic oil paintings of women by artist Robin Eley

Photorealsitic oil paintings of women by artist Robin Eley | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Robin Eley is a master when it comes to painting realistic pictures. He sometimes makes his work much more harder by covering his models in plastic sheet. Robi…
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Try Before You Die – Macabre Festival Lets Japanese Try Out Coffins and Funeral Makeup

Try Before You Die – Macabre Festival Lets Japanese Try Out Coffins and Funeral Makeup | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Trying out a coffin while you’re still alive can be a rather unnerving experience. But the Japanese seem to love it!
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Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible

Artist Imagines the Tiny People Who Make Animals Possible | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The zebra's stripes. The flamingo's pink hue. A leopard's spots. What if all of those came from the dedicated work of a few people?
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Artist Uses Melting Ice-Cream to Create Deliciously Colorful Paintings

Artist Uses Melting Ice-Cream to Create Deliciously Colorful Paintings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While most people prefer their ice-cream frozen, Baghdad-based artist Othman Toma likes it melted. He uses multi-colored melting treats as a medium for his art, instead of normal paint. And it works incredibly well.
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Pear Babies Are Growing On Trees In China

Pear Babies Are Growing On Trees In China | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Babies are growing on trees in China. Little babies with tiny facial features, closed eyes and daintily crossed hands. These are not normal babies though, these are pear babies. That's right. Pears...
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Five of the world's most unusual McDonald's restaurants - Telegraph

Five of the world's most unusual McDonald's restaurants - Telegraph | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Worldwide, McDonald's customers are enjoying their happy meals in unusual surroundings (Five of the world's most unusual McDonald's restaurants http://t.co/ot0yYeSxLF)...
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The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country.
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This Guy Has Been Saving All His Nail Clippings Since 1978

This Guy Has Been Saving All His Nail Clippings Since 1978 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
58-year-old oil investor Richard Gibson has one of the weirdest collections in the world. For the past 36 years, he has been religiously saving all his toenail clippings in glass jars.
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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

The 10 Most Gruesome Torture Techniques From Medieval Europe | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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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Town's Favorite Cop Isn't a Person

Town's Favorite Cop Isn't a Person | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ada, Oklahoma's police department uses a dummy dubbed "Waldo" to cut down on speeders. KFOR's Chellie Mills reports that Waldo is so popular with locals, he even has his own named snowcone.
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These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life.
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10 Most Bizarre Road Trips

10 Most Bizarre Road Trips | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From an astronaut wearing diapers to a comedian traveling on bacon currency, take a look at these 10 unusual journeys.
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This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle

This Man 3D Printed an Entire Castle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A Minnesota architect has built a 3D printed castle in just under 4 months. Whether he used the world's largest MakerBot or something else to print it is unclear.
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Terribles! Les chambres rotatives de la Sharifi-ha House

Terribles! Les chambres rotatives de la Sharifi-ha House | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Lors des étés chauds, les propriétaires profitent aisément de la terrasse. En hiver, lorsqu'il neige et qu'il vente, pour conserver la chaleur intérieure, il suffit de replier la pièce contre la façade. Astucieux!
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Japanese Artist 3-D Prints Her Vagina

Japanese Artist 3-D Prints Her Vagina | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Rokudenashiko is taking the selfie trend to the next level. Using her love for her vagina, she printed out her vagina selfie in 3-D!
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Washington Artist Paints with Credit Cards

Washington Artist Paints with Credit Cards | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Artist Sandy Byers owns a vast collection of credit cards, but surprisingly, she doesn’t use any of them to shop. Instead, she uses them as a replacement for paintbrushes, especially when she doesn’t have any handy.
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The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own

The Google Driverless Car Can Repair itself on Its Own | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The driverless car by Google is an amazing machine. In our past posts we have mentioned that it can pick and drop a passenger from anywhere. One can impose destination limitation and can prevent it...
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stupidless
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It will be doing. They have filed a patent application for it. It is all about AI
Sharrock's curator insight, August 28, 1:35 PM

Is that you, KITT?

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Chinese Farmers Can Grow Gourds into Virtually Any Shape

Chinese Farmers Can Grow Gourds into Virtually Any Shape | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Looking at the detailed sculptures in the photos below, You’d be tempted to think they are made of wax, but believe it or not, they’re actually gourds! Enterprising Chinese farmers are able to grow these veggies into any shape they want.
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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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