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Recycling Tokyo Crows Build Their Nests Out of Coat Hangers

Recycling Tokyo Crows Build Their Nests Out of Coat Hangers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Crows are known to be highly intelligent birds, and it looks like they can now teach us a thing or two about recycling and stealing.
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Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet'

Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet' | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A firefighter in Russia hovers metres off the ground on a home-made jet-pack (Russian firefighter rides wet 'magic carpet' http://t.co/OMZ7kAVaSf)
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7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest

7 Charming and Wacky Treehouses You Can Rent For a Night in the Forest | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At Treehotel in the north of Sweden, the rooms rise up like trees in an enchanted forest: a UFO, a mirrorcube, a giant bird's nest. It's some of your wildest childhood fantasies—brought to life by Swedish architects.
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Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Rome have unearthed a massive section of the ancient port city of Ostia, shedding new light on the city's historical significance.
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Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW)

Stunning Paintings Of Mermaids Inspired By Real Underwater Life (NSFW) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Renee Nault's lovely watercolor mermaid paintings often depict full underwater scenes, showing off not just her mythological creatures, but also the real life creatures swimming and growing beneath the surface.
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Philadelphia using 'robo-calls' as weapon in war on illegal signs

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is taking on businesses that blanket its neighborhoods with illegal paper and plastic signs by using automated phone calls to disrupt the operations of people who post them along with contact numbers.
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All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever

All The Scientific Reasons Caffeine Is The Best Drug Ever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you require more than a few cups of coffee, sodas or energy drinks every morning into to join both consciousness and civilization, then take a couple of minutes to learn how caffeine works in your brain.
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​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind?

​Can You Control Your Metabolism With Your Mind? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Well... maybe. In this intriguing video piece, NPR's Alix Spiegel discusses the work of Columbia psychologist Alia Crum, whose research suggests that food labels have a placebo effect on the way our bodies respond to food and experience hunger.
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Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years

Couple Used Valuable Chinese Artifact as Doorstop for 40 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A couple have used a wooden ornament as a doorstop for 40 years without knowing that the piece was actually a valuable 18th century Chinese relic worth no less than £250,000 ($420,220 or €303,335).
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Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes

Chinese Businessman Tries to Hide Rooftop Villa with Trees and Bushes | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When this wealthy Chinese businessman purchased an 18th floor penthouse apartment in Guangzhou city several years ago, he appeared quite contented with it. But soon, he began to make changes that the neighbors thought were weird.
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The Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir and Its Amazing Parabola Sound Effect

The Whispering Wall of the Barossa Reservoir and Its Amazing Parabola Sound Effect | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When the Whispering Wall was built over a 100 years ago, no one had a clue about its amazing acoustic properties. The concrete dam was constructed by about 400 workers over the South Parra River in Barossa Valley between 1899 and 1902.
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10 Awesome Time Capsule Houses

10 Awesome Time Capsule Houses | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Check out 10 incredible houses that all have a distinctly retro vibe. Here's hoping the new owners keep the vintage charm of these places intact.
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Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years

Thriving Bottle Garden Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
David Latimer is one of the world’s few proud owners of an entirely self-sustaining bottled garden. Looking at pictures of the lush green bottle, you’d think that growing it involved a lot of hard work.
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Korean Plastic Surgeries Have Gotten So Extreme Surgeons Are Issuing Special Certificates to Prove People Are Who They Say They Are

Korean Plastic Surgeries Have Gotten So Extreme Surgeons Are Issuing Special Certificates to Prove People Are Who They Say They Are | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
South Korean plastic surgeons are among the best in the world. In fact they’re so good that people from other countries like China and Japan are actually having trouble getting back home.
That’s sounds really crazy, but it’s true.
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A 400 Year Old Utopia That Includes Polygamy And Eugenics

A 400 Year Old Utopia That Includes Polygamy And Eugenics | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella is one of the earliest utopian novels — and one of the rarest, since only 20 copies exist. One of those has just come into the library at UC Riverside, where you can read it if you have California ID.
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Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos.

Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered 500 million-year-old fossilized embryos. Dating back to the Cambrian Explosion, they emerged during a time when most phyla of marine invertebrates first appeared.
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Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created.

Perhaps One Of The Best Anti-Smoking Ads Ever Created. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These kids pretended to smoke and asked some adults for a "light". You will be surprised what most of these adults said.
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30 Misspelled Traffic Signs

30 Misspelled Traffic Signs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Traffic signals are some of the most important things we read each day.

So it's a real problem when they are misspelled in really stupid ways.

... (Whoever spelled these traffic signs gets an 'F'!
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What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question?

What Is Science's Most Intriguing Unanswered Question? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Part of the appeal of science is finding the answers to some of our most long-standing questions, but just as motivating are the questions it hasn't yet answered. Today we want to know what is the most fascinating unanswered question in science.
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Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay

Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’.
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Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online

Hogwarts Is Now Offering A Way To Get Your Magical Education Online | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This isn't official, but it's so very impressive: Hogwarts Is Here is an online LARP in which players basically get an education, just like the students of Hogwarts.
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Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine

Missing Toddler Found Playing Inside Toy Vending Machine | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While regular folks who want to get prizes out of a Bear Claw machine have to first insert money in the arcade game and then use a mechanical claw to pick a toy before dropping it down, an adventurous three-year-old kid managed to crawl his way up...
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The Land of Twins – Brazilian Town Has 1,000 Percent Higher Multiple Birth Rate Than Global Average

The Land of Twins – Brazilian Town Has 1,000 Percent Higher Multiple Birth Rate Than Global Average | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Cândido Godói, a small town in Southern Brazil, has fondly been nicknamed: ‘Twin Land’. As the name suggests, a phenomenal number of twins are born in the remote town each year – 10% of pregnancies result in multiple births.
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Black and Blond – The Origin of Blonde Afros in Melanesia

Black and Blond – The Origin of Blonde Afros in Melanesia | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
About a quarter of the Melanesian population in the Solomon Islands archipelago has an extremely unusual trait – dark skin with blond hair.
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Frozen Instruments Played at Swedish Music Festival

Frozen Instruments Played at Swedish Music Festival | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
[Tim Linhart] wanted to do something different for this Swedish music festival — so he decided to carve all the instruments by hand, out of ice.
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