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New statistics on lightning deaths in the U.S. reveal weird patterns

New statistics on lightning deaths in the U.S. reveal weird patterns | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A new study published today by the National Weather Service is loaded with statistics on lightning deaths in the United States. For instance: did you know most lightning deaths occur during what is deemed "leisure activity?
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Now you can visit a 2,000-year-old brothel in Greece

Now you can visit a 2,000-year-old brothel in Greece | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Archaeologists recently uncovered an ancient brothel attached to a gymnasium and restaurant in northern Greece. It was full of penis-themed items like this vase. But that's not the weird part.
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What the hell is going on with these deer?

What the hell is going on with these deer? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For close to three minutes, this huge herd of deer can be seen lining up in orderly fashion to bound calmly and gracefully over a fence, one by one. Then, out of nowhere, the deer turn tail and jump back over the fence, en masse.
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The Strange Story of the Man Who Invented the Space Gun

The Strange Story of the Man Who Invented the Space Gun | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In 1937, Princeton engineering professor Edward Fitch Northrup published a book called Zero to Eighty. And, in what must be one of the strangest scifi novels ever written, Northrup developed the idea of the modern “mass driver,” or rail gun.
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The World’s Largest Dish – Whole Camel Stuffed with Sheep Stuffed with Chicken Stuffed with Fish

The World’s Largest Dish – Whole Camel Stuffed with Sheep Stuffed with Chicken Stuffed with Fish | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Some people believe it to be just a myth, but the Guinness Book of Records has the stuffed whole camel listed as the largest single food item on any menu, and there are even a few photos of Bedouins feasting on it doing the rounds on the internet...
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A pastoral scene with cows and starships

A pastoral scene with cows and starships | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
There's nothing like ending the day with a quiet ramble past the misty fields, full of gentle starships put out to pasture.
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This Guy Has an Invisible Headphone Implanted In His Ear

This Guy Has an Invisible Headphone Implanted In His Ear | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Rich Lee has freed himself from the frustrations of misplacing or having to untangle his headphones ever again. How? He's what's known as a grinder: someone who experiments with surgical implants or body-enhancements, and he's come up with a doozie.
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Taco Bell prepares us for synth meat and textured veg protein

Taco Bell prepares us for synth meat and textured veg protein | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Taco Bell has decided to start using the word "protein" instead of "meat" on a special, new meat-heavy menu. Could this be the first step toward acclimating us to fake and synthetic meat — I mean, protein?
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Fur Coat Made Entirely Of Male Chest Hair

Fur Coat Made Entirely Of Male Chest Hair | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
HuffPost UK Lifestyle had only just stop reeling at the sight of hairy stockings designed to keep the perverts away when along came this little hirsute gem.
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Pu Derong’s Exquisite Eggshell Carvings

Pu Derong’s Exquisite Eggshell Carvings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What do you get if you combine an egg, a carving knife and a pair of able hands? In Pu Derong’s case the answer is a breathtaking work of art.
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Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math

Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Plants do complex arithmetic calculations to make sure they have enough food to get them through the night, new research published in journal eLife shows.
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Collin Mckinney's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:15 AM

This will be great for my Algebra II students when we are covering square roots.

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7 Ads & Products So Controversial That They Had to be Removed

7 Ads & Products So Controversial That They Had to be Removed | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Most of the following ads and products were so racist, demeaning, and unfortunate that they had to be removed. Check them out.
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How can you tell you're living in the future?

How can you tell you're living in the future? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Police are shooting down protester drones in Istanbul. We have mind-controlled robotic arms. The US government is funding a map of the human brain. Plus, computers can recognize pictures of cats on the internet and we have a robot living on Mars.
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7 Inspiring Birthday Celebrations

7 Inspiring Birthday Celebrations | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What are you going to do for your next birthday? Celebrate life itself with these seven people who turned their birthday celebrations into newspaper headlines!
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Unfortunate Sexual Innuendos in Disney Movies

Unfortunate Sexual Innuendos in Disney Movies | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Disney may own the keys to the happiest place on earth, but it may not be the happiest company to work for! At least, it wasn't for t...
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Artist Creates Amazing Tree Troll Inspired by Her Father

Artist Creates Amazing Tree Troll Inspired by Her Father | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Seattle-based artist Kim Beaton enlisted the help of 25 volunteers to build an awe-inspiring 12-foot-tall tree troll exclusively out of non-toxic materials.
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The World’s Most Expensive Car Wash Costs a Staggering $150,000

The World’s Most Expensive Car Wash Costs a Staggering $150,000 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Some people prefer to wash their cars with a hose in order to save a few bucks, but for car owners with money to burn The Ultimate Shine, a car cleaning company based in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, is offering the ultimate car cleaning experience for the...
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10 Oldest Objects Ever Found

10 Oldest Objects Ever Found | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From a 4,800 year-old artificial eye, to the oldest musical instrument ever found, dated to over 40,000 years ago!
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'World's most mysterious manuscript' has genuine message

'World's most mysterious manuscript' has genuine message | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
By Rossella LorenziDiscovery NewsThe Voynich Manuscript, an enigmatic book that has frustrated codebreakers and linguists for a century, contains a genuine message, according to a new computer analysis.The study analyzed the unintelligible scripts...
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Strange Condition Causes Chilean Girl to Cry Tears of Blood | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Strange Condition Causes Chilean Girl to Cry Tears of Blood | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
20-year-old Yaritza Oliva is living a nightmare. For the last couple of weeks the girl from Purranque, Chile, has been crying tears of blood and so far no one has been able to explain her mysterious condition.
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Man Completes High-Wire Walk Near Grand Canyon On Live TV

Man Completes High-Wire Walk Near Grand Canyon On Live TV | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk that took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday.
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The World’s Scariest Airport Is a Real Heart-Stopper

The World’s Scariest Airport Is a Real Heart-Stopper | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As if being situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, in the Himalayas, didn’t make it hard enough for pilots trying to land on or take off from Tenzing-Hillary Airport, in Lukla, Nepal, the short and  narrow runway ends at the edge of a precipice,...
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Quirky 'Dumb Ways to Die' campaign sweeps advertising awards

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian public service ad campaign that became an internet hit for its black-humored list of reckless ways to die - such as "poke a stick at a grizzly bear" - has added to its luster by scooping up a record number of...
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UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files

UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Britain's Ministry of Defense finished up its release of almost 60 years' worth of UFO sighting reports on Friday with a bang: a 4,300-page cache of documents that describe strange sights over Stonehenge and Parliament, and lay out the reason why ...
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