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12 Fascinating Traditions for Welcoming Newborns

12 Fascinating Traditions for Welcoming Newborns | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From packaging the umbilical cord inside a wooden box to placing the baby in a large sieve and shaking it to help the infant become accustomed to the vagaries of life, check out these 12 fascinating customs from around the world for welcoming...
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Read an anthropologist's paper about the rituals of 1950s Americans

Read an anthropologist's paper about the rituals of 1950s Americans | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, Horace Miner became annoyed at the tone taken by anthropologists. They seemed to patronize and distance themselves from the culture they claimed to study.
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You Think Tractors Can’t Dance? Check Out Tractor Square Dancing

You Think Tractors Can’t Dance? Check Out Tractor Square Dancing | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It’s strange, but true – tractor square dancing is a real thing. It involves daisy chains and do-si-dos too.  But instead of people dancing on their feet, four seated couples maneuver vintage tractors to complete the moves.
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Bioengineered monkeys with human genetic diseases have almost arrived

Bioengineered monkeys with human genetic diseases have almost arrived | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Looking to create more accurate experimental models for human diseases, biologists have created transgenic monkeys with "customized" mutations.
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The Most Dangerous Modern Ruins for Thrillseekers and Urban Explorers

The Most Dangerous Modern Ruins for Thrillseekers and Urban Explorers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You see the hauntingly beautiful pictures of the fallen grandeur of abandoned buildings, and you think, "I want to see those for myself." But watch out. Some of the world's most fascinating modern ruins are also the most hazardous.
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The heels of this shoe are made out of Unicorns and Cats!

The heels of this shoe are made out of Unicorns and Cats! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Must get these on our feet immediately!
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Psychic Orangutan Predicts Seahawks Super Bowl Victory

Psychic Orangutan Predicts Seahawks Super Bowl Victory | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This isn't an ordinary orangutan. This is an ape that has a sixth sense for the Super Bowl - because for six straight years, he's managed to predict the winner.And - sorry, Denver Broncos fans - this year, he's going ape for the Seattle Seahawks.
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Arizona Reverend Performs Exorcisms via Skype

Arizona Reverend Performs Exorcisms via Skype | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Bob Larson, a reverend at the Spiritual Freedom Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, has developed a high-tech exorcism ritual involving Skype video calls.
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Stuff You Didn't Know About Chipotle

Stuff You Didn't Know About Chipotle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What's worth $15 billion, uses 100,000 avocados a day and even has its own currency?
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Mysterious Lightning Storm Occurs in Exactly the Same Place 160 Nights a Year, Lasts up to 10 Hours a Night

Mysterious Lightning Storm Occurs in Exactly the Same Place 160 Nights a Year, Lasts up to 10 Hours a Night | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The world’s greatest natural sound and light show occurs over the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a 15 hour drive from Bogota, Columbia.
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10 Major Franchises That Have Never Been Rebooted

10 Major Franchises That Have Never Been Rebooted | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Most heroes get a facelift every decade or so, to keep them from showing their age. The longer an epic saga goes on, the greater the chances you'll see everything start over from scratch. But not everybody succumbs to the Etch-a-Sketch urge.
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Artist Uses Her Fingers to Create Mind-Blowingly Realistic Paintings of Icebergs

Artist Uses Her Fingers to Create Mind-Blowingly Realistic Paintings of Icebergs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Zaria Forman’s paintings of icebergs are so realistic that just looking at them actually gives me the chills. Her 2012 collection, Chasing the Light, is a tribute to her mother who died from brain cancer.
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Artist turns a classic opera cover into a beautiful scale model

Artist turns a classic opera cover into a beautiful scale model | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Talk about a labor of love. Sculptor Grant Louden took Colin Hay's beautiful illustration (left), which appeared on the cover of a reprint of James Blish's The Star Dwellers, and recreated it in a beautifully detailed sculpture (right).
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Weird Prison News

Weird Prison News | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Can you sue a prison for food so bad you've lost more than 100 lbs.? Well, sure you can, but that doesn't mean you'll win. Take a look at weird prison news.
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World’s Most Amazing Home Railroad System Can Be Yours for Only $3.5 Million

World’s Most Amazing Home Railroad System Can Be Yours for Only $3.5 Million | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The suburb of Sherwood, just outside of Portland, Oregon, is home to one of the most spectacular properties in the world.
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Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they were right all along. Dr.
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The first person in the world to undergo sex-reassignment surgery was in 1930!

The first person in the world to undergo sex-reassignment surgery was in 1930! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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10 Most Stubborn People Ever

10 Most Stubborn People Ever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These 10 people, from both historical and modern times, give mules a run for their money.
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World’s Most Expensive Honey Costs as Much as a Small Car

World’s Most Expensive Honey Costs as Much as a Small Car | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
At 5,000 euros (US $6,800) per kilogram, ‘Elvish’ honey from Turkey is the most expensive in the world. The special honey is extracted from a 1,800-meter deep cave in the Saricayir valley of Artvin city, northeastern Turkey.
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TRON-Like Reflective Supercars Are the Newest Thing in China

TRON-Like Reflective Supercars Are the Newest Thing in China | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It looks like the Chinese aren’t happy with their plain old boring supercars. So they’ve decided to cover them up in the latest trendy accessory – TRON-like reflective trimmings.
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10 Incredible People Who Aren't What They Seem to Be

10 Incredible People Who Aren't What They Seem to Be | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the Swedish male singer who dresses like a Japanese doll but sounds like a man to the Chinese grandpa who models teen clothing on the internet, check out 10 incredible people who aren't what they seem to be.
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Buildings that look like UFO crash landings

Buildings that look like UFO crash landings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Sometimes a building is like an architectural alien. The bizarrely-shaped museums in these photographs are so different from the city around them that it's as if they erupted out of a dimensional doorway from another universe.
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Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Her Husband a Coat and Hat Out of Her Own Hair

Chinese Woman Spends 11 Years Knitting Her Husband a Coat and Hat Out of Her Own Hair | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Xiang Renxian, a 60-year-old retired schoolteacher from Chongqing, China, has spent the last 11 years weaving a coat and a hat out of her own hair for her husband.
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This famous brain was cut into 2,400 slices and uploaded to the cloud

This famous brain was cut into 2,400 slices and uploaded to the cloud | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Henry Molaison had one of the most unique brains known to neuroscience. Now, six years after "H.M.'s" death, his brain has been sliced, digitized, uploaded, and made available to scientists for further study.
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Salton Sea Beach – A Graveyard Made Up of Millions of Fish Bones

Salton Sea Beach – A Graveyard Made Up of Millions of Fish Bones | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
California’s largest lake is also its worst one.
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