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so just how do you build an artificial brain?

so just how do you build an artificial brain? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Journalist and skeptic Steven Poole is breathing fire in his scathing review of the current crop of trendy pop neuroscience books, citing rampant cherry-picking, oversimplifications, and constant presentations of much-debated functions of the brain...
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16 Of The World's Weirdest Food Vending Machines

16 Of The World's Weirdest Food Vending Machines | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
We've all relied on the convenience of a vending machine at one time or another, whether getting a soft drink at a concert venue or grabbing a snack at the office (Starbuck's recently introduced coffee vending machines for the office).
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Where's Wally? celebrates 25th birthday

Where's Wally? celebrates 25th birthday | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The popular red-and-white-striped children’s figure of “Where’s Wally?” fame turns 25 today, as fans celebrate quarter of a century since his creation. (Where's Wally?
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Woman Claims She's Jack Sparrow, Steals Ferry

Woman Claims She's Jack Sparrow, Steals Ferry | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Yo ho ho and a little too much rum. Alison Whelan, 51, who reportedly hijacked a ferry while yelling at police officers that she was Jack Sparrow, has been jailed.
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Is that Nesski? Russian scientists claim lake is home to Siberian Loch Ness monster

Is that Nesski? Russian scientists claim lake is home to Siberian Loch Ness monster | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Researchers using underwater scanners have found evidence of 33 feet long 'Nesski' in the deep waters of Lake Labynkyr in Siberia.
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10 weird things in England

10 weird things in England | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Visit the quirky, the odd and the weird in England, such as Wookey Hole and Whitby Abbey. ... odd. Head to the city of Oxford and the Pitt Rivers Museum for some very strange, intellectual and peculiar treasures.
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Hotels for the Dead: Mausoleums Reveal Spectral Light and Kitsch Decor

Hotels for the Dead: Mausoleums Reveal Spectral Light and Kitsch Decor | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
America in the '50s was a time of consumer optimism. The post-war economy was booming and in addition to brand-new tract houses and shiny state-of-the-art appliances the popularity of a more opulent burial style was also on the rise.
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Cartoonist Looking for Solvers of World’s Largest Hand-Drawn Maze

Cartoonist Looking for Solvers of World’s Largest Hand-Drawn Maze | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 Joe Wos, a Pittsburgh-based cartoonist and performer, is currently working on what he hopes will be the new world’s largest most difficult hand-drawn maze.
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Indian man pulls 41-ton train with hair

Indian man pulls 41-ton train with hair | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
CBS News: Indian man pulls 41-ton train with hair - In a unique attempt to enter the record books, Sailen Roy successfully pulled a 41-ton engine and four coaches of a toy train with his hair tuft in India.
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World’s Largest Vertical Garden Grows on Italian Shopping Center

World’s Largest Vertical Garden Grows on Italian Shopping Center | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 A shopping center in the Italian town of Rozanno has recently claimed a rather unusual Guinness record, for the world’s biggest vertical garden.
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Planes of the future could fly on sawdust or straw

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Passenger jets could be chomping on straw or flying on fuel extracted from sawdust in coming years as the search widens for cleaner alternatives to kerosene, French scientists say.
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Artist Creates Controversial Collages from Adult Magazine Clippings (NSFW)

Artist Creates Controversial Collages from Adult Magazine Clippings (NSFW) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Jonathan Yeo creates controversial collages and celebrity portraits from hardcore adult magazine clippings...
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7 Unhealthy Foods Vegetarians Eat

7 Unhealthy Foods Vegetarians Eat | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Myth or fact: All vegetarians like to eat the vegetables the rest of us aren't eating. As it turns out, myth — a big one.
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This Optical Trick Is Annoying the Hell Out of Me

So, here are some lines moving like crazy. Stop moving like crazy, you lines! Oh, here are some squares. "Hello lines, let's all play nice together!" they say. (This optical illusion is extremely cool and kind of annoying.
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Chinese Hospitals Introduce Automatic Sperm Extractors

Chinese Hospitals Introduce Automatic Sperm Extractors | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Various Chinese hospitals have begun using automatic sperm extractors for infertility patients with problems re (Chinese Hospitals Introduce Automatic Sperm Extractors http://t.co/CXC4Sip9...)...
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Craig Tracy’s Unbelievable Body-Painting Optical Illusions

Craig Tracy’s Unbelievable Body-Painting Optical Illusions | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 New Orleans-based artist Craig Tracy is considered a trendsetter in the art of body painting. He spends hour painstakingly painting his subjects’ bodies with water-based paint, before taking photos of them in unique positions.
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My eyes!!!!!!
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Baxter, A Manufacturing Robot That Can Work With Human Coworkers

Baxter, A Manufacturing Robot That Can Work With Human Coworkers | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/rjPFqkFyrOY Baxter is a new manufacturing robot that is designed to work closely with human coworkers (video).
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Chinese Festival Organizers Create Human Zoo for Beggars

Chinese Festival Organizers Create Human Zoo for Beggars | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 Beggars at a religious festival in Nanchang, southern China, have been ordered to either stay in specially-built metal cages or risk being removed from the city, in an attempt to stop them from harassing visitors.
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Elephant artist paints to raise money for charity -

Elephant artist paints to raise money for charity - | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Elephant keeper Elizabeth Callaghan from Whipsnade Zoo says Karishma enjoys putting brush to canvas just as long as she keeps getting bananas.
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Wacky Scientist-Turned-Artist Uses Bacteria to Create Art

Wacky Scientist-Turned-Artist Uses Bacteria to Create Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Zachary Copfer, a former scientist turned artist uses common bacteria to recreate portraits of famous icons from the science and art worlds (Wacky Scientist-Turned-Artist Uses Bacteria to Create Art http://t.co/5dzDWoeH...)...
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Seagull films itself stealing video camera (VIDEO)

Seagull films itself stealing video camera (VIDEO) http://t.co/t6xRAR9I via @newslite...
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Pictures of the day: 17 September 2012

Pictures of the day: 17 September 2012 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Today: Urban camouflage, a wrought iron car, and a woman with size 14 feet.
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