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New guidebook for Chinese tourists warns against nose-picking

New guidebook for Chinese tourists warns against nose-picking | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As an increasing number of Chinese people travel abroad, the Chinese authorities have issued instructions how to be "civilized" tourists, with an illustrated list of dos and don'ts to ensure tourists don't give the country a bad name.
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Hallelujah! Iconic cathedral finally to be completed 144 years later... in 2026

Hallelujah! Iconic cathedral finally to be completed 144 years later... in 2026 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It is known as one of the most intricate and ornate works of architecture on Earth and, for the first time, it is possible to see what it will look like when it's completed – a full 144 years after construction began.
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The Turkish Bird Village Where People Communicate Using 400-year-Old Whistled Language

The Turkish Bird Village Where People Communicate Using 400-year-Old Whistled Language | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Do you know about the ingenious Panamanian golden frog which lives near loud waterfalls and communicates by waving?
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This bizarro 3D-printed toothbrush can clean your teeth in 6 seconds

This bizarro 3D-printed toothbrush can clean your teeth in 6 seconds | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Life just suddenly got all that more convenient. Introducing Blizzident, a $300 toothbrush that's specifically tailored to your own teeth. Just stick it in your mouth and let the bristles do the rest.
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Made in France: French Patriot Uses 100% French Things for Nine Months

Made in France: French Patriot Uses 100% French Things for Nine Months | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When the economy is in the toilet and employment rates are going down, some patriots concerned about their country’s welfare adopt various strategies to tackle the undesirable situation.
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10 Most Controversial Cases of Parents Punishing Their Kids in Public

10 Most Controversial Cases of Parents Punishing Their Kids in Public | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
As if being punished isn't bad enough, imagine being publicly punished and humiliated!
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Thief caught green-handed by British police trap

Thief caught green-handed by British police trap | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - A thief was caught not so much red-handed as green-faced in London after breaking into a car in that sprayed him with a liquid that glows emerald under ultraviolet light.
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The Shining hotel to dig up pet cemetery -

The Shining hotel to dig up pet cemetery - | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A hotel made infamous by Stephen King's The Shining has announced plans to excavate a neighbouring pet cemetery to make room for a wedding pavilion.
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LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded?

LISTEN: Is This How Our Ancestors Sounded? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What did our ancient ancestors sound like? Between approximately 4,500 and 2,500 B.C, the ancestors of much of Europe and Asia once spoke the same mother tongue, a language referred to as Proto-Indo-European, or PIE.
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More Mouthwatering Hyper-Realistic Food Paintings by Tom Martin

More Mouthwatering Hyper-Realistic Food Paintings by Tom Martin | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
They may look like high-resolution photos of delicious foods, but these are actually incredibly detailed paintings by acclaimed hyper-realist artist Tom Martin. All of his pieces is a least one meter wide and can sell for up to £17,000 ($27,000).
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Next Weekend This Abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park Will Open

Next Weekend This Abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park Will Open | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
October 5th marks the 20th anniversary of a little-known festival that takes place at North Carolina's abandoned Land of Oz theme park.
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Weird Pictures You Have to See to Believe

Weird Pictures You Have to See to Believe | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Yes, you're seeing double - but there's nothing wrong with your vision.
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7 Cases of Animals that Committed Suicide

7 Cases of Animals that Committed Suicide | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Can animals really commit suicide? While experts remain uncertain about whether they have the capacity to perform an act similar to human suicide, those who have personally witnessed self-destructive animal behavior may hold a different view.
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The bird mummies of Natron: Lake's waters petrify animals that fall in

The bird mummies of Natron: Lake's waters petrify animals that fall in | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Rift Valley's Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth.
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Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score.
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Chinese Zoo Visitors Play Tug of War with Tigers Using Live Chickens

Chinese Zoo Visitors Play Tug of War with Tigers Using Live Chickens | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Who would win in a fight between a man and a tiger? What about a man, a tiger and a chicken?
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The mutant peacock that baffled London has made it home

The mutant peacock that baffled London has made it home | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why did the white mutant peacock cross the road? This question was a source of great discussion and consternation in the Ilford area of Greater London, where a mutant white peacock was wandering across the street near the Newbury Park station.
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Amazing Concept Art Shows How We Fixed the World By 2050

Amazing Concept Art Shows How We Fixed the World By 2050 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
There's tons of bleak, dystopian science fiction about our terrible near future — so instead, author Jonathon Porritt decided to write an upbeat novel about how we dragged the world back from the edge of disaster.
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Flirty anatomical illustrations of people stripping their skin

Flirty anatomical illustrations of people stripping their skin | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These macabre illustrations add a bit of winking humor to anatomical art. Never shy, the subjects of these images perform a grim striptease, peeling off their skin instead of their clothes.
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WATCH: This May Be The Coolest Way Ever To Quit Your Job

WATCH: This May Be The Coolest Way Ever To Quit Your Job | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Now this is exactly what it looks like to go out with a bang.
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A disturbing and sad experiment that revealed the nature of phobias

A disturbing and sad experiment that revealed the nature of phobias | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
John Watson and Rosalie Rayner were two researchers at Johns Hopkins University who innocently wondered what caused phobias. Their next move was not quite so innocent.
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Hello Kitty Beer Is Here!

Hello Kitty Beer Is Here! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Say hello to Hello Kitty Beer. The Japanese brand that perhaps charmed a 5-year-old girl you know is now selling alcoholic brews with its big-headed cat on the can. (Hello Kitty beer gets plenty of buzz, but is it worth the hype?
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Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings

Crazy Buildings on Top of Buildings | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most absurdly awesome sky-high structures on Earth. (Check out some of the worlds coolest buildings on top of buildings.
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A "floating" table made of magnetic cubes

The individual cubes in the Float Table appear to be suspended in the air. The effect is created by a combination of embedded magnets and steel cables, creating furniture that appears stable when still, but moves when touched.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Half-Ton Giant Freshwater Stingray With a 15-Inch Poison Barb

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Half-Ton Giant Freshwater Stingray With a 15-Inch Poison Barb | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Don't let him scare you. This 16-foot freshwater stingray is actually a pretty calm creature. http://t.co/7IxTmR6A5D
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