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This Optical Illusion Fools Monkeys as Well as Humans

This Optical Illusion Fools Monkeys as Well as Humans | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Thatcher Effect is a well-known optical illusion, first tested with a picture of Margaret Thatcher. It's glaringly obvious, but humans almost always fall for it. So, it seems, do monkeys.
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What About Life Today Will Most Confuse Future Archeologists?

What About Life Today Will Most Confuse Future Archeologists? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Some things (like a Lost episode or the freeway system) really only make sense in context. So what about our lives today is mostly likely to cause a confused archeologist 1,000 years in the future to give up in despair?
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Biochemist Patrick Brown has developed a veggie burger that "bleeds" like real meat.

Biochemist Patrick Brown has developed a veggie burger that "bleeds" like real meat. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Biochemist Patrick Brown has developed a veggie burger that "bleeds" like real meat. The secret ingredient is heme, a molecule that comes from the roots of nitrogen-fixing plants but has the iron-tinged character of hemoglobin.
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What the Hell Is This Animal and Why Is It Moving Like That?

What the Hell Is This Animal and Why Is It Moving Like That? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It's like some kind of Cthulhu Mythos creature. And it's real.
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Chickens are getting bigger.

Chickens are getting bigger. | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Chickens are getting bigger. A lot bigger. A new study charts the growth of the bird to almost 5 times its size from less than 50 years ago.
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Keep Your Beer From Skunking -- Using Science!

Keep Your Beer From Skunking -- Using Science! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A cold beer seems made for drinking in the sun, but sometimes those summertime beers inexplicably develop a rotten flavor when served in the heat of the day. Why does that happen?
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Photographic archive of wacky inventions spanning the last 100 years, in pictures - Telegraph

Photographic archive of wacky inventions spanning the last 100 years, in pictures - Telegraph | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
An archive of weird and wacky innovations has been unearthed by an amateur historian as he trawled through a collection of images spanning the last 100 years.
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While pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the US

While pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the US | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While the rising tide of pumpkin brews may be a modern phenomenon, brewing beer with pumpkins is as old as the U.S. itself. For colonials, the pumpkin was not used for flavor, but as a source of fermentable sugar.
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Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time

Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For the first time, filmmakers in the forests of Borneo's Mount Kinabalu have documented the so-repulsive-it's-captivating behavior of a large, red, worm-guzzling predator.
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The Chemistry Of Why Baking Powder Can't Be Used As Baking Soda

The Chemistry Of Why Baking Powder Can't Be Used As Baking Soda | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
They're both white powders. They're both used in baking. Both substances are leavening agents, substances that release gas bubbles and puff up dough so it's fluffy instead of flat. Both have the same look and texture, but they are used differently.
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10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms

10 Strange Natural Defense Mechanisms | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
All living things would do pretty much anything to survive and to insure the lives of their offspring. Check out these 10 unique ways animals (and humans) defend themselves from potential dangers.
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Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus

Before Wasps Enslaved Caterpillars, They Enslaved a Virus | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every day we get more proof that wasps are the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not only do they mind-control caterpillars and inject them with their wasp babies, they also managed to enslave a virus to do their dirty work for them.
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Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK

Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking?
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The oddly named, Aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) native to the biodiversity hub of Madagascar is equally as strange in its appearance, but there is method in its madness.
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Terrifyingly Brilliant Spider Creates Stunningly Advanced Web

Terrifyingly Brilliant Spider Creates Stunningly Advanced Web | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A European garden spider recently stumbled upon a rather amazing solution to a serious problem. It wanted to weave its web across the top of a garage, but the angle of the roof was too shallow for anchoring.
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Can You Refrain From Picturing A Pink Elephant?

Can You Refrain From Picturing A Pink Elephant? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists seem to think that, if told to picture an elephant, you will always, on some level, obediently picture an elephant. But asking people to picture a pink elephant is a different matter... maybe.
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How Toad Licking Gets You High (And Then Kills You)

How Toad Licking Gets You High (And Then Kills You) | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Toad licking has long been recognized as a stupid, risky way to try to get high. But do you know the biochemistry that determines how stupid and risky it actually, and how high you could get. Let's squeeze some toads.
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11 Amazing Science Fair Projects

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Science fair projects are thought to be the dominion of vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, but some kids take things far above and beyond. Here are 11 of the most impressive science fair projects ever.
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The weirdest things women used as contraceptives throughout history

The weirdest things women used as contraceptives throughout history | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What does crocodile dung and weasel testicles and pig intestines and fizzy cola and moonshine mixed with ground beaver testicles have in common with each other? They were all used as contraceptives throughout history.
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Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize

Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For the most part, we make decisions based on our prior experiences. But what about those situations that are completely new or unpredictable?
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Inventor Creates a Math-Infused Bicycle with Seriously Cool Wheels

Inventor Creates a Math-Infused Bicycle with Seriously Cool Wheels | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Several years ago, retired military officer Guan Baihua invented what may be the ultimate geometry geek bicycle. The front wheel is a pentagonal curve, and the back wheel is a reuleaux triangle (a triangular curve).
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Wireless Robot Octopus Swims With the Fishes [Video]

Wireless Robot Octopus Swims With the Fishes [Video] | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Robot octopuses can already walk, jet along and even grasp tools. But new advances have these machines swimming faster than ever. And thanks to the addition of soft, fleshy webs, they’re...
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Meet Miracle Mike, the Chicken Who Lived for 18 Months Without His Head

Meet Miracle Mike, the Chicken Who Lived for 18 Months Without His Head | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Mike meet everyone, everyone meet Mike. No, no, don't wave. He can't see, you're just making this awkward. Also known as Miracle Mike, Mike the Headless Chicken was a plump, five-year-old cockerel...
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A Bite From This Tiny Tick Can Turn You into a Vegetarian

A Bite From This Tiny Tick Can Turn You into a Vegetarian | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The tiny Lone Star tick can succeed where countless health experts and diet planners have failed – this bug has the power to put people off red meat! The tick isn’t vegetarian itself, but it sure can turn you into one for life.
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The Anthropocebo Effect Explains How Our Minds Can Destroy the World

The Anthropocebo Effect Explains How Our Minds Can Destroy the World | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The placebo effect and the nocebo effect demonstrate that our minds have a special kind of control over our bodies. They also might have control over the world. And that's something to be worried about.
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The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy

The Mothman Who Created An Evolutionary Controversy | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Every student of biology has seen photos of the peppered moths. In a forest polluted by smoke, dark peppered moths resting against darkened bark have a natural advantage and proliferate. In a pristine forest, light moths have the advantage.
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