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Super Bowl Team Cities See More Flu Deaths

Regions that send a team to the Super Bowl saw on average an 18 percent increase in flu deaths among those over 65, probably because of increased transmission due to gatherings of people at parties during the height of the flu season. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Drunk birds sober up in Environment Yukon holding tank

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Birds in Yukon are getting tipsy on fermented berries, so Environment Yukon has set up an avian drunk tank where they can sober up safely.

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Hitler was a regular user of crystal meth

Hitler was a regular user of crystal meth | Wierd and Wonderful | Scoop.it
Last year, newly published letters written by Nobel prize winner Heinrich Böll appeared to confirm that Nazi troops took crystal methamphetamines in order to stay awake and motivated, despite the desperate conditions they faced on the front line.
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New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter

New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter | Wierd and Wonderful | Scoop.it
Researchers see signature of “Majorana particles” inside superconducting iron

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Solar plants causing birds to catch on fire in mid-flight

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Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

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Two-Headed Dolphin Washes Up on a Beach in Turkey

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A rare occurrence, marine biologists told Turkish media

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Tim Waddup's curator insight, October 14, 2014 4:09 PM

"This way.", "NO this way!"

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Russia loses contact with lizard sex satellite

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The lusty geckos will have plenty of time alone.

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Azrocks Smith's curator insight, August 2, 2014 11:29 PM

Just think it might be easier to watch from ground level

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Earth's Most Abundant, But Hidden Mineral Finally Seen, Named

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Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of the rock enclosed inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite. Its new name: bridgmanite.

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Woman seeks divorce from husband over his dislike of 'Frozen'

Woman seeks divorce from husband over his dislike of 'Frozen' | Wierd and Wonderful | Scoop.it
Of all the reasons why you might want to end your marriage, this one has to rank among the most bizarre.

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Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating

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Indian court has been asked to rule on whether a revered Hindu guru is dead or alive – and whether it is a matter of religious faith or scientific fact

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Orangutans Share Their Future Plans with Others

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The apes can draft a plan and communicate it with their troop

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The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene | Wierd and Wonderful | Scoop.it
84% of Americans are unable to locate Ukraine on a world map; those that can't are more likely to support military intervention.

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Frog killing fungus found in Madagascar: described as 'worst news imaginable'

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That’s it. The worst news imaginable.
A new study published in PLoS One last week has found chytrid - a fungal disease considered to be responsible for the extinction and decline of hundreds upon...

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Two secret planets seem to be hiding at the edge of our solar system

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At least two planets that could be bigger than Earth might have been hiding at the edge of our solar system, scientists have claimed.

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Beer truck accident sparks village party

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The accident happened late Thursday night on the bypass that connects Lucknow to Delhi. Locals rescued the truck driver and his brother, who received minor injuries, before turning to the cargo.

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Comedy club uses facial recognition to charge by the laugh

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Paying a cover at a comedy club may become a thing of the past.

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Giant flesh-eating leech filmed swallowing huge earthworm like spaghetti - Telegraph

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For the first time a giant, 50cm long, leech has been filmed swallowing a huge blue earthworm in the forests of Borneo for new BBC documentary Wonders of the Monsoon

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Drivers cited for not yielding to officer in traffic cone costume

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California drivers have seen the signs before: "Slow for the cone." But for Moreno Valley motorists, the giant orange cone traversing the crosswalk was supposed to mean "stop."

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232 Teeth Extracted from a Teenager! | More From India | www.indiatimes.com

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Ashik Gavai, 17,stunned doctors at Sir J.J. Hospital with his many many teeth-232 to be precise.

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Video | Man Arrested for Stealing Bras in Bra, Italy | Toronto Star

A man is under house arrest after police say he stole bras and underwear from washing lines in Bra, Italy. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has more.

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String of home invasions in Boston could be tied to serial tickler

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WCVB Channel 5 is your source for the latest local headlines and live alerts. Visit Boston's most reliable source for breaking news.

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Sheep world cup hoofs off

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Colombia joins the Brazil World Cup 2014 party in its own unique way during the International Poncho day.

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Top 10 New Animal Species of 2014

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The top ten new species of 2014 show that biodiversity is alive and well.

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High School in Kyrgyzstan Closed Due To 'Onslaught Of Snakes'

High School in Kyrgyzstan Closed Due To 'Onslaught Of Snakes' | Wierd and Wonderful | Scoop.it
Ssssssssschool'ssssssss closssssssed, kidssssss.

Classes at a high school in southern Kyrgyzstan were suspended Tuesday due to an "onslaught of snakes," a school spokesman told Russian news agency Interfax.

The spokesman said that sin...

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Darth Vader nominated to run for president in Ukraine

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Central Election Commission of Ukraine confirmed Darth Vader's entry into the presidential race Saturday.

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