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Coral sex frenzy forces beach closure

Coral sex frenzy forces beach closure | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
FRISKY coral are being blamed for the closure of a Sunshine Coast beach today.
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Dogs That Chase Their Tails May Have OCD

Researchers believe canine compulsions may be similar to human ones...
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500 Chinese cats saved from the cooking pot

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Police in the eastern Chinese city of Xuzhou have intercepted a lorry carrying 500 cats destined for the cooking pot.
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More than 80,000 lbs. of walnuts stolen

Two companies who recently bought walnuts from Tehama County each reported around 40,000 pounds of the processed nuts stolen in the last two weeks, and deputies are searching for a suspicious delivery driver with a Russian accent who they say is...
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9 New Tarantula Species Discovered in Brazil

9 New Tarantula Species Discovered in Brazil | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Nine new species of colorful, arboreal tarantulas have been discovered in central and eastern Brazil, an area where only seven tarantula species had previously been known. ...
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When people worry about maths, the brain feels the pain

When people worry about maths, the brain feels the pain | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago.
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Rio drug bosses put a ransom on the head of police sniffer dog

Drug bosses in Rio de Janeiro have issued a 'death order' against a sniffer dog named Boss, according to reports.
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Prehistoric Transylvanian mammal had red teeth

Prehistoric Transylvanian mammal had red teeth | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Just in time for Halloween, we bring you Barbatodon transylvanicus, a mammal that scurried beneath the feet of dinosaurs and had blood-red tooth enamel...
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Police Break-up Cat Party

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Police officers, shut and locked all windows of an empty house in Keflavík, Southwest Iceland, yesterday, after neighbors had reported a band of cats coming and going.

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Republican women look more feminine than Democrats

Republican women look more feminine than Democrats | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
NCBI ROFL | Appearance-based politics: Sex-typed facial cues communicate political party affiliationConsequential political judgments often rely on facial appearance, yet t...
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The bizarre burial rituals of Europe's newly discovered 'oldest town': Residents sliced their dead in half and buried them from the pelvis up

The bizarre burial rituals of Europe's newly discovered 'oldest town': Residents sliced their dead in half and buried them from the pelvis up | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The newly discovered ancient settlement, thought to date back to 4700BC, is near the Bulgarian town of Provadia, about 25 miles from the country's Black Sea coast.
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Female Virgin Auctions Virginity For £485,000, Male Virgin Gets Just £1,800

Female Virgin Auctions Virginity For £485,000, Male Virgin Gets Just £1,800 | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it

A 20-year-old Brazilian woman has auctioned her virginity for £485,000.

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Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time

Watching horror films burns nearly 200 calories a time | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Watching a horror film could burn off a whole bar of chocolate, according to new research released today.
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Man secretly filmed female flatmates in shower... to monitor water consumption

A man admitted fixing a camera in the shower of his two female flatmates - telling a court that he did so to monitor their water consumption.
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Young Birds Get Dangerously Drunk On Fermented Berries

Young Birds Get Dangerously Drunk On Fermented Berries | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It turns out that, just like human teenagers, young birds can also get tipsy off of alcohol, make some poor decisions, and end up clumsy, stumbling wrecks.
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Man Attempts to Auction Off Earth

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Much more valuable than your Crayola collector's tin, a Japanese man is attempting to auction off the Earth on Yahoo Auctions.
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Saturn's Moon Titan Glows in the Dark

Saturn's Moon Titan Glows in the Dark | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Further study of the glow could shed light on the complex chemical reactions going on in Titan's atmosphere...
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Particle and wave-like behavior of light measured simultaneously

Particle and wave-like behavior of light measured simultaneously | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
What is light made of: waves or particles? This basic question has fascinated physicists since the early days of science. Quantum mechanics predicts that photons, particles of light, are both particles and waves simultaneously.
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Lives of female Komodo dragons cut short by 'housework'

Lives of female Komodo dragons cut short by 'housework' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Female Komodo dragons have half the life expectancy as their male counterparts, and the evidence points to domestic labor as the reason behind the discrepancy.
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Quaazy, zowpig and splawder - endangered words considered for Scrabble dictionary

Quaazy, zowpig and splawder - endangered words considered for Scrabble dictionary | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scrabble lovers could soon be racking up double-digit scores with words such as quaazy, zowpig and splawder after games officials ruled more words from Britain's regions should be featured.
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Superstorm Sandy causes coffins to rise up from the ground

Superstorm Sandy causes coffins to rise up from the ground | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
At one cemetery in Crisfield, Maryland, two caskets, one silver and the other bronze, rose up from the ground as the sheer force of the water unleashed by Sandy swelled the ground.
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Sweden is Running Out of Rubbish

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Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste.
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Sacrificial ram butts his owner to death

Sacrificial ram butts his owner to death | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Also: Wolf massacres 15 sheep in Saudi...
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Only member of the queue for a Wii U forced to leave by Hurricane Sandy.

Only member of the queue for a Wii U forced to leave by Hurricane Sandy. | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Will be allowed to rejoin the queue once conditions become safe.
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German Politician Smokes Marijuana on Live TV

German Politician Smokes Marijuana on Live TV | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Smoking a joint on live television is tough to deny. But that is the predicament that one German politician finds himself in after he took a drag off a joint during a late-night talk show on Thursday night.
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