fire ants
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How Fire Ants Form Towers More Than 30 Ants High

How fire ants form towers more than 30 ants high. Fire ants may not be cute or cuddly, but they have…

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What Life Actually Was Like For A Real Pirate

What life actually was like for a real pirate. In between bouts of pirate-talk and rocking out to Alestorm (or…

digital age
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Scientists Warn That We Are Entering A Digital Dark Age

We are entering a digital dark age You may think that those photos on Facebook or all your tweets may…

Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod
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Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod Proves a Big Hit

The Armageddon-Proof Survival Pod You may be all happy and carefree today celebrating public holidays, but don’t forget about the…

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How Freshwater Cultured Pearls Began

Freshwater cultured pearls. Pearls are produced by mollusks, mussels or oysters belonging to the Unionidae family. Saltwater pearls are produced…

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The Deadly Alaskan Bermuda Triangle

You’ve probably heard legends about planes and ships mysteriously disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle. But those legends don’t come close…

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Botticelli’s Masterpiece Of ‘The Birth of Venus’

Sandro Botticelli, an early master of the Italian Renaissance, is celebrated for his contributions to the major art motion. He…

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How Pandas Got Their Patches – Science And Mythology

Panda patches. Giant pandas’ patches are among the most striking of any mammal: black ears and eye spots set against…

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Man In Colorful Parrot Costume Helps To Sell Houses Online

Colorful parrot. If you’re looking for a way to to make your property stand out on a real-estate website, dressing…

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Pieces That Are All the Same Solid Color By Pure Hell Puzzles

Looking for a real challenge in your life? Try Pure Hell, a maddening puzzle made up of extra tiny pieces that…

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Daughter Found Box With 30,000 Never-Before-Seen Negatives

Never-seen-before negatives. Some artists don’t live long enough to experience the recognition they get. Masha Ivashintsova was one of them….

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It’s The Addicted Rats That Ate 450 Kilograms Of Marijuana!

Addicted rats. When police inspectors in Pilar, Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, were recently questioned about the disappearance of 540 kg…

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Denmark Strait Cataract. It Isn’t What You Think

Denmark Strait Cataract. What’s the largest waterfall in the world? If you’re talking by flow rate, it’s Inga Falls. If…

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Ignorant Scientists. So Many Don’t Know What They’re Talking About

Ignorant scientists. Science has enormous cachet and authority in our culture, for very understandable reasons! And that has led scientists…

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Did Saint Patrick Banish All The Snakes From Ireland?

Did Saint Patrick banish all the snakes from Ireland? It turns out the story is a bit more complicated than…

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Winners Of The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. This is one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in the…

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Miracle Cat Predicts Death And Comforts The Dying

Miracle cat predicts death. Meet Oscar who is believed to have predicted the deaths numerous people at a nursing home. The 10-year-old tabby spends…

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Townsfolk Put Mayor In Stocks For Doing A Poor Job

Mayor in stocks. In most countries, the only way you can punish politicians and civil servants for not doing a…

chinese lottery baymax
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Chinese Lottery Winners Collect Prizes Dressed As Cartoon Characters

A Chinese man was recently in the news for not only winning millions of yuan in a lottery, but also…

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Chinese Casanova Had To Leave Hospital With Police Escort

Chinese casanova has to leave hospital with police escort. When a man from China’s Hunan province got into a car accident…

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Nine Million Deaths In 2015 Because Of Pollution

Pollution creates a deadly aftermath. In 2015, about one in six of the deaths around the world were linked to…

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Human Gene Editing Is Leaving Ethics Dangerously Far Behind

In a breakthrough scientists successfully did gene editing of a human embryo to eliminate a dangerous gene mutation. The birth…

fake moon landing
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Why People Don’t Believe That The Moon Landing Happened

No conspiracy theory has captured the imagination quite like that time we faked the moon landing. That’s right, we never…

betel nut
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Asia’s Deadly Secret: The Scourge Of The Betel Nut

The scourge of the betel nut. It is used by almost a tenth of the world’s population. It gives people…

Words
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Do Words Get Removed From A Dictionary If They Are Not Used?

Do words get removed from a dictionary if they are not used? The Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary [OED] is generally…

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The Warning Signs Of Online Fraud And How To Avoid It

The warning signs of online fraud and how to avoid it. Logged 207,000 Internet fraud reports to the U.S. Internet Crime Center.

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Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals 

Fish create huge underwater spirals.  American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has…

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Groom Tried To Drown Himself After Seeing “Ugly” Bride For The First Time

Groom tried to drown himself. A  young groom from China’s Hubei province was so disappointed after seeing his bride for the first…

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Scams: Foreign Lotteries

Foreign lottery scams have been circulating online and offline for years.

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SEO Scams

If you are paying a company less than five hundred a month for Search Engine Optimization, then you are being scammed.