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A Small-Town Spanish Mayor is Being Asked to Exorcise a Government Building

As we're all learning these days, if you want to help enact political change, it pays to agitate on a local level. Go meet up with your representatives and make them aware of your policy priorities!...

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Found: A Stray Chicken in a McDonald's Bathroom

Why did the chicken cross the road in Cobourg? To go to @McDonalds of course. Watch the video now.https://t.co/atkCT8PlOUpic.twitter.com/z8cm0m7r9w— Northumberland News (@north_news) February 22,...

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Why Is an American Nuclear 'Sniffer' Plane in Europe?

A week and a half ago, the Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), a French agency tasked with investigating nuclear threats, issued a cryptic press release on its website. A spike...

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Japanese Street Vendors and Their Spongy Fish Pancakes

Soft with a slightly crunchy exterior, and stuffed with a sweet filling, these fish-shaped cakes called "taiyaki" are a traditional and popular street vendor snack in Japan.Similar to a waffle or...

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Wet Cement Perfectly Tells the Tale of a Faceplant

Anyone that’s ever tripped and caught themselves, trying to play it off like nothing happened and hoping no one noticed, can relate to the feeling of relief when you know you got away with it....

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Australian Settlers Used Magic Signs to Keep Evil Away

Australians weren’t supposed to have used magic. The first British settlement on the continent was founded in 1788, at a time when superstitious practices and beliefs were thought to be dying out,...

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Found: Internal Apple Computer Memos From 1979, Left at a Seattle Goodwill

Earlier this week, Reddit user vadermeer was at the Seattle Goodwill Outlet, when “I noticed the Apple logo on letterhead sticking out from a bin of books” and started digging through the box. Inside...

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College Partiers Are Being Investigated for Forcing a Rooster to Smoke

Die mense is die hoender in vir die Helshoogte Hoenderdag en vir goeie rede!#TheLateShow met @carlamackenzie7https://t.co/XV4PKYIwA8. pic.twitter.com/oEJZ0gi7vn— Jacaranda FM (@jacarandafm) February...

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Six Stories of Stunning Passports From Countries That No Longer Exist

British Palestine. The USSR. The Free State of Fiume. History is rife with states that simply didn't make it: ones, thanks to the precariousness of politics, that eventually switched names, changed...

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Where to Find the World's Best Hometown Monsters

A cryptid is a creature whose existence, diplomatically put, cannot be proved or disproved by science. Cryptid lore tends to be less fantastical than ghost stories or fairytales, but not altogether...

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In 1959, British Scientists Carefully Perfected the Pickled Onion

Step into an onion laboratory in 1959, where researchers bustle about to create the perfect pickled onion. A group of scientists at the British Food Manufacturing Industries Research Association in...

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Prince Charles Is Behind a Plan to Use Nutella to Help Sterilize a Lot of...

Red squirrels, or sciurus vulgaris, live and breathe all across northern Europe and parts of Siberia. But on the British Isles, their numbers, in recent years, have taken a nose dive. That's thanks to,...

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A Growing Archive of Global Street Music

Maybe you don’t have a lot of street performers where you live, but all over the world they represent a web of underrepresented artists dedicated to performing live, day after day. It's exactly that...

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Some Scotland Villagers Are Trying to Slow Speeding Cars with Hair Dryers

Hairdryers used to strike a blow against speeding drivers https://t.co/OdguxaImsRpic.twitter.com/O9jdbCUc3N— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) February 23, 2017With drivers speeding through their...

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Found: Mysterious, Maze-Like Neolithic Fences

In Denmark, archaeologists have found a series of ancient fences arranged in concentric rings, closing off a huge area about the size of two large sports fields, the New Historian reports.The fences...

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Are We Knitting Too Many Tiny Sweaters for Animals?

Rhea Eisenmann of Boston, Massachusetts, probably has more sweaters than you do. At last count, she had 110 of them, including a bright turquoise pullover with an orange-bordered hood, a felt jumper,...

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After 40 Years, A Jeep Was Freed From Its Sandy Prison on Cape Cod

Sometime around 1977, John Moore of Truro, Massachusetts came back from a long beach drive and parked his beloved white Jeep Wagoneer in the garage.This past Friday—February 24th, 2017—the Jeep finally...

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A Closer Look at That Oscar-Winning Animatronic Horse Puppet

At last night's Oscars, three unexpected words sent spectators into a state of bewilderment. No, not "La La Land"—"animatronic horse puppet."Over an hour before the Best Picture announcement was...

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When High-Class Ladies Wore Masks That Made It Impossible to Speak

For refined, upper-class ladies in 16th-century Europe, getting a tan, especially on your face, was not a good look.The implication of such coloring was that one must work outside, and thus, quite...

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'Explosion' After a Chunk of Ice From a Jet Crashed Through This Couple's Home

WestJet to pay for damages after ice chunk crashes through Calgary house https://t.co/XTdsGs6ccVpic.twitter.com/AFtwdUE3Ad— CBC News (@CBCNews) February 26, 2017Friday night in Calgary, Theresa and...

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