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Amazing Satellite Images Of The Ghost Cities Of China

December 20, 2010

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The hottest market in the hottest economy in the world is Chinese real estate. The big question is how vulnerable is this market to a crash. One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes. We’ve tracked down satellite photos of these […]

8000 year-old Sun temple found in Bulgaria

December 20, 2010

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The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010. The Bulgarian ‘Stonehenge’ is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the […]

Harrods Christmas light message goes viral

December 20, 2010

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The online blog spot ‘dashperiod’ has sparked a viral campaign online, which is hitting twitter by storm, after it sensationally revealed that a disgruntled Harrods Father Christmas has written F**K OFF HARRODS in Christmas lights on the side of the world famous department store. According to dashperiod, the masterpiece is the work of a disgruntled […]

Frozen Cleveland lighthouse draws visitors

December 20, 2010

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Days of unrelenting gale force winds which began on December 13 churned up white caps on Lake Erie. Those monster waves crashed across the Cleveland Harbor breakwall and West Pier lighthouse. The Arctic temperatures did the rest. The spray froze instantly and layer upon layer accumulated on the lake shore structures until they appeared to […]

Raptor-like dinosaur discovered in eastern Utah

December 20, 2010

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Scientists have discovered the oldest reported raptor-like dinosaur in eastern Utah. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday that the Geminiraptor suarezarum (swah-REHZ’-ur-uhm) is believed to be 125 million years old. Most of the known raptors discovered in North America date to between 72 and 75 million years ago. The dinosaur was found on BLM […]

The fearless woman who’s lucky to be alive

December 20, 2010

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John von Radowitz – A woman who knows no fear because of damage to a key emotion centre in her brain is lucky to be alive, scientists said today. The US woman, known only as SM, lives in a poor and dangerous neighbourhood and has been the victim of numerous crimes. Over the years she […]

Lord Jesus Christ hit by car

December 20, 2010

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The victim might have forgiven the woman who ran him down in a Massachusetts crosswalk, but police haven’t. Police say a Pittsfield woman has been cited for running down a man named Lord Jesus Christ as he crossed a street in Northampton on Tuesday. The 50-year-old man is from Belchertown. Officers checked his ID and […]

Study finds probable carcinogen in 31 U.S. cities’ tap water

December 20, 2010

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Lyndsey Layton – A new analysis showing the presence of a probable carcinogen in the tap water of 31 cities across the country, including the District and Bethesda, has raised questions about what consumers in those communities can do to reduce their exposure. The chemical, hexavalent chromium, got public attention via the 2000 film “Erin […]