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Chicago Man Gets Stuck In Elevator Twice In One Day

February 8, 2012

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Firefighters rescued a man from a trapped elevator early Monday morning — only to see him get stuck in a second elevator just moments later, CBS Chicago reports. Around 9:15 p.m. Sunday night, the man notified authorities that he was stuck inside the 21st floor elevator of the Mid-Continental Plaza in Downtown Chicago, according to […]

Earliest Human Paintings Ever: Not made by our Homo Sapiens

February 8, 2012

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According to new dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may change our ideas about humanity’s evolution. Until now, archeologists thought that the oldest art was created during the Aurignacian period, […]

World’s Oldest Twins Are 102-Year-Old Scottish Sisters Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton

February 8, 2012

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Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton turned 102 on November 15, but they had to wait until this week for the real present. Guinness World Records has named the centenarian sisters, who hail from Aberdeenshire, Scotland,the world’s oldest twins. “Edith and Evelyn are a remarkable pair,” said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday in a press […]

Purple Squirrel Found in Pennsylvania

February 8, 2012

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02/07/2012, 09:19am According to Connie Emert, her husband released the purple squirrel back into the wild Tuesday night. A purple squirrel was found in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday, by Percy and Connie Emert. “We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them,” said Jersey Shore resident Connie Emert. […]

Chimp genius can complete computer memory test much faster than any human rival

February 8, 2012

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A chimp genius can complete a computer memory test in less time than it takes the average person to blink – and much faster than any human rival. But do the world’s cleverest animals enjoy these cognitive tasks?Ayumu, who was born and raised in Japan’s Kyoto University, can remember the location and order of a […]

Cop chases himself on CCTV

February 8, 2012

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AN undercover cop “chased” HIMSELF round streets for more than 20 minutes after a bungling CCTV operator mistook him for a suspect. The rookie policeman was staking out a burglary-hit area when the operator radioed in that he’d seen someone acting suspiciously. He directed the cop, who works for Sussex Police, as he followed the […]

The raven which inspired Edgar Allan Poe’s most haunting poem goes on display

February 8, 2012

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Each line of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven still has the power to send a chill down the spine. Now Charles Dickens’ pet raven called Grip – the little known, real-life inspiration behind one of literature’s most terrifying poems – has been has been put on display to commemorate the author’s 200th birthday. The bird, […]

Iran training an army of female Ninjas?

February 8, 2012

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Iranian Ninjas-Iran-01-29-2012 – YouTube. There are over a billion American female Ninjas but they hide so well that no one knows they even exist. They don’t even get counted by the Census. There is one hiding in your sofa right now. Wanna bet?

Mysterious two minute booming sound in Milford Haven

February 8, 2012

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The source of a strange booming noise heard in the Milford Haven area last night (Thursday) remains a mystery. The noise started at around 10.30pm and lasted for two minutes. “It was unlike anything I have ever heard,” said one resident. Pembrokeshire County Council confirmed that it received three complaints about the booming noise. Environment […]

Somali pirate ‘Six Toe Joe’ captured by Royal Navy sailors

February 8, 2012

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A Somali pirate dubbed Six Toe Joe because he has an extra digit on each foot has been captured by Royal Navy sailors. The notorious gangster, who also has an extra finger on each hand due to the rare condition polydactyly, was detained with 13 others last month. A stash of weapons including rocket launchers […]

Fans flock to home of ‘resurrected’ musician

February 8, 2012

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The “resurrection” of multi-award winning maskandi musician Khulekani Kwakhe “Mgqumeni” Mseleku has caused widespread confusion, with even close family members arguing about whether he has returned from the dead. Mgqumeni, who apparently died in December 2009 after drinking a poisonous concoction he got from a traditional healer, returned to his home in Mquthu, near Dundee, […]

Female Ninja behind the sofa: Scary face goes viral as Twitter and Facebook users spread the fear

February 8, 2012

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It could just be a trick of the light. But the terrifying face in this picture could be something more sinister. At first glance, there is nothing untoward and the image has divided the internet between the people who can see it, and those who cannot. Once it is pointed out, however, it is difficult […]

Google Earth’s lost city of Atlantis “removed” from the map?

February 8, 2012

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After three years, Google Earth map has finally been updated to remove a gridlike pattern which sparked rumors that the underwater city of Atlantis had been found. The exciting ‘non-discovery’ was made in 2009 when eagle-eyed internet users spotted a large grid on the seafloor that looked strikingly like the fabled city. Google was quick […]

Maldives installs new president amid coup allegations

February 8, 2012

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The Maldives, one of the world’s most renowned tourist destinations, installed a new president after the man credited with bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean islands resigned, apparently under military pressure following a police mutiny. His party called it a bloodless coup. On Wednesday, just 24 hours after police joined opposition protesters in attacking the […]