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A heart-shaped flight for Valentine’s Day

The airline Virgin Atlantic celebrated Lovers’ Day by having one of its planes fly through a giant heart-shaped course off the UK. The Airbus A330 took off from Gatwick Airport near London at around 11:00 am local time for a mandatory flight test for all new aircraft. When it reached the Cornish peninsula, west of Britain, the plane branched off […]

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This Simple Sketch Helped Police Identify Thief

This Simple Sketch Helped Police Identify Thief

Police in Pennsylvania claim to have been able to identify the suspect of a robbery in an agricultural market with a portrait that impresses with its simplicity. The alleged thief claimed to be a salesman and took the place of an employee who was not at his booth. He left the area after stealing money from the trade. A witness […]

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Windows too clean for Apple Park

Windows too clean for Apple Park

The many windows of Apple’s new headquarters are so transparent that employees hit them repeatedly. Inaugurated last spring in Cupertino, California, the Apple Park is expected to accommodate 12,000 employees. This large ring-shaped building was designed by architect Norman Foster. The view opens to the outside through large windows measuring over 13 meters high. Inside, glass is also very present […]

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An Eyeball Shaving Barber?

An Eyeball Shaving Barber?

A barber in the Chinese city of Chengdu does some hair-raising things to his customers ― like shave their eyeballs. Xiong Gaowu is one of a few barbers still practicing the age-old “art”(?) of eyeball shaving. Yep, you read that right: The 62-year-old actually puts a sharp razor right on the eyeballs of his patrons and scrapes off any dirt […]

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Hemingway’s Six-Toed Cats Brave Out Hurricane Irma

Hemingway’s Six-Toed Cats Brave Out Hurricane Irma

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, home to roughly 50 six-toed cats descended from one that belonged to Hemingway when he was alive, made it safely through Hurricane Irma. Jacque Sands, the general manager of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum told the newspaper that the house was not severely damaged by the cyclone, and that the museum’s 10 staffers […]

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Hurricane Irma-Themed Cakes Are A Thing

Hurricane Irma-Themed Cakes Are A Thing

With several major Hurricanes already this season, many parts of the US are completely devastated. But that has not stopped Floridians preparing to take on Hurricane Irma by eating cake. Dozens of images of hurricane-themed baked goods have begun popping up on social media this week, with several being spotted at various Publix locations, a Florida-based supermarket chain: #publix #cake […]

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“Zombie Dogs” Roaming Chicago Neighborhood

“Zombie Dogs” Roaming Chicago Neighborhood

For a few weeks, the population of Chicago has been alarmed by the appearance of coyotes that go out to hunt by day. Police in Hanover Park, a suburb of Chicago, warned people to keep their pets inside the house to keep them from being attacked by “zombie dogs.” According to police, in recent weeks they received several reports on […]

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1979 Presenter Announcing The 2017 Eclipse Wasn’t Even Close

1979 Presenter Announcing The 2017 Eclipse Wasn’t Even Close

The event has been nicknamed “The Great American Eclipse”. On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will be able to admire the first total solar eclipse in 38 years (except the one visible from Hawaii in 1991). At least twelve million Americans will live for a few moments in the shadow that will cross the country diagonally from north-west to south-east. The expectation is passionate and the rejoicings scheduled on […]

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Jars of Nutella chocolate-hazelnut paste are displayed at a Carrefour hypermarket in Nice, France, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

20 tonnes of Nutella and Kinder Surprises stolen in Germany

UNUSUAL – It’s an original case. German police have been searching since August 12th for a refrigerated trailer filled with pallets of “Nutella” and “Kinder surprises.” The loot was stolen from the town of Neustadt in the south-west of the country, and contains 20 tons of the famous spread and treats. The estimated cost of the cargo is “between 50,000 […]

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Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in her garden

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in her garden

UNUSUAL – It’s a story that seems to have come out of a fairy tale. Mary Grams, a Canadian living in the province of Alberta, found her engagement ring thirteen years after she lost it. The precious jewelry was discovered by the daughter-in-law around … a carrot. Colleen Daley was collecting vegetables on the family farm, which has been passed […]

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