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Hawaii Offers 17,000 Homeless One-Way Tickets To Mainland In $100K ‘Return To Home’ Program [REPORT]
Jul 31, 2013 12:02 PM E
A Hawaii homeless program offers island residents a one-way ticket to the U.S. mainland. Critics say Hawaii’s “Return to Home” program, which the state is willing to spend $100,000 to implement, is the government’s way of shirking its responsibilities.
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Jasleen Big Baby: German Mother Gives Birth To Country’s Largest Newborn At 13Lb, 4Oz
Jul 30, 2013 15:30 PM E
Jasleen, a big baby born in Germany on Friday, weighs 13 pounds, 4 ounces. But baby Jasleen isn’t just a big baby – she’s actually the largest baby every born in Germany. That’s a heavyweight title worth bragging about.
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Urine Grown Teeth: Chinese Scientists Grow Human Tooth Using Stem Cells Sourced From Pee [REPORT]
Jul 30, 2013 12:59 PM E
Urine grown teeth, made from stem cells harvested from human pee, were developed in a lab in China. The tooth grew into a bundle of cells resembling a tooth – with dental pulp, dentin and enamel – after just three weeks. The urine grown teeth may not replace missing human teeth just yet, but Chinese scientists seem hopeful that one day, they will.
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Coffin In A Coffin: UK Archaeologists Unearth Mysterious Double Casket At King Richard III's Grave Site [VIDEO]
Jul 30, 2013 11:13 AM E
A coffin in a coffin was unearthed in the UK last week by archaeologist working at the site of King Richard III’s grave, the Grey Friars Friary site in Leicester. The coffin in a coffin consisted of a stone casket with a lead one inside of it. Scientists believe the remains probably belong to someone of high status, but won’t know for sure until they can open the lead coffin.
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Seanie Nammock: UK Girl With Stone Man Syndrome Has Muscles That Slowly Turn To Bone [VIDEO]
Jul 29, 2013 17:29 PM E
Seanie Nammock, a 17-year-old girl who lives in the UK, has an extremely rare condition called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, or FOP, that causes her muscles to slowly turn to bone. The condition will eventually render Seanie Nammock immobile as it freezes her joints in place.
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Chinese Death Pact: Hunan Province Farmers Pledge To Die Before Allowing Government To Illegally Seize Land [VIDEO]
Jul 29, 2013 15:48 PM E
A Chinese death pact was signed by 100 villagers who pledged to stand their ground against government officials looking to take control of their land. The farmers, all from Chiyou village in Hunan province, signed the Chinese death pact with red fingerprints.
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Fast Food Strike: McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King Employees Protest Against Low Wages In Massive Walk Out [VIDEO]
Jul 29, 2013 13:03 PM E
A fast food strike began today in a number of cities across the U.S. Employees are protesting low wages in the restaurant industry, calling on fast food companies to raise their minimum wages to $15 per hour.
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Giant Fungus China: Is 33Lb Mutant Mushroom The World’s Largest Toadstool? [VIDEO]
Jul 29, 2013 11:18 AM E
A giant fungus in China could be the world’s largest toadstool. The monster mushroom, which weighs 33 pounds and has over 100 mushroom caps sprouting from a single stem, was found in China’s Yunnan province in the city of Jianshui County.
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Shark Fin Ban New York: Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Prohibiting ‘Inhumane’ Shark Fin Trade [REPORT]
Jul 27, 2013 16:13 PM E
A shark fin ban in New York was signed into law on Friday, making the Big Apple state the eighth state in the U.S. to bar the sale of shark fin. New York’s shark fin ban will go into effect next year.
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Women And Funny Guys: Are Females Genetically Hardwired To Find Sense Of Humor In Men Sexy? [STUDY]
Jul 26, 2013 17:15 PM E
Women and funny guys really are made for each other. Studies show that women find guys with a great sense of humor more attractive, and that they look closely at a man’s wit when choosing a mate. But can genetics explain why?
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Red Yogurt Bugs: Dannon Slammed For Using Insect-Based Food Coloring In Yogurt Products [REPORT]
Jul 26, 2013 14:34 PM E
Red yogurt bugs, present in Dannon yogurt products, have put the food company at the center of controversy after a U.S. health advocate group announced that Dannon uses an insect-based food coloring in its yogurt.
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Plague In Squirrels Prompts Calif. Campground Closure After Rodent Tests Positive For Bubonic Infection [VIDEO]
Jul 26, 2013 12:48 PM E
A plague in squirrels prompted park rangers to close a number of campgrounds in southern California after health officials found that a squirrel tested positive for bubonic plague.
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Lobsterman Rescued: How Did John Aldridge Survive Dehydration, Exposure, Sharks For 12 Hours Off Long Island Coast?
Jul 26, 2013 11:03 AM E
A lobsterman, rescued Wednesday off the coast of Long Island, survived dehydration, hypothermia and exposure in shark infested waters for 12 hours. After falling overboard in the middle of the night, John Aldridge clung to a pair of rubber boots until the lobsterman was rescued.
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Light Stopped: German Physicists Trap Light In Crystal For Record-Breaking 60 Seconds, Could Improve Quantum Communication [VIDEO]
Jul 25, 2013 15:25 PM E
Light stopped for 60 seconds at a research center in Germany. How? With crystals and lasers. German physicists were able to stop the fastest thing in the universe dead in its tracks for a whole minute – the first time anything like this has ever been done.
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