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Brides are ditching flowers for cotton-candy bouquets and other unconventional edible arrangements

Friday  17:53,   22 february 2019
msn

Like pizza and donut bouquets, cotton-candy bouquets have joined an ever-growing list of edible alternatives to traditional floral... >>>

A Private Island With Ancient Ruins Just Hit the Market in Ireland

Friday  17:53,   22 february 2019
mentalfloss

Interested in buying your own private island? High Island in Ireland is currently for sale, and it's home to ruins dating back to the 7th... >>>

Now, become an astronaut if you can tell a good joke

Friday  17:53,   22 february 2019
khaleejtimes

Now, become an astronaut if you can tell a good joke The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) wants an "onboard comedian" in its team for a manned mission to Mars in order to make to stressful situations light during the long... >>>

This “Sexy” Courthouse Statue of Abraham Lincoln Is Going Viral—Photos

Friday  17:53,   22 february 2019
bestlifeonline

Everyone is obsessed with a sexy statue of a youngAbraham Lincoln at the Los Angeles federal courthouse which has been nicknamed "Honest... >>>

Koala snapped in 'seductive' pose goes viral

Friday  14:42,   22 february 2019
msn

The cheeky marsupial was pictured as if to say 'I'm ready for... >>>

Great White Sharks May Have Led to Megalodons' Extinction

Friday  14:42,   22 february 2019
mentalfloss

New fossil research shows that the last megalodons died off 1 million years earlier than previously believed, suggesting that the simultaneous rise of great white sharks contributed to their... >>>

Were dinosaurs killed off by asteroid or volcanoes? It's complicated

Friday  11:07,   22 february 2019
msn

Every school child knows the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid smashing into the Earth some 66 million years ago. But scientists say the story may not be quite that simple, and that massive volcanic eruptions over hundreds of thousands of... >>>

At National Portrait Gallery, new space encourages kids to look and touch

Friday  07:51,   22 february 2019
washingtonpost

The ‘Explore’ exhibit features hands-on activities for... >>>

This Is What Really Happens to All Those Old Mardi Gras Beads

Friday  07:51,   22 february 2019
bestlifeonline

Many spend Mardi Gras trying to rack up as many beads possible, but where do they go after the party is over? Here's what really happens to those old... >>>

71-Year-Old Retiree Paints Stunning Replicas of Renaissance Artworks

Friday  07:51,   22 february 2019
insideedition

Cosimo Geracitano of Coquitlam, B.C., displays his replica of Michelangelo’s "Creation of Adam" on his ceiling. This 71-year-old artist’s walls in his Canadian home are filled with paintings by the greats, including Johannes Vermeer’s "The Girl With >>>

A park ranger won a $29.5 million lottery jackpot while she was furloughed during the government shutdown

Friday  04:26,   22 february 2019
msn

Judith Smith, of Bayonne, New Jersey, was announced the winner of the $29.5 million Dec. 17, 2018 Pick-6 Jackpot on... >>>

Long Lost Monster Bee With Huge Jaws Rediscovered

Thursday  19:13,   21 february 2019
newsweek

Wallace’s giant bee has a wingspan of 2.5 inches and is four times bigger than a European... >>>

The Surprising Reason Zebras Have Stripes

Thursday  17:21,   21 february 2019
theatlantic

By putting black-and-white coats on horses, a new study shows that the pattern discourages biting flies from... >>>

A flight attendant explains why you don't want to hear the phrase 'easy victor' on board a plane

Thursday  17:20,   21 february 2019
msn

You'll never hear the captain say it out of the blue without any... >>>

Man finds 4ft snake in his toilet in Essex

Thursday  17:20,   21 february 2019
news.sky

A man has been sent running in panic after finding a snake in his toilet while his home was being renovated. The 4ft (1.2m) reptile was discovered by the man at his home in Basildon, Essex, causing him to run upstairs "in a moment of panic,"... >>>