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How to Baffle a Bull Moose: The Time Harry Houdini Tricked Theodore Roosevelt

Monday  17:07,   18 november 2019
mentalfloss

Houdini once dumbfounded Roosevelt with an impromptu seance—little did he know, Houdini had been planning the ruse for weeks.The ocean liner hadn’t booked Houdini to perform, but when an officer asked Houdini if he’d give an impromptu performance at >>>

5-year-old drumming prodigy lands full band scholarship 13 years before his high school graduation

Monday  14:15,   18 november 2019
usatoday

This young snare drummer is so good at just 5 years old that a Mississippi college has already offered him a full band scholarship when he graduates.Nicole Jackson, 40 and a mother of three, is taking out loans to help put her 21-year-old daughter... >>>

How to improve your math skills

Monday  12:36,   18 november 2019
popsci

How to improve your math skillsStill, that doesn’t mean you can’t get those skills back. As adults, we handle mathematical problems every day: comparing prices, measuring cooking ingredients, and calculating the time it’ll take us to run several... >>>

This Is Why Santa Says "Ho, Ho, Ho"

Monday  12:36,   18 november 2019
bestlifeonline

Want to know why Santa says "ho, ho, ho"? We dug into the catchphrase's origins to find an answer—just in time for the jolly holiday season.The truth is simple: The catchphrase is "used to represent laughter," according to Merriam-Webster. So,... >>>

Different ways people have tea around the world

Monday  12:35,   18 november 2019
msn

Take a look at some unique tea cultures from around the world.High tea and afternoon tea... >>>

Doctors quit their jobs after buying a $250 candle making kit on a whim - and now make $600,000 a year from their booming business

Monday  05:05,   18 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Jeeva and Suji Sanjeevan quit their lucrative jobs as doctors and pursued a career in candle making - doubling their salaries from $300,000 collectively to $600,000. The Melbourne-based couple had been practising for almost 10 years when, in... >>>

Meet LiLou: The World's First Airport Therapy Pig

Sunday  17:15,   17 november 2019
mentalfloss

There's a new reason to get to the airport early—you might run into a therapy pig who's there to make your trip a little easier. As Reuters reports, LiLou the Juliana pig is a member of San Francisco International Airport's "Wag Brigade," a... >>>

A lion mummy may have been discovered at famed pyramid site

Sunday  17:15,   17 november 2019
msn

Archaeologists in Egypt have found a large animal mummy that may contain the remains of a lion or lioness. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said on Monday the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in... >>>

Woman wearing fake pregnancy belly arrested in Argentina in failed pot-smuggling attempt

Sunday  12:50,   17 november 2019
msn

A woman was arrested in Argentina this week for attempting to smuggle 9 pounds of marijuana inside a fake pregnancy bump, Argentina’s Gendarmería Nacional tweeted Wednesday. The unnamed woman was caught on a bus as she allegedly attempted to bring... >>>

Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?

Sunday  12:50,   17 november 2019
nytimes

The ancient Egyptians left us with plenty of head scratching. How did they actually build the pyramids? Where is Queen Nefertiti buried? What’s inside that mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza? Then there are the deeper cuts. For example:... >>>

Great Barrier Reef annual mass coral spawning begins

Sunday  12:50,   17 november 2019
msn

A mass coral spawning has begun on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with early indications the annual event could be among the biggest in recent years, local marine biologists said Sunday. Buffeted by climate change-induced rising sea... >>>

This 10-Year-Old Girl's Demanding Christmas Wish List Will Blow Your Mind

Saturday  18:00,   16 november 2019
bestlifeonline

A father recently shared his 10-year-old daughter's demanding Christmas wish list on Twitter. It includes a Chanel bag, $4,000, "purfum," and so much more.My 10 year old daughter must be out of her mind with this Christmas list ????????????... >>>

This healing plant grows on only one Greek island

Saturday  17:30,   16 november 2019
nationalgeographic

Since antiquity, Chios has drawn visitors with its prized, aromatic resin.Walk Pyrgi’s narrow, medieval streets and you’ll see buildings, arches—even the undersides of balconies—etched with intricate, black-on-white, geometric patterns. Strings of... >>>

14-year-old baker gives cupcakes to homeless

Saturday  12:45,   16 november 2019
cbsnews

Michael Platt has been on Food Network, did a TED talk, and is constantly giving back to those in need with his one-for-one businessPlatt started baking with his grandmother at nine years old, and by 11, he was open for business. He calls his... >>>

Man's iris looks like Eye of Sauron due to rare genetic disorder

Saturday  12:45,   16 november 2019
cnet

Pigment dispersion syndrome caused the man's eye to look like something out of Mordor.That's what happened to an eye doctor in Texas when a 44-year-old man stopped by the office to establish patient care. The man had no specific complaints aside >>>