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Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

Tuesday  11:20,   12 november 2019
reuters

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversaryThe pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian newspaper... >>>

Ancient Inca City Located 13,000 Feet High in Peruvian Andes Revealed by Laser Technology

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
newsweek

The settlement lies at an altitude around 5,000 feet higher than the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu. National Geographic explorer Albert Lin—along with archaeologists Adan Choqque Arce and Thomas Hardy—used a revolutionary technology known as... >>>

How One Woman Taught Her Dog to Talk

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
insideedition

The dog's owner, Christina Hunger, a speech pathologist, created a customized keyboard with 29 buttons for 29 words like “outside,” “park,” “beach” and “play.”  Then, she taught Stella how to express herself by putting different buttons around... >>>

100 adorable puppy pictures

Monday  18:12,   11 november 2019
msn

With International Dog Day being celebrated on August 26, here are 100 cute puppy pictures to make you go '.... >>>

A teenager thought his leukemia was a death sentence. A college football player saved his life.

Monday  13:00,   11 november 2019
washingtonpost

William & Mary offensive lineman Mark Williamson on Friday finally met Rusty Plemons, whose life he helped save three years ago.Plemons was finishing his junior year of high school outside of Dayton, Ohio, in May, 2016, when he received a... >>>

Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa

Monday  13:00,   11 november 2019
nytimes

A 75-year-old mystery has been solved, and the families of 80 American sailors lost at sea will now have closure: the U.S.S. Grayback has finally been found. It was hidden from discovery all this time by a single errant... >>>

Pune housemaid's visiting card goes viral

Monday  13:00,   11 november 2019
qz

"It's something quite extraordinary to people, isn't it?"Of the many households Geeta Kale has worked for every day for years—sweeping, mopping, cleaning utensils, dusting, etc—in Pune’s Bavdhan locality, one abruptly decided to end her... >>>

Five words in the English language people use wrong

Monday  06:10,   11 november 2019
qz

Pedants should reach for their red pens now.Someone who has no clothes on is widely described as being stark naked. Originally, however, the phrase began as start naked—from the Old English steort, meaning “tail.” The phrase literally meant “naked... >>>

Fascinating color meanings around the world

Monday  06:10,   11 november 2019
starsinsider

When we associate a color with a certain feeling, gender, or saying, it can be hard to see it in any other way. For example, many people see red as tied to anger or passion, but did you know that it’s also linked to purity? Color plays an integral... >>>

From comic book to the mat: chessboxing bout thrills French creator

Monday  06:10,   11 november 2019
msn

French comic book writer Enki Bilal laps it up as he watches two proponents of his creation combine the cerebral nature of chess with the physicality of boxing in a "sporting" firstBilal watched spellbound as Paris's Cabaret Sauvage hosted France's... >>>

Texas husband, 106, and wife, 105, are officially named as the oldest living couple in the world as they prepare to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary

Sunday  17:41,   10 november 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The announcement comes just one month before John Henderson, 106, and Charlotte, 105, of Travis County, are due to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary on December 15.   When the couple tied the knot, it was during the Great Depression in... >>>

'Baby Trump' balloon knifed and deflated in Alabama

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
news.sky

A "Baby Trump" balloon has been knifed and deflated in Alabama.The 6.1m (20ft) tall balloon had been set up in a park as the US president watched a football game... >>>

Ceilings that are worth craning your neck for

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
msn

Some of the most iconic constructions in the world have beautiful interiors. We take a look at 28 such buildings with beautiful crowns but from the... >>>

Nurse takes in man with autism so he can get a new heart

Sunday  12:30,   10 november 2019
cbsnews

You can't get on the transplant list if you don't have a home or some kind of support system to help you post-surgery . Since Jonathan has no family to speak of, his fate was sealed – basically death by loneliness."I mean that just doesn't... >>>

Where Does the Word Hello Come From?

Sunday  12:21,   10 november 2019
bestlifeonline

"Hello" is a very popular greeting, but most of us don't know its source. If you've ever wondered where the word came from, here's the origin of "hello."Despite the word's popularity, though, you probably don't know where "hello"... >>>