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German city offers $1.1 M to person who can prove it doesn’t exist

Friday  17:35,   23 august 2019
nydailynews

Bielefeld? Never heard of it. The German city of Bielefeld is offering $1.1 million to a person who can prove the town doesn’t... >>>

Homeless Dad Reunites With Daughters He Hadn't Seen in 2 Decades

Friday  12:11,   23 august 2019
insideedition

Jose Lopez last saw his daughters when they were just kids, 10 and 17. It was a tearful moment when a homeless man reunited with his daughters for the first time in two decades. Jose Lopez last saw his daughters when they were just kids, 10 and 17,... >>>

The Mysterious Deaths of 6 Historical Figures

Friday  07:22,   23 august 2019
mentalfloss

Throughout history, notable figures have spent their final hours in situations clouded with uncertainty, rumor, and suspicion. Whether the deceased is an ancient emperor or a modern aviator, the potential culprit arsenic or a faulty radio, the... >>>

Divers Visited the Titanic's Wreck for the First Time in over a Decade. Here's Why They Were Shocked by the Ship's Condition

Friday  07:22,   23 august 2019
time

Human divers visited the Titanic for the first time in over a... >>>

Taylor Swift's Dad Delivers Pizza to Hungry Fans Lined Up for Concert

Friday  07:21,   23 august 2019
insideedition

The pizza came from Mariella Pizza on New York's Upper East Side. Taylor Swift’s most devoted fans got a very special surprise from her dad as they waited to see her in concert on "Good Morning America" Thursday morning. The fans were lined up... >>>

Can DNA solve the mystery of Europe’s pointy skulls?

Thursday  18:10,   22 august 2019
nationalgeographic

A new genomic study tries to see if there’s a correlation between artificial cranial deformation and migration following the collapse of the Roman Empire. Could ancient DNA help archaeologists pinpoint what exactly those cultural alliances were? At... >>>

This Is Officially the Most Instagrammable Café in the World

Thursday  18:10,   22 august 2019
bestlifeonline

Take a look at these photos to see why a new ranking by Big 7 Travel named Speedo's Cafe in Sydney, Australia the most Instagrammable cafe in the... >>>

'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk

Thursday  12:31,   22 august 2019
msn

Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction. Otters are not the only species suffering from a... >>>

Make it snappy! Police tackle plastic crocodile in Devon swamp

Thursday  12:30,   22 august 2019
news.sky

Police officers faced an unusual job after being alerted to a crocodile in a swamp in Devon. The "little crocodile" was spotted by a Kingsbridge resident while they were out walking their dogs. But they didn't need to croco-dial the police, as it... >>>

A Texas woman went to one of the only places in the US where the public can dig for diamonds — and walked away with a nearly 4-carat stone

Thursday  07:15,   22 august 2019
msn

Miranda Hollingshead, of Bogata, Texas, was on her fist trip to Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park on Friday when she found a yellow... >>>

Ecuador city recycling plastic bottles for bus tickets

Thursday  07:15,   22 august 2019
msn

Looking after the environment is paying off in Ecuador, at least for public transport users in the business hub of... >>>

Dog rescued from Phoenix shelter is about to become a Hollywood star

Wednesday  17:56,   21 august 2019
theweek

Once they saw Monte, they knew they had met their leading... >>>

Venezuelan man makes 'one-legged' trek across South America

Wednesday  12:05,   21 august 2019
msn

A Venezuelan man who lost his left leg in a traffic accident has walked to the bottom tip of South America, hoping to inspire his daughter and his compatriots to pursue their dreams despite difficult times. “I wanted to show people that they can... >>>

16-Year-Old Swims 28.5 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise $58,000 for Charity

Wednesday  12:05,   21 august 2019
insideedition

Angel More of San Carlos, California, completed the 20 Bridges Swim, during which she swam under the 20 bridges around Manhattan starting with the Brooklyn Bridge. “The most challenge part [of the challenge] isn’t the distance, it’s the heat,” she... >>>

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Wednesday  12:05,   21 august 2019
msn

Nestled in the Indian Himalayas, some 16,500 feet above sea level, sits Roopkund Lake. One hundred and thirty feet wide, it is frozen for much of the year, a frosty pond in a lonely, snowbound valley. But on warmer days, it delivers a macabre... >>>