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Woman survives one-mile plunge after parachute did not open

Friday  18:32,   16 august 2019
news.sky

A woman in Canada has survived a fall of nearly a mile after her parachute failed to open. The 30-year-old has not yet been named but witnesses described seeing her plunge more than 4,900ft (1,500m) to the ground and crashing into trees. The... >>>

Mystery Solved: Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some Squirrels Are Black

Friday  05:30,   16 august 2019
mentalfloss

The black squirrel is an uncommon sight in the squirrel population. Scientists now believe they know... >>>

Mexican start-up fights air pollution with artificial trees

Thursday  19:21,   15 august 2019
msn

Trees are one of the best things we have to clean the Earth's air, but they have certain drawbacks: they need time and space to... >>>

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

Thursday  19:20,   15 august 2019
msn

A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires... >>>

5-Year-Old Boy With Special Needs Surprised With Enough New Toys to Fill His Front Yard

Thursday  19:20,   15 august 2019
insideedition

Little Tikes surprised 5-year-old Noah Meiser, who has Down syndrome. A Kentucky boy with special needs was overjoyed to receive a very special delivery — enough toys to fill his front yard. Little Tikes surprised 5-year-old Noah Meiser, who has... >>>

Ancient reptile the size of a gecko with 'large, blunt, tusk-like teeth' lived on the supercontinent Gondwana 237 million years ago

Thursday  12:15,   15 august 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Researchers from Midwestern University discovered the fossils in the Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil, which are the oldest known fossils of their kind found in... >>>

Teen tweets from LG smart fridge, goes viral

Thursday  12:15,   15 august 2019
cbsnews

15-year-old Dorothy figured out how to tweet from a Nintendo DS, a Wii and her... >>>

Gay Penguin Couple on the Road to Fatherhood After Adopting Abandoned Egg

Thursday  06:05,   15 august 2019
insideedition

Skipper and Ping of the Berlin Zoo had practiced their parenting skills by trying to "hatch" stones. These king penguins seem to have parenthood all figured out. Skipper and Ping, two penguins living at the Berlin Zoo, are now on their way to... >>>

Pink grasshopper, unusual and 'extremely rare,' spotted in UK garden

Thursday  06:05,   15 august 2019
foxnews

A British woman recently came across a colorful and not-commonly-seen insect in her grandmother’s garden: A pink... >>>

A grandfather took 33 members of his family to Hawaii after racking up more than a million frequent flyer miles

Wednesday  17:56,   14 august 2019
msn

Sam Pratt, from Florida, flew 33 family members aged 2 to 72 to Hawaii for the trip last week in celebration of his cancer... >>>

This photographer transformed a shipping container into a working camera

Wednesday  17:56,   14 august 2019
popsci

This photographer transformed a shipping container into a working... >>>

70% of people can't solve this brainteaser in under 3 minutes. How long does it take you to spot the eggplant in this photo?

Wednesday  12:21,   14 august 2019
msn

GalaBingo created a summer-themed brainteaser, challenging people to find the eggplant hidden amongst a picture of sandals. Can you find the... >>>

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding

Wednesday  12:21,   14 august 2019
evoke.ie

Weddings are filled with bizarre traditions from why brides can’t see the groom before the wedding to why brides wear white. However, what you may not know is why brides always stand on the left hand side during the ceremony. There is a very strange >>>

Giant penguin fossil found in New Zealand

Wednesday  12:20,   14 august 2019
msn

The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human have been found in New Zealand's South Island, scientists announced... >>>

Ostrich on the Loose Cuts Off Motorists, Merges Into Roundabout

Wednesday  06:15,   14 august 2019
insideedition

This feathered beast proved its merit as the fastest birth on Earth. A fully-grown ostrich caused quite the disruption in Yunnan, China, when it escaped its keeper and dashed into the streets. Pedestrians, motorists and police officers alike could... >>>