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Creepy Nocturnal Clown Sightings Leave US Police Baffled

(BBC) – Dozens of reported sightings of lurking creepy clowns have been flooding US police stations this summer. Children claim the clowns have tried to lure them into the woods

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Escaped Ipswich Pig, Pog, ‘Wanted to Meet People’

(BBC) – A 30-stone (190kg) pig that broke free from its home to roam the streets “just wanted to get out there and meet people”, its owner has said. Seven-year-old

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A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

(GIZMODO) – The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords

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Golf Jetpack Cuts Time From Tee to Green

(Reuters) – World number 6 golfer Bubba Watson has joined forces with a New Zealand-based company to show off what’s been dubbed the ‘world’s first golf jetpack.’ Matthew Stock reports.

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Birds of Prey Target Swimmers’ Underwear to Line Nests

(BBC) – Birds of prey on an Angus Glens estate have been stealing swimmers’ underwear to line their nest. The red kites at Gannochy made off with pants and socks

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Tutankhamun’s Knife Was ‘Made From Meteorite Iron’

(BBC) – A dagger entombed alongside the mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was made with iron that came from a meteorite, researchers say. The weapon was one of a pair

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DID YOU KNOW SOVIET COSMONAUTS CARRIED A BEAR-KILLING SHOTGUN INTO SPACE?

(UNIVERSE TODAY) – Anything can happen during a launch or landing of a crewed spacecraft, and just in case the crew would end up stranded in a remote area of

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Did You See Eurovision’s Bizarre ‘Robot Riverdance’ at Half Time?

(THE JOURNAL) – THOSE WHO TUNED in to the Eurovision semi-final in Stockholm last night were privy to more than just Nicky Byrne crashing out of the competition. While Byrne’s

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Bullseye! Man Frustrated by ‘Annoying’ Drone Downs It With a Perfect Throw of His Spear

(DAILY MAIL) – This is the moment a man taking part in a medieval festival in Russia took down an ‘annoying’ drone buzzing above actors – with a perfect throw

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Boaty McBoatface Petition Calls On Sir David Attenborough To Stand Up For Democracy

(HUFF POST) – An internet petition is calling on Sir David Attenborough to change his name via deed poll in protest to the government’s decision to overturn a poll in

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