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Finland: Reflective reindeer antlers aim to stop accidents

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Herders in Lapland are spraying their reindeer with reflective paint to help drivers see them in the dark, it appears. The special spray is being tested on their fur and antlers to see how it holds up in different weather conditions, Finnish national broadcaster YLE reports.
“The aim is to prevent traffic accidents. The spray is being tested on fur at the moment, but it may be even more effective on the antlers, because they are seen from every side,” says Anne Ollila, chairwoman of the Reindeer Herders Association.
As many as 4,000 reindeer die in traffic accidents every year in Finland, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute says.
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Giant Hedgehog Installed in a London Park To Make New David Attenborough TV Series

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A Giant sculpture of a hedgehog was recently installed in London’s Clapham Common to mark the launch of the new David Attenborough TV series 'Natural Curiosities'. Standing at 7ft tall, 12ft long and 8ft wide. The huge structure took a team of artists two months to build at a workshop - where a team of sculptors crafted him from 2,000 soft wood spikes and fur made of willow and coconut fibers.
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iPhone 5/5S Case Made from Real Chocolate

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They are made by two Portland-based companies. Chocolate maker Woodblock Chocolate teamed up Apple accessory maker Grove to create a delicious if not slightly impractical iPhone 5 case out of solid chocolate. The case was precision milled out of a dark chocolate then hand sanded for a sleek finish.
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Sony Sells Its Walkman Inside A Water Bottle

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Sony shows off its waterproof Walkman, it's really waterproof, then get this: you can buy one packaged inside a full bottle of water. They pus the Walkman in an actual bottle of water and inside a vending machine.  "The Bottled Walkman" is currently being sold from vending machines across New Zealand in places like gyms, swimming pools right beside neon-blue bottles of Gatorade. Cool idea!
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Boulder smashes through Italian farm

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The massive rock narrowly missed a farm house, destroyed a barn, and stopped in a vineyard at the property in Ronchi di Termeno.
A second giant boulder detached during the landslide stopped behind the house.
The family living there was unharmed in the incident, on 21 January.
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Video of world's tallest waterslide is absolute insanity

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It is the Verrückt, stands at 17 stories high (bigger than Niagara Falls!) and will send brave riders down the slide at 65 miles per hour (faster than my first car!)  The world's tallest waterslide officially opens at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City this Memorial Day. Cool, check out the video.
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Pentagon Shaped Oranges

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Farmers in Japan have created pentagon-shaped fruits. The iyokan citrus fruits or 'Gokaku no Iyokan' were handed out as a good luck charm for students in the upcoming entrance exam season in Yawatahama, Ehime. Cool, more images jump more.
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Giant Snow Shark

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Austin, Connor, and Trevor in New Brighton, Minnesota by spending 95 hours over the course of 3.5 weeks building a gigantic, 20 foot tall snow shark in their yard.
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'Boob artist' Marcey, who creates £300 artworks by dipping her 30D breasts in paint

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Marcey Hawk is a daring arist, who is putting her 30D breasts to good use - by using them as 'brushes' to paint picture. She uses a mixture of colours and angles her breasts in different directions and shapes to create her eye catching pieces. Her works has been bought by celebs such as Russell Brand and Hugh Hefner. She sells her breast pieces online(etsy) with some fetching up to $500 (£300). Marcey donates a portion of all sales to the Susan G Komen Foundation, a charity which fight against breast cancer. Watch the videos of she painting.
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Giant Rubber Duck Bursts in Taiwan

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A giant yellow rubber duck on display in Taiwan‘s Keelung Port has burst on Tuesday due to unknown circumstances. It was the second time that a giant inflatable duck -- a bath toy replica created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman -- had burst while on show in Taiwan.
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Severed hand kept alive on man's ankle

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"Chinese doctors have saved a man’s severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, it is reported. Xiao Wei lost his right hand in an accident at work but could not have it reattached to his arm right away. Instead, the hand was kept alive by stitching it to Mr Wei’s left ankle and “borrowing” a blood supply from arteries in the leg." According to the report, Mr Wei's doctors from the Changsha region say he will need to undergo several other operations but they are hopeful that he will regain full function of his hand. [ The image looks terrible!]
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Apparently People Will Buy Cans of French Air for $7.50

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Antoine Deblay, a student who lives in southwest France is actually making money selling cans of air from his town.
For €5.50, or about $7.50, Deblay is shipping 250ml cans of air called "Air de Montcuq" for his hometown. This summer he raised about $1,000 on KissKissBankBank, a French crowdfunding site, which allowed him to make a website and get the tins/packaging he needed. Deblay told Business Insider that in the first three weeks he received a thousand orders and has already made thousands of dollars with a 60 percent profit margin.
Deblay has a lot of fun with this on the tins, which includes the following blurb:
Fresh air of Montcuq is 100% organic, it immerses you in the depths of the city to refresh your ideas. Ideal when you are in need of creative inspiration. Attention: irreplaceable content, consumable once. Do not leave it open.
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Man Grows an Epic Cat-Themed Mustache Spectacular for charity

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Orlando, Florida teacher Jonathan Burnside grew an epic mustache that joined his chest hair to create the illusion of a cat! He said,
‘I just did a handlebar moustache and then cut half of it off,’ he explained.
‘I made a template to get the basic shape. Then I shaved negative space lines for the details, which did not show up on camera.
‘Then my wife did an outline in eye liner, which also did not show up on camera. Then I just went ahead and outlined it in Sharpie.’
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Platinum jewelry implanted in eye

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A woman is getting a piece of platinum jewelry, called Safesight jewelry, placed in her eye in New Yor. "It's going to be a conversation maker," says Lucy Luckayanko. "I will be able to tell people. It will be unique. It will be sort of my unique factor. Safesight jewelry is a heart shaped platinum jewelry that adds the real bling to her eye.
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Bees can detect cancer in minutes

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Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
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