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Turtle Gets A LEGO Wheel For Amputated Leg

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Schildi is not your average turtle, is a pet turtle living in Germany when he was abandoned (or escaped), and lost a leg. Schildi was rescued, and vets were able to amputate his mangled limb and replace it with a LEGO wheel.
Dr. Azmanis used a special surgical glue to stick the base block underneath tiny Schildi and then superglue to connect the corners of the block:
"After that we could add blocks to achieve the correct height," he said. And now the single wheel has proven to be successful, Schildi has been taken back to the animal shelter. "We will see him again once in a while for check-ups," Azmanis said. "If he gets a 'flat tyre' it will be a simple matter to replace the wheel. They move around quite a lot so I'd expect to see him for a new wheel about once a year."
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Gold found in the leaves of eucalyptus trees

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Australian scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have found gold in the leaves of eucalyptus trees. The particles are much too small to be seen with the naked eye but have been detected using a type of x-ray that is especially good at picking up trace amounts of metals and minerals. 

However, the amount of gold in the leaves is little. Study leader Mel Lintern told the Brisbane Times: 'If you had 500 eucalyptus trees growing over a gold deposit, they would only have enough gold in there to make a wedding ring.'
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46-million-year-old mosquito fossil discovered

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A unique 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil with a belly full of dried blood has been found in a Montana riverbed, according to United States researchers.

"It is an extremely rare fossil, the only one of its kind in the world," Dale Greenwalt, lead author of the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), said. Mr Greenwalt said it might have been blood from a bird, since the ancient mosquito resembles a modern one from the genus Culicidae, which likes to feed on birds.
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18-foot oarfish Discovered off Calif.’s Catalina Island

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Science instructor Staff and students finds 18-foot oarfish off Calif.’s Catalina Island Sunday Oct. 13. The picture shows the crew of sailing school vessel Tole Mour and Catalina Island Marine Institute instructors holding an 18-foot-long oarfish that was found in the waters of Toyon.
"A science instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute in California discovered a rare 18-foot oarfish while leisurely snorkeling Sunday afternoon. The oarfish, the longest bony fish species, is rarely seen — dead or alive — and many believe it is the explanation for mythical sea serpent sightings of eras past."
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Hello Kitty Beer

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Long Chuan Beer Company of Taiwan is selling Hello Kitty Beer! It’s fruity, contains very low in alcohol (2.5% ABV), and with Hello Kitty branding on the cans. Available in four fruit flavors: passion fruit, lemon, banana, or peach, and is only available in Taiwan. 
“These would probably be a good choice for someone who’s actually not that into beer,”
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Apple’s iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c Sell 9M Units In First Weekend

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Apple has just issued a press release revealing it sold 9M iPhones during the launch weekend of its iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Last year when Apple launched the new iPhone 5 they sold a total of 5 million iPhone’s in the first weekend. Apple did not actually release the details about how many of those 9 million sales were for the new iPhone 5C and how many were for the new iPhone 5S.
"CUPERTINO, California―September 23, 2013―Apple® today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone® 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks."
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Auto-Brewery Syndrome:A Man's Gut Brews Its Own Beer and Gets Him Drunk When He Eats Carbs

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A 61-year-old man found himself getting drunk without ever drinking alcohol because he had brewer's yeast in his gut. Basically, whenever he ate any carbs, the man's intestinal tract would start turning that into beer and make him drunk. He had a brewery in his belly. The man had been recorded with a 0.37 BAC level without drinking at all, or almost five times the legal limit for driving in Texas.
The NPR explains:
The patient had an infection with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Cordell says. So when he ate or drank a bunch of starch — a bagel, pasta or even a soda — the yeast fermented the sugars into ethanol, and he would get drunk. Essentially, he was brewing beer in his own gut. Cordell and McCarthy reported the case of "auto-brewery syndrome" a few months ago in the International Journal of Clinical Medicine.
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Microsoft to Buy Nokia Phones Division, Make Its Own Phones

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Microsoft said it has reached an agreement to acquire the handset and services business of Nokia for more than $7.1 billion, in an effort to transform Microsoft’s business for a mobile era that has largely passed it by. Microsoft will also license Nokia's patent portfolio. 32,000 Nokia employees will join Microsoft as part of the deal.
Stephen Elop, the chief executive of Nokia and a former Microsoft executive, will rejoin Microsoft, setting him up as a potential successor for Steven A. Ballmer, who has said he will retire as chief executive of Microsoft within 12 months after a successor is found. It was my favourite phone, Nokia!!
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Record-Breaking LEGO Tower is 11 Stories High

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Students and teachers celebrated Monday at Dickinson High School in Milltown, Dela. They built a LEGO tower that’s 11 stories high! The tower measures 112 feet and 11.75 inches and is officially the tallest LEGO tower in the world, as affirmed by Guinness World Records. Students throughout the Wilmington, Delaware school district built sections of the tower, made up of about 500,000 donated Lego bricks.
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After package stolen, one man's sarcastic way of catching thief

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After Phoenix resident Tim Lake had an Amazon package stolen from his front porch, he embarked on a tongue-in-cheek crusade to bring the thief to justice, complete with a sarcastic wanted poster and a mock-tearful appearance on local television.
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A Real NASA Moon Camera Is on Ebay Right Now

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Ever wanted to take pictures like an astronaut? Now's your chance. There's an original Hasselblad 500EL Electric Camera kit has appeared on eBay. Just like the ones that were used on the lunar Apollo missions. Anyhoo, back to this camera on eBay. This IS actually the same camera as the ones used by NASA astronauts. However, after Hassy produced it for NASA in 1969, it was given as a gift to the then-President of Hasselblad, and then regifted to the company’s Head Canadian Distributor. It’s been sitting in a private collection… until now. The pack comes with everything you could need from lenses to promotional booklets, and the camera is both in working order and excellent condition. According to Setadel, less pristine versions have sold for over $100,000, so this is technically a pretty good deal.The gear itself has custom enhancements that make the pieces easier for astronauts to use, namely larger knobs and controls that can be handled while wearing large and bulky spacesuit gloves. Hasselblad NASA Moon camera on eBay for $75,000, the auction ending tomorrow. No bids yet!
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Ippo the "zonkey", A Cross Between a Zebra and a Donkey

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A baby Zonkey, a cross between a Zebra and a donkey, named Ippo has been born at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy.  The father is a zebra that was adopted by the animal reserve after he was rescued from a failing zoo. The mother is a Donkey of Amiata, an endangered animal species. Serena Aglietti, one of the employees at the reserve, said in a statement, "Ippo is the only one of her kind in Italy."
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72 million-year-old dinosaur tail discovered

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A team of paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail in a desert in Coahuila, Mexico. The 5 meter long (16 feet) tail was the first ever found in Mexico.
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A Russian Rocket Just Exploded Over Kazakhstan as It Launched

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At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a Proton-M rocket with DM-03 upper stage, carrying three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites(fortunately unmanned) went out of control, exploded and crashed at 8:38 AM local time, July 2 2013.
The rocket propellant used is the hypergolic oxidizer dinitrogen tetroxide with the toxic and carcinogenic fuel unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, which leads to the brown smoke, massive fireball, and inevitable environmental contamination during the crash.

Apple iOS 7 Has Already Been Jailbroken

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Apple iOS 7 is currently available as a beta for developers, Apple will release the final version of iOS 7 in the fall. The new iOS 7 will be announced in September at the same time as the new iPhone 5S. It looks like Apple iOS 7 has already been jailbroken by developer Ryan Petrich who posted a photo online from a jailbroken iPod Touch running Apple iOS 7 Beta on Twitter last night.
He didn’t say too much about it. In fact, he didn’t acknowledge the jailbreak at all. He simply wrote “System version too new?” in reference to an error he received when attempting to run Activator.
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