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Meteorite crash in Russia: Video of meteorite explosion that stirred panic in Urals region

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Meteorite explosions in the skies of Russia's Urals region has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

Sea Foam Blankets Australian Beach Town

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A stretch of Australia's Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia last week. (Jan. 28)

Google spends $1 billion for new central London HQ

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Google is building its new UK headquarters in central London. The search engine giant just purchased a 2.4-acre plot in the King’s Cross Central development in London, where the company plans to builda new, 1 million square foot office, said to range in height from 7 to 11 stories. Google did not disclose an official price for the land, but one source with knowledge of the deal told Reuters that the company is investing £650 million ($1.04 billion) in the project. By the time construction is completed in 2016, the building is expected to be valued at more than £1 billion ($1.6 billion).
"This is a big investment by Google," Matt Britin, Google's VP for Northern and Central Europe, said in a statement. "We're committing further to the UK, where computing and the Web were invented. It's good news for Google, for London and for the UK."
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Gold Shirt

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Datta Phuge of Pimpri-Chinchwad, India, spent £14,000 on a solid gold shirt in the hope it will attract female attention. The shirt is woven through with 24-karat gold thread and complete with its own matching cuffs and a set of rings crafted from left-over gold.
'I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?' he explained
'The gold shirt has been one of my dreams,' Mr Phuge told Indian newspaper the Pune Mirror.
'It will be an embellishment to my reputation as the ‘Gold man of Pimpri"' Mr Phuge said.
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Apple's iWatch in the making

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According to Chinese blog TGBus, Apple is collaborating with Intel to develop a bluetooth smartwatch. The device supposedly has a 1.5-inch OLED screen and ITO glass. The watch will be launched in the next year.
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Snake with anime eyes discovered

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Researchers have discovered an unknown species of blunt-headed vine snake, which is now called Imantodes chocoensis, in the Chocoan forest in northwestern Ecuador. The snakes live in an area around Mexico and Argentina. Different from other species, this kind of snakes have a very thin body, a disproportionately slender neck, bug-like eyes and a blunt head.
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Amazing Video of the Supersonic Space Jump

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Felix Baumgartner jumped off the edge of the space, from 127,000 feet of altitude all the way back down to Earth, and breaking some world records...

Man Builds Giant Hamster Wheel To Walk Across The Irish Sea

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A man is attempting to walk across the Irish Sea - in a human HAMSTER WHEEL. Chris Todd, 35, from Bromham, Wiltshire, will zig-zag 66 miles across open water for two days non-stop. He will power his metal wheel - which he calls a Tredalo - by walking on wire mesh, with two floats either side to act as stabilisers. Todd still hopes to raise £20,000 for charity, and plans on making another attempt at the crossing later this month. He will consume a whopping 30 litres of water and munch the equivalent of 60 Mars bars to keep energy levels up. Donations can be made through his website.

Miniature Dinosaur Identified

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According to The New York Times, some species of miniature dinosaurs that ever lived on the planet more than 200 million years ago. Fossils of these miniature, fanged plant-eaters known as heterodontosaurs, or "different toothed reptiles," have turned up as far apart as England and China.

Japanese Bagelheads, Awesome!

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The ‘Bagelhead’ is currently the hottest body modification in Japan,“injecting saline solution into the forehead to create a temporary bagel-like shape". The saline solution is injected for two hours and the ‘bagel/donut-head’ look is created by pressing your thumb in the middle of the forehead.
"For some people, improving one’s appearance can lead to extreme body modification…artist Keroppy is leading the way in the trendy body modification industry. His newest exhibition features “bagelheads,” people with what looks like a small bagel protruding from their foreheads."
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The Hamilton Scotts 'Sky Garage Apartments', Singapore

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Take a look at the ultra high-tech Hamilton Scotts 'Sky Garage Apartments' on Scotts Road in Singapore, where your car is brought up to your living room floor by a biometrically controlled lift. This is the world's tallest luxury residence with en-suite elevated sky garages.

Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon, Dies

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NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, he became the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday. He was 82. Armstrong's words "That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," spoken on July 20, 1969. He was commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, where he set foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.
His death followed complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent this month, Armstrong's family said today in a statement released by NASA.
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Star Wars Speederbike rides into reality

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A California-based company has taken a science fiction design similar in concept to “Star Wars” speeder bikes, which uses helicopter dynamics to lift and propel this motorcycle-sized vehicle across rough terrain. The firm Aerofex has fixed the stability issue by including a control bar at the the users knee level that allows the pilot to better lean and balance the vehicle.
"It essentially captures the translations between the two in three axis (pitch, roll and yaw), and activates the aerodynamic controls required to counter the movement — which lines the vehicle back up with the pilot," De Roche told InnovationNewsDaily. "Since [the pilot's] balancing movements are instinctive and constant, it plays out quite effortlessly to him." The vehicle has been tested in California’s Mojave Desert and in more crowded conditions. Currently, the Aerofex machine is being tested at a top speed of 30 mph and a max height of 15 feet above the ground.
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Amelia Earhart's Birthday

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Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart would be 115 years old today, and to mark the occasion, Google has created a doodle that shows Amelia climbing onto an aircraft. Amelia Mary Earhart (1897 - disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
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600-year-old bras and panties found in Austrian castle

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Archaeologists have unearthed four linen bras in an Austrian castle which are believed to be nearly 600 years old. In addition to the four bras, researchers also found a linen undergarment with a drawstring which bears a strong resemblance to modern-day panties. One specimen in particular "looks exactly like a (modern) brassiere," says Hilary Davidson, fashion curator for the London Museum. "These are amazing finds."
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