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Mayor marries crocodile to bring good harvest in Mexican town

The mayor of a Mexican town got married to a crocodile with the belief that the act will bring good luck to local fishermen. This is a part of a 200-year-old tradition of  Chontal Indians in Oaxaca state who think this act will bring peace and prosperity to its fishfolk. Victor Aguilarand married “Princess” in a…
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July 6, 2017 0

Turkey decided to exclude “redundant” Theory of Evolution from textbooks

The education department of Turkey has decided to exclude lessons on Theory of Evolution from its ninth grade biology books in the next academic year. The subject was thought to be controversial and redundant. Moreover, the government thinks that the teenagers in school are too young to understand the complex ideas expressed in the theory.…
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June 24, 2017 0

A special water park that welcomes children with disabilities opens in Texas

Around the world people are fighting to make travel and public utilities more accessible for people with disabilities. But a special, all-inclusive water park opened up in Texas last week. Here, your age or ability doesn’t stop you from entering or enjoying it. The “ultra accessible” Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas is an offshoot…
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June 21, 2017 0

Scientists claim rediscovery of eighth wonder “lost” 130 years ago

A range of silica deposits that formed terraces was once the pride of New Zealand. It was, in fact, one of the contenders of the title eight wonder of the world. A volcanic eruption that took place in 1886 were believed to have wiped the beautiful formation. Two scientists say they have discovered the exact…
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June 15, 2017 0

Pregnant teen in Ireland put in mental institution for seeking abortion

In late 2016, a teenager in Ireland found out that she was pregnant. She went to the capital Dublin with her mother seeking an abortion. However, she ended up in a mental institution for the next few months, held against her will. The incident recently came to light, revealing another facet of Ireland’s abortion laws…
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June 15, 2017 0

Mom lets snake bite her 1-year-old daughter

A video that has recently got viral shows a one-year-old baby being bitten by a snake rat repeatedly. Apparently, the mother of the child allowed this as a way of teaching the little girl a lesson. The woman is now under investigation. The woman from Sebring, Florida had put up the video of the incident…
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June 7, 2017 0

Dr Seuss helps Bank of England staffers brush up their communication skills

Bank of England staffers have a very unusual language coach – Dr Seuss. They realized that the children’s author could be adopted to make their communication easily understood by the general public. The bank’s former deputy governor for markets Dame Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik revealed this during the at the annual literature festival Hay Festival on…
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May 31, 2017 0

A possible solution to the ever-growing plastic pollution: wax worms

One of the biggest scares of modern life is plastic pollution. The material which is used for everything from shopping bags, containers for food to toys takes more than 400 years to break down. Plastic pollution is becoming a bigger issue every day. However, some European scientists may well be on their way to solving…
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May 25, 2017 0

Villagers float rubber duckies in puddles on streets to highlight pothole menace

Rubber ducks are supposed to cute little toys resting beside your bathtub, or sometimes floating in it. But have you seen a street flooded with them? That’s exactly what people in a British village did earlier this week. They put up hundreds of them in potholes to bring attention to the bad condition of their streets.…
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May 24, 2017 0

Want to own an Italian castle? Just enter this competition and win it!

The Italian government is giving away more than a 100 historic buildings in the country virtually free. These include castles, monasteries, farmhouses, towers, inns and more. All one needs to do to own one of these magnificent properties is enter a contest. This contest involves the participants presenting their plans of restoring the building  and turning…
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May 19, 2017 0