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Vatican turns off fountains to show solidarity to Romans suffering from drought

All the fountains in Vatican City have been turned off ‘for the first time in living memory’.  The decision was taken by Pope Francis after surrounding city of Rome did the same with some of their iconic drinking fountains. After suffering from low rainfall for last two years, the region is reeling under a severe…
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July 25, 2017 0

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