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Fast-food receipt leads to supersized fine for Thornlie man


A Thornlie man is probably not lovin' McDonald's after his fast-food splurge came back to bite him. Samuel Michael Gossage was fined $10,000 after a fast food receipt was used to trace him and subsequently charge the 27-year-old with illegal dumping in a national park.

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Air Canada flight finds stranded Australian yacht


They were ready to land in Australia, at the end of a 14-hour international flight, when the 270 passengers of an Air Canada flight were suddenly thrown into a high-seas search-and-rescue operation.

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Trees recognize roe deer by saliva


Trees are able to distinguish whether one of their buds or shoots has been randomly torn off or has been eaten by a roe deer. In the case of roe deer browsing, they activate corresponding defence mechanisms. This is the result of a new study by biologists from the Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) that has recently been published in the specialist journal Functional Ecology.

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THE HUMAN BRAIN IN SPACE: EUPHORIA AND THE “OVERVIEW EFFECT” EXPERIENCED BY ASTRONAUTS


Could be the best example yet of being “spaced out”? When in space, astronauts have repeatedly reported inexplicable euphoria, a “cosmic connection” or an increased sensitivity to their place in the Universe.

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The Peculiar Burial Rites of Tana Toraja


The picturesque mountainous region of South Sulawesi, in Indonesia, is home to an ethnic group called the Toraja. A large number of its members live in the regency of Tana Toraja or "the Land of Toraja" at the center of the island of Sulawesi, 300 km north of Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi.

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Derinkuyu & The Underground Cities of Cappadocia


In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room. The man continued digging and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city, part of the Cappadocia region in central Anatolia, Turkey.

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Bill Murray drove a taxi while cabbie played sax


The Toronto Film Festival proclaimed Friday Bill Murray Day, with a tribute to the star and free public screenings of “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day.” And he lived up to his reputation at a packed Q&A with fans by giving a glimpse into the quirky mind of Murray.

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Drums in communication


Developed and used by cultures living in forested areas, drums served as an early form of long-distance communication, and were used during ceremonial and religious functions.

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Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions


Japan, a country not known for its overweight people, has undertaken one of the most ambitious campaigns ever by a nation to slim down its citizenry.

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A Japanese WW2 Pilot Presents His Family’s 400-year-old Sword To A U.S Town As A Symbol Of Regret


As most of us are aware, America’s predominant involvement in World War II occurred outside of its borders.

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