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Secret World War II Code Stumps UK Cryptographers

Secret World War II Code Stumps UK Cryptographers

UK cryptographers have been trying to decipher a secret message that was found tied to a dead pigeon, dated back to World War II. However, they have failed so far.

By On November 26, 2012 Respond
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How Saudi Government Enforces Male Guardianship Over Women?

How Saudi Government Enforces Male Guardianship Over Women?

The cynicism of Saudi Arabia towards women has been evident in a number of episodes in the past. But a new story which has recently unfolded, shows that there are no ends to a medieval mentality. According to reports, Saudi government monitors women’s movements and notifies their male guardians about them.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

School Suspended Student For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracker, Blocked By Court

Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has come up with a rather unusual way to keep track of its students on campus – by making them wear RFID tags. When a sophomore student named Andrea Hernandez, attending John Jay High School, refused to wear the tag, and the school district had threatened to expel her.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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Do You Want To Calculate How Many Balloons Will Be Needed To Lift A House?

Do You Want To Calculate How Many Balloons Will Be Needed To Lift A House?

Do you remember the comedy-action film “Up” that was released in 2009 by Pixar Animation Studios? In that movie a curmudgeon person named Carl Fredricksen attached huge amount of helium balloons to his home to hover his house for an exotic adventure. After watching the movie real estate search engine Movoto Real Estate came up with a very simple question : “How many balloons were needed to lift up Fredricksen’s house in the air?” Whether that’s really possible or not in real life but to get the answer of such type of questions, Movoto has created an online calculator. You just need to type in the measurement of any house or structure and the calculator will tell you – “How many balloons would you actually need to lift a house/structure?”

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Obama Meets Tim Cook And Other Corporate Bigwigs

Obama Meets Tim Cook And Other Corporate Bigwigs

President Obama has been trying to lobby for a high-tax rate for the top earners since quite some time. Whereas he had little support initially, Obama has increasingly tried to bring on board big names from the corporate world. Recently, he met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and others to discuss the matter.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Found Unusual Feature In Einstein’s Brain!

Researchers Found Unusual Feature In Einstein’s Brain!

World’s one of the greatest scientists Albert Einstein who died in 1955 is considered one of the most intelligent people ever lived in the universe. Researchers had a great query about how a normal human being had such intelligence? And since then researchers started analyzing this greatest scientist’s brain. Researchers have found some extra-ordinary mysteries of Einstein’s brain. Researchers have found Einstein’s brain had no parietal operculum, his brain was smaller than average and there was an unusual feature in the right somatosensory cortex in his brain.

By On November 19, 2012 Respond
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German Police Stopped Man With Mobile Office In His Car, But Found Law Wasn’t On Their Side

German Police Stopped Man With Mobile Office In His Car, But Found Law Wasn’t On Their Side

It is said that texting while driving is dangerous. But how about having an entire mobile office in one’s car, stationed right atop the passenger seat? German police recently stopped a man for over-speeding and found out that he had set his car with a laptop, a printer, a router, and a lot more.

By On November 17, 2012 2 Responses
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Tibetans Send China A Message Through ‘Gangnam Style’ Dance

Tibetans Send China A Message Through ‘Gangnam Style’ Dance

It seems like South Korean rapper and pop singer Park Jae Sung’s (better known by his stage name PSY) “Gangnam Style” is rocking the world. Why? Because everyone is trying to perform this funny and delightful dance in all campaigns and cultures. And recently, Tibetans has sent a message to China through performing Gangnam Style dance.

By On November 13, 2012 Respond
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McAfee Founder Wanted For Murder By Belize Police

McAfee Founder Wanted For Murder By Belize Police

John McAfee, the well-known digital security expert and founder of McAfee, has been known for his erratic behavior in the past. Now, the Belize police is looking for him on alleged charges of murder.

By On November 13, 2012 Respond
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Three Months Old Baby Becomes Internet Sensation After Open Heart Surgery

Three Months Old Baby Becomes Internet Sensation After Open Heart Surgery

A three months old baby boy named Joey (Full name Joey Powling Jr), who had a hole in the heart and successfully gone under an open heart surgery last month, has become an internet sensation.

By On November 8, 2012 Respond
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[Breaking News] Barack Obama Beats Republican Candidate Mitt Romney

[Breaking News] Barack Obama Beats Republican Candidate Mitt Romney

Finally, the excitement is over. Barack Obama has beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential election.

By On November 7, 2012 3 Responses
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Two Verizon Staffs Arrested For Stealing A Local Waitress’ Nude Pics

Two Verizon Staffs Arrested For Stealing A Local Waitress’ Nude Pics

Two Verizon cellphone salesmen in Polk County have been fired from job and police arrested them. Why? Because they stole nude photographs from a customer’s phone and passed it to others.

By On November 5, 2012 Respond
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Yacht Designed By Steve Jobs Is Finally Showcased

Yacht Designed By Steve Jobs Is Finally Showcased

Steve Jobs, former Apple CEO, a man of wisdom, wasn’t only designing products for Apple the months right before his death — he had also labored on a customized 260 foot yacht. It’s an expensive piece of work, akin to many Apple products on the market.

By On October 31, 2012 2 Responses
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French Woman Gets A Phone Bill Of 12 Quadrillion Euros

French Woman Gets A Phone Bill Of 12 Quadrillion Euros

It is often said that computers usually don’t make mistakes – but when they do, it’s not a mistake, it a gaping blunder. Nothing could prove this better than a recent instance where a French woman received a phone bill which asked her to pay 12 quadrillion euros as fine for terminating her phone contract early.

By On October 13, 2012 Respond
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Walmart To Offer Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets Over Holiday Season

Walmart To Offer Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets Over Holiday Season

Walmart, one of the largest brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the world, has introduced a new service called “Walmart To Go,” pleading same-day delivery. With the holidays arriving rampantly, the service launched yesterday, October 9th. Walmart reflects the service as being in its ‘testing phase’ and will run in few markets, including Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and the San Jose/San Francisco area.

By On October 10, 2012 Respond
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