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Congress Finally Comes To An Agreement, Government Shutdown Ends

Congress Finally Comes To An Agreement, Government Shutdown Ends

US government has been the point of many puns and jokes in the last few days, thanks to a stalemate between Republicans and Democrats, leading to the shutdown of the US government. Now, both houses of Congress have finally resolved the issue, ending the shutdown.

By On October 17, 2013 Respond
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Literacy Rate Plummeting In US, Casts Political And Economic Effects

Literacy Rate Plummeting In US, Casts Political And Economic Effects

US is usually hailed as the country which hosts some of the best educational institutes. However, what many tend to ignore is the fact that US has a huge population of illiterate individuals. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has now divulged numbers which show how serious America’s educational problem is.

By On October 16, 2013 1 Response
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[Video] Banksy Sells $200,000+ Worthy Original Artworks For $420!

[Video] Banksy Sells $200,000+ Worthy Original Artworks For $420!

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His paintings/arts are usually sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the interesting thing is Banksy $200,000+ worthy original artworks has been sold for just $420.

By On October 14, 2013 Respond
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Zuckerberg Purchases Four Houses Adjacent To His Home In Palo Alto

Zuckerberg Purchases Four Houses Adjacent To His Home In Palo Alto

If your fortunes are estimated to be at $19 billion, buying a house isn’t exactly an issue for you. So it is quite unsurprising that Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has bought four houses adjacent to his own home in Palo Alto, paying a total sum which is in the neighborhood of $30 million.

By On October 14, 2013 Respond
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Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Organization Working To Contain Chemical Weapons

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Organization Working To Contain Chemical Weapons

This year, a number of contenders were the nominees for the Nobel Prize for Peace. Among these contenders was the Pakistani education activist, Malala Yousafzai, who was considered by many as a likely winner. However, the Prize was awarded to OPCW, a chemical weapons watchdog.

By On October 12, 2013 Respond
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Er Wang Dong Is A Huge Cave With Own Weather System

Er Wang Dong Is A Huge Cave With Own Weather System

I am quiet sure that many of you haven’t heard of Er Wang Dong. Well, Er Wang Dong is a large cave in the Wulong Karst region, in Wulong County of Chongqing Municipality of China. The interesting thing about this huge cave is it has its own weather system!

By On October 10, 2013 Respond
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Artist Turns Monitor Into 3D Light Sculpture Through High-Speed Rotation

Artist Turns Monitor Into 3D Light Sculpture Through High-Speed Rotation

Imagine a simple digital monitor, which isn’t exactly a lot of fun for an artist. So to spice things up, artist Benjamin Muzzin took the same monitor and rotated it at really high speeds, creating really fascinating patterns.

By On September 27, 2013 Respond
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Real Tiny Snake Found On A Plane, Force Emergency Landing In Sydney

Real Tiny Snake Found On A Plane, Force Emergency Landing In Sydney

Remember the movie “Snakes On A Plane” where after the plane takes off, a lot of venomous snakes started to come out from the cargo and spread all over the plane? Well that was a movie only, but this time a real tiny snake was found on a plane for which the plane was forced to emergency landing in Sydney.

By On September 23, 2013 Respond
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Google Street View Car Accident In Indonesia

Google Street View Car Accident In Indonesia

Street View is a feature available in Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for mobile that allows users to explore the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. Google has been taking photos of the region for its mapping service since November 2012 by executing its Street View cars worldwide. But lately, a Google Street View car has made an accident in the city of Bogor, Indonesia.

By On September 15, 2013 Respond
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World’s Tallest Buildings Are Made By Adding Useless Vanity Floors

World’s Tallest Buildings Are Made By Adding Useless Vanity Floors

According to the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) Height Criteria, the buildings over 985 feet in height can be called ‘skyscrapers.’ There are many skyscrapers around the world. But the interesting thing is that most of the world’s skyscrapers are made by adding useless vanity floors!

By On September 10, 2013 Respond
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Man Sentenced For 8 Months Over Lie-Detector Fraud

Man Sentenced For 8 Months Over Lie-Detector Fraud

A person in Indiana who had been teaching people how to cheat at polygraph tests, has now been sentenced to eight months in prison. Chad Dixon, the federal prosecutors claimed, had posted a threat to the national security by teaching such techniques.

By On September 8, 2013 Respond
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19-Year-Old Killed By Remote Controlled Helicopter

19-Year-Old Killed By Remote Controlled Helicopter

Remote-controlled helicopters may not look too dangerous but they come with very sharp blades which spin at very high speeds. A 19-year-old boy in Brooklyn recently died when a remote-controlled helicopter hit him in the head.

By On September 7, 2013 Respond
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Young Man Proposes His Girlfriend For Marriage By Writing On The Moon

Young Man Proposes His Girlfriend For Marriage By Writing On The Moon

Lately, a 27-year-old man named Aavid-Osario has proposed to his 26-year old girlfriend Saydi Rodriguez by seemingly writing the words “will you marry me?” on the moon.

By On September 6, 2013 Respond
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Mysterious Shining Rocks In Mexico Cause Intrigue

Mysterious Shining Rocks In Mexico Cause Intrigue

A number of mysterious, shiny rocks have been found in Mexico. These rocks tend to emit a chlorine-like odor and change the color of paper and cardboard when placed on either. The rock is currently being tested in the labs in a bid to understand its composition.

By On September 4, 2013 Respond
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Kim Dotcom Decides To Form Political Party, Eyes Presidency

Kim Dotcom Decides To Form Political Party, Eyes Presidency

Ever since Kim Dotcom was arrested in an illegal sting operation at his mansion in New Zealand, his fame has surged to the front pages. The tech entrepreneur has since launched new ventures, mustered support online as well as offline and now plans to launch a political party of his own.

By On September 3, 2013 Respond
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