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Never mined: Italian worker plays hooky for 35 years, receives full pension
A jazz-loving Italian coal miner with an aversion to small spaces realized a simple solution to dodging the daily grind; call in sick until you can scoop up a full pension.

22.10.2014 10:08

McFlying out the door? ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard comes to life
It’s coming, guys! The future is coming! The hoverboard from an imagined 2015, featured in the ’80s hit flick ‘Back to the Future II,’ is now a reality thanks to an architect hoping to protect buildings from earthquakes with the power of magnetism.

21.10.2014 11:24

Lost the plot: Russian thief steals theater tickets, gets nabbed after taking wife to show
A Russian thief who made off with a woman’s wallet was pleased to find theater tickets inside. But rather than passing on the show, the high-brow low life lost the plot by deciding to take his wife to the theater, earning him a one way ticket to jail.

14.10.2014 16:27

​Hardware VS Predator: Man repelled Siberian bear attack with computer
A man in a Siberian village was suddenly confronted by a bear apparently looking for food. The man, however, kept his cool and repelled the attack by throwing a computer component at the animal.

20.10.2014 08:10

Scientists: North can become South in less than 100 years
A recent discovery has shown that the Earth’s magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.

19.10.2014 11:01

XXXmas redacted: Artist removes giant ‘sex toy’ Christmas tree in Paris
The creator of the controversial inflatable Christmas tree in a Paris square has decided to remove it, after drawing outrage from the citizens who even attempted to deflate the installation.

19.10.2014 10:16

Nano drone swarm: Advanced tiny quadrotors stabilize mid-air, fly in strict formation (VIDEO)
New and improved tiny quadrotors can now sustain collisions in mid-air and fly in leader-follower formations, protecting the head of the pack, according to a new research video released by University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab.

18.10.2014 23:27

Finally detected? Elusive dark matter may be streaming from glaring Sun
A European space observatory picked up an unusual signal which British astronomers believe to be the first direct detection of dark matter’s signature. The finding could be a historic breakthrough in our understanding of the universe.

18.10.2014 10:29

Winter surfing, Russian style: Daredevils conquer Russia’s Pacific coast (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Freezing winter temperatures, snow-covered shores, and icy-cold waters have not stopped three surfers from conquering the waves of Russia’s Pacific coast. The documentary 'Surf in Siberia' proves that anything is possible with the right amount of passion.

18.10.2014 18:47

Giant sex toy or Christmas tree? Paris baffled and outraged (VIDEO)
A giant green Christmas tree designed by a US artist was erected in a Paris square, but city residents say the artwork resembles a sex toy. Some outraged people even attempted to deflate the sculpture.

18.10.2014 06:24

​Anthem to arms: Man performs Star-Spangled Banner with gun
For many people in the United States, guns are as patriotic as apple pie – so using them to play the Star-Spangled Banner may be just about the most American thing there is to do.

18.10.2014 02:26

'Human face of science': Researchers dance to raise funds for cancer study (VIDEO)
Biomedicine scientists in Barcelona have released a music clip aimed at raising funds for medical research, as well as promoting their profession's “human face.” The video's release comes amid low levels of public interest in science throughout Spain.

17.10.2014 18:42

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