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Daily Broadband Outage in Welsh Village Tied to Old TV

October 11, 2020

An 18-month mystery of daily broadband problems resulted from an old TV set, BBC News reported. An old television that a local resident switched on in the morning was found to be the source of the disturbance. Force fields affect electrical disturbances. […]

Subway sandwiches

Irish Court Rules Subway Bread Too Sugary to Be Called Bread

October 10, 2020

In Ireland, bread in Subway sandwiches is no longer legally bread, “The Independent” reported. Heated sandwiches from the international fast food chain exceed the legal limit of sugar additives in bread, and instead must be classified as a “baked good.” Too much sugar can aggravate lactose intolerance. […]

Magawa landmine sniffing rat wearing his service medal

Land mine-Sniffing Rat Awarded by UK Charity for Service

October 9, 2020

A rat that can sniff land mines was recognized last month for saving lives, NPR reported. The African giant pouched rat learned to smell explosives and to alert its human handlers in exchange for a banana. The standard explosive of land mines is TNT. […]

African Grey Parrot

Cursing Parrots Relocated within British Wildlife Center

October 8, 2020

Five parrots who swore at visitors of a British wildlife park have been relocated, according to CNN. All of them are African grey parrots and had been donated to the park just days before the incident. Our history with taboo language dates back centuries. […]

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Coronavirus News

German Breweries Held Mini-Oktoberfest Events at Local Taverns

October 6, 2020

Six breweries in Munich salvaged a canceled Oktoberfest this year, Vinepair reported. The annual festival would have ended Sunday, and though it was canceled in April, breweries held small events at local taverns. Oktoberfest-style beers are big worldwide. […]

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Newly Translated Apocryphal Texts Reveal Wizard Battle

September 29, 2020

Apocryphal Christian texts say wizards tried to destroy a church built to honor Mary, Live Science reported. Another story is that Dimas, who was crucified next to Jesus, once worked as a border guard and helped Baby Jesus’s family escape King Herod. Many apocryphal texts feature Mary. […]

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Fall Begins as Autumnal Equinox Passes, Bringing Colder Weather

September 22, 2020

Today marks the autumnal equinox for 2020, or the first day of fall, “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” reported. On this day, the Sun crosses the “celestial equator,” which is an extension of the Earth’s equator into space. In places north of the equator, cold fronts usually follow. […]

Russian nuclear bomb

Russia Releases 1961 Footage of Biggest Nuclear Bomb Blast of All Time

September 13, 2020

Russia has declassified footage of the world’s biggest nuclear bomb blast, Science Alert reported. The bomb was detonated in 1961 in the Arctic Circle and was “thousands of times stronger” than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are several ways to build a nuclear bomb. […]

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