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Goliath Birdeater: Images of a Colossal Spider
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, wildlife, unusual )

Marty
- 3 days ago - livescience.com
Imagine a spider as big as a child's forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That's how huge the South American Goliath birdeater -- arguably the world's largest spider -- can be
Mother and Baby Hospitalised in Russian Far East Are Checked for Ebola
Offbeat  (tags: healthcare, illness, risks, world, health, ethics )

Marty
- 4 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Mother and child were hospitalised in Komsomolsk-on-Amur with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection after a stay in the west African country, said the Minister of Health for Khabarovsk Territory Alexander Vitko.
Giant Sphinx From 'Ten Commandments' Film Unearthed 91 Years Later
Offbeat  (tags: archaeology, history, interesting, off-beat )

Marty
- 6 days ago - livescience.com
Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground
Abandoned 28 Years Ago, the Land Around the Failed Chernobyl Power Plant Now Teems With Tourists.
Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, pictures, unusual )

Marty
- 10 days ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
Gas masks, common in Soviet schools, were scattered on the floor, creating a popular sightseeing spot. One tourist brought a mask to put on for photos
United Front: Breasts Without the Airbrush
Offbeat  (tags: women, world, society, interesting )

Marty
- 47 days ago - theguardian.com
The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth's pictures of 100 women's breasts isn't the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. "We see images of breasts everywhere
Sanctions Can Give a Major Boost to Reindeer Meat Industry in Siberia
Offbeat  (tags: government, interesting, society )

Marty
- 62 days ago - siberiantimes.com
With US and European meat disappearing from supermarkets in Russia, there is an opportunity for domestic producers to fill gaps in the market.
Dolphin Adopts Calf of Another Species
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, interesting, wildlife )

Marty
- 64 days ago - grindtv.com
Bottlenose dolphin is spotted caring for and even nursing baby common dolphin off New Zealand, in a rare case of cross-species adoption
Robin Williams Dead -- Commits Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: humans, unusual, news, society, sad, actor )

Marty
- 73 days ago - tmz.com
According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office ... authorities found William's body inside his home. They say he was found unresponsive.
Investigate the 2012 Death of Mr. Darren Rainey - Petition
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, humans, crime, society, police, abuse )

Marty
- 75 days ago - change.org
On June 23, 2012 Darren Rainey, a 50-year-old mentally ill state prison inmate in Miami-Dade County, died after guards responded to his defecating in his cell by locking him into a 180-degree shower for two hours--at which point his skin was separating
Victorian Strangeness: The Great Balloon Riot of 1864
Offbeat  (tags: history, bizarre, odd, humans )

Marty
- 75 days ago - bbc.com
Europe's largest balloon festival is staged this weekend in Bristol. We trust there'll be no repeat of the scenes in Leicester in 1864. Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of Britain's balloon riot.
 
 
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