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Alan Parsons ~ If You Believe   video
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, society, environment, goodnews )

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Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me
Pictures of the Day: 4 August 2015
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- 5 hours ago -
Great photos.
Alan Parsons: Siren Song Thought I   video
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, unusual, society, humans )

- 1 day ago -
Thought I did this before!
Obama's Clean Energy Plan Expected to Boost Renewables
Offbeat  (tags: clean energy, Politics, Obama's Plan, energy, CO2emissions, pollution, protection, destruction, ecosystems, nature )

- 1 day ago -
Over six hundred coal fired power stations across the US face restrictions under White House plans
Is This the Ghost of Anne Boleyn? Visitor to Beheaded Queen's Childhood Home Spots Ghoulish Hand in a Castle Corridor
Offbeat  (tags: Anne Boleyn, ghost, castle, hever, kent, england, uk, history, haunted, paeranormal )

- 20 hours ago -
A tourist who visited the childhood home of beheaded queen Anne Boleyn has captured a creepy image of what he claims is her ghost stalking the corridors.
Nightmare Scenario - Waking Up Under Anaesthesia
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Operations, Anaesthesia, Hospitals, UK )

- 1 day ago -
The vast majority of patients who have general anaesthetics in hospital do so without a problem.
Can People Learn to Curb Their Chocolate Cravings?
Offbeat  (tags: chocolate, cravings, addiction )

- 17 hours ago -
Can you really cut your cravings for chocolate by pretending to eat it? Michael Mosley has been finding out.
Cilla Black, Singer and TV Star, Dies in Spain Aged 72
Offbeat  (tags: entertainment, TV host, Singer, Cilla Black, Liverpool, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Cilla Black performing Anyone Who Had a Heart in 1969,Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, has died aged 72, her agent has said.
US Carriers Ban Big-Game Trophies
Offbeat  (tags: Delta, American, airlines, bans, shipment, trophies, animals, good news )

- 2 hours ago -
US carriers Delta and American Airlines have banned the shipment of big-game trophies on its flights, following the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
Ty Launches Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby to Raise Funds for Animal Conservation
Offbeat  (tags: TY, beanie babies, toys, sales, money, conservation, Cecil, oxford university )

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All profit from sales of Cecil the Lion will go to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of the University of Oxford.
Prince William Honours Kenyan Ranger for Anti-Poaching Efforts
Offbeat  (tags: Prince William, honours, award, poaching, tusk trust )

- 2 hours ago -
Following the death of Cecil the lion, Prince William is doing his part to prevent the unnecessary hunting of wildlife in Africa. The royal has presented Kenyan ranger Edward Ndiritu with an award for his efforts against poaching.
JapanâEUR(TM)s âEUR~SacredâEUR(TM) Rice Farmers Brace for Pacific Trade DealâEUR(TM)s Death Sentence
Offbeat  (tags: society, world, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
In small wet rice fields, or suiden, across Japan, farmers don rubber boots to slosh through the fields and check their plantings. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in tropical Hawaii, negotiators are in the final stages of talks on the Trans-Pacific
Sugar: Can We Trust Industry?
Offbeat  (tags: sugar, diet, nutrition, health, food )

- 1 day ago -
Imagine a kilo of sugar - the large bag that you might buy in a supermarket.It's a lot, isn't it? But that's exactly how much sugar the average adult consumes in a fortnight. Teenagers have even more.
5 Yr. Old Girl Saves Mother and Baby Brother After Horrific Car Crash
Offbeat  (tags: children, humans, health, safety, bravery, problem-solving )

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Lexi, a 5 yr. old girl, climbed a 40 ft. embankment in bare feet, to save the lives of her mother and brother. Her Mom had nodded off at the wheel before the car went over the edge and smashed into a tree.
I-Wonder:What Does It Take to Unearth a Footballing Genius?
Offbeat  (tags: sport, football /Soccer, footballing genius )

- 18 hours ago -
"I think I have found you a genius." This was the simple telegram sent by Belfast-based scout Bob Bishop to Manchester United manager Matt Busby after watching a 15-year-old George Best play.
Officials Had to Use A Snowplow to Reclaim a Bridge in Iowa Swarmed By Mayflies
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, odd, insects, environment, unusual )

- 16 hours ago -
Mayflies can be least they do not bite!
Man, 24, Took a Selfie With Piggie the Echidna Before He Was Charged Over Her Kidnapping in 'a Drunken Prank Gone Wrong'
Offbeat  (tags: Piggie, Selfie, kidnapping, animals, drunk )

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A selfie was taken with Piggie the echidna, which police used to track down those allegedly involved in the animal's bizarre abduction from a Gold Coast wildlife sanctuary.
BBC Play:Whose Lion Is It Anyway?
Offbeat  (tags: lion, quiz, symbolise strength )

- 1 day ago -
Lions have come to symbolise strength and power. This makes them a favoured element of sporting emblems, particularly in football. How many of these lions can you identify?
Man Whipped Trap Racing Horse Until It Collapsed in 'Act of Wanton Cruelty' But Magistrates Say He Can KEEP His Animals
Offbeat  (tags: Marble, horse, whipped, animal cruelty )

- 42 minutes ago -
A man who was filmed whipping a horse until it collapsed in 'an act of wanton cruelty' will still be able to keep animals after he escaped a ban.

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