Nail houses 8/27/2015 • Rroberts

When new structures are planned to be built on old land, all the houses on it have to be demolished and the owners have to move. But sometimes, the owners do not want to.

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In 1971 terrorists occupied the supreme body of state power in Moscow. But this was kept in secrecy until now. 8/26/2015 • Murphy

On February 24, 1971, at 11 in the morning the Home Secretary of the USSR Nikolay Schelokov receives a message of high importance: terrorists have occupied the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR! The situation is more than extraordinary – terrorists are in the center of Moscow, just near the Kremlin walls!

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There were times when guns with a single barrel were not enough 8/26/2015 • Giovanna

In modern warfare, most of the effort is put into creating precise weapons that can be aimed. That was not always the case.

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5 funny laws of France 8/25/2015 • Laslo Bako

There are a lot of weird and strange laws all over the world and France is not an exception. Some of the laws were introduced long time ago and nobody remembers what the reason was.

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A fisherman spent 440 days in a small boat amid the open sea and survived 8/24/2015 • chrissy

On the 17th of November, 2012, Jose Alvarenga made for the open sea. He just wanted to catch some sharks and come back in a couple of days, but his fishing trip took about 14 months. These were 440 days of despair without food, fresh water and people.

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It will take us over 74 179 years to reach the most proximate star 8/23/2015 • oro1

The humankind hasn't deliberately explored the Solar System yet, but people are dreaming already of travelling to other stars. We have estimated the time imaginary space travelers need to reach the most proximate cosmic objects.

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The Sahara Desert contains more water than sand 8/22/2015 • Fredy

The Sahara Desert occupies the 3d place in top 5 of the most spacious deserts after the two polar ones and is the largest sand desert. However, there is less sand and much more water than you can imagine!

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Cats do not like drinking water and eating at the same place 8/21/2015 • Darrell Goolsby

Have you ever noticed that your puss often refuses to drink water from a bowl, but prefers to do so from a tap or from a glass left on a table or even from a lavatory pan? Such behavior is not accidental: domestic cats are predators and still possess a lot of wild-life instincts!

In the wild predators normally do not drink water from any reservoirs near the place they eat or have just hunted successfully because the water may be contaminated by a corpse of a dead animal.

The same behavior pattern can be observed among domestic cats: if a water bowl is quite close to a bowl with food they will either drink reluctantly or refuse to drink at all.

The direct ancestor of our cats was a prairie cat ( Felis silvestris lybica) that still lives in North Africa. Though there are a lot of genetic differences between the two species now, domestic kitties still behave as if they lived in the middle of a hostile prairie or desert.

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Building a new skyscraper is better than renovating an old one 8/20/2015 • Polly

You may have seen abandoned houses, but this will blow your mind!

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13000 nails and Justin Timberlake 8/19/2015 • Lynda Weappa

A painter rolled miles of threading around more that thousands of nails to create a Justin Timberlake portrait.

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