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Pumpkins Anyone?

By Kavi Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Pumpkins Anyone?

If you love pumpkins you must pay a visit to Ludwigsburg, Germany for the World's Largest Pumpkin Festival, an annual event held in the fall, that features - well, all things pumpkin, of course!I

Canadian Student Flies Like A Bird!

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Canadian Student Flies Like A Bird!

Oh to be able to soar in the skies like a bird! Ever since the Greek legend of Daedalus and Icarius, humans have dreamed of taking to the skies - Sure they have succeeded using jet engines and other contraptions, but nobody has been able to do it quite like the birds - Using just their hands and feet - Until now.

Who Knew Dinosaurs Could Look So Cool?

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Who Knew Dinosaurs Could Look So Cool?

Dinosaurs usually invoke images of large scary looking monsters. However, the recently unearthed fossils of two exotic species - Ones with multiple horns or spikes on their heads definitely, debunk the conventional image. 

London Hosts The Olympics - For Fake Nails!

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2010
London Hosts The Olympics - For Fake Nails!

On September 19th and 20th, 354 competitors from 24 countries congregated in London, to compete in the Olympics - Not of the sports kind, but the Nailympics - Olympic games for fake nails!

Ozone Layer On Its Way To Recovery

By Meera Dolasia on September 26, 2010
Ozone Layer On Its Way To Recovery

Given the constant barrage of grim press about global warming, it is nice to hear some positive news. Earlier this week, a newly released report indicated that our depleting Ozone layer is being replenished, a little faster than had been originally anticipated.

The New Caledonia Crow Is No 'Bird Brain'

By Meera Dolasia on September 24, 2010
The New Caledonia Crow Is No 'Bird Brain'

For the longest time, scientists believed that humans were the only ones who had the intelligence to build and use complex tools to solve day-to-day issues. However, recent research has revealed that a number of animals also display similarly intelligent behavior.

U.S. Millionaire Leaves $8MM USD To . . . Wombats?

By Meera Dolasia on September 24, 2010
U.S. Millionaire Leaves $8MM USD To . . . Wombats?

An anonymous American millionaire is making headlines after his death - for bequeathing $8mm USD to a rather unusual cause - To save Australia's Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats!

BP Oil Well Finally Declared 'Dead'

By Meera Dolasia on September 22, 2010
BP Oil Well Finally Declared 'Dead'

On Sunday, September 19th, BP announced that the leaking Macondo well was finally 'dead' - ending the five month nightmare that began with a horrific rig blast that killed eleven workers and spewed millions of gallons of toxic oil, into the Gulf of Mexico.

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