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Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan

By Meera Dolasia on April 11, 2016
Salads Disguised As Cakes Are A Hit In Japan

Residents of Nagoya, Japan will no longer have to subject themselves to eating wilted lettuce and soggy tomatoes to be healthy. They can instead fulfill the daily recommended requirement of fruits and vegetables with a slice or two of one of the delicious cakes crafted by Japanese food artist, Mitsuki Moriyasu.

Surprise! City Birds Are Smarter And Healthier Than Their Country Counterparts!

By Kim Bussing on April 10, 2016
Surprise! City Birds Are Smarter And Healthier Than Their Country Counterparts!

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Canada's McGill University has uncovered that birds who live in urban environments are not just better at problem-solving and more skilled in tasks that require innovation than their rural counterparts: they also have stronger immune systems!

Scott Kelly's Historic "Year in Space" Mission Brings Us One Step Closer to Mars

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 8, 2016
Scott Kelly's Historic "Year in Space" Mission Brings Us One Step Closer to Mars

History was made on March 2, 2016 when a Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft traveling from the International Space Station landed in a remote part of Kazakhstan. The landing was cause for celebration as the craft carried American astronaut, Scott Kelly, and Russian cosmonaut, Mikhail Kornienko, home from their 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Anonymous Harry Potter Fan Pays An Astounding $394,000 For J.K. Rowling's Chair

By Meera Dolasia on April 7, 2016
Anonymous Harry Potter Fan Pays An Astounding $394,000 For J.K. Rowling's Chair

On April 6, an anonymous donor paid an astounding $394,000 USD for a rickety old wooden chair. This, of course, was no ordinary chair, but the one J.K. Rowling sat on when she wrote the first two Harry Potter books — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer's in the US) Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Spain's Casa del Acantilado (Cliff House) Is An Architectural Marvel

By Ashley Johnson on April 6, 2016
Spain's Casa del Acantilado (Cliff House) Is An Architectural Marvel

From a distance, the Casa del Acantilado (Cliff House) in Salobrena, Spain looks like something you would expect to encounter in "Game of Thrones" or "The Hobbit." However, come closer and you will realize that this three bedroom home that closely resembles a scaled dragon is an architectural wonder — One that has been designed to fully embrace its beautiful natural surroundings.

Video Of The Week — Talented Beagle Breaks Yet Another World Record

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2016
Video Of The Week — Talented Beagle Breaks Yet Another World Record

In September 2015, Purin, a nine-year-old female beagle made headlines when she broke the record for the most goals (14) caught by a dog with the paws in a single minute. On March 22, which happened to be National Puppy Day, the talented dog that lives in Japan, did it again.

Always Wanted A Sleepover With Sharks? Then You May Want To Read This!

By Meera Dolasia on April 4, 2016
Always Wanted A Sleepover With Sharks? Then You May Want To Read This!

Here is some good news for those that are looking for adventure in their lives. Peer-to-peer rental site Airbnb is accepting applications for people that are brave enough to spend a night inside the shark tank at France's Aquarium de Paris.

Meet DRU — The World's First Pizza Delivery Robot!

By Kim Bussing on April 3, 2016
Meet DRU — The World's First Pizza Delivery Robot!

What's more exciting than having a fresh hot pizza delivered to your door? How about having it brought to you by a robot? Thanks to Domino’s Robotic Unit or DRU, that just became a reality! On March 8, the three-feet tall robot made its first delivery to some lucky residents in Brisbane, Australia.

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