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The Nickel That Cost $3.7MM USD

The Nickel That Cost $3.7MM USD

A nickel is a nickel is a nickel - Always worth five cents right? Wrong! If it is one of the five 1913 Liberty Head Nickels, then it may be worth millions - as much as $3.7mm, as is reputed to have been paid by anonymous buyer, at an auction held in Orlando, Florida, last Thursday.

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The Galloping and Dino-Eating Crocodiles!

The Galloping and Dino-Eating Crocodiles!

Paul Sereno, a resident paleontologist at National Geographic has been scouring the arid areas of the Sahara for many years, in search of crocodile fossils. Now his findings of five species of these ferocious creatures that roamed the Earth 100 million years ago, have been used to create an amazing documentary entitled 'Crocs Eating Dinosaurs'.

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View The World In A Whole Different Way!

View The World In A Whole Different Way!

The conventional way to project our Globe is by drawing each continent according to its landmass, which while technically correct, can get a little boring. What if we drew the Atlas based on Income or the number of Internet users in each continent? That's what the folks at WorldMapper have done and the results are quite eye opening.

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Madagascar Spiders Help Produce Rare Silk Shawl

Madagascar Spiders Help Produce Rare Silk Shawl

It turns out that the beautiful Island of Madagascar is not just home to escaped zoo animals from New York, but also the home of the Golden Orb Spiders, renowned for their gold silken threads. Now, for the first time ever, the spider threads have been woven into a stunning, never before seen piece of textile.

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