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Why Fueling KLM Airplanes Invokes Fast Food Cravings!

Why Fueling KLM Airplanes Invokes Fast Food Cravings!

If you are planning to fly from New York City to Amsterdam aboard KLM airlines sometime soon, you may want to bring along some fries or fried catfish - Not because the airline has decided to stop feeding its passengers, but because mixed in with the normal jet fuel is cooking or biofuel from the kitchens of Louisiana!

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80-Year Old Yuichiro Miura Prepares To Scale The Everest - For The Third Time!

80-Year Old Yuichiro Miura Prepares To Scale The Everest - For The Third Time!

For most of us, flying over let alone climbing Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain is achievement enough. However, don't tell that to 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura. He is already at the base in Kathmandu, Nepal preparing to scale the 29,035 feet (8,848 meter) peak for the third time!

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British Student Discovers 300 Million Year Old Fossilized Footprints

British Student Discovers 300 Million Year Old Fossilized Footprints

A ten-year old British student has taken the world of Paleontology by storm with his discovery of a fossilized imprint that experts believe is more than 300 million-years old, from the Carboniferous period around the time when Pangaea was being formed.

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Is Ecotourism Harming Wild Stingrays?

Is Ecotourism Harming Wild Stingrays?

Humans are naturally curious - They like to seek out the wildest adventures even if it means intruding on the habitats and lives of other species. Nowhere is this fact more obvious than Stingray City in the Cayman Islands. The popular tourist destination attracts over a million visitors each year, all eager to swim and pet the stingrays that flock to the shallow sandbars in droves.

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India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

India's Spring Festival Is Like None Other!

Indians love festivals! Not a month goes by without a celebration. But none are as fun as Holi, the festival of color. Held annually at the beginning of spring on the day after a full moon, this year's festival happens to be today - March 27th, 2013.

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Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

Apollo Rocket Engines Salvaged From Seabed After More Than 40 Years

Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, two engines from the Apollo rockets that delivered man to the moon, have been dug up from their watery grave, more than 40 years after they landed back on earth.

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Video Of The Week - A Coffee Powered Vehicle?

Video Of The Week - A Coffee Powered Vehicle?

We all know that coffee can get humans all wired up and active, but powering a truck? That has to be a first! However, it is what engineer Martin Bacon and a group of volunteers from Teesdale Conservation in Durham, England were able to successfully demonstrate, on February, 19th, 2013.

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Dig In! Thai Elephants Indulge In A Scrumptious Buffet

Dig In! Thai Elephants Indulge In A Scrumptious Buffet

While Elephants are revered by the local people of Thailand, they are also used as beasts of burdens. In the past, it was to help fight battles. Today, these majestic animals are extensively utilized to help carry wood for the logging industry. It is therefore, nice to hear that on National Elephant Day the mighty mammals are treated like the royalty they are, and served with meals fit for a king.

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