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Costa Concordia - The Modern Day Titanic Disaster

On January 13th, just two hours after luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia left the Italian port of Civitavecchia for Savona, the final destination of its seven-day journey, it struck a rock in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the shore of Italy's Tuscan Island. The impact created a 160 foot long gash in her hull, causing water to gush in at an alarming speed.

Video Of The Week - The Pig Gymnast

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade - That is the attitude this two-legged pig that resides in China's Anhui Province seems to have adopted and, he appears to be quite content.

Graveyard Of Pre-Historic Whales Unearthed In World's Driest Desert

How did more than 80 whales, many of them the size of buses get trapped within yards of each other, in a corner of Chile's Atacama AKA the world's driest desert? That is the question on the mind of every scientist embarking on the investigation of what is being touted as the discovery of the world's biggest and best-preserved graveyard of pre-historic whales, believed to be between 2 million to 7 million years old.

Video Of The Week - Antelope Takes Out Racing Cyclist

17-year-old mountain biker Evan van der Spuy was zooming across the wilderness near Pietermaritzburg the capital and second largest city of Kwa-Zulu Natal, when he was suddenly knocked off his bike - By an equally fast Red Hartebeest, a species of antelope native to South Africa.

Boo Mania Sweeps Over America (And The World)!

Who has the world's chicest hairstyle, over 2 million Facebook fans, a best-selling book and, is a favorite among celebrities? No its not Justin Bieber, but a five year old Pomeranian called Boo, A.K.A. the World's Cutest Dog!

'Back To The Future' Nike Mag Shoes A Reality - For A Lucky Few!

If you are a fan of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy you will recall Marty McFly's (portrayed by Michael J. Fox), glowing pair of self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers that he was wearing when transported from 1989 to the year 2015. Now, over 20 years later, the sneaker manufacturer has released an exact replica of the fictional sneaker.

Spain Celebrates La Tomatina A.K.A World's Biggest Food Fight

Think food fights are only in television shows? Then, you obviously haven't heard about Spain's La Tomatina - the world's biggest food fight where thousands of people paint the streets of Bunol red (literally), by pelting each other with tomatoes.

The 'Usain Bolt' Of Speed Cubing Does It Again

15-year old Feliks Zemdegs is known by many names - The God of Cubing, The Rembrandt of Rubik's Cube and even, The Usain Bolt of Cubing - To us, he is just amazing. For how else can you describe someone who can complete the tricky 3x3x3 cube in just 5.66 seconds?

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