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Rain & Snow Cause Chaos In World's Driest Desert

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Life in the 600-mile stretch of Chile's Atacama Desert has been a little chaotic lately. Production at Copper mines has been disrupted, highways blocked, football games cancelled, rooftops have collapsed and, the list goes on and on - The culprit? A 'wet' July that ushered in 3-feet of snow on the mountain ranges and, as much as, one whole inch of rain in the lower-lying areas!

Video Of The Week - Holland's Commuter Slide

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Dutch design firm HIK Designers has given train commuters in Utrecht, Holland something to look forward to as they head to work every morning - A transfer accelerator AKA a super fun slide!

Injured Tortoise Glides Smoothly With 'Swivel' Leg

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Thanks to some innovative thinking by doctors at the Washington State University veterinarian hospital, a 12-year old African Spurred tortoise is gliding around in style, with his new swivel leg!

Earth's Elusive 'Trojan' Asteroid Is Finally Spotted

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A team of scientists led by Martin Conner from Canada's Athabasca University have finally spotted what has been eluding scientists for centuries - Earth's very own 'Trojan' asteroid - One that share its orbit around the sun, but travels at a stable point ahead or behind, so that there is never any danger of colliding with it. 

Warsaw's Keret House Maybe The World's Skinniest

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To most of us, a narrow gap between two large buildings is well . . . . . Just a gap. However, Warsaw-based architect Jakum Szczesny saw it as an opportunity to create something unique - A work/live studio!

Oops! I Think I Hit A Mercedes And . . . A Ferrari And . . . A Porsche And . . .

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The Principality of Monaco is often called a playground for the rich and famous - A place where everything is larger than life, even accidents. For how else can you explain the fact that what began as a simple fender bender ended up being a massive pile-up of some of the world's most expensive cars.

Indonesia's Real-Life 'Tickle Me' Macaque

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Move over Tickle Me Elmo, Ernie and Big Bird! There is a new sheriff in town - This cheeky little long-tailed macaque in Indonesia's Sacred Monkey Forest who has become so proficient in the art of tickling, that he does not need any help to burst into a fit of giggles!

'Happy Feet', The Stranded Penguin May Be Ready To Swim Home!

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Remember the young Antarctic Emperor penguin that lost its way and came ashore New Zealand's North Shore in search of food? Well it seems like 'Happy Feet' as it has been affectionately named, is doing so well, that it may soon be released to the wild.

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