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Old 01-01-2013, 01:35 PM
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A dolphin trainer in the Ukraine taught a dolphin how to crawl on his belly.

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Baby steps, Dolphin. Baby steps. You gotta learn how to crawl before you learn how to run.
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A man in East Tennessee constructed a new home that measures about 26 square feet and has a bigger bathroom area than a living room area.

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He must have seen too many Hobbits movies.

(Or maybe the journalist just doesn't know math.) Take a look and estimate that size?
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He must have seen too many Hobbits movies.

(Or maybe the journalist just doesn't know math.) Take a look and estimate that size?
The guy said something about a 26' sailboat which is where they probably got that number.

That looks like a fairly standard "tiny home" - about 100~120 sq ft. Most are built on trailers so that they don't have to deal with housing codes that don't allow such small spaces.
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You can call that an insignificant typo.
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Health News: Space travel may accelerate Alzheimer's

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Exposure to radiation in space has the potential to accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/...#ixzz2Gmj4kwVZ
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He must have seen too many Hobbits movies.

(Or maybe the journalist just doesn't know math.) Take a look and estimate that size?
Gotta be about 100sqft. Look at the size of the door, assuming that's a 3' wide door my guess is 6.5'x15' which is 97.5sqft.

Still teeny, but my bed is bigger than 26sqft.

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Still teeny, but my bed is bigger than 26sqft.
My bed is 42 sq ft, but somehow I still end up getting pushed to the edge each night.
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My point was that this journalist, as I noticed many of them are, is a complete imbecile when it comes to basic elementary school level math.
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My point was that this journalist, as I noticed many of them are, is a complete imbecile when it comes to basic elementary school level math.
Agree with that one for sure.

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More news.

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Library of Congress digs in to full archive of 170 billion tweets
It took four years to hit 21 billion tweets. Now Twitter users generate nearly half a billion a day, and the Library of Congress will be archiving and indexing all of them.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575...illion-tweets/
If the LoC represents all the intelligence and knowledge of the world. This planet's collective IQ is about to become much lower. Just think of what the 100,000,000 of Bieber and Gaga folowers alone can do to it.
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S.C. woman, oldest living U.S. citizen, dies at 114

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A 114-year-old South Carolina woman who was the oldest living U.S. citizen has died.

Two daughters say Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Georgia.

Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., said Saturday that her mother broke her hip after a fall about three weeks ago.

Robert Young of the Gerontology Research Group said Mamie Rearden's September 1898 birth was recorded in the 1900 U.S. Census. The group, which verifies age information for Guinness World Records, listed Rearden as the oldest living U.S. citizen after last month's passing of 115-year-old Dina Manfredini of Iowa.

Rearden was more than a year younger than the world's oldest person, 115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura of Japan.
Nobody ever broke the 120 years of age yet?
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Unborn baby's fingernail nearly kills mother

Unborn baby's fingernail nearly kills mother




Born five weeks premature, twins Amelie and Ava only just made it into this world after being resuscitated with oxygen.

But they're not the only ones who are lucky to be alive.

Their mother Angela Cottam almost died after a suspected fingernail or hair from one of them passed into her bloodstream during their birth.

The rare condition, which affects only one in 80,000 births, caused 32-year-old Cottam to suffer severe internal bleeding and her lungs collapsed.



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Wow. I never heard of something like that.
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This is actually very significant. I just went to Google Trend to compare the trend of searches between.. Well take a look. This tread is worrisome.


http://www.google.com/trends/explore...shlight&cmpt=q
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