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Chinese School Creates “Grade Bank” That Lets Students Borrow Grades to Pass Exams

In an effort to ease the intense pressure that its students face in China’s notoriously rigid exam-based education system, a school in Nanjing has …

Education

After Texas Mosque Burns Down, Jewish Community Members Offer Muslims Their Synagogue

"Jewish community members walked into my home and gave me a key to the synagogue," says the mosque's founder.<p>Jewish community members in Victoria, …

11 Facts About Robert Frost

Though Robert Frost has been gone for more than half a century—he died on January 29, 1963—his poems remain timeless, inspiring everyone from John F. …

Snack-Loving Deer Visits Norwegian Pensioner Twice a Day Every Winter

Every winter for the past three years, 80-year-old Mette Kvam, from the Norwegian town of Aurland, has been getting two daily visits from a very …

Penguins

Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

A few months ago, the gears of the future ground to a halt when a curious weasel chewed through the wiring of the Large Hadron Collider. Valiant …

Mississippi Newspaper Transforms Crime Reports Into Playful Haikus

Word nerds can condense just about anything into a haiku: Disney movies, American history, and even politicians’ speeches. Now, NPR reports, a weekly …

Comic Books

Meet Theda Bara, the First “Vamp” of Cinema, Who Revealed the Erotic Power of the Movies

Readers of a certain generation, asked to envision a vampirically alluring lady of cinema, may find their imaginations going straight to Elvira, …

Charlie Chaplin

Artist Creates Detailed Portrait with 20,000 Sunflower Seeds

Shanghai-based artist Hong “Red” Yi is well known for her use of unconventional materials, and her latest masterpiece – a portrait of Chinese artist …

Art

Bosnian Woman Cleans People’s Eyes by Licking Their Eyeballs

Hava Celebic, an 80-year-old woman from the Bosnian village of Crnjevo, claims to be somewhat of a miracle worker. She is allegedly able to clean …

7 Mysterious People Without a Past

As the TV show <i>Unsolved Mysteries</i> and its three comebacks proved, folks love a good mystery. History is loaded with people who have disappeared …

‘Dragon Lady’ cuts off her ears to become more reptilian

Body modification can be traced to many ancient cultures and today exists as a wide range of elective changes that can be made to the body’s anatomy …

Nirvana deny Kurt Cobain is still alive and recently appeared on Peruvian TV talent show

<b>Conspiracy theorists allege that Cobain had been masquerading as Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra.</b><b>Nirvana</b> have denied on their official Facebook page …

California man fights DUI charge for driving under influence of caffeine

Caffeine may be the “nootropic” brain drug of choice in Silicon Valley, but an hour’s drive north in Solano County, California, the stimulant could get you charged with driving under the influence.<p>That is according to defense attorney Stacey Barrett, speaking on behalf of her client, Joseph …

DUI

San Francisco restaurant now using iPads as plates in effort to reach younger audience

In a rather bizarre move, a San Francisco restaurant is now serving food on iPads. No, you don’t order the food via the iPad; the food is literally served on the iPad. The restaurant, Quince, was awarded a third Michelin star earlier this year, but the new iPad dish is an effort to lure in a …