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20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

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How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at 90, Crown Prince Salman has ascended to the throne

Abdullah’s half-brother Salman pledges to continue predecessors’ policies after ascending the throne<p>King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died aged 90 after a short illness.<p>The news, announced early on Friday morning local time on state television, came after the king was admitted to hospital on 31 …

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Girl, 7, walks free from US plane crash which killed all four others on board

A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people on Friday night, then walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.<p>The girl, who has not been identified, was released from hospital on Saturday. Police said her name was being …

Films of 2015: they’re worth the wait

Photograph: Allstar/Disney/Lucasfilm<p>Press shots have been released for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, but the film doesn’t hit cinemas until the end of …

The Theory of Everything, review: 'tasteful and affecting'

Eddie Redmayne, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance, is completely convincing in this impressive Stephen Hawking biopic, says Tim Robey<p><b>Dir: James Marsh. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis.</b><p><b>123 min, 12A cert</b><p>With the …

This Guy Can Hear Wi-Fi, He Says it Sounds like Minimal Techno

Phantom Terrains is a project which is mapping the sound of wireless networks, transforming whole cities into sonic wonderlands.<p>Wi-Fi is always hard to find. In moments of drought, we attempt to connect to unknown networks with dubious names. Other times, for whatever reason, there isn't even any …