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Mexico’s Island of the Dolls — Creepy stuff…

Mexico’s Island of the Dolls — Creepy stuff…

From Bizarre Magazine: The Island Of The Dolls – located in the vast, bewildering network of canals that lies to the south of Mexico City, between the urban sprawl and the more traditional farmland region called Xochimilco (pronounced so-chee-meel-koh and meaning ‘place of flowers’) – is rich in history and superstition. Created by the hermit(…)

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Texas cops mistake actual weed for marijuana, spend hours doing yard work

From The Raw Story: Like the old song goes, one of these things is not like the other… However, remind a police officer in Corpus Christi, Texas of those famed Cookie Monster lyrics and they’re likely to give you an annoyed look.That’s because a recently discovered cache of plants, initially pegged by officials speaking to(…)

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A multimillion-pound collection of forged art seized by police has gone on public display for the first time.

A multimillion-pound collection of forged art seized by police has gone on public display for the first time.

From Sky News: Spot the difference: This ‘Lowry’ pastel is one of the top fakes in the display The exhibition, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, features more than 100 fake works from Lowry paintings to Barbara Hepworth sculptures. Experts say the collection, which also includes ‘paintings’ by Thomas Moran and graffiti artist Banksy, would(…)

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Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’ — what a relief…

Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’ — what a relief…

From The BBC: An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly. In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed. While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian(…)

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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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