Not the way it’s supposed to be

March 23, 2016 at 11:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Unicorns were real: “With a huge horn rising several feet from the top of their skulls, it is easy to see how their fossilised remains could have been mistaken for the skeletons of the now mythical unicorns. But it seems a giant species of rhinoceros, thought to have died out in Siberia 350,000 years ago may have actually clung on long enough to really enter into human legend. Scientists claim to have discovered evidence the giant Elasmotherium sibiricum, or Siberian Unicorn as it is known locally, may have survived in part of Kazakhstan until 26,000 years ago. This last refuge in south western Siberia could have allowed the strange creatures, which would have grown to the size of mammoths weighing up to five tons, to have encountered humans. Early humans began spreading across Asia more than 50,000 years ago and probably moved into Siberia at least 35,000 years ago.”

They’re not ‘dumb blondes’ after all: “Blondes may be ‘bombshells’ who have more fun, but they’re also tarnished with a reputation for being dumb. Now, a study has found this stereotype is not only inaccurate, the opposite could actually be true. Researchers found women who said their natural hair colour was blonde had an average IQ score within 3 points of brunettes and those with red or black hair. Data for the study came from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79) – a national survey of people who were between 14 and 21 years old when they were first interviewed in 1979. To eliminate any bias in the IQ tests caused by ethnic and racial differences, Jay Zagorsky from Ohio State University dropped all African Americans and Hispanics from the analysis, reducing the sample size to 10,878 white, females. The findings showed that blonde-haired white women had an average IQ of 103.2, compared to 102.7 for those with brown hair, 101.2 for those with red hair and 100.5 for those with black hair.”

Woman learns she’s pregnant on day of husband’s wake: “COURTNEY Hill held her husband’s lifeless hand at his wake and whispered the most heartbreaking news: she was pregnant. Brian was tragically killed in a truck accident on February 2. He and Courtney, from Chicago, had been trying for another child so their toddler daughter, Reagan, would have a sibling. Courtney took a pregnancy test on the morning of his wake and discovered the bittersweet ‘positive’ result. Little did she know she wasn’t expecting just one baby, but three. Two weeks ago she was rushed to hospital after suffering what her family thought was a miscarriage scare. Courtney was in shock after doctors told her “honey, you’re pregnant with triplets”. Heart-achingly, Courtney says she’s “excited to have three more smiles that remind me of [my husband]”. Her sister Amanda has set up GoFundMe account to help the family with this “spectacular and slightly scary news”.

Bone-crunching moment two buffalo die as they smash heads in front of cheering crowds in China: “Tackling something head on can often be an effective technique… but perhaps not if you’re these two buffalo. The horned animals were filmed charging at each other for sport in China only to collide skulls and fall instantly to the floor. Huge crowds have assembled to watch the fight and line the sides of a rectangular pitch. They cheer as the buffalo run towards each other but the battle is short-lived. The animas’ heads crash into each other with such terrific force that they both fall backwards. One topples sideways to the ground, legs swinging into the air, while the other lies on its front, a pool of blood forming by its head. Whether the beasts ever recovered is not known but it certainly seems unlikely and it is presumed they died on impact.”

Water buffalo that is so HORNY it can barely lift its head: “They are impressive beasts even when they are of normal size. But this wild water buffalo is even more eye-catching than most. He is the proud owner of a set of an extremely large pair of horns. The extraordinary mammal was captured at Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India, by amateur wildlife photographer Sanjeev Chadha. The 49-year-old was hoping to snap a pair of colourful great hornbill birds but then the buffalo lumbered into shot. There are over 97.9 million of the beasts in India, representing over half of the entire world population. According to National Geographic, the buffaloes can have horns that span up to five feet. The beasts spend most of their time submerged in Asian marsh waters in subtropical forests”

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