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Multi-store search for scratch-off ticket ends with $50,000 prize

A Maryland woman said visiting multiple stores to find her favorite scratch-off lottery ticket paid off when she finally found one — and won $50,000. The Manchester woman told Maryland

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Man becomes the second-ever to kayak from California to Hawaii

A California man became the second person to ever kayak from California to Hawaii — a journey that took him 91 days. Cyril Derreumaux, 46, of Marin, set off from

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Website Lets You Listen to Cat Purrs Whenever You’re Stressed And Can Calm Your Kitty, Too

A website has designed an artificial purr-engine that plays customizable cat purring sounds to calm you or your kitty during moments of turmoil. We can’t always have a purring lap

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This Paint is So White it Reflects Heat So Humans Don’t Need as Much Cooling

A stunningly-white coat of paint could be used to reduce reliance on air conditioning, after it was demonstrated to reflect 98.7% of incoming sunlight. Just the paint alone was shown

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Exquisite Mosaic Unearthed by Farmer Planting Olive Tree, ‘Perfectly Preserved’ From Byzantine Era

A tile-mosaic floor depicting birds and other animals has been found under a field in Gaza so well-preserved it could have been buried yesterday. Olive farmer Salman al-Nabahin was planting

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Holy Mackerel! Fish Really Is Brain Food – Even if You Only Eat a Small Amount

Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring, or sardines keep your brain healthy and your thinking agile in middle age? This study says emphatically, YES. Eating cold-water fish and other sources

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She Finally Met Her Long Lost Dad, Who Didn’t Know She Existed, Thanks to Stranger on Facebook

A woman finally met her long-lost dad, a man who didn’t even know she existed—thanks to an amateur sleuth she met on Facebook. Adrieanna Tyler thought she knew her father

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