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Did Author Morgan Robertson Predict the Sinking of the Titanic in His Book, ‘Futility’?

You know the story: a supposedly unsinkable ship hits an iceberg and meets a tragic end, killing most of the passengers on board. But it wasn’t the the Titanic — it was actually a fictional ship called the Titan, written about in a book published 14 years before the famed Titanic set sail on its doomed voyage.

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Say Goodbye To The Canadian Penny

Most Americans are familiar with the Canadian Penny - especially in this part of the country:  They tend to turn up in your loose change at the convenience store and then your bank won't accept them.   New legislation in Canada will reduce the amount of these coins you see.

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The Search For Amelia Earhart Takes Flight – Again

75 years after her disappearance, new clues have reignited the search for the flying pioneer.  The new information has also lured in a high-profile helper.
On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is set to meet with historians and scientists as a new hunt is launched for the wreckage of Earhart's Lockheed Electra plane

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Half Of The World’s Food Is Thrown Away

The lack of reliable food sources plague large portions of our world - while at the same time, those that have food available to them waste more than half of it.
Hard data is still being collected, but experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week said an estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten

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Hidden Images Found On The Mona Lisa

People have been speculating about the Mona Lisa for more than 500 years.  Who was the model?  Why did da Vinci paint her?  Is there a subliminal or deeper meaning?

Now, a 37 year old artist has found "hidden" images on the Mona Lisa which he believes might crack the code

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Prince William to the Rescue! Sailors Saved by Lt. William Wales

The dashing Prince William added to his allure on Sunday when he was part of a four-man team that rescued a pair of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.

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Was It A Tip? Man Leaves $1 Million Dollars At Italian Restaurant

Police in Sydney, Australia are scratching their heads after a man abruptly left an Italian restaurant - leaving a briefcase with $1 million dollars in it behind.
The police have little information at this time other then what the patrons in the restaurant could tell them

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No More Swiss Bank Secrets

The legend has always been that Swiss Bank accounts were thee place to hide your money.  That may not be such a smart plan anymore.
Credit Suisse will hand over details of wealthy Americans with hidden Swiss accounts to the Swiss government, bringing U.S. autho

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National Geographic Explains How We Got to Seven Billion People [VIDEO]

Recently, the world welcomed its seven-billionth person. But what does it all mean?

In a stylish video titled ‘World Population: A National Geographic Tour,’ the nature magazine stalwart puts things in perspective with tidbits about how many people are born and how many die every second of every day, the average human lifespan, and the growing popularity of “mega-cities.”

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Australian Grocery Chain Ups Ante With Private Label Brands

If it happens in Australia - it could happen here, too.  And - is that a bad thing?

Two grocery store chains in Australia are being criticized by suppliers for announcing that they're planning on relying more-heavily on private label brands instead of tried-and-true name-brands in an effort to boost sales

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No Ketchup For Students To French Schools

Schools in France are dictating the diets of students in an effort curb obesity and other health-related issues - and to keep their children "more French".
France's government has essentially banned ketchup from primary and secondary school cafeterias

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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