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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The National Weather Service Joins The Department Of Homeland Security In Stockpiling Ammunition

First, the Department Of Homeland Security ordered 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets back in March.  Now, the National Weather Service is joining in and stockpiling 46 thousand rounds of ammo as well

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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Admits To Cheating

South African Swimmer Cameron Van Der Burge admits he cheated in the Olympics in order to win a gold medal and there's nothing the Olympic committee can do.

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Former Exxon Valdez Ship To Be Dismantled

Twenty three years after it was involved in one of the worst oil spills in history, the ship formerly-known as the Exxon Valdez is going to be dismantled.  A ruling by India's Supreme Court okays the scrapping of the ship, after it was examined and cleared of toxic wastes

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
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Elton John to Be Honored for Helping Poland’s Anti-Communist Movement

Elton John will be in Poland this weekend accepting the Medal of Gratitude for his part in bringing down the Communist regime that ruled the country until 1989. He’ll receive the award from former president Lech Walesa during his concert in Sopot.

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Source: US Army via flickr
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Scientists Still Find D-Day Remnants In The Sand 68 Years Later

My son and I like to visit a nondescript river landing in the Northland to search for "pull tops" -- you know, those peel away sharp pieces of metal that used to seal soda and beer cans until they were discontinued in the late 1970's due to safety concerns

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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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Source: yaybiscuits123 via flickr
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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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Source:  Glendale Public Library Special Collections via flickr
Source: Glendale Public Library Special Collections via flickr
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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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Source: freeryk via flickr
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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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