Map shows how late the world stays up on New Year's Eve
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While the average Briton calls it a night at 01:38am, people in Russia stay up the latest in the world, according to data, gathered from hundreds of thousands of Jawbone Up wearers.

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The science of ZOMBIES and how to avoid becoming their dinner
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Neuroscientists from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, and the University of California, San Diego, analysed zombie behaviour in films and linked to to brain structure.

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This man has set a world record for typing with his nose
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Typing a sentence with your nose sounds like an impressive achievement at the best of times. But when you manage to break a Guinness World Record by typing 103 words with your snout in 47.44 seconds, it’s incredible. Mohammed Khursheed Hussain, 23, from Hyderabad, India, managed the impressive feat after enduring six-hour practice sessions every […]

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This is no chocolate rain… Shoppers covered in faeces after septic tank bursts
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Warning: May just make you feel a little sick… (deep breath) Yep, we all know what that smells like (Picture: CEN) Shoppers in a busy commercial street were left covered in human excrement after an overfilled septic tank exploded. The foul incident took place when the tank on board a truck erupted in Hechi City in […]

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Was Sony hack carried out by disgruntled ex-staff?
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Representatives from an independent cyber intelligence company briefed FBI agents on findings which indicate that disgruntled former Sony staff and piracy-advocates were behind the hack.

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10 animals that hijacked the internet in 2014
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It’s definitely been the year of the animal (Picture: Metro) There were plenty of heartwarming, inspirational and outright insane stories involving animals this year, so picking just a few was tough. But these cute creatures won out in the end because they showed great character in very testing (and weird) times. 10. Chris P Bacon, the piglet […]

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This mean-spirited Christmas prank is genius
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Thrill-seekers take on Utah mountain on unicycles
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Riding a unicycle is one thing. Riding a unicycle down a mountain is quite another. The activity that has, for a long time, rarely been seen outside of the multicoloured canvas walls of the circus has found a new and loyal following in the form of adrenaline junkies and extreme sport enthusiasts. MORE: Bangkok BASE jump goes badly […]

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The struggle is over: Website tells you exactly how to solve your Rubik’s cube
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The Rubik’s Cube is a challenge of mental agility (Picture: Reuters) It was Christmas last week, which means if we were living in the 80s many of us would be struggling with Rubik’s cubes left for us by Santa right now. Amazingly, some people still play with these infuriating fun puzzles, claiming they actually enjoy the challenge. […]

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Thatcher was warned Big Bang reform of the City would create a bubble that could be 'pricked' by 'unscrupulous' bankers
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Her most senior official, Cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong, set out his ‘increasing disquiet’ about ‘the things that people think are going on in the City’ in a memo sent in 1986.

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Cause of Ebola outbreak in West Africa was 'boy playing near infected bats'
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The two-year-old boy – described as the index case, or patient zero – became infected and was the first to die in his village in Meliandou, Guinea.

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Size eight mother-of-two breaks power-lifting record by hoisting 29st weight THREE TIMES heavier than her
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Sarah King, 37, from Billericay in Essex, began weightlifting seven years ago and has since smashed several records as well as winning a host of medals. She can lift up to 29st.

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3rd Test: Dhoni's retirement, other things we learned at Melbourne – India Today
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India Today 3rd Test: Dhoni's retirement, other things we learned at MelbourneIndia TodayThe third Test between India and Australia has ended in a draw with the visitors' hopes of salvaging some pride also coming to an end. Steven Smith-led Australia have ensured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy remains Down Under following their unassailable …Virat Kohli piles on records […]

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