Annual Melon Day, Turkmenistan: The Facts

On August 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I decided to write about Turkmenistan’s Melon Day after a friend brought it to my attention. It sounded like something I should know more about. At the same time, I found the idea...

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Pokemon Cosplay: Wins And Fails

On July 15, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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You can’t have missed the Pokemon Go phenomenon that is currently sweeping the known universe. Today, purely for “research purposes.” I downloaded the Pokemon Go app myself. I’ve given it a whirl and,...

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The Mammoth Tusk Hunters Of Siberia

On July 12, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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In a lot of people’s brains, “mammoths” are stored in the same slot as “dinosaurs.” In reality, mammoths appeared on earth around 5 million years ago, a solid 60 million years after the last of the dinosaurs wheezed their final...

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Rare Birds Caught Nicking Knickers Off Skinny Dippers

On July 8, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Red kites were, not so long ago, a very rare site on our windy isle. But, recent breeding programs have enabled them to become one of Britain’s few natural success stories. Their huge wingspans...

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Mosh Pit Simulator Creates A Dystopian Zombie Fight

On July 7, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Some time ago, I posted an article here about a mosh pit simulator. It was a fascinating but sensible affair, created for scientific purposes as part of a proper, grown-up thesis. However, the mosh pit generator...

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Awesome Photos From Russia With Love: Parliament FAIL

On July 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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With all the drama that surrounds Westminster at the moment, I thought it might be a nice idea to have a break. So I took a short internet-powered walk in the opposite direction to the British...

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8 Amazing Pigeon Facts

On July 5, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Of all the bird species, the feral pigeon must be the one that gets the most stick (apart from, perhaps, the herring gull in coastal areas). I, for one, do not think that this pigeon...

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Things That Look Like Trees That Aren’t Trees

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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“Nature abhors a vacuum,” so we’re told. Nature also abhors a mess; it likes order and patterns. It likes things to match, it likes things to be symmetrical, and it likes things to resemble trees....

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Incredible Solar-Powered Furnace In Uzbekistan

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The sun is really hot, and it rains that hotness down on earth all the live-long day; why not use that power? It’s a no-brainer. Nowadays, solar energy is finally coming into vogue as technology...

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Nyctosaurus Is The Strangest Creature Ever Found

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The dinosaurs reigned on earth for around 66 million years before being unceremoniously extinguished. To put that into perspective, humans have been hanging about for just 200,000 years. That means that dinosaurs were the Lords...

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