Tag Archive for Spain

It’s not easy being born green

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They are not supposed to be green. Jokes abound. Green puppies shock Spanish dog breeders – The Local. A pair of dog breeders in the Spanish province of Valladolid were shocked recently when two pups were born green. “I thought the puppies were dirty and tried to clean them, but the colour wouldn’t come off,”…

Another Holy Grail, in Spain

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Oh, really? Has one of the most prized Christian relics been discovered. Crowds flock to Spanish church after holy grail claim | World news | theguardian.com. Curators were forced to remove a precious cup from display in a Spanish church when crowds swarmed there after historians claimed it was the holy grail, staff said. Visitors…

Oldest Human DNA Found! I love science.

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This is such an exciting time (albeit frustrating) to be a researcher into human evolution. At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries – NYTimes.com. Scientists have found the oldest DNA evidence yet of humans’ biological history. But instead of neatly clarifying human evolution, the finding is adding new mysteries. In a…

Man demands money back after unsuccessful love spell

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Well this dude sounds like a winner. Who WOULDN’T fall in in love with him? Businessman pays fortune teller $210,000 for love spell: cops  – NY Daily News. Jose Laparra, president of Club Deportivo Castellon between 2005 and 2011, was arrested last week for allegedly trying to force the clairvoyant to hand back the majority…

Latest media darling octopus predicting the outcome of sports games

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Here we go again, a “psychic” octopus chosing the winners of soccer/football matches: ‘Psychic’ octopus tips Barca to beat Real Messi the ‘psychic’ octopus predicted on Monday that Barcelona will beat Real Madrid during the first ‘Clasico’ of the season this weekend. The octopus, named after Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi, forecast the win by…