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15 Strange Cures for Ailments

With the advancements of modern science, we now know that cutting someone’s head open to let the demons out is probably not a good idea, or at least a last resort. What other ancient remedies would we find ridiculous nowadays?

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Benefits of Butt-Shaped Fruit

Recently, news has surfaced of a Japanese farmer who has grown a watermelon that looks like a big ol’ butt. Seasoned producer Mitsuo Shibata explained that during his long career on the land, this is the first occurrence of the oddity he had encountered. "In my forty-plus years of growing watermelons, this is the first time I've seen this shape," the fifty-eight year old said according to Kotaku.com. It may seem strange enough and clearly Mr. Shibata was not expecting it however, the phenomenon of conjoined watermelons does seem to be common enough to have its own specific phrase. The Japanese refer to twin watermelons as “futago suika”.

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17 Bizarre Medical Conditions

If the strangest affliction you’ve ever suffered happens to be man-flu or even something you picked up from “a toilet seat”, you may want to count your lucky stars as you read through this list of unfortunate and rare illnesses.

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16 Reasons To Make Sure You Visit New Zealand

“The Land of the Long White Cloud” as the Maori translation goes possesses stunning mountains, glaciers and friendly people. Best of all? Unlike its much larger neighbour Australia; no snakes!

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16 of History’s Largest Empires

Throughout history, for those at the top, the power they have never quite seems enough. Whether the Roman or the Greeks, conquering nations and amassing resources has seen the rise and fall of many empires. Here are some of the largest.

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15 Smartest Children In History

If you were proud of yourself upon mastering your times tables as a child and can still remember that satisfaction it might be fair to say you didn’t quite achieve the heights of these IQ average lifters.

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15 Reasons Not To Go Into The Water

Holidays are a great time to slip in to the cool caress of the ocean’s waters and forget about the office a million miles away. Unless you encounter any of these creatures, in which case it’s probably better to remain at your desk.

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15 of the World’s Most Dangerous Cities

Once on the way home, a bully from another school threw rocks at me while I pedalled my bike as quick as possible in a homeward direction. For citizens of these cities, the fear I felt must be perpetual and ten-fold.

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14 Cute Animals That Are Dangerous

Some animals look as mean as a million deranged Mike Tysons but it’s the wolves in sheep’s clothing that should be feared the most.

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Foods That Sort of Resemble the Body Part They Help

At some time during his life from the late 1400s to the mid-1500s, a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and occultist named Paracelsus (real name; Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim – I would have just called myself “Phil”) developed what is known as the “Doctrine of Signatures”. It was a fancy way of saying that the reason certain herbs, fruit and vegetable have the appearance they do was to give us humans some form of insight in to nature’s or God’s intentions for their use. If this sounds a little crazy, it’s probably because it is. But let’s have a look at a few examples before we dismiss it shall we?

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Japanese Porn Actresses Allow Boobs To Be Squeezed For Charity

A group of Japanese porn actresses have had their breasts squeezed by eager fans for twenty four hours this past weekend for a charity event. Running since 2003, the twelfth annual “Boob Aid” event, which was shown on an adult cable television channel, saw punters rock up for a feel before donating money to the “Stop! AIDS” campaign event for the privilege. The twenty four hour squeeze-a-thon is backed by the Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention.

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Incredible Barber Trims Works of Art On To People's Heads

If you’re ever passing through San Antonio and fancy a bit of a haircut, make sure you find yourself sitting in a barber chair at Rob the Original Barbershop with Rob Ferrel himself brandishing the scissors. It’ll be a haircut like none you’ve ever had before. Nearly ten years ago, a kid came in and asked Rob if he could trim a little swirl into his hair. That paved the way for Rob to start challenging himself with more intricate designs like symbols and logos. Now, he can trim amazingly accurate celebrity portraits into people’s hair. Not only that, all he needs is to bring up the image on his phone and work freehand off that. He doesn’t even need special equipment – just your typical barbershop utensils, plus coloured eyeliner for (you guessed it) adding colours at the end. Here’s some of his ‘exhibits’. It’s a shame they’re so temporary! I wonder what they look like two weeks later though….