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From Debby:

 Transfusion breakthrough as human blood grown from stem cells.  Once this is commercially viable, the vampires will have no need to continue to keep their existence secret.   The heirs of the Knights Templar are suing the Pope for property seized by the church.   Wired: Death by Volcano.   Man shoots himself five times in head and survives.    Wild dolphins tail-walk on water.   A special embalming treatment was used to keep the corpse of a Puerto Rican man standing upright for his three-day wake.  (Not sure if the Yankees cap he wore for those three days is related).   Five Hoaxes that Fooled the World.   Fart-lighting youth in petrol can mishap.   Solar Cells Made In a Pizza Oven.   Star Wars Timeline.   Gun-toting 85-year-old forces thief to call 911.  Video of an interview with her here.   Gallery of disassembled household appliances.   Fighting fire with fire.    The art of spider webs.   The Onion: Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World.   Scientists have discovered factors that may help your body turn fat straight into muscles.   Keeping the neighborhood safe from locally grown fruits and vegetables, mayor orders police to shut down home produce stand run by two kids.   5 Insanely Small And Inhabited Private Islands.   How to earthquake proof a wine cellar.   Elephants can do math.   Per this study, men with round faces are more aggressive.  Um, the researchers came to this conclusion by studying an ice hockey team?   A southern Swedish religious congregation based on a cowboy theme has been accused of harboring a violent and extreme religious sect.  In other news, there’s a Swedish religious congregation based on a cowboy theme.

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