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The Mystery of Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is one of the world's most isolated places, 1,500 miles from the nearest populated island in the Pacific. It contains almost no vegetation. When the Westerners visited the island, they were amazed at the gigantic statues that had been erected--almost a thousand of them--lined up, gazing out at the sea. Some...
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Pied Piper Needed All Over Again

Legend says that in the 13th century, a pied piper played his flute to lure the rats out of the town of Hamelin, Germany (he lured the town?s children away as well). Well, they need him again: the rats are BACK!

Since they no longer have the piper, the townsfolk have set traps around instead. BBC News quotes town spokesman Thomas Wahmes...

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Rat Heads Transplanted to Thighs

It sounds like a scene out of a horror movie, but it's really happening: baby rats are being decapitated and their heads are grafted onto the thighs of adult rats by Japanese scientists. The transplanted brains develop normally for at least three weeks, with the mouth sucking as if it's trying to drink milk. Other scientists say these...

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