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What Are the Best Pets for Your Zodiac Sign?

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Aries (March 21 - April 20)

The active Aries needs a pet that can be active with them, and a dog is just the animal for the job. A Jack Russel Terrier is a great, energetic breed for this sign. Other good pets for an Aries are birds, such as Cockatoos.

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Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Gemini is the sign of the twins, so it isn’t a surprise that they often like to have pets in pairs. A good choice for the sociable Gemini would be a talking parrot, an intelligent dog (like a German shepherd) or a small dog that can be taken anywhere (like a Chihuahua).

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What’s the Best Car for Your Zodiac Sign?

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Taurus (April 21 - May 21)

A Tauran tends to like comfort and luxury, but they are also practical. Cars that mix both of these qualities are:

  • Land Rover
  • Chrysler 200
  • Ford Fusion
  • Toyota Prius
  • Lexus Hybrid
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Forester
  • Ford Taurus
  • Volkswagen Beetle

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Gemini (May 22 - June 21)

Geminis tend to be very social, so they need a reliable car for all of their travels that is still fun like them. Good cars for a Gemini are:

  • Mini Cooper
  • Mercedes SUV
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Volkswagen Eos
  • Mercury
  • Scooter

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What Are Some Amazing Medical Miracles?

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Window Washer Survives After Falling 47 Stories

While washing the windows of a New York skyscraper, 37-year-old Alcides Moreno fell 47 stories, almost 500 feet, after his window-washing platform detached and was cast into a free fall descent toward the concrete sidewalk below him. The freak accident, which killed his brother who was working with him, left Moreno in a coma for three weeks after being operated on in the emergency room.

Amazingly, on Christmas Day, Moreno showed signs of consciousness and spoke. Less than a month later, he was released with the assurance that in about a year he would probably be able to walk again.

Considering the death rate from even a four-story fall is about 50 percent, Moreno’s survival truly is a medical miracle. 

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Baby’s Brain Fixed With Superglue

Seventeen-month-old Ella-Grace Honeyman was born with a rare malformation of the blood vessels in the brain called Vein of Galen Malformation. This deformity causes high pressures in certain veins within the brain, resulting in aneurysms. In Honeyman’s case, these aneurysms caused blood to leak into her brain.

She underwent an extraordinary surgery that used a special type of medical superglue to plug the tiny holes in her blood vessels. While the problem has not been fixed completely, doctors say that Honeyman will now be able to live a long and healthy life. 

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15 Scariest Bridges in the World

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Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge

The Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge, located in the Swiss Alps, is a vertigo inducing 3,000 meters above the ground. You have to take 3 cable cars just to get to the thing! And though it may seem scary, it is actually quite safe and able to stand up to high winds and snowstorms. Still, don’t look down!

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Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower! It is quite a beautiful feat of engineering, but can be very scary to cross, especially if the weather causes the clouds to be below the level of the bridge, as pictured, sort of like driving on the clouds.

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15 Scariest Bridges in the World

image

Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge

The Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge, located in the Swiss Alps, is a vertigo inducing 3,000 meters above the ground. You have to take 3 cable cars just to get to the thing! And though it may seem scary, it is actually quite safe and able to stand up to high winds and snowstorms. Still, don’t look down!

image

Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower! It is quite a beautiful feat of engineering, but can be very scary to cross, especially if the weather causes the clouds to be below the level of the bridge, as pictured, sort of like driving on the clouds.

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Where Did the Disney Princesses Originate?

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Aurora

This princess from Disney’s 1959 ‘Sleeping Beauty’ originally had a lot more story left in her after the falling-asleep-and-getting-woken-by-a-prince part. The original version, published by Charles Perrault in 1697 and adapted from ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales,’ revolved around a princess named Briar Rose. While the first part of the tale was somewhat similar to the Disney version, the second part clearly reflected the Grimm influence, complete with ogres.

As it turned out, the handsome prince had one pretty major flaw: his mother was an ogress. Sleeping Beauty didn’t find this out until she became queen and had two kids with the guy: a daughter named L’Aurore and a son named Le Jour. During a vist, mommy dearest attempted to kill and eat her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Luckily the king saved his family just in time and threw his mother into a pit filled with snakes.

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Ariel

Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’ of 1989 bore some similarities to the original character, portrayed in an 1837 ballet by Hans Christian Anderson. Both versions traded their mermaid fins and voices for shapely pairs of legs so they could head to shore and land a prince. 

The original Little Mermaid garnered more sympathy, however, because the sea witch cursed her withterrible pain every time she bore weight on her legs. Without anything to talk about, the only way she could try to impress the prince was by dancing. Ouch. To add insult to injury, the prince married another girl, and the mermaid dissolved into sea foam.

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The Weirdest Ways People Try to Get High

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Catnip

While cats can get high off of both catnip and marijuana, the same is not true of humans. Yet that doesn’t stop some people from smoking their cat’s weed anyway! Unfortunately, all it really does is give people headaches and make them nauseous, especially if they smoke a lot of it, which might easily happen when it doesn’t make you high!

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Reindeer Urine

There is a mushroom called the fly-agaric that produces hallucinations but is also poisonous that grows in the Arctic. So some Eskimos and Siberians discovered an ingenious way to safely get high off of the shroom: drink the urine of reindeer who ate them. Apparently the reindeer’s system filters out the toxins but not the hallucinogen. It’s perfect! It is a practice that has been going on for a long time and might even be a possible origin for the flying reindeer of Santa Claus.

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The Most Extreme Execution Methods

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Burning at the Stake

Burning at the stake was most famously used to burn suspected witches but was used for other criminals such as Joan of Arc who was burned for heresy. It is a particularly horrible way to die because you slowly burn from the feet up before finally dying. If you were lucky enough to be executed in a group burning you could die of carbon monoxide poisoning before being burned.

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Brazen Bull

The Brazen Bull was a method perhaps even more horrible than being burned at the stake. It was a brass bull big enough for one unlucky victim to be shoved inside. A fire was then lit underneat as he was slowly roasted to death. The most gruesome part was that through a serious of tubes his screams were made to sound like the roars of the bull, for the amusement of the onlookers.

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Joan Blondell & Bette Davis in Three on a Match, 1932