Top 10 Largest Cities Within The Arctic Circle

There are 10 cities with a population of around 30,000 or more which are north of the Arctic Circle (latitude 66° 33′ 44″N) and therefore have at least one day per year when the sun never rises. All of these cities are in Russia (mostly the northwest) or Norway. In contrast, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle in North America is Barrow, Alaska, with only around 4,000 people. While the cities [here] are quite cold, most still have a milder climate than anyplace north of the Arctic Circle in North America.” w/ photos

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The Cat Who Regularly Catches Bus Rides

The ginger moggy, who was named after the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist, has taken to hopping on and off the public transport at the bus station near his home. The 15-year-old Tom even sits on bemused passengers’ laps as the bus makes up to 10 mile round trips from Bridport to Charmouth in Dorset. Dodger is such a regular customer that some of the drivers take tins of cat food to work with them to give to him. They even know what stop to let him off at. At the end of his journies the roving moggy returns to his home and owner Fee Jeanes. Mrs Jeanes, 44, believes Dodger first took a liking to the buses as they are warm like greenhouses when the sun is on them.” w/ photo

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Cardboard Cop Cars Slow Traffic

Traffic police in China have come up with a cost effective way of slowing down speeding motorists – with a cardboard cut-out of a squad car. The cut-outs, which look like police vehicles from behind, are being used as a traffic calming technique in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. One motorist, Liu Yuan, said: “I spotted what I thought was a police vehicle parked on the hard shoulder so I hit the brakes. “It when I went past it, I was stunned to see that it was just a thin piece of board painted to look like a cop car. “It was so realistic. It even had a solar panel to power a flashing light to make it look even more realistic at night.” w/ photo

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Restless Pigeon

“A pigeon choose an escalator to rest, which may not be the best place to do so.”

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Stage Actor FAIL

“Actor falls after standing on a chair during a screaming fit. She had on high heels and stood on a padded folding chair. The play went on after a few quick jokes and ran for 2 more days. (the not so funny part) This actor now has a torn muscle in his back. He won’t be standing/screaming/jumping on any more chairs for awhile.” — MrParts2007

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Can Babies Spot Liars?

Babies can recognize liars and will avoid imitating their unreliable behavior, a study has revealed. If an adult has previously acted dishonestly, babies will not copy them as they would with other grown-ups, according to researchers from Montreal, Canada. The study published in LiveScience said that even in their early years, children can identify certain behavior as ‘irrational or inefficient’, reported the NZ Herald… Researcher Ivy Brooker from the Concordia University department of psychology said: ‘This shows infants will imitate behavior from a reliable adult. ‘In contrast, the same behavior performed by an unreliable adult is interpreted as irrational or inefficient, therefore not worth imitating.” w/ photos

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