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According to the UNESCO, there are approximately 6,000 languages and dialects spoken on earth and over half will go extent by the end of the century as the world's population moves to more urban areas and "standardization" becomes more commonplace in the global economy. The latest to go was Cromarty...
A man, Jose Ivan, who washed up on a reef in the Marshall Islands in a 24-foot fiberglass boat extraordinarily emaciated and wearing only ragged underwear claims he survived by eating fish and drinking turtle blood.  Ivan reports that he and a friend left Mexico for El Salvador before...
The following is from an email we received here at The Florida News Journal concerning a reader's concerns about the government's encroachment into her personal life and rights to privacy and civil liberties. We found it interesting, to say the least, and felt it should be published, regardless of...
Washington, D.C. - According to the U.S. Mint, it now costs 2 cents to make 1 penny, so instead of spending your pennies, go trade them in for cash at your local metal scrap yard? Ok, that won't exactly work out so well for you after you figure in the profit...
Holly Madison recently took out a $1 million insurance policy on her breasts. She claims she did that for herself as well as others who appear on "Peepshow", her Las Vegas production show. She'll be performing in parts of the show topless, which she thinks necessitated the policy. In an...
After celebrating its 85th birthday on July 11, 7-11 convenience stores have been circulating photos of its new mashed potato machine. While they admit it does not have the consistency of real mashed potatoes, the "Slurpee" like the machine will dispense mashed potatoes in its new serving cup for...
We've all seen horror stories of having to be on hold for long periods of time after being told someone will be right with you or being annoyed by having to call some central call center that barely speaks your language. Maybe you have had a bad experience yourself? Well,...
Archeologist Beatrix Nutz, of the University of Innsbruck, has discovered 600-year-old bras, long before the first bras were thought to have been used, in the 19th century. The discovery of the four linen bras was made while renovating an ancient Austrian castle. "Medieval written sources are rather vague on the topic...
Researchers questing to find out when humans and cats began cohabitating have been doing DNA sampling of thousands of cats around the world and believe they have stumped upon the oldest bloodline of feline known to exist. This cat was found in the country of Jordan and is already 16...
According to Yellowstone National Park officials, the super-volcano below the park isn’t about to erupt.  That’s the message park rangers and geologist is putting out to counter a video that went viral showing bison fleeing the immediate area and a recent 4.8 magnitude earthquake this past Sunday.  There is...