News, discoveries and … fun
1. A cobra can bite and kill someone even 20 minutes after its head is severed. (Learn more at Daily Mirror)
4. With the national unemployment rate at 6.2 percent in July, 20 U.S. cities are under 4 percent. (Learn more at Vox)
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Bonus video: You may have seen the precocious “apparently” kid earlier in the summer. But have you heard him sing?
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Let us read 11 Things to you:
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165053114″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Images – Cobra: iStock/aletsix; Lobster: Flickr/Richard Wood; Italy: Wikimedia user Azotoliquido; Pinball: Flickr/Jenni Conrad; Elephant: Black Ivory Coffee promotional video screenshot; Spider: iStock/papkin
Music – AlexBeroza: Spinnin’; Songify This
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