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A workman renovating an ancient residence received the fright of his life when he discovered a spooky-looking Ouija board hidden away behind a 100-year-old heating vent. Posting the image to a social networking site, Reddit user Falco Columbarius said: “Now I'm wondering where the planchette is hi

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Workers at a construction site in east China became so angry that their wages were not being paid they decided to teach their boss the ultimate lesson. In a bid to get their wages, migrant workers from the Shangrao Economic Development Zone in Jiangxi Province, used scaffolding to lock their bosses

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A team of Edinburgh University students are heading off to Texas to present their plans for a "Hyperloop" hyper-fast transportation system to a tech billionaire, the BBC has reported. The mission of 21-year-old Adam Anyszewski, a third year engineering student at Edinburgh University is to create so

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Power tools have topped the list as the most stolen item from building sites in 2015, a new survey has revealed. A national security equipment installation and servicing company has found that smaller, easy-to-fence items are more likely to be stolen, but there are still significant numbers of theft

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Each year the Ladder Association runs a photo competition to find the biggest Idiots on Ladders. The competition is run in conjunction with the Association's Ladder Exchange campaign where users are encouraged to replace broken or unsafe ladders for news ones at a discounted price.

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Following on from a church shaped like a giant version of Cinderella’s fabled glass slipper in Taiwan, which SCN featured on this page earlier in the week, ITV.com as compiled a list of what it calls ‘10 of the world's wackiest buildings’. The list also features the giant basket shaped headqua

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Students in America have developed a Martian concrete using materials naturally found on the planet. Led by Gianluca Cusatis, the Northwestern University engineering team in Illinois said the high-strength concrete can be quickly created and is durable enough to withstand meteorite impacts — a key

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A church shaped like a giant version of Cinderella's fabled glass slipper has been built in Taiwan to entice female visitors. Over 320 tinted glass panels were used to build the 16-metre-tall high-heeled shoe, which was constructed by the local government of Taiwan's Southwest Coast National Scenic

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Tradesmen and women are bucking the ‘cowboy builder’ stereotype but are increasingly under-rated by their customers and suffer from unfavourable typecasting, according to new research. Despite acknowledging positive personal experiences, AXA Insurance found that 60 per cent of people surveyed sa

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Tokyo architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates have designed a set of cedar building blocks that allow kids to explore more complex and unusual shapes. The designers behind the £80 million V&A Museum in Dundee think the time has come for the next generation of architects to put down the squa

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A millionaire who built a 30ft lighthouse in her garden could be ordered to take it down due to lack of planning permission. Doreen Lofthouse, 85, who made her fortune from Fisherman's Friend, built a scaled-down version of a seaside town's Beach Lighthouse on unused farmland, near her home in Fleet

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