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Germany has a water bridge that allows massive ships to cross over another river!


It's called the Magdeburg Water Bridge and it's a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connect the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mitteland Canal and allows ships to cross over the Elbe river. It measures 918 meters, which makes it the longest navigable aqueduct in the world.

Before this bridge was built, ships had to go on a 12 KM detour to pass from Elbe-Havel to the Mittelland canal, also, the Elbe had low water levels at some points, making it hard for fully loaded barges to cross and causing expensive off-loading of cargo.

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Facebook is testing charging you to send messages to non-friends


Say you went and saw someone speak at an event and you want to Facebook message them. If you're not Friends with them, your message will go on to the "other" tab and might never be seen by them. Facebook thinks they can change that for $1.

Facebook thinks charging for messages will cut down on spammers and ensure that only messages that need to get there will get there. If you pay the fee, your message goes into the Inbox, instead of the little-known other folder.

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The world's most expensive dog is worth $1.6 million!


This Red Tibetan Mastiff breed named Big Splash is now considered to be the most expensive pet dog in the world. The 11-month-old dog was purchased by a coal baron from the north of China for a whopping $1.5 million. Big Splash or Hong Dong in Chinese is a perfect specimen according to it’s breeder, Lu Liang.

Along jewelries and cars, Red Tibetan mastiff has become a status symbol in China as a way for the rich to show off their wealth. This dog breed is an ancient descendant of animals kept by nomadic Chinese tribes. They can weigh up to 182 pounds. The heaviest was 286 pounds.

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Long-time smokers who quit have much more vivid dreams!


According to research, smokers that have quit smoking experience dreams that are much vivid than normal. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology published an article that shed light on research among 293 smokers. They were monitored between 1 and 4 weeks. 33% of people reported having at least 1 dream about smoking, and felt strong emotions such as panic or guilt.

The dreams, and the vividness of them are a result of tobacco withdrawal, since 97% of them did not have them while smoking, and their occurrence was related to abstinence and the dreams were as common as most major tobacco withdrawal symptoms.

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