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France World Record: World’s first driverless bus service

France World Record: World's first driverless bus service

Lyon, France – October 5, 2016 – Two electric minibuses with a capacity of 15 passengers each are now operating a 10-minute route with five stops in the French city of Lyon at an average speed of 6 miles (10km) per hour, thus setting the world record for being the World’s first driverless bus service. The two electric vehicles, fitted …

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USA World Record: Most expensive soufflé

USA World Record: Most expensive soufflé

New York, NY, USA – August 20, 2016 – Petrossian’s “Secret Soufflé” — so called because it’s an off-menu item—is a $2,500 soufflé containing about 30 grams of Royal Reserve Ossetra caviar (Petrossian’s priciest variety) and quail eggs in the center, and topped with a mosaic of gold leaf; this Secret Soufflé sets the new world record for the Most …

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Clothes that clean themselves when put under a light bulb or in sun

Clothes that clean themselves when put under a light bulb or in sun

The day when you can look tidy even without washing your clothes does not seem too distant as researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technology to make textiles clean themselves within less than six minutes when put them under a light bulb or out in the sun. The researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed …

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A Life Alone In The Vast Sea – Naresh Kumar

On April 24, 1895 Captain Joshua Slocum set to sailing. He was the first man to sail alone in a small boat, ‘spray’ around the world. He repaired the old boat and started on his historical mission. This is the story of Captain Joshua who braved the torrents of sea all alone. Barbarous Red Indians had surrounded the ‘spray’. They …

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Male Cat Names

Male Cat Names

Male Cat Names — A collection of male / boy cat names with lists of names that include popular cat names, unique cat names and unusual cat names… The popularity of cat names differs by nation, even nations with the same language, and new names become popular over time. The ranking of most popular cat names can be assessed, in …

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Robotic pets may replace real ones

Robotic pets may replace real ones

Robotic pets could replace their living counterparts by 2025 as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city living, scientists claim. University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think. He argues pets will soon become a luxury in an …

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What is the Boxing Day match and what is its origin?

The Boxing Day match is a cricket match hosted in Melbourne, Australia, and Victoria, involving the Australian cricket team and the opposition national team touring Australia at that time. It begins on Boxing Day (Dec 26) and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Boxing Day is so called as traditionally, it was the day when people would give a …

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