This is what Niagara Falls looks like when all the water is shut off

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Would you believe the water that rushes over Niagara Falls can be turned off? It’s happened before and is about to happen again. All the water from the American side of Niagara Falls (the American Falls) will be rerouted in order to allow repairs to infrastructure. When that happens, we’ll see the bone-dry cliff where…

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Lost 1934 photograph of Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) surfaces at last

1934 newspaper headline: Loch Ness Whatever-it-is snapped by a woman

Relatively few people know that shortly after the July 22, 1993 George Spicer photograph, the infamous Loch Ness Monster photo that spawned modern-day interest in the legendary creature, another intriguing photo was taken of Nessie which generated quite a buzz when it appeared on the front page of the Glasgow newspaper. This week, a scan…

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What in the heck is “water poisoning”?

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YES! Just what Geek Slop likes to see – a kid interested in learning! Check back here every week to see what the new Science Word of the Day is. Just think, after a year of this you’ll be a genius! This science word for today is: “water poisoning”.

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