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Can you solve this coffee puzzle?

A TEA-RRIFICALLY hard coffee puzzle is sweeping the web — and people are losing their minds over it. The brainteaser is made up of one funnel pouring into various pipes, which lead to four different coffee mugs. Those doing the puzzle are challenged to find out which of the four cups — from 4 to 5, 7 and 9 — ...

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What do people say before they die?

NURSES who care for terminally ill cancer patients have described the heartbreaking and uplifting things people say as they approach the end of their lives. Palliative care nurses at Royal Stoke University Hospital in Staffordshire, UK, spend all day with dying patients and have revealed their final requests and thoughts in a BBC documentary (you can watch some of the ...

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My extraordinary life on a bus

AT 81 years old, this remarkable former deli worker and “tea lady” is finally putting down roots in a rented unit after three decades of living in a converted passenger bus. Lee Blake, who has outlived two husbands and a daughter, never really felt comfortable in private accommodation, moving 28 times in the eight years she was with her first ...

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Cat prime suspect in attempted murder

AN INVESTIGATION into the “attempted murder” of an elderly Japanese woman has revealed an unlikely prime suspect: a stray cat. Mayuko Matsumoto, who is 82 years old and bedridden, was discovered by her daughter bleeding heavily from multiple face wounds in her home in a remote mountainous region of Japan. Ms Matsumoto was hospitalised having suffered around 20 cuts to ...

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Final SSM poll reveals vote jump

IT’S the news that will cheer Yes supporters and leave the No camp despondent as the hours tick down to the same-sex marriage result. A new poll released on Tuesday, the final before the announcement of the postal survey, has shown the Yes vote has maintained its lead — in fact, the pro-SSM camp has even strengthened its majority. The ...

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What are the Socceroos wearing?

IT’S one thing to enjoy the perks of business class, but what the Socceroos experienced on their recent flight home from Honduras was quite another. The team landed in Sydney on Sunday, fresh from their 0-0 draw against Honduras in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff in San Pedro Sula. The service on the team’s chartered Qantas ...

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Chilling words of doomed pilots

WHAT goes through a pilot’s mind the moment they realise their plane is doomed? Chilling recordings of the final seconds before some of the world’s major plane crashes reveal the sheer terror of those at the helm. Screams, sobbing, expletives and messages to loved ones have all been captured on cockpit recorders, meaning these last moments are etched in time. ...

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Emirates’ insane first class cabin

FLYING first class is about to get even classier. Emirates is revamping its cabins at the front end of the plane — making the divide between the seats in the pointy end and the cattle class even wider. The Dubai-based airline’s new designs are based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and every single passenger now gets their own suite, The Sun ...

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Flight attendant falls out of plane door

A FLIGHT attendant has become injured after she fell from a stationary Boeing 737 at an airport in central China. The incident happened while the Xiamen Air was being restocked at Zhengzhou airport in Henan province, the South China Morning Post reported. The flight attendant suffered broken bones. It appears she was preparing food on the plane when she lost ...

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Ferry McFerryface name backfires

FERRY McFerryface has only just been christened but it’s already polarising maritime staff who have taken a stand against the vessel’s name and refused to work on it. Maritime Union of Australia spokesman Paul Garrett today told 2GB Mornings he was furious with the decision to christen the last of a new fleet of Sydney Harbour ferries Ferry McFerryface. “The ...

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